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Old 08-03-2016, 04:21 PM   #31
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Any RV parts store will have suitable cable assemblies... for about CA$75.
I tried 4 or 5 RV stores in Calgary a few weeks ago and no one carried the 10' length. Everyone stocked the 8' which they called standard and they were confused why I would need a longer cable!

I will likely just ship the cable to Blaine and pickup along with a few items from REI in Bellingham.

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Old 08-03-2016, 04:30 PM   #32
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I tried 4 or 5 RV stores in Calgary a few weeks ago and no one carried the 10' length. Everyone stocked the 8' which they called standard and they were confused why I would need a longer cable!
Good point - they all have cable assemblies, but that doesn't mean they're long enough!

The other solution is to buy bulk cable (in whatever length you need) and install a connector on the end yourself. Sorry, but even as separate parts I don't have a good suggestion of a current Canadian source. The last time I bought this cable and connector was a decade ago.
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I tried 4 or 5 RV stores in Calgary a few weeks ago and no one carried the 10' length. Everyone stocked the 8' which they called standard and they were confused why I would need a longer cable!

I will likely just ship the cable to Blaine and pickup along with a few items from REI in Bellingham.

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Probably no one would keep those in stock. Some of them should be able to order them in the longer length. If they don't want to, then you have to go to mail.
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Probably no one would keep those in stock. Some of them should be able to order them in the longer length. If they don't want to...
Most RV parts stores get everything from one or two of the major distributors. They only stock a fraction of the possible items. If any item (such as the longer cable) is in one of the catalogs, they will usually bring it in from the distributor's warehouse in a couple of days, without any shipping charge because that's already accounted for in the retail price; they're usually happy to make the sale, and accept that many parts must be ordered in.
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Most RV parts stores get everything from one or two of the major distributors. They only stock a fraction of the possible items. If any item (such as the longer cable) is in one of the catalogs, they will usually bring it in from the distributor's warehouse in a couple of days, without any shipping charge because that's already accounted for in the retail price; they're usually happy to make the sale, and accept that many parts must be ordered in.
I was running out of time so I ended up getting ETI to complete this work for me. They cut the original cord, installed a new weatherproof junction box under our new storage box and then used a new standard length cable. Overall it was just over $90 which is close to what I was going to pay for a new longer cable. The bonus is it was finished in time to use the WDH for our trip.

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