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Old 08-08-2015, 11:02 PM   #11
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I have never had a problem with dirty/muddy electric cord in either of my trailers. I like that I only pull out what I need and it doesn't need to lay on the ground. A paper towel wipes off moisture as I feed it back in the hole. I guess I just don't understand folks complaints when I've never experienced any of the issues described.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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Well, as you can tell, I'm really happy to have the detachable cord. It works for me. But I have noticed, when that option has been discussed, there's a split in opinions (what else is new ) and some folks like the fixed cord.

All I know is after buying the pieces and doing the work to convert my Scamp over I was happy it was an option on the Escape.

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Old 08-08-2015, 11:22 PM   #13
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I'm with Donna. I've had no issues. And, the cord doesn't get tangled in anything. I also don't put anything else in that compartment to tangle it. Electrical panel is behind panel on left.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:27 PM   #14
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My reason for disliking the fixed cord on the Scamp, which I converted to detachable, was having to shove it inside where it certainly didn't coil up neatly, hit nearby electrical fittings...
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Ron my cord was tangled too so when I got home added a 1/4 piece of plywood to the frame underneath , few screws into frame . I left the front where the pump is open.
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... the cord doesn't get tangled in anything. I also don't put anything else in that compartment to tangle it.
The common theme: there shouldn't be anything else in the cord compartment.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:34 PM   #15
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I'm with Donna. I've had no issues. And, the cord doesn't get tangled in anything. I also don't put anything else in that compartment to tangle it. Electrical panel is behind panel on left.
Hi Glen in the 19 the cord can get tangled in a lot of things . It goes under the bed . So if you don't separate it and confin it you get it tangled . Because it is under the bed you put other things there . That is your big storage . Also for me chose to not have a separate cord which I might leave behind ,don't ask me how I know this . And like Donna has said just pull out what you need . I carry a extra also in case I need more . Haven't used that yet .for the critters I have a round rubber plug that goes around the cord . Pat
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:39 PM   #16
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The common theme: there shouldn't be anything else in the cord compartment.
In my previous motor home and camper the cord went in a nice box . No problem . With the 19 it is impossible unless you confine it somehow . Someone on the forum made a cool bag for cord . I wanted to do that too . It was just easier to screw a piece of plywood on frame . Easypeasy . Pat
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #17
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I'm with Donna. I've had no issues. And, the cord doesn't get tangled in anything. I also don't put anything else in that compartment to tangle it. Electrical panel is behind panel on left.
Looking at your picture . On the 19 the bed doesn't open there so you have to crawl underneath to untangle . Pat
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:10 AM   #18
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We made a bag for the cord and tried it by feeding the cord into the bag while one of us held it in place, it just did not want to go into the bag very easily. Plan B. We enclosed the space adjacent to the water heater tank with heavy window screen usually called Pet Screen. It has worked well so far this season with no tangles , screen is holding up. Screen is held in place with staples from the air stapler. Lightweight and easily removable if the need arises. We still have plenty of room straight in where the under bed doors are located for a couple of tubs and next to them, our two bag chairs and a few small items accessible from an outside hatch door.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:48 AM   #19
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Well, as you can tell, I'm really happy to have the detachable cord. It works for me. But I have noticed, when that option has been discussed, there's a split in opinions (what else is new ) and some folks like the fixed cord.

All I know is after buying the pieces and doing the work to convert my Scamp over I was happy it was an option on the Escape.

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It's ALL good. I only reply to these when I hear about tangled cords and pushing wet/muddy cords back into the trailer because we have a lot of first time trailer newbies. It's important for those folks to know, it doesn't have to be that way. Pulling out only what you need or getting the detachable cord option, both work. If people are working on build sheets and (like me needing to put the brakes on the expenses), this could be an option not necessarily needed. It's not like a pull out cord is a total failure. It's not a failure at all. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:42 AM   #20
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As I get a little older I find forgetting things is more prevalent and frustrating than convenience and neat features are important to me. Last weekend I left a dog tieout cable behind. But my attached electrical cord always gets put away because of the door frame checklist "installed" by previous owner AZJack. Just needs a little updating to include dog amenities. The attached electrical cord works for us and while I like the idea and appearance of the detachable cord, if I was ordering a new trailer I'd go with the attached cord because I know what's good for me. Had a beautiful 1 inch rain here last night. Should finish filling out the ears and sizing up the beans. A "million dollar rain" as they call it around here.
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