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ctcamper 01-24-2018 05:08 PM

Eliminating 50a twist lock on shore power
Just bought some 6/4 soow cable and a 50a receptacle plus a 50a cord cap. I want to eliminate that marine style twist lock on the side of the coach. Bad design that puts too much strain on the cord, plus I am getting tired of hooking and unhooking it.
I plan on disconnecting the wire at the transfer box and installing a 4 11/16 with 50a receptacle inside the compartment.
I have to figure out the best way to pass it outside. My Tiffin coach has a cutout in the compartment with weatherstripping around it, that you can place the wire in to close the door when connected to the shore power post.
Has anyone done a mod like this... ideas are very welcome. Thanks

cruzbill 01-24-2018 05:12 PM

keef033 01-24-2018 05:42 PM

This is obliquely related to this thread!

You mention a cutout that the cable sits in on your RV. Had anyone made a cutout in their right instead of always feeding them cable thru the floor?

I have a 2003 Dolphin.


ctcamper 01-24-2018 07:51 PM

The coach I am trying to modify is a 2007 dolphin. The tiffin is so much easier to hook up when it just involves one end of the cable... walk out pulling the amount I need and plug in lol
Don't ask why we have two coaches , it's a long story lol We do travel mostly in the Dolphin as it's bigger.

JJH3rd 01-24-2018 10:15 PM

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Here is what I did to both remove the spike connector and add a surge peotector that is kept safe in the electrical bay: (I use the dummy socket when not connected to shore power)

325BH 01-24-2018 11:01 PM

You could just buy a 90-degree plug to relieve stress on the cord and receptacle.

2inclassof56 01-28-2018 01:41 PM

Eliminating 50 amp twist lock
Be aware, any time You have cables or hoses coming out of the bottom of a compartment, unless sealed very tight You are vulnerable to ants and rodents entering Your coach.

NOTAGT 11-20-2018 10:35 AM

I like the 90 degree plug option. Less chance of "forgetting" that you are connected.

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