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Old 10-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #43
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No water heater and just an ice box in my Scamp. I think Donna's idea of a plastic inlet cord cover has a lot of merit. It would be easy to wire in a heavy duty extension cord about 6"long and also an inexpensive solution.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #44
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I rarely camp with hookups, but in my limited experience most campgrounds have more than one plug on the pedestal. My kit contains an extension cord so I can have an "outside outlet" in addition to the trailer plug-in...
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #45
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Carol,

Probably Rona or Home Depot, had them for years. Canadian Tire probably has them too.

Yeah, check the plugs in your house. Depends on the age of the house but a lot of times the outlet will look like a modern 3 pin one but will show "no ground" because it was wired before 14/2 with ground was in common use. Good to know for sure if outlets near grounds or water, like kitchen outlets, are grounded or not.

I use the trailer one on unknown power sources. If its not a grounded supply I want to be aware of it. Yes, the Sons of Norway power supply is grounded

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #46
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Yes, the Sons of Norway power supply is grounded
Yup I actually suspected it must have been well grounded LOL as I found the web of extension cords both going to my trailer and feeding from my trailer to others with all the connections under 4" of water when the power came back on and no ill effects apparently for anyone attached to it all or those walking though the water to sort it all out...
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #47
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I did almost exactly what Ron did to his Trillium, installed GFI outlet inside of Scamp and ran wire from there outside with this kind of cover
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #48
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Your right about the cover faceing forward. Changed it after this picture was taken. Still like the idea of a fixed outlet on the outside, no doors to open, cords to uncoil, extra ext/cords to mess with. Open & Plug !
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #49
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Norm, What a great idea...I am just starting to restore my Bigfoot, but always check the forum for things I can use/do on my rig. Thanks for the advice. Jim
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Tom, you put yours in the same spot I put mine, find its to be a pretty hand spot to have power.
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