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Old 05-30-2022, 12:54 PM   #1
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Electric Cord Storage

What does everyone use to store their electric cord for shore power? Is there some sort of reel?
Iím getting tired of looping it over my shoulder and elbow and stuffing it in a bin
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-30-2022, 01:11 PM   #2
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My cord is not detachable, I just shove it in a hole in the side of trailer. (Which I hate)

If I had a detachable cord, I would probably just get one of these:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-150-...0PDQ/205038360

I have a couple laying around the house, so I could check it out before I went out an purchased another one for trailer duty.
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Old 05-30-2022, 01:15 PM   #3
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Are you talking 30 amp or 50 amp cord
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Old 05-31-2022, 06:19 AM   #4
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I installed hooks in my passthrough and bought some velcro cable straps that have a D-ring. I just wind it up, secure it with the velcro strop and hang it in the passthrough. Same thing I do with my water hose.
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Old 05-31-2022, 07:18 AM   #5
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I have a Rubbermaid container for all electrical stuff. The cord coils in it with no problems and it slides into the pass through.
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watching this for ideas.
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:35 AM   #7
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I have a CC LB truck and it's just the wife and I so I roll it up and stick behind the driver seat on the floor on a rubber floor matt. If it's wet or dusty I wipe it down with a rag beforehand.
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Are you talking 30 amp or 50 amp cord


30 amp
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Old 05-31-2022, 04:51 PM   #9
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A 50' 30 amp cord rolls up nicely in a square milk crate. There is also room for an adapter or two. Since I keep my adapters in a different area, I also keep a heavy gauge 15 amp cord with 3 outlet end rolled up in the same crate.

When I say roll, I do not mean roll up by hand and put it in the crate. I mean put one end in the crate and then feed the cord into the crate in a circular pattern.
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Old 05-31-2022, 04:52 PM   #10
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My cord compartment is very small. Instead of winding it up on my arm and trying to shove it in I find it easier to make loops while pushing it into the compartment, so I end up coiling it as I put it in. Then I usually plug the end into the genny socket in case we need to use the microwave or the AC on the road.
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Motorhome or trailer? 30amp or 50amp? Cable length?
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I’ve got a 30ft 30amp cord for my TT. I tow with a pickup which has a tonneau.
The cord when coiled tightly fits into a plastic bucket onto which I snap on a watertight cover. All my electrical shore accessories go in the same bucket, like dogbone, surge protector, and extension cord. May not work for a longer or thicker cord.
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Old 06-01-2022, 05:35 AM   #12
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https://www.morryde.com/products-cat/power-cord-reels/
This is my next purchase. No way the Home Depot cord reel will work.
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I use this one from Harbor Freight with my 30' 50 amp cord. Works great.
https://www.harborfreight.com/100-ft...eel-63861.html
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I use this one from Harbor Freight with my 30' 50 amp cord. Works great.
https://www.harborfreight.com/100-ft...eel-63861.html
I think you just saved me a hundred bucks. Itís well worth a try.
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