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Old 05-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #21
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Or see if Reace would just leave the standard cordset coiled inside with no hole drilled in the shell. This complicates plugging in until the mod is complete but you have what you want in the end without the additional expense of the removable cord option from ETI. If the U-shaped dinette is ordered the cord may be able to be routed out the passenger side access hatch in the short term.
I bought their whole RV system . The cords are black for RV's . Orange cords for boats . I bought the stainless inlet . They also have in I think it is plastic in different colors for the inlet . Less money . I am going to make a spare cord out of what I cut off . Their cord is completely sealed with a blue led lamp on their cord . I will have their matching end on the cord I make but no blue Led . My cord will be 20 ft . Their's is 30 ft . If you buy the whole system they also included a nice nylon bag for their cord . Pat
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:38 PM   #22
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Great work as always, Pat. You're state of the art now, and love the setup of that system. I wonder if they will make a 90 degree cord adaptor to relieve the cord strain like the Marinco etc systems have. I have a 90 adaptor on order that will eliminate the threaded connector ring on the trailer end and give me an EZ lock ring to hook the cord to the trailer.
Hi Greg Thankyou .You won't need the 90 degree angle with their system . The way it all attaches including the door coming down and locking on takes care of that. This is such a intelligent well thought out system . Yes sprucing up our trailer exterior . Love stainless so that's what we bought. More to come , just don't tell Linda . Pat
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:47 PM   #23
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Talked to them on the phone . No longer the thermostat . These are also made for boaters and they listen and removed . It was a problem for them because they could think the power was off , go working on their boat and the power comes back on . Not good . It is no longer in the cords . Pat
good to know ...thanks for the update.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:59 PM   #24
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Then perhaps a scheme would be to buy the optional detachable cord, then replace it with the SmartPlug and sell the complete removable cord system (inlet and cordset) to someone else... recovering at least some of the cost of the option.

I guess I'm going to have to do this. It's a small thing, but I really like the SmartPlug it's elegant engineering, even from a the human factors perspective.

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Or see if Reace would just leave the standard cordset coiled inside with no hole drilled in the shell. This complicates plugging in until the mod is complete but you have what you want in the end without the additional expense of the removable cord option from ETI. If the U-shaped dinette is ordered the cord may be able to be routed out the passenger side access hatch in the short term.

I'll ask them, all they can say is no. This cold be a challenge for them. They'd need to have outlets on the P/S of the trailer. Each little irregularity adds effort for the techs doing the installs.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:17 PM   #25
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one other thing one might consider with these Retrofit removable power cord solutions..is the mounting method to the trailer and more specifically what if any reinforcement on the inside of the trailer around the cutout for the mounting bolts/screws might be needed. A non-removable cord probably puts little stress on the current plastic hole plug. The removable cords look like perhaps they might put a lot of stress on the power inlet due to weight of cord plug and or in the case of accidentally getting hit..so perhaps reinforcement metal/wood on the inside around the cutout might be a good thing versus just the thickness of the fiberglass.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:49 PM   #26
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That looks really nice Pat. I hadn't seen that system before, and it looks like very high quality.

I was a little surprised by the size of your mousehole. Ours was much smaller.

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Large hole , made my own plate for now . have a stainless plate shipping soon and will use the one I made for template . Have another end coming so make another spare cord out of what I cut off from trailer . Great company and exceptional system and support . Pat
Looks great Pat, nice work.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:30 PM   #28
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That looks really nice Pat. I hadn't seen that system before, and it looks like very high quality.

I was a little surprised by the size of your mousehole. Ours was much smaller.

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Thanks Robert . Yes it was a big hole 3 1/4 in diameter . I think Smartplug out of Seattle , Washington , started to manufacturer for the boating Industry. Now they are moving into RV's also. First became aware watching a fellow change out his detachable to the Smartplug on his new Airstream . He didn't like the ring and wanted the stainless for his trailer . They do also make their system in the plastic for less money also . Your posts also gave me the idea to change what we had . Pat
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Looks great Pat, nice work.
Thankyou Eric. Battery off charger 12.8-12.9 . Pat
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That Smart Plug looks great, Pat. What a welcome change that will be compared to the old push and stow. You will wonder why you didn't do it earlier, I know I felt that way when I converted my 19.
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