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Old 02-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #43
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Yea, I lost my favorite "RoadRunner" coffee cup that way. Had to spend $15.00 on eBay to replace it!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #44
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I do normally put stuff away as I pack up and do a walk around the trailer once fully hooked up as well, but distractions do happen...like the folks next door really want to see the trailer before you pull away. Once left a small portable BQ behind that was sitting under a picnic table. Those are the occasions that I really wish to be young and have a good memory again!
My response would be "sure, just give me a few seconds to finish this first." I've learned to put those things to the side until I finish something that I might forget to do, maybe it comes from being a jet mechanic.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #45
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I can see the attraction of a waterproof seal at the trailer body but is there any consensus as to whether tripping over the cord would tend to do damage at the connector? Some years ago (5) a poster had found a receptacle with a slightly recessed doorway (for weather protection) and a simple 30a plug (no twist) that would pull out if the cord were snagged (and I know no one here would do this) or moved the trailer while plugged in.
Depending on how hard, it definitely could. With a 90* connector, and the cord wrapped under the trailer body though, not much chance of tripping on it. My idea with the 30' cord was to have plenty of room under the trailer, and by the post, so they can pull the cord if somebody does trip on it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #46
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Jared yours is a *Good* policy and works great when camping on your own. Find I also tend to loose a little control over whats being taken off and put away when I have helpers camping with me and in order to keep harmony one tends to have to go with the flow sometimes... not always how I would do it but what the heck. Happy Happy Happy ;-))

Also suspect the likelihood of leaving something behind increases with the number of days one camps... as I said I have left a BQ and thankful thats been it so far but that is also the only item totally lost in over 600 days of camping but I know it can and probable will happen again - probable not the BQ again though :-)

I did though almost lose my fav coffee cup last year as well...... realized it when I went to pull away and the cup tipped over on the roof of the tug and spilled down over the windshield
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Oops. I deleted my post after the fact because upon review I thought it was just rehashing old ground and not adding to the conversation. Meanwhile, Jared was responding. Luckily he quoted my post, but if anybody wonders whats going on....its my fault.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #48
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This one is on my list to do in the Spring. I pulled my cord out and the whole plastic housing pulled out of the fiberglass. Now I have a nice hole in the side. So, I might as well eliminate the problem completely when I mend it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #49
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I don't see the worry about leaving it behind. I follow a simple rule with anything like that. As soon as you disconnect it, PUT IT AWAY! There should be no reason for it to get disconnected, then thrown on the ground or something and left behind.
I'm of the same mind. As I tear down my trailer, I stack all the items I remove in tearing down the trailer at the storage hatch, to load all at the same time. We also always do a final check of the site before pulling away.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #50
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Putting in one of those power inlets is one of my favorite improvements of the big burro makeover.

I don't know about anybody else's extension cords, but mine would spend all the time between trips sitting there under the sink, tying itself in knots around the other gear stored under there, ready for a good laugh when I went to fish it out upon arrival at a new campsite. Totally maddening.

Plugging in via an entirely exterior extension cord, it's also way easier to give the cord a wipe-down before breaking camp and storing it again, when camping in the muddier of campgrounds.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #51
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I went with a 15 amp Marinco power connector. No more muddy shore power cable, just the extension cord, which I can wipe down. My wife likes that there are now fewer places that spiders can get into the trailer.
Power inlet dimensions needed
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #52
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I'm happy with a retractile cord and the 5$ recessed hatch it gozinta. What it does in its spare time and whether it keeps its area tidy doesn't prey on my mind. I carry a 25' 30amp extension so I can have the possibility of leaving something behind as well.

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:08 PM   #53
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forget stuff

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I do normally put stuff away as I pack up and do a walk around the trailer once fully hooked up as well, but distractions do happen...like the folks next door really want to see the trailer before you pull away. Once left a small portable BQ behind that was sitting under a picnic table. Those are the occasions that I really wish to be young and have a good memory again!
You don't look that old to forget stuff, maybe you need a check off list for departing and arriving.
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You don't look that old to forget stuff, maybe you need a check off list for departing and arriving.
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LOL Chuck I have one but I have to remember to pull it out!
As I said its not normally a problem but when I have Happy Camper helpers with me I do tend to loose tabs on what ended up where. The less loose items the better.

Not to mention I would still need a place to store the cord and the place it goes now is not very useful for much of anything else, as its under the back bench were the water tank is and its not an easy hatch to get at and not someplace I would want to store anything I need to get at all that often.
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I found a solution to the shore power challenge and posted it a few days ago here:LED lighting in Scamp 19D
I hope this one is good for long term.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:39 AM   #56
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Does anyone know what the 30 Amp ParkPower™ Detachable Power Conversion Kit hole size is. I measured my mouse hole and it looks to be 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 opening. I ordered the ParkPower 301ELRV 30A Power Inlet, White with Stainless Steel Trim based on one of the threads here. It has a square plate but I don't think it's larger enough.
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