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Old 07-13-2016, 03:55 PM   #21
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Got no truck with pushing the power cord back inside the trailer. I like it. Plenty of room in there. Easier than rolling up 20 feet of loose cord. Never seen a bug or a mouse come near the opening. I do worry about that low-rent factory installed power cord plastic flap door. And, them plastic inside jagged baffles busting off. Now there’s a joke. When that inevitably happens, and I think it will because it’s so cheap and flimsy, I probably will get tired of fighting off field mice, mud daubers and small rabbits and replace with the thirty-two-dollar sealed flapper and the added power cord.

Until then what bugs me nearly as much is I can’t keep the 15 to 30 amp adapter plug on the retractable plug wire because there’s no room for it in the cavity.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:40 PM   #22
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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.
I looked at these a while back. They were quite pricey, over $200 CDN for just the cord end and inlet. Nice stuff though.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:29 PM   #23
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Got no truck with pushing the power cord back inside the trailer. I like it. Plenty of room in there. Easier than rolling up 20 feet of loose cord. Never seen a bug or a mouse come near the opening. I do worry about that low-rent factory installed power cord plastic flap door. And, them plastic inside jagged baffles busting off. Now there’s a joke. When that inevitably happens, and I think it will because it’s so cheap and flimsy, I probably will get tired of fighting off field mice, mud daubers and small rabbits and replace with the thirty-two-dollar sealed flapper and the added power cord.

Until then what bugs me nearly as much is I can’t keep the 15 to 30 amp adapter plug on the retractable plug wire because there’s no room for it in the cavity.
Myron I hear you about the crappy electrical opening . I am going to probably add the electrical door or just put a new one on . They are cheap . We had talked to Reace himself about the removable cord and he said the exact same thing about mice and such , so we didn't get it . The fresh water though is a problem . Really like the door on it , never lost my cap with door . The sun uv 's rotted the lanyard that holds it on . Pat
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #24
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Pat we must keep a close eye on our caps and ports.
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Pat we must keep a close eye on our caps and ports.
Myron your 's is broken too ! Pat
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:46 PM   #26
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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 use a malleable caulk at the opening. Someone here did leave a removable cord somewhere.

People like to change things and that is one of the things that they can change themselves. A removable cord also seems to have an aesthetic appeal to some.
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Is there any reason to worry about someone coveting / "borrowing" a removable cord?
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:28 PM   #28
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Is there any reason to worry about someone coveting / "borrowing" a removable cord?

I wouldn't think so. Most campers are decent folks. In any case, it wouldn't stop me from having one if I liked it.


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Old 07-13-2016, 07:47 PM   #29
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Is there any reason to worry about someone coveting / "borrowing" a removable cord?
Although it would be easy to take and has significant value - a combination which generally invites theft - I've never heard of one being stolen. It would be really obvious to the owners if they were in the RV at the time, it would be very suspicious to anyone who saw it if someone carried a cord away from a campsite, and there are lots of things sitting around a campground (cords, hoses, fresh water gadgets such as filters and regulators, surge suppressors and fancier power boxes, grills, propane fire pits, generators, chairs, mats, pop-up shelters, bicycles, boats, propane tanks...) so it wouldn't stand out as the one thing to take.

I would only be concerned about theft of a detachable cord if it were used in a storage location, rather than a campground.
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I saw the plastic pieces falling off and bought one of these to slide in the hole. It is a heavy piece of rubber and works well but when I saw it I thought "this was expensive"... probably have something to make it out of lying around.

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People will steal anything and everything ... I decided against the removable cord as it's just too tempting and have heard of folks having them stolen.
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