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Old 04-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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I use two round laundry baskets.
One for water hoses and one for electrical cords.
As was mentioned above, when it's real cold and the hoses get stiff, I get SWMBO to help me.

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Sort of different but not too much - I have a 30' power cord that I have to drag out of the basement at the CG and then put it back before we leave and it is a PITA. I brought a white plastic cord carrier at CW and haven't yet used it, but I am not holding out much hope that it is really going to be a big help.

I am jealous when I see a big MH pull in and the guy goes to the back of it, opens a door and pushes a button and his power cord just reels out. It is even easier when he unhooks the cord and pushes a button to reel the cord back in. I envy the rich

We have somewhat "trained" our power cord to roll/coil up the way we want, but it is still a job.

How do others deal with the power cord issue?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #12
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I used one or two of those oversize twisty ties. I can't think of the product name but Sears and K-Mart sells them in the tools section. They are bendable and come in handy for many tasks. When the tonneau cover is opened I can't reach the pull strap so I added a twist tie in a loop and now I can close the cover.

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Camping World sells a zipper bag for to store the water hose in. I bet it could work for the power cord too. I have one but I used it to store the collapsible safety cones.
http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...y&Nty=1&Ntpc=1

A laundry basket would be able to fit through my bay door so I had to find other options.
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I used one or two of those oversize twisty ties. I can't think of the product name but Sears and K-Mart sells them in the tools section. They are bendable and come in handy for many tasks. When the tonneau cover is opened I can't reach the pull strap so I added a twist tie in a loop and now I can close the cover.

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Camping World sells a zipper bag for to store the water hose in. I bet it could work for the power cord too. I have one but I used it to store the collapsible safety cones.
Search - hose bag - Camping World

A laundry basket would be able to fit through my bay door so I had to find other options.
I don't think trying to stuff a 30" power cord into a bag would be any easier than the way I do it now - but thanks for the suggestion.

I think I will have to save my money and buy a MH with the power cord reel
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:52 AM   #14
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We've been using these for our water hoses from day one when we had our pop-up. They come in various sizes and can be found at most outdoor Flea Markets for about a buck a piece. Some places I seen them 4 for $2, depends on the size. I use them on my hitch where the towing extension cord plugs into the harness on the motorhome and the car. I wrap it around the latch and the cord is secure until I remove it as well.

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I use a cloth in one hand and slide the cloth along to wipe down the hose while I roll it up on the other arm. gets a bit tricky but it helps to have both ends disconnected.

Sometimes it does the boa constrictor thing and need to call the DW.
I do pretty much the same thing, once rolled up I have a plastic tub with a lid that I drilled holes in (to let moisture out to prevent mold) that I put all my water stuff in. I also have a tub for my electric stuff, and have a seperate tub for my sewer stuff. Keeps everything nice and orginized and clean
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I coil mine up small enough to fit in a milk crate. I have 3 25ft only because thats what it took to get from the old house to where the trailer was parked. I also connect the ends to keep bugs out and water from leaking in the storage area.
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We had one of these years ago and unless we had all 50 feet almost straight out it kinked off and the waterflow was next to none. Now I'm talking about 15 years ago and it came from Toro. Are you finding the same thing still happens?
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I don't think trying to stuff a 30" power cord into a bag would be any easier than the way I do it now - but thanks for the suggestion.

I think I will have to save my money and buy a MH with the power cord reel
Is 30" the standard size that came with the unit? I just assume it was but now I'm thinking its twice the lenght.
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We had one of these years ago and unless we had all 50 feet almost straight out it kinked off and the waterflow was next to none. Now I'm talking about 15 years ago and it came from Toro. Are you finding the same thing still happens?
Have not had any trouble yet but my camper is 40' so I allmost allways have it straight out. I do how ever carry a spair, just incase.
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