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Old 11-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #21
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Thanks everyone -- we'll mull it all over. I'm going to be glad when the build sheet is written in stone -- time to start thinking about the trip out west.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:29 AM   #22
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I second the "throw it in the truck" option. We were up in New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago and had to break camp in a cold rain. Coiled and into the truck and I did not have to dry it or worry about bending it into a small space.

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #23
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I second the "throw it in the truck" option. We were up in New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago and had to break camp in a cold rain. Coiled and into the truck and I did not have to dry it or worry about bending it into a small space.

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Or throw it in the roof pod along with the water hose, door mat, folding chairs and anything else that's all wet and mucky
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #24
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Nice looking set up,Robert….
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #25
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Rats! I was pretty well set on my options and had decided to skip the removable power cord. Now I'm rethinking...and rethinking...and....

Oh well, it's only money...but on the other, it is money. Rats!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #26
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Have it both ways and save some money. Get the standard cord and have the option of only extending as much cord as necessary to reach the power. The standard cord can't easily be lost, forgotten or stolen. Then, if its too cold or muddy or whatever buy an extension cord and adaptor. Leave the cord retracted and run the extension to the power. Just about everyone carries an extension cord anyway in case the power post is too far.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:43 AM   #27
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Rats! I was pretty well set on my options and had decided to skip the removable power cord. Now I'm rethinking...and rethinking...and....

Oh well, it's only money...but on the other, it is money. Rats!
Neal, not a big deal to retrofit if you decide to later. This is what I did last year, and can't believe I didn't do it sooner.

Not sure where it stows on other trailers, but in the 19 it is at the very back corner, and when it gets tangled (which happened a few times), it is really hard to reach. Maybe if it went into a dinette seat, it would not be so bad to deal with.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #28
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I did this mod on our Casita because I was tired of untangling the cord and unplugging the water heater controls when pulling the cord out. It happened a few times.

I have been under the bed of our 19' working and as Jim says I would not want to go all the way back under there to untangle the cord.

Another one of those mods I love that I could have Escape do for me.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #29
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removable power cord

After nearly 3 years with the 19 and a fixed cord, we just finished bringing the 21 home (2100 miles and 2 + weeks) with the removable cord. I like the one that will not allow ants to crawl inside and will not get tangled into the tire pump and other items under the bed. The front storage box is perfect for storing the odd stuff that might be dirty, i.e. a power cord, as we don't have a truck or open area on our TV.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #30
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Retro fitting may be best for now. Sharon is getting a little snarly about the cost of all the options options we are planning.
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