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Old 07-14-2016, 01:21 PM   #41
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I outfitted my trailer with my convenience in mind; hence the removable cord (had the push/pull one and not for me ever again). I just cannot live my life in constant fear that everything is likely to be stolen or the worst is going to happen...no joy there. But everyone's needs are different as well as their tolerance for what-ifs and maybes. I'm just glad one can choose from so many options with ETI during their build process.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:45 PM   #42
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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
The removable cord is the one that mice/ bugs can't get in - its the non removable cord that has the opening,
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:54 PM   #43
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The removable cord is the one that mice/ bugs can't get in - its the non removable cord that has the opening,
In 30 plus years never got ants or mice in our RV's .However as a precaution will use the rubber blockage because the cord opening is very cheap and leaves a opening ,unlike what we have had before ,a door and the cord in a poly box so nothing could get in there anyway . Really don't want a removable cord . Pat
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In 30 plus years never got ants or mice in our RV's
We had BIG ants trying the trapeze act at Big Bend, but a little vaseline near the top of the cord stopped them. I'm not installing the detachable cord to keep the bugs out - just doing it for the cool factor.
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So you have to keep taking that out of the hatch and off the electrical cable each time you need to get the plug through the Escape opening, yes?
That is such a burden that no individual should endure in a free country.
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:27 PM   #46
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"So you have to keep taking that out of the hatch and off the electrical cable each time you need to get the plug through the Escape opening, yes?'

No. Either the patch moves out along with the big cord or ...you secure it to the inner walls of the port like I did. I made a ring from PVC pipe that acts as a snug hold-it-in bezel. It's working so far but soon as I can screw it to the side walls I will be happier.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:32 PM   #47
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We had BIG ants trying the trapeze act at Big Bend, but a little vaseline near the top of the cord stopped them. I'm not installing the detachable cord to keep the bugs out - just doing it for the cool factor.
Robert you do not need to validate why you want a detachable cord . It is your trailer . I was answering Foxhunt and we don't want one . We just never had that problem , don't know why we get ants in our home , go figure . I would see people would put boric acid around their RV's and tires and I asked why they did that ? Guess we are lucky . Pat
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Idea man here.
With a hockey puck, a steady hand and a
band saw you could turn out those little vermin plugs
and be the entrepreneur of a new cottage industry and get on the shark tank show
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Idea man here.
With a hockey puck, a steady hand and a
band saw you could turn out those little vermin plugs
and be the entrepreneur of a new cottage industry and get on the shark tank show
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I was thinking of that too . Maybe they have some sort of patent . Pat
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I would see people would put boric acid around their RV's and tires and I asked why they did that ? Guess we are lucky . Pat
People with stickies worried about carpenter ants.
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