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Old 06-17-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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50 Amp Detachable Power Cord Storage

We brought our new Lacrosse 318BHS home yesterday. Everything went pretty well, except I am stumped on where/how to store the detachable 50 amp power cord. Right now I just have it coiled up and stuck it in the pass-through storage, but when I took my hands off it took on a life of its own. Seems like someone probably makes a canvas storage bag or similar stow away container but I haven't found anything yet. Anybody have any ides??
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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I coil my 30 amp extension cord in a "milk" crate.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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I use a 3 gallon white bucket holds both of my Cords and misc. adapters and has a cover.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I coil mine up in a milk crate purchased at The Container Store. They are heavy plastic just like the milk companies use, just no name on them.

The Container Store > Authentic Dairy Crate

They also have a larger one that I am going to get this week.

The Container Store > Supreme Crate

The larger one should be better for the heavy 50AMP cord because that sucker (the cord) is very difficult to coil up when it is in the 30 or 40 degree range outside.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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My TT came with a storage bag for the cord, but I use a clear bin for that cord, as well as extension cords and adaptors
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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We brought our new Lacrosse 318BHS home yesterday. Everything went pretty well, except I am stumped on where/how to store the detachable 50 amp power cord. Right now I just have it coiled up and stuck it in the pass-through storage, but when I took my hands off it took on a life of its own. Seems like someone probably makes a canvas storage bag or similar stow away container but I haven't found anything yet. Anybody have any ides??
Hondo - Our 30' power cord is still relatively new and we have "trained" it when we roll it up to lay in a circle. Then we put a white cord holder around it and place it in the basement. We got the holder at CW and it does make the job a little bit more easy - not as easy as the MH guys who simply open a little door at the rear of the MH and pull the cord off a reel and then push a button to reel it in.

I can't imagine trying to wrestle a heavy power cord trying to get it into a bag - especially in cool/cold weather.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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You could use a strap/handle. Tweety's has this one in the photo. Camping World has something called a Mega Clamp but it doesn't seem to have a carrying handle on it. Might be good for a heavy & unwieldy 50 amp power cord. I think a strap of some sort (Mega Clamp or whatever) would really help on opposite sides of the coil.

I saw a nice one I'd like to get somewhere recently but I can't find it now. I thought it was at CW. It had a nice rigid plastic handle and adjustable cinch strap. I'm sure there are a bunch of different ones available out there.
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You could use a strap/handle. Tweety's has this one in the photo. Camping World has something called a Mega Clamp but it doesn't seem to have a carrying handle on it. Might be good for a heavy & unwieldy 50 amp power cord. I think a strap of some sort (Mega Clamp or whatever) would really help on opposite sides of the coil.

I saw a nice one I'd like to get somewhere recently but I can't find it now. I thought it was at CW. It had a nice rigid plastic handle and adjustable cinch strap. I'm sure there are a bunch of different ones available out there.
The one you are talking about at CW is called a Hose & Cord Carry Strap, item #36078 and cost $3.68.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:25 PM   #9
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So ya got home huh hondo?. Yeah that 50 amp cord is a beastly piece...im using a carry strap, and a clear bin for storage along with my other adapters and electrical whatnots....seems ok so far....

Let me know if you come up with something better
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:25 AM   #10
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My wife found a round, plastic storage container, for storing a Christmas wreath. It has a handle on the top and looks like a round suitcase. When I first looked at it I said it was not heavy enough for our 50 amp cord. We wound the cord in it with the camper end in center of coil and plug-in end on outer coil. That way we set it all under the camper and hook up camper end. Only pull enough from outside of coil to reach pole. When done we recoil it in container, close it, wrap a tarp strap around outside of container and put it in storage area. Works a lot better than I thought it would!
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