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Old 07-13-2016, 10:34 AM   #11
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I still don't understand the benefit to a removeable cord. Preventing bugs of any kind using the cord as a route into your trailer is easily prevented by applying a thin, 3 inch wide "schemer" of Vasaline on your cord near the entry point. The downside of the removable cord is an additional cost and, the chance of inadvertently leaving it at a campsite. What am I missing?
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:43 AM   #12
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I still don't understand the benefit to a removeable cord. Preventing bugs of any kind using the cord as a route into your trailer is easily prevented by applying a thin, 3 inch wide "schemer" of Vasaline on your cord near the entry point. The downside of the removable cord is an additional cost and, the chance of inadvertently leaving it at a campsite. What am I missing?
Hi: Zardoz... Potentially the power cord!!! We have two of them due to the large sites in Provincial Pks. up here. Alf
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:44 AM   #13
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Fridge Light

Another addition I made to the fridge is this motion sensor light. It sticks anywhere with magnetic tape and charges by USB. A great solution for folks with the older model fridges, like the Dometic 2510.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:47 AM   #14
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The leaving it at a campsite has never even reared its head. How many times has one left their water hose at a campsite? Got rid of the pull out cord on my first Scamp and have done it on every trailer since. Hated pushing that cord in and out of the trailer and it took a lot of space that I reclaimed not to mention that it would get fouled up inside every now and then. Kinda a similar issue to folks that don't get the power tongue jack. Until you actually have one.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:49 AM   #15
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I still don't understand the benefit to a removeable cord. Preventing bugs of any kind using the cord as a route into your trailer is easily prevented by applying a thin, 3 inch wide "schemer" of Vasaline on your cord near the entry point. The downside of the removable cord is an additional cost and, the chance of inadvertently leaving it at a campsite. What am I missing?
Having had both now, I can tell you that for me I just did not like the flimsy "mouse hole" receptacle that is used to snake out the power cord. The cover actually snapped off, which is why I replaced it. Also, on the Furrion I really like that the connector threads into the receptacle, making it very secure and water-tight / bug-free.

If they made a better receptacle for the umbilical types, I might not have bothered.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:56 AM   #16
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I still don't understand the benefit to a removeable cord. Preventing bugs of any kind using the cord as a route into your trailer is easily prevented by applying a thin, 3 inch wide "schemer" of Vasaline on your cord near the entry point. The downside of the removable cord is an additional cost and, the chance of inadvertently leaving it at a campsite. What am I missing?
The merits of a removable cord have been discussed a bunch before. I tell you, changing over on my 19 was one of my favourite mods, and I would not have it any other way. It was always a pain to pull out and push back in, often ending up tangled. Plus, most of the teeth in the hole were broken off as they do not do well in colder weather.

I too am on that just does not but the argument of leaving it behind. I really don't understand that logic. We put everything away, usually as we tear down, so the minute it is disconnected it is coiled and stowed in a bin.

Another argument for a fixed is that you can just pull out what you need. While this is true, it is real easy to leave the excess coiled under the trailer. Hoses must be fully extended, no big deal with the cable.

Though the potential is there, my decision was not based on bugs or rodents infiltrating the trailer, but purely on the ease of use.

I think maybe you need to try both to get a good idea why everyone who has done so much prefers the removable.

I have a fixed one on my temp trailer, and going back to one only affirms me desire for getting back to the removable when I get my new trailer.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:31 AM   #17
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I still don't understand the benefit to a removeable cord. Preventing bugs of any kind using the cord as a route into your trailer is easily prevented by applying a thin, 3 inch wide "schemer" of Vasaline on your cord near the entry point. The downside of the removable cord is an additional cost and, the chance of inadvertently leaving it at a campsite. What am I missing?
We too do not have the removable cord . First off in previous RV 's the cord was in a nice container from the manufacturer with a door similar ,to the use to be fresh water door which I want back, to change back too ,they still sell them everywhere .almost have lost cap on ours because the lanyard broke . Only like to pull out what we need for electrical cord and not the whole thing on the ground . Have a rubber plug that goes around cord so it is sealed . Put a ply divider under bed to confine cord, no more tangles , because there is no containment box for cord . For us comfort like bed, sitting , bath , counters access are the most important . We have a nice home this is just our camper . Each to their own and what makes you happy . Because you don't see the reason for you to not have a removable cord , is OK in my book . Pat
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I'm going to do the mod for two reasons, and ironically, those seem to be the reasons for most of my mods: 1-) The Furrion looks cool. 2-) I like tweaking things.

None of my mods are along the lines of "oh, you must have this". To be perfectly honest, a stock Escape, completely unmodified, would more than suit us. The rest is FUN. To quote an oft used Donna-ism, YMMV.


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To be perfectly honest, a stock Escape, completely unmodified, would more than suit us. The rest is FUN.
Something I like to stress too. There really is no right or wrong in doing many of these changes, it is what suits the individual best, both in practicality and fun. Plus taking pride in what you did.

In this case, as long as you have power, you are good to go no matter how the connection is made.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #20
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I'm going to do the mod for two reasons, and ironically, those seem to be the reasons for most of my mods: 1-) The Furrion looks cool. 2-) I like tweaking things.
If those are the reasons, then you might be interested in the SmartPlug inlet. Compared to NEMA L5-30 connectors (of which the Furrion is a particularly nice example) these have better latching, better sealing, and no separate screw-on weather cover needed. Overall, just a better design for the purpose; however, if it gets wrecked or lost there won't be a replacement in every RV parts store.
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