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Old 09-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #41
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Thanks for this information Robert . I will tell the truth now and am thinking of changing out the cord . On this last trip I had to crawl under bed and remove the divider , after removing everything under bed. . The cord was ,because of the cold in a knot and wouldn't pull out . Needless to say wasn't happy . On previous RV's would not have that problem because opening was bigger , with cord in a a container . Pat
We did have a problem pulling the cord out once before. Turns out it got wrapped around a broom handle. No biggie, and not the reason I'm doing the conversion either. I just think the conversion with the spring loaded Furrion cover with an LED will look really nice. Others have built a little wall or baffle so the cord doesn't go all over the place when it's stored, but to me, the detachable cord conversion is less work.

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:03 AM   #42
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We did have a problem pulling the cord out once before. Turns out it got wrapped around a broom handle. No biggie, and not the reason I'm doing the conversion either. I just think the conversion with the spring loaded Furrion cover with an LED will look really nice. Others have built a little wall or baffle so the cord doesn't go all over the place when it's stored, but to me, the detachable cord conversion is less work.

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That's kind of what I did Robert , built a divider to contain cord , which worked until this trip . The cord because of the cold was stiff and knotted up . I think what you posted will look real nice and solve that from happening again . Pat
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:06 AM   #43
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I went with the removable cord on my 21 after reading comments about its great wonders. To me, it's a useless upgrade, the benefits of which I'm trying to understand.

Standard power cord is plenty adequate.

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Old 09-13-2016, 10:30 AM   #44
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I went with the removable cord on my 21 after reading comments about its great wonders. To me, it's a useless upgrade, the benefits of which I'm trying to understand.

Standard power cord is plenty adequate.

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Hi Gregg . I have had zero problems until this last trip . If I can figure something else out I guess I will . You never in all your travels had the cord from the cold harden and then knot up ? If I could have a better way to reach in like I have had on previous RV 's with a larger hatch , and cord in a closed to trailer containment box as I have had before so no mouse worries that would be my ideal . So you vote no on the removable cord ? Pat
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Just don't see a point with it. My idea was to save the cord storage space for some greater purpose but the space, at least on my 21, wouldn't have been of much value anyway.

If I were to go thru the order process again, I'd have saved the money and stayed with the standard cord. Mice, never had a problem before, just keep the access door closed.

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Just don't see a point with it. My idea was to save the cord storage space for some greater purpose but the space, at least on my 21, wouldn't have been of much value anyway.

If I were to go thru the order process again, I'd have saved the money and stayed with the standard cord. Mice, never had a problem before, just keep the access door closed. G
Hi: Greggo... Earwigs marching up the attached power cord convinced me to get a detachable one. Alf
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Mice were a problem for us with our Casita. I assume they walked up the power cord, chewed through the door, and started the process of nesting-but I caught them before they did any real damage inside the trailer. So when we were able to get the removable cord, I was delighted.

Also was delighted this last weekend, when it was pouring rain as we were getting ready to leave the campsite, that I could unhook the cord and throw it in the back of the pickup, instead of pushing it in the Escape wet and dirty. To me, it's wonderful!
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:23 AM   #48
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Ants were our nemesis with the standard power cord. Always have removable now.
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Mice had been a problem for us in our last trailer, so when I saw the option of the removable power cord, didn't even think twice!
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:55 AM   #50
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Greg is the first person I have heard of to go to a removable yet still prefers the fixed. That is good to hear though.

Going from the fixed to the removable on my 19, for me and our style, was one of the best mods I did. For me, it was not primarily for the critter protection, it was for the ease of use. Putting both away takes about the same time, but a few times with the fixed the cord got tangled, and when it was cold it was a pain in the butt to stow and I broke of some of the wee fingers inside.

I mentioned before, but will again, that with my temp trailer I have the fixed type. I am not going to change it on a trailer I am selling in the spring, but it certainly reminds me of how much of a pain it is. It is even worse for getting tangled than the one on the 19 was, because it stows under a couch that has easy access and is where we stow lots of the outdoor stuff.

But, as I also said before, both will work just as well as each other in letting you enjoy a wonderful camping experience.
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