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Old 07-28-2015, 01:57 PM   #1
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I have a Solera 24S which has it's 30 amp cord hardwired in the rig. I'm thinking of replacing it with a 30 amp inlet plug and a detachable cord. Has anyone else looked at doing this or maybe done it?
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #2
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I have a Solera 24S which has it's 30 amp cord hardwired in the rig. I'm thinking of replacing it with a 30 amp inlet plug and a detachable cord. Has anyone else looked at doing this or maybe done it?
Not sure the advantage to you but one certain disadvantage
Is one more potable joint which overheats when conducting 30 amps of current. The forum has tons of cases of these junctions getting hot when full current is drawn just below circuit breaker rating. It's happened to many of us.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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Plus you run the risk of leaving your rig unattended and tempting some "poor" soul from easily freeing it for profit. LOL
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We have the in wall hard mounted 30 amp inlet.
Advantage, one less place for mice to get in.
Look for the straight blade style.
We have the turn and lock. One of the prongs is loose and now we have to change it out.

Conntek has some good ones and codes to match.
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Good responses on the subject, I would be looking at having the plug in, inside of the compartment ratter than outside where it could be taken. And I have been looking at the Smartplug 30 amp connection, which doesn't turn to lock and has a internal heat sensor to prevent over heating problems. Just what I've been thinking about also.
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One additional advantage of having the one that you manually attach is that you can get a second 30 amp cord and leave one in the MH and keep one attached to the outlet where you keep your motorhome (if security permits).


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If purchasing new hardware, consider products from Marinco - they make electrical components for both the RV and Marine industries. Also, I've noticed that most expensive RVs use a separate cable that connects to a hard mounted receptacle on the side of the camper.
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If purchasing new hardware, consider products from Marino - they make electrical components for both the RV and Marine industries. Aclso, I've noticed that most expensive RVs use a separate cable that connects to a hard mounted receptacle on the side of the camper.
I had one on our 2012 Salem 27RKSS and it worked perfectly. no struggle to reinsert the line into the trailer at 4 or 5 degrees.
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I have a Solera 24S which has it's 30 amp cord hardwired in the rig. I'm thinking of replacing it with a 30 amp inlet plug and a detachable cord. Has anyone else looked at doing this or maybe done it?
The detachable one is sure a lot easier to deal with !!!
But maybe not as secure as the hard wired one !!!
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #10
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As I stated, I'm locating the plug inside of the compartment so it'll be secure from theft. The plug I'm going with is the 30 amp SmartPlug . The design was made for the boating industry and has found it's way into the RV field. Their web site is SmartPlug.com, their a little more expensive than the regular plugs but look a lot more safer.
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