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Old 12-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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Backed over power cord

what is envolved in fixing a power cord that i backed over and pulled it into? have a electric reel to wind it up on,no power to coach
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If you will post the info on your RV and pictures of damage it will be easier for someone to help you.
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I forgot to unplug my 50A cord from the outlet at home and drove off towing the car, with the cable dragging behind. It got under the car tires and was ripped up really good!

I found a replacement at Glendinning Products. Don't remember where I found out about them. I looked at their website but it doesn't show any cable, although they can supply it. Their phone number is 843-399-6146. I spoke to Charlie. It wasn't cheap, the 40' was $289 plus shipping! Mine uses a reel also.

The part number I bought was 04139-LVR. I bought 40' so I would never have to worry about using extensions. My reel pulls in the cable and drops it into a steel box, so I could use any length I wanted.
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What size is the cord? Just a regular HD extension cord? or the 30 or 50 amp main cord from the RV?
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Guess I got lucky, backed over my 50amp power cord and I just had to cleanup the end and hook it back up into the junction box.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:22 PM   #6
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what is envolved in fixing a power cord that i backed over and pulled it into? have a electric reel to wind it up on,no power to coach
Buy a replacement extension long enough to replace the length on your reel, here's a 30 footer but your's might be longer or shorter.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55195-E.../dp/B0024ECIP0

Open up your reel and disconnect the old wire, cut your new cord to the correct length, put on whatever connectors that are needed by your reel, reassemble.
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thanks to all who replyed,how do i get into the reel? guess ima dumb as?
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First of all, what brand of reel? And how long is the cord? And what amperage (probably 50A/4-wire, but need to be sure).

Reel systems usually use a more flexible cable than the aftermarket extensions or replacements. Naturally, the more flexible types cost more... Best bet is to get a repalcem3ent from the reel supplier, e.g. Glendinning.
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What size is the cord? Just a regular HD extension cord? or the 30 or 50 amp main cord from the RV?

pretty obvious hes talking about his 50 amp SP cord for the rv
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thanks to all who replyed,how do i get into the reel? guess ima dumb as?
why?? did u rip it out(away from the reel) or exactly whats damaged?
If its simply the plug end just go to HD and buy a 4 prong stove plug and replace the end
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He has a Fleetwood Discovery so it would be a 50 amp cord.

You are not a "guess ima dumb as"! All of us, that admit it, have done far worse than this. Shoot just several months ago at campground in New York I was making my morning coffee when suddenly we lost all power and water. Then a brand new diesel coach was driving past with several people running after him. He forgot to unplug the electrical cable, water hose and sewer! He pulled the entire campground electrical panel and water right out of the ground!

Just as long as no one was hurt you are OK.
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pretty obvious hes talking about his 50 amp SP cord for the rv
Wasn't obvious when I was typing the questions as he hadn't made his second post.
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Wasn't obvious when I was typing the questions as he hadn't made his second post.
his first post was sufficient for me to 100% understand what he meant
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