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Old 09-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #15
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I know this would go up in the Care and Feeding section for discussion, but I've already posted something about it in 2 threads up there. I just wanted to make a "blurb" about it here since it's exactly what I wanted and wish I had found first. It's made for RV's

If you want to convert from having to pull the cord out and deal with potential critters entering the trailer through the clearance around the Power Cord, this is the best answer I found.


http://www.tweetys.com/detachablepowerconv...nkit-30amp.aspx

Hope it helps.

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Old 09-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #16
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Here's a picture of the RV Conversion Kit

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #17
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If you have a Camping World store near you they have that kit for just over $100

I got one and really like it.

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Well, Greg & the rest of you that responded, here's what I did.

Friday, I went to the West Marine Store here in Denver and bought the "whole enchilad". Hatch inlet, Female connector and Weatherproof cover for the Connector. Totaled $148. You're right, Greg, you only buy it once. But..... today I looked again on the Internet, just for grins, and wouldn't ya know, I found this RV Conversion kit for $102 including shipping to me.

http://www.tweetys.com/detachablepow...kit-30amp.aspx

This is a Kit to do what I wanted and it's made for RV's. Now I just have to decide if I want to keep what I have or take it back and order the kit and wait for delivery. I need to get this done so I'll probably keep what I have. But I wanted others' to know about this kit.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

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Old 09-19-2009, 10:49 PM   #18
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Keith we have that type set up on the Boler. Not exactly like that but from some old parts hubby had in the garage. As you said nice so no critters come aboard and also one can mess with the cord in storage.

We will probably use one when we start working on the Bigfoot electrical.
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Good. I hope a lot of people are helped by this info. And, if the Monitors want to move this post, they are sure welcome.

Good luck,

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Keith, let us know how it goes to do the conversion. This is an interesting topic for members that have a problem with ants, critters, etc.

You'll note I merged the topics. Makes it easier for Search.

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #21
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Keith, let us know how it goes to do the conversion. This is an interesting topic for members that have a problem with ants, critters, etc.

You'll note I merged the topics. Makes it easier for Search.

Thanks for fixing all this, Donna. I'll keep everyone posted on the conversion. Happy Sunday to everyone.

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Old 09-29-2009, 12:47 PM   #22
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OK, Boys & Girls, I made the 30 Amp external Power Cord mod this past weekend.

I purchased the 3 parts at Camping World for around $115

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Used the Gasket to layout the cutting circle with a fine point marker. Then, drilled 1/8 inch holes around inside of circle. Then cut around circle with small fine tooth Sabre saw blade held in Vise Grips.

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Drilling and cutting done

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Taking piece out

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Then I used a Half-Round file to fine tune hole for mounting hub. and then did a test fit
Test fit of mounting hub

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Cut Casita 30 Amp power cord and attached to exterior receptacle with gasket and hub on cord. Used 1 1/2 inch Stainless steel machine screws with washers and Nylon lock nuts on the inside.

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Installation finished. Lot's of fun getting Rat-fur and insulation out of the way so I could install and tighten Nylon lock nuts down.

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Mounted Plug on end of 30 Amp power cord and this shows it attached with the weatherproof cover screwed up in place. This also holds the cord in place.

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Again, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

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