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Old 11-24-2015, 10:38 PM   #101
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Also had the cord get mildly tangled once in a while, not much of an issue on the Escapes as you can get to the cord.
Bob, it was a big issue for me in the 19, as where it gets stuffed into is at the very back corner, and very hard to access. So when it tangles in itself, or something else stowed, it was a major pain to get to and untangle. This is what prompted me to do the change. I found the other benefits only after I did so.

And yes, either way works to get you power, so just like most of the options and mods, they are all just fluff compared to just having the trailer, and getting out camping.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:51 PM   #102
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With my 17', Tammy advised me not to store anything in the seat compartment that holds the water heater, pump and electrical, and I've never needed to.
My cord coils ( more or less ) in it's own space.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:59 PM   #103
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Bob, it was a big issue for me in the 19, as where it gets stuffed into is at the very back corner, and very hard to access. So when it tangles in itself, or something else stowed, it was a major pain to get to and untangle. This is what prompted me to do the change. I found the other benefits only after I did so.

And yes, either way works to get you power, so just like most of the options and mods, they are all just fluff compared to just having the trailer, and getting out camping.
Jim right away I installed 1/8 ply on both sides making 3 compartments . The largest is of course under the bed . Did not like outside compartment stuff under the center of bed . Also I segregated where the cord , water heater , pump etc is . On that one left front where the pump is open . So far not needed to remove ply , but if I did couple screws on frames under there . Cord never tangles and is in it's own little compartment . Pat
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #104
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I was going to do something like that too, Pat. It would certainly stop the cord from tangling with other stuff. That was when Escape started supplying removable cords, so I just got the kit from them.
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I was going to do something like that too, Pat. It would certainly stop the cord from tangling with other stuff. That was when Escape started supplying removable cords, so I just got the kit from them.
It's all good Jim . Pat
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:45 PM   #106
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2Be or Not 2Be Removable???

Hi: All... Have had both on our 5ers. Watching Earwigs enter via the fixed power cord made me get the removable cord the second time around. Also having to hand crank the 5.0 landing gear cause the power cord flipped the cut off switch off was another reason... but Reace changed the cutoff switch location on the 5.0TA so I can do it with my pants leg NOW!!!
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:51 PM   #107
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Have no need to go for the removable one. I must chirp in here - very satisfied with my standard, factory installed cord. Find it very convenient, easy to use, I pull out only what is needed, it goes back without complaints, it's easy to clean, never has tangled, does not interfere with under bed storage.

Also, never had a mouse or a bug enter through its portal..... that same, very cheaply made piece of plastic junk portal. Now there's what I would change.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:59 PM   #108
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....but Reace changed the cutoff switch location on the 5.0TA so I can do it with my pants leg NOW!!!
You should just get comfy and hang around in your underpants when inside. Situation solved!
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Also, never had a mouse or a bug enter through its portal..... that same, very cheaply made piece of plastic junk portal. Now there's what I would change.
I have never seen a different one for this type of use, but the one used is not very good quality. Most of the tabs (teeth) on the one in my 19 had broken off, mostly from use in cold weather, where the plastic turns hard and brittle.
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Same here. Makes no sense. It's why I'll be hunting for 1/4 inch thick rubber stock or its equivalent.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:18 AM   #110
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Maybe Bennett can send you a hockey puck. Lot of them in the Flames net.
Heck, I don't even watch hockey.
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