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Old 08-09-2015, 09:57 AM   #21
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After dealing with a few tangles with the power cord in my 19, and the royal pain it is to get at it to untangle, along with the fact that a couple of the "fingers" on the access hole bent, with on breaking off in cold weather, I got a kit from Tammy and changed it to a removable cord.

I had thought to build a compartment around it with thin plywood, which would lessen the chances of a tangle with other items, I worried that if it did tangle by itself, it would really be a hassle to get at to fix.

I now find it much easier to quickly coil the cord and stow it in my bin with other trailer setup items, than to "stuff" it into the original hole.

In the end, I am very glad I made the change, and for myself, would do it on another trailer if I got one.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:31 PM   #22
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Hi,
We are working on a build sheet for a 19' trailer... This will be our first experience using a trailer. I'm confused by this conversation... Am I correct that a removable power cord would connect into the same space as a permanent cord but just have the ability to be stored in a different location when not in use? (Hopefully not in the campsite just vacated...? ��)
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:52 PM   #23
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In a word, yes.


Longer: the cord is actually 100% external to the trailer (the jack is built into the shell).
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:08 PM   #24
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... Am I correct that a removable power cord would connect into the same space as a permanent cord but just have the ability to be stored in a different location when not in use?
The permanent cord is stuffed into a compartment under a seat or cabinet in the trailer (depending model), and the end pokes out through a little door in the trailer wall.

Yes, the removable cord plugs into a receptacle in the same place on the exterior of the trailer where the permanent cord would come out. You can store it where you want... even in the same place where the permanent cord would go, if you can get to that space easily enough from the inside. I think most people would rather store the removable cord where they don't have to carry it through the interior of the trailer, such as in the (optional) front storage box, or one of the compartments with an outside hatch.

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Hopefully not in the campsite just vacated...?
That is a risk with the removable cord!
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:30 PM   #25
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:35 PM   #26
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Ron my cord was tangled too so when I got home added a1/4 piece of plywood to the frame underneath , few screws into frame . I left the front where the pump is open . Never had a problem since . Also just wipe the cord as I put it back . There is a little rubber plug goes around the cord to close up opening so I don't get uninvited friends in . Pat
pics of plywood confinement of cord .I also closed off outside box . Pat
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:43 PM   #27
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Is the removable power cord a twist lock connection at the trailer?
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Yes, it's a twist-lock connection.
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Is the removable power cord a twist lock connection at the trailer?
It is the very common twist-lock 30-amp 125V three-wire (hot, neutral, and ground) connector used outside of the RV world as well, but with a weather-resistant hood added for RV use. The standard is NEMA L5-30.
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