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Old 09-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Removable power cord.

Has anyone noticed any stress surrounding the exterior plug in on the removable power cord option?
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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I have noticed some in mine -- a very small gap between the exterior insulation and the yellow plug that locks into the trailer fitting. It is mysterious to me, because I am sure that I have never pulled on the cord to get the plug out. I am contemplating buying a replacement cord, but so far I haven't found one with a locking plug for the trailer. The other option is some liquid electrical tape liberally applied around the plug.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Are you saying stress around the fiberglass where the plug is installed or stress on the cord itself? Any pictures?
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Jim, I am talking about the cord itself. Specifically the junction of the black cord and the yellow plug on the end of the cord. Will send photos when I next visit the trailer, but that is probably a week away. I wish I had a parking spot for the trailer at our home, but one of the downsides of city life is a limited amount of parking.

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Old 09-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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Ok, Leon, the stress point in the cord, gotcha,
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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Hey,

I believe he is referring to this ...

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It just means the sheathing as gotten worn. Simple matter to open up the plug and redo the connections moving about an inch or so back up the wire. I just have not gotten around to it yet :}

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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you guys should get the 90 degree adapter that takes the stress off the joint. here is one
ParkPower 1RPCRV 30 Amp RV Right Angle Adapter : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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You could take the connector apart, and shorten the wires by 1/2" or so too. I do like the idea of the 90° adapter too.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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Amazon.com: Camco 55532 Power Grip 18" 90 Degree 30 AMP Female/30 AMP Male RV Locking Adapter: Automotive

I think this is the same thing but a bit cheaper not positive .

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:05 AM   #10
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I wrapped the cord to the yellow cap with black tape which seals the moisture out.
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