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Old 11-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #41
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

Relevant/funny story - I'm currently in Mississippi - it wasn't until Wyoming that I realized I had left the now detached AC cable at home. Boon-docking anyone?

(besides my brain blooper - it is pretty convenient to have it only attached on the outside)
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:54 PM   #42
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

Uh oh!!!!!
I am starting to think hard about that retractable spool idea.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:14 PM   #43
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

You don't like the damp rag idea? Or perhaps some sort of hanger system to keep it off the ground? I do like the retractable idea, but one would want the cord in good shape in any event.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #44
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

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Relevant/funny story - I'm currently in Mississippi - it wasn't until Wyoming that I realized I had left the now detached AC cable at home. Boon-docking anyone?

(besides my brain blooper - it is pretty convenient to have it only attached on the outside)
Yep, that's what I was thinking I'd do!!!! Like the retractable spool idea-
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:41 AM   #45
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

We decided to go with the detachable shore power cord. We live in the country and mice are a constant problem - so giving them one less potential way in sounds good to me! Also, our tow is a Tacoma, so we have plenty of space under the topper for storage. (The added cost is $135)

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:55 AM   #46
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

I would be inclined to keep it with the trailer. You know, just in case...........
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #47
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I would be inclined to keep it with the trailer. You know, just in case...........
Yah, but if the Escape is going somewhere without our Tacoma, then someone stole it!
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:44 AM   #48
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

Yes, but the truck could be somewhere the trailer isn't, with the cable in it. Long shot, but still possible.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #49
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

Hi: All...Not to "Monkey Up" the topic but while away down east this past July and breaking camp for a quick getaway, we inadvertantly hit the kill switch for the battery while shoving in the umbilical cord. I didn't realize it at first but the thought of cranking the landing gear by hand loomed large!!! BUT that won't happen again as I installed a cover over the switch so the cord can't kill us again.
Now I'm thinking of wiring the surge protector inside the trailer and a marine type power hookup outside.
We already have two power cords in case of a "Bald Moment". Alf
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #50
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Re: Options and Modifications: Regrets...

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Yes, but the truck could be somewhere the trailer isn't, with the cable in it. Long shot, but still possible.
With my aging memory that is always a possibility. Knowing me - I will probably end up buying 2 cords for extra caution anyway.

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