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Old 08-19-2016, 12:16 AM   #21
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I myself went back and forth on the removable cord

But after a recent ant invasion at our home

And also the ability to somehow make a short 30 amp cord (with standard household plug) that can plug into the outdoor extension cord

That changed my mind.

Plus it frees up a bit of storage in the bench of a 21'

So that is cool

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:17 AM   #22
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Question: I see there is an option for a removable power cord. What is the advantage of a power cord being detachable?
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Lots of others have chimed in on this one here is what I like about having a detachable cord:

.) ability to store cord in the forward storage areas.
.) ability to easily connect adapters for House Current
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:43 AM   #23
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.) ability to easily connect adapters for House Current
I don't understand this statement. I have an 15/30 adapter for my power cord and plug into a regular extension cord at home. Either way you need a $6 adapter to do that.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:44 AM   #24
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Two reasons I like the removable power cord.

The dusty, dirty or wet cord doesn't go into the trailer.
Everything to do with the outside of the trailer stays outside either in the storage box or truck bed. Items inside the trailer are for things like the inside of the house.

Using the same logic we didn't get the little access door cut into the side of the trailer. Of course we have a truck bed for lots of "outside" storage items - lawn chairs barbecue ect ect. The front storage box is a highly valued option.

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:56 AM   #25
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I agree. I'll do a lot of camping in sites with no hookups so the cord can either stay home or get tightly wrapped and put into a box in a little used area of the trailer or truck.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:45 AM   #26
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And also the ability to somehow make a short 30 amp cord (with standard household plug) that can plug into the outdoor extension cord
I use this all the time when parked at home, or one just like it. Takes up little room so it goes with us on trips, in the unlikely event the original cord takes a hike.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:49 AM   #27
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One of the reasons members say that they chose the detachable cord is that the so-called "mouse hole" through which the non-detachable cord is pulled out of and pushed back into the trailer can be a conduit for pests. That is really not a valid concern because it can be readily addressed. All one has to do is to stuff something around the cord in the mouse hole when the cord is in use. Think "paper or plastic?" unless you exist in California where plastic has been outlawed, I believe. There teally are a million uses for those plastic bags. I had a non-detachable cord on my previous trailer. I didn't like it because it was in the same compartment as the converter and would often get wrapped around the converter when pushed back in, creating a "hung up" problem the next time I wanted to extract it. I solved the problem by cutting a wastebasket to fit when lying on its side, and wedged it in place so that it would "contain" the cord when it was pushed back in. Many pros and cons have been made in this thread but most of them have any serious (and I do mean serious) validity to the point that any of them would be what we commonly call a "deal breaker." It really comes down to preference. I went with a detachable cord on my 5.0TA because it was slightly inconvenient (for me) to find and stuff a plastic bag around the mouse hole to seal it everyte it was in use.
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Nobody searches threads either. Well over 90% of all new questions aren't new at all, and have been extensively covered in other threads. That's OK though- I don't mind answering or commenting on the same question over and over and over......

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I think that I have seen this same response before on other threads.
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I think that I have seen this same response before on other threads.
It's Deja Vu all over again Dave.

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Makes me think that a more prominent placement and promotion of the site's "SEARCH" function and its use could be of value ... ?
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