Shore Cable Connector - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Shore Cable Connector

I read in a post on one of the forums that someone had a connector on their trailer cable hook up that eliminated having to feed all that cable back inside the trailer each time they moved site.

I intended questioning the person about the configuration of this connection but now can't find the same post again.

Has anyone done this modification or have it on their unit ? Is it just regular 3 pin extension cord ends maybe or is their actually some kind of receptacle on the trailer wall.

I am renoeing my Trillium Jubilee and really like the idea of saving all the space that that cable needs at the back of the kitchen cabinets.

Thanks in advance for any help given.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Peter,

There are a number of exterior plugs available to allow you to plug an extension cord into a socket on your trailer.

Take a look at these links to prior discussions:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...ior+plug&sa=Go
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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We rarely pull our cable out more than a foot. We simply plug another cable into it.

We only pull it out to reach inconvenient power posts that require two cable lengths.

Our approach does not gain you space.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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I was at Camping World 2 weeks ago and they were closing out complete kits for $71. Personally I like shopping around so I went on ebay and purchased the "male" end that is built into the trailer for $35 and then bought the "female" end that goes on the cable for $10.
I wish I could give you info on how I like it but I haven't installed it yet.
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Its the 30 Amp Conversion Kit you are after - which allows you to disconnect your main power cord at the trailer. One of our commercial members Chuck sells them. Kit is found at Fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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Not to cost anyone any business but that is the same exact kit that was being closed out at Camping World. I'm sure they are probably sold out by now as $71 was a good price. My set up is essentially the same except the piece installed on the trailer is square instead of round.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:25 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the informative replies.

I think for the upcoming season I am just going to cut the existing cord so that there is enough to pull out of the trailer a little way.Put a male connector on the end of this portion which will connect to a female on the cord to the shore power. I can then poke the connected ends back just inside the trailer until I need to move.

This is simple and I'll see if there are any drawbacks when it gets put to the test ......... thanks again for all of the input.
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Thanks everyone for the informative replies.

I think for the upcoming season I am just going to cut the existing cord so that there is enough to pull out of the trailer a little way.Put a male connector on the end of this portion which will connect to a female on the cord to the shore power. I can then poke the connected ends back just inside the trailer until I need to move.

This is simple and I'll see if there are any drawbacks when it gets put to the test ......... thanks again for all of the input.
I wouldn't cut the cord they are very expensive. Just use it as it is, it's not that big of a deal and it was designed that way. Adding a shore power connector is more of a luxury and not at all "NEEDED" for the use of your trailer.
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Steve is right. Fat to expensive to be cut.
The best thing about installing the receptacle that Steve put a picture of is that it plugs the hole that ants and critter use to walk in on the cable. It also makes connecting the AC really easy.
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Looks like this discussion is currently taking place on two different threads. Shore Power Connection Replacement.
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Double the fun!
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We use a Short 12 Gauge AC cable from the campground receptacle to the adapter that plugs in to the camper and it has always worked well except for on thing, the Air Conditioner and Microwave can not be used at the same time. We seldom use the microwave and just turn off the AC when we do. So for us, the 15 Amp camp ground connection is enough.
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