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Old 12-25-2017, 09:43 AM   #41
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:39 AM   #42
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I agree. Hot wire it together today until you get the right parts.

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Old 01-02-2018, 06:47 AM   #43
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I was hoping to get an update as to how the rest of the vacation turned out.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:34 AM   #44
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I have a 2002 5th wheel. No plugs involved at the trailer. The electric cord is hard-wired to the trailer. The cord stores into a compartment by pushing it into the trailer for storage. The only plug is at the pedestal. It is a much safer method. Twist lock plugs must be twist-locked. Average Joe Blow doesn't know that. If nobody ever taught you how to use a twist-lock you probably would not know it needed to be turned into place. But it is stamped into the end of the plug.

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Old 01-02-2018, 07:45 AM   #45
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#1 concern should be why did yhis happen?????????? Then fix!!!!!!
#1 cause is the cord cap NOT being twisted into the receptacle. The weight of the cord hanging down causes the top prong to be pulled out a makes for a loose connection which causes heat and you see the result. Park wiring does not cause this.
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#1 cause is the cord cap NOT being twisted into the receptacle. The weight of the cord hanging down causes the top prong to be pulled out a makes for a loose connection which causes heat and you see the result. Park wiring does not cause this.


Absolutely correct. I guess my being in the construction industry you just assume people know about twist lock cords and how they work. Quite observant of you to realize the strain on the top post.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:03 AM   #47
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We also wonder about the final outcome for twochicksandrv.

And FWIW- my 30 amp cord it a PIA to get that cheezy plastic ring to
screw on without cross threading but
mine is a really tight fit when I push the cord into the socket pins.
AND I DO TWIST it so the twist lock feature is working. That way it does
not try to pull out due to weight.
So for me- tight fit and twist lock does the job. I don't fool with the ring
any more.
YMMV

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Absolutely correct. I guess my being in the construction industry you just assume people know about twist lock cords and how they work. Quite observant of you to realize the strain on the top post.
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Just a quick update. We bought the marinco 30 amp detachable cord power conversion kit and a new cord. It was an easy fix and we were back on the road in no time (before New Years Eve). Thanks for all of the feedback.
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That is great and thanks for the update!
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Do you want me to edit the "holiday ruined" portion of your thread title now.
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