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Old 02-16-2015, 05:44 PM   #11
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On the flip side, there was a thread where someone made a bag and zip-tied it to the intake hole (on the inside). If the cord was wet or icky, any water or debris was kept inside that bag and the cord didn't get caught on stuff in the storage area. I can't remember what it was made of or who did it. No surprise there. But I thought it clever.
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On the flip side, there was a thread where someone made a bag and zip-tied it to the intake hole (on the inside). If the cord was wet or icky, any water or debris was kept inside that bag and the cord didn't get caught on stuff in the storage area. I can't remember what it was made of or who did it. No surprise there. But I thought it clever.
That is a good idea
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:58 PM   #13
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On the flip side, there was a thread where someone made a bag and zip-tied it to the intake hole (on the inside). If the cord was wet or icky, any water or debris was kept inside that bag and the cord didn't get caught on stuff in the storage area. I can't remember what it was made of or who did it. No surprise there. But I thought it clever.
Hey Karen, that would be me again. Here is the link.

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The bag does what it is intended to do keeping dirt and bugs out but I did have water get in the cord hole. Now thinking of getting the removable one. At least this a change that can be made at a later time.
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On the flip side, there was a thread where someone made a bag and zip-tied it to the intake hole (on the inside). If the cord was wet or icky, any water or debris was kept inside that bag and the cord didn't get caught on stuff in the storage area. I can't remember what it was made of or who did it. No surprise there. But I thought it clever.
When I had my Scamp 19 with a non-removable cord, something I will never have again, I found a vinyl wastebasket that, laying on its side, was a snug fit from one side of the compartment to the other so that as I fed the cord in through the mouse hole, it would coil up inside the wastebasket. After that it never got hung up on anything inside the compartment. I guess it was a more rigid version of the bag that Karen has mentioned. But when it was muddy or wet, I still had to wipe the cord down as I fed it in. Think about it. There is a reason so many people order or retrofit a removable cord.
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But when it was muddy or wet, I still had to wipe the cord down as I fed it in.
How does having the cord removable alleviate this issue?
I just grab a shop towel and feed the cord through the towel into the hole. It's easier than trying to feed it into a bag or basket.
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I really struggled with this on our build and went with the standard cord. We have the standard cord on our Casita and it has never really been a issue. We camp in a lot of wet weather and the with the detachable cord, the whole cord will get wet versus just the part that hanging out on the standard. If it was a cheaper option, We may have went for it. In the end, they both work just fine.
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How does having the cord removable alleviate this issue?
I just grab a shop towel and feed the cord through the towel into the hole. It's easier than trying to feed it into a bag or basket.
Two questions here. The BAG not only prevents bugs inside but also eliminates drafts etc under the bench. I still wipe the cord going into the bag and it is big enough there is no trouble feeding it into the bag.

Two, the removable cord may still need to be wiped before storing it someplace but there are no bugs, drafts, dirt or water getting to the inside.
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I really struggled with this on our build and went with the standard cord. We have the standard cord on our Casita and it has never really been a issue. We camp in a lot of wet weather and the with the detachable cord, the whole cord will get wet versus just the part that hanging out on the standard. If it was a cheaper option, We may have went for it. In the end, they both work just fine.
Same here. At the end of the day I think I'll use the option cost elsewhere
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