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lagreca

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Posted: 05/19/20 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was wondering if anyone has converted their twist lock shore power connection to something more robust?

I don't really like the current default setup where the shore power cable screws into the side of the trailer and sticks out.

I used to have a Class A motorhome that had a built in shore power cable, and it could just hang out a hatch hole on the bottom of the compartment.

Has anyone done a conversion like this? If you have, could you please share pictures?

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Posted: 05/19/20 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you looked at the 90° dog bones? I didn't care for the cord sticking straight out and putting a lot of stress on the plug, so I use one. It works a treat.

On Edit: Just noted you stated "more robust". Could you expand on that thought, I'm not sure what you're wanting.

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Posted: 05/19/20 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a 90 degree dog bone and you will love it!!

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X3 on the dog bone.


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Posted: 05/19/20 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Twist lock is actually an upgrade but...

You can hard wire a cable in but if the trailer wasn't set up for that, you will have to dedicate a compartment to storage and then run cable from there to the breaker panel. Shouldn't be too hard assuming you can easily get to the back of the breaker panel to do the wiring.


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Posted: 05/20/20 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] Wow, I converted from the old snake in the hole cord to the twist lock and love it. Haven't had an issue in 8 years on the straight out plug in. But would also look into a 90 dog bone if it bothered me.

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Posted: 05/20/20 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got rid of the miserable and dangerous connection in the trailer wall and hardwired the cord.

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Posted: 05/20/20 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's always these.

https://smartplug.com/rv/


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I used PVC pipe and made a support stand that cradles the 50 amp cord right at the connector. It is adjustable for different heights based on campsites. Takes all strain off the screw on electrical connector. Cheap and easy to make.

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This will do the job.

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