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Old 11-24-2015, 04:40 PM   #81
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The cover on ours latches tightly, fits pretty snug on the cable and leaves what appears to me to be too little space even for mice to squeeze thru. I try to always make sure to keep the cover closed tightly. $27 seems pretty steep for a 1/4" piece of rubber!
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #82
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:08 PM   #83
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The cover on ours latches tightly, fits pretty snug on the cable and leaves what appears to me to be too little space even for mice to squeeze thru. I try to always make sure to keep the cover closed tightly. $27 seems pretty steep for a 1/4" piece of rubber!
Check around I paid 17 at RV store . Pat
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:41 PM   #84
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My wood mouse guard at the cord port: What's wrong with this picture?
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:53 PM   #85
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How do you get the plug all the way back in for storage or is that a two-part wood guard?
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:13 PM   #86
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As I found out, that's exactly the problem, Karen. (Just another case of outsmarting myself.)
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Just don't forget that mice (and bats) can get through a 1/4" gap. I know.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:03 PM   #88
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:07 PM   #89
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Just don't forget that mice (and bats) can get through a 1/4" gap. I know.
A good rule of thumb is if you can get the tip of your baby finger in the hole, a mouse can get through it. I guess there skull is the only non-flexible bone in their body, and it is actually quite tiny.

I have a much better solution to the gasket thing with the fixed cable, something I did myself. Change it out to the much better to use removable cord.

I would be very curious to know, of all those here who have tried both methods, how many prefer the fixed solution, and how many the removable.
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Have had both- like the removable better, used both for 2 seasons each.
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I have used the fixed for 25 years, and the removable for about 3. Would never go back to fixed, given the choice.
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Haven't we already done this?
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Haven't we already done this?
Not that I remember, at least based on the findings of those who have used both. Do you have a link?
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Let's see to recap . Only pull out what you need , never will leave behind and not easy to steal are some of the benefits of fixed . Seams some were having a problem with hooking up the removable cord . We all have preferences. No one is right or wrong . Pat
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Thanks Pat.
That pretty well sums it up.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:42 PM   #96
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Thanks Pat.
That pretty well sums it up.
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This most definitely sums is up good.

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Let's see to recap . Only pull out what you need , never will leave behind and not easy to steal are some of the benefits of fixed . Seams some were having a problem with hooking up the removable cord .
This only sums up the perspective for folks who have not used the removable cord. I have never even heard of someone leaving a cable behind, or having it stolen, let alone have had it happen to me. There were a few had trouble with the locking action, though that was resolved. I did too, but a wee adjustment fixed it up good.
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Just because Calgary lost the Western Final ( to Edmonton ).
This reminds me of shopping with my wife this afternoon. She was so insistent that I buy a new down jacket ( even though I have several ), that I finally gave up and picked one. It was green. She then wanted me to consider the black one and the grey one.
I stuck to my guns and got the green one.
I'm sticking to my guns and keeping my attached power cord.
I know, not allowed to talk guns on the forum.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:12 PM   #98
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The main reason I went with the removable on this trailer was it uses less space to store away, being a very small trailer I thought maximizing storage space an important matter when I was doing the build sheet. As opposed to the Escapes, on my old trailer the cord went into a closed off area that would have been a real hassle to get into if you needed to. It was about the size of a smaller kitchen cabinet.

Although I never really had bugs or mice come in via the hard wired cord, it was something I thought about and did what I could to see that nothing got in that way. I did have the plug fall in a couple times over the years. Also had the cord get mildly tangled once in a while, not much of an issue on the Escapes as you can get to the cord.

Both cords get dirty, the hard wired was a tiny bit easier to clean, hold a paper towel around it while you push it back into the trailer.

Personally now having had both, I would go with a removable. But it really doesn't matter, it's only a cord.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:39 PM   #99
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Power cord

Seems pretty simple to me. But some people think I'm pretty simple.

If you plug into shore power all the time get the retractable cord.

If you don't use shore power very often get the removable cord.

Being a sailor I tend to be a removable cord guy in either case. Worked for me in my 17B and I will be getting it on my 19.
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Either way you get power and in the Grand Scheme of Things, I think that' the most important!
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