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Old 04-29-2014, 09:38 AM   #11
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I purchased 30 feet of Glendinning bulk RV 50 amp cable and made an extension cable to mate with the existing cable and park electrical box. Glendinning cable is expensive but is like a slinky even in freezing weather (more pliable than 30 amp cable). Sometimes I may have to pull a portion (3 feet) of the existing cable through the opening but 95% of the time I do not. My in line surge protector also can stay within the cable compartment. The glendinning cable is so easy to work with that I probably will pay the extra bucks and swap out my existing cable as well. The bulk cable was about $7.00 a foot but I find that is acceptable for the ease in which I reap the benefits. I can coil the extension into a tiny, limp coil and toss it in the cable compartment There is also extension and complete cables that are terminated on one/both ends available but not sure of pricing. Anyway, that is my "trick".
It sounds like that's the way to go. I've been wanting to install a surge protector, but don't want to spend the big bucks on the permanent units. I was thinking of getting one of the portable ones and splice it inside the basement. Might as well swap out the stiff anaconda with Glendinning.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:55 AM   #12
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Ken not a perfect solution but it does make it easier
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:02 AM   #13
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I'm in! Ordering a set of 50A plugs.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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Even in near 30F weather, figure 8's worked, looping the 3 30' extensions was never fun in that weather until I figured out how to use a figure 8 and fold it into a loop, then it was easy.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:50 PM   #15
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The figure 8 flake might look like a mess...but it keeps things untangled and CAN be done in cold weather.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #16
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X2. I ended up doing this after I forgot I had the RV plugged in overnight and went out to move it early in the morning to get a car out of the drive. I had my tow dolly hooked up and needless to say that going around the block shredded the cord. I cut it off right where it was shredded and now have about a 7' cord that is easy to feed through the hole and sometimes reaches the power pedestal at the campground. When it doesn't, I plug in the my newly made "extension" and I'm good to go!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:17 PM   #17
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Last Summer, I had my cable cut and put 50A plugs on the "wounded ends" as in the diagram at post #12. Now I don't have to pay out a great distance through the portal. I lift the whole cable out, connect it to the power pole, and then I just feed 1 foot up through the portal. It is SOOOOOOO much easier than trying to work that whole thing down through the hole.
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Glendinning cable is just SO cable that can be purchased elsewhere for a savings. But that said, the Glendinning tether/spool is great. I have used their product on several larger boats and always loved it. For =/-$600 I think I will put it on my wish list, and justifying by the fact that the wife can use it!
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Glendinning cable is just SO cable that can be purchased elsewhere for a savings. But that said, the Glendinning tether/spool is great. I have used their product on several larger boats and always loved it. For =/-$600 I think I will put it on my wish list, and justifying by the fact that the wife can use it!
You to make sure it has a W code also for wet. Without it it is possible of voltage leak if cord sets in as pool of water.

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Old 05-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #20
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I did this also, but I rarely use it as I intended. Most of the time I do what rwehba does and push about 10-15 ft across the pass through. This is usually all I need. I find that it slides through the service hole pretty easily. If I do need more cable, I can always unplug and remove the whole thing.
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