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Old 01-07-2014, 04:21 PM   #21
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Thanks, need one that is watertight and lockable to mount on back bumper.
Different stroke for different folks. I'd honestly love to have one of the power winders for my cord. I just really can't imagine spending that kind of money for it!
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:28 PM   #22
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Thanks, need one that is watertight and lockable to mount on back bumper.
Sounds like you might have a new project on your hands
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #23
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Thanks, need one that is watertight and lockable to mount on back bumper.
You know OC, you might have something there. Since we can't put much else on the back bumper, I'll bet us creative FRFers could customize the Mor-ryde reel to be fairly water proof and mount it on the back bumper. (put a bottom on it, seal the seems, and fabricate a fairly waterproof and lockable lid for it) As with most things we "lock or secure" in our trucks or outside the RV, it will only prevent the honest folks from walking off with it. Since the cords lay out in the weather when in use anyway, what difference does it make if it gets a bit damp while being stored on the reel on the back bumper. That way it doesn't take up other valuable storage space and will take a fraction of weight off the pin box. Just a thought...and "I'm not a very smart man".
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:42 PM   #24
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Have a good friend with a $$$ (50A) Motor Home who uses a (30A) supply cord (99%) of the time. Youroo!!
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I've got the cargo bay reel that came with our Silverback and find that it makes rolling up that heavy cord a lot easier. However I don't know how stiff the cord would get at temps around 40 F. The footprint of the reel is quite small approx. 8 x 14 inches and I don't think I would want to be without it!
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:20 PM   #26
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A 50 amp power cord is the heavyist thing I have to lift, manipulate and lift in and out of the storage area. I'm all for getting a cord reel. Shoreline makes an electric one that is only 20$ more than the Mor Ryde manual one.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:38 PM   #27
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Have a good friend with a $$$ (50A) Motor Home who uses a (30A) supply cord (99%) of the time. Youroo!!
We have a friend who has a 2012 Monaco Diplomat MH ( a beautiful machine). His power cord is stowed on a electrically powered reel in a compartment on the left rear side of the MH. He opens the door and pushes a button and the cord comes out or in. Nice.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:57 AM   #28
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I picked up one of these at Home Depot. 36" Velcro strap and zinc plated hook set, rated for 300 lbs. Will keep the cord together and maybe hang it off somewhere in the front storage area.
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I use a heavy duty plastic storage box like this and also use it to store my surge protector and the chain & padlock that I use to protect the surge protector from walking off. Then, it slides in the side compartment with my two smaller plastic bins on top (those two contain my fresh water hose and cable/satellite coaxial wires).

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I picked up one of these at Home Depot. 36" Velcro strap and zinc plated hook set, rated for 300 lbs. Will keep the cord together and maybe hang it off somewhere in the front storage area.
Husky 300 lb. 36 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Hang-All-18390 at The Home Depot




That's what I use also. When I put in my EMS I used a section of 6 gauge high strand appliance wire that was extremely flexible. Thought about making an extension cord from it, but it was $5.xx a foot.
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