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Old 12-04-2020, 07:00 AM   #1
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Power cord reels

I'm referencing a power cord POWER reel, not a storage reel. My motorhome, the Itasca Horizon had one and it worked very well. Current trailer doesn't and since I travel and set up frequently, hauling the 50amp cord around is a genuine pain. If I keep this trailer, the Raptor, I'll add a true powered power cord reel.

Question is what are the good or better brands. I don't remember what was on the Itasca, but what I've seen in brief researching is Glendining, Shoreline, and Southwire. All run in the $5-700 range and have about 35' wire. Easy installation with the hardest part deciding and making an access for the power cord to exit the RV to hook up to the pedestal.
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We've got a Glendinning in our rig and, other than needing a little tightening, it's running great after 15 years. Gathered through my pre-purchase research and from what I've seen since, they seem to be a bit of a gold standard.

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We (I) took ours out. Newmar installed it, but I just did not like it. The bay had a "washtub" in it to feed the cable into. That took up 'way too much room. The Motor drive was too slow, the switch was by the reel, so that you has to stand there to reel it out.

I could have used it, but I preferred to have the space. Just personal preference.

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Glendinning reel here. Still works after 20 years
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I'm referencing a power cord POWER reel, not a storage reel. My motorhome, the Itasca Horizon had one and it worked very well. Current trailer doesn't and since I travel and set up frequently, hauling the 50amp cord around is a genuine pain. If I keep this trailer, the Raptor, I'll add a true powered power cord reel.

Question is what are the good or better brands. I don't remember what was on the Itasca, but what I've seen in brief researching is Glendining, Shoreline, and Southwire. All run in the $5-700 range and have about 35' wire. Easy installation with the hardest part deciding and making an access for the power cord to exit the RV to hook up to the pedestal.
Well Sir,
You don't say what year your Horizon was but, ours is an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP and, it is now 17 years old and 96,000 miles on it, with a perfectly working Glindinning Cable Master model RLC Power cord reel in it. I have sort-a mixed emotions about a power reel. Sometimes I like it and sometimes, not so much. I can kind-a take it or leave it. It's no big deal to me to wind up even a large and bulky 50 A cord if needed, done it many times. But, on the other hand, it's kind-a nice to just push a button and, that monster cord just reels right in.
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Well Sir,
You don't say what year your Horizon was but, ours is an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP and, it is now 17 years old and 96,000 miles on it, with a perfectly working Glindinning Cable Master model RLC Power cord reel in it. I have sort-a mixed emotions about a power reel. Sometimes I like it and sometimes, not so much. I can kind-a take it or leave it. It's no big deal to me to wind up even a large and bulky 50 A cord if needed, done it many times. But, on the other hand, it's kind-a nice to just push a button and, that monster cord just reels right in.
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Morning Scott, the Itasca was a 2007 WD40, very nice coach. I looked at the reel several years ago and saw an unusual name, one I wasn't familiar with in RV equipment and that might have been it. Personal I liked the reel. There was a water reel in the same bay so the utilities were all contained in one area. Other than keeping a shop towel in the bay to wipe the hose and cable down as I retracted them, no problems with them at all and no lugging around.

For the above posters, the Itasca probably had the Glendinning. It visually looks similar.

David

EDIT my statement above was before my coffee and didn't sound right. The power reel was a drum type and located near the back of the motorhome in the same compartment as the inverter/charger and transfer switch. In the wet bay about mid-ship the water reel and sewer valves were in that compartment. Found it, Glendinng RLC Cablemaster
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