Originally Posted by wayne anthony
My old trailer had the pull-out cord, the new one has the detachable one. Preferred the pull out one. As I was typing this, read your reply directly above. How do you plan on securing the cord when not in use? Just about all storage compartments can be unlocked with the same key. Wayne
The main reason I wanted to do this on our popup was space. The cord storage took up half of the rear dinette bench which could have been better utilized. A neatly wrapped 25' cord takes up much less space than that. Had I done it, it would've been stored in my 'power' rubbermaid container which used to live in the front bin of the popup.
As far as the security part goes, its not an issue for us. We're fortunate to have a yard big enough to keep our camper in. You're mostly right about the key, but I think that FR is changing it up a little more these days. However, I don't think we're talking about some kind of organized crime syndicate that has access to RV keys and a detailed plan for the heist.
Having a detachable cord that can be neatly stored in a minimum amount of space either inside the coach or in a locked storage compartment is by no means foolproof, but its better than nothing.
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