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Old 07-02-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hello - we recently purchased a new 2014 GeorgeTown 351DS. Now that we've had it out a couple of times we quickly see some things we would like to change or add. I search the forums looking for existing posts best I can, but couldn't find anything on this.

In the rear pass-through storage of the 351DS is all of the power "stuff" and where we added the in-line surge protector (thanks to your advice!). When the RV goes back in for some add-ons we ordered I plan to have them (or will do it myself) cut the 50-amp cord in the basement and add a twist-lock connector so I don't have to wrestle that big ol' cord through the portal.

So the portal is the next concern. Do you all just leave it open with the cord pushed through, or has anyone come up with some ingenious way to "close" the portal with the cord hanging out? Or mount the cord differently? I'm thinking if I'm adding a twist-lock anyway, maybe there's a way to mount it on the wall or basement floor.

My wife is worried about all of the mice and spiders that will climb up the power cord and through that open hole, or the colony of killer bees that will make a new home in our basement storage.



Any ideas?

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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I tightly stuff copper wool around the drinking hose where it enters our docking station. Don't know why you could't do the same with your power cord.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:06 PM   #3
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You can buy a replacement cover and but a notch or add another hatch with folding lid that has notch. I installed one of those for about $10




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Old 07-02-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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You can buy a replacement cover and but a notch or add another hatch with folding lid that has notch. I installed one of those for about $10




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You need two with the cut notch. One for power cord and one for water hose.



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Old 07-02-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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Thanks! I couldn't find replacements on-line so I'll check with the dealer when I'm up there next.

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Old 07-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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I just stuff some high density scrap foam into the opening for my power cord and the same in the water compartment. Not rocket science, and it adjusts to whatever you're stuffing through the opening.

Just the kind of foam that you would use for a mattress topper.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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I ordered a electric cord twist lock adapter kit on Ebay which replaces the current plastic cover through the wall with the twist lock plug. Mine is 30 amp but I am sure 50 is available.
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I just cut a piece of foam to fit the cutout of the hole and like Kenandterry said, it adjusts to everything so no insectx or bugs get in. easy to do and I also did the same for the water hoses compartment.
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Excellent! Thanks!
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