RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Northern lite power cord upgrade

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Northern lite power cord upgrade

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
Spott

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 12/03/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/15/08 02:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The factory power cord that came with our 10-2000CD NL was only about 20' long, we almost always had to have an extension cord.

It never occurred to me to swap out our cord for a longer one until our good friend CDL2 made a very generous offer of a 30 amp cord he just happened to have hanging around and now we shouldn't have to use an extension cord for a long time.

Our new cord measures in at a whopping 45' long and heavier duty (10ga) to account for the length, an interesting part is NL had already put in a very large cord box and has plenty of room for all this cord.

[image]

[image]

[image]


Me - Kim - Spot
2006 F-350 4x4 DRW V10 - 2005 Northern Lite 10-2000CD

What's behind the name? Screen name that is.


Wrasle Castle

antioch ca

Senior Member

Joined: 06/21/2006

View Profile



Posted: 12/15/08 02:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you instatll a larger door for your power cord?

The door I have is only about 5x5". And the cord is is pretty tough to get back in its home .

I do have an extra 10/3 cord that I carry with me for those special places that my hard wired cord won't reach.


2014 RoadTrek 190P Permanent Bath
09 Honda TRX420AT the DWs
04 Honda Foreman Rubicon w/GPS...mine

btggraphix

Golden, CO

Senior Member

Joined: 03/08/2005

View Profile



Posted: 12/15/08 03:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How stiff is that cord when it is really cold out?

I want to change out our cord for a couple of reasons. 1, it is too short (it's only barely longer than our truck/camper, if run diagonally. I parked nose to a 30Amp outlet recently but it was on the front right corner, cord is left rear, and it almost wouldn't reach. 2, the space in the valve bay is too tight, even when the cord is flexible and most importantly, 3, when cold, I have to cram it in there so hard I am afraid I am going to break one of the valves, pipes, shower hoses etc if I am not very careful. I'm going to change to an external plug, coming downward from the bay, and store it elsewhere. One of these days.....

cdl2

ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 11/08/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/15/08 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FORTY FIVE feet????? WOW!!!! who would have thought? [emoticon]

Another fine upgrade, but what about all that added weight? [emoticon]

Mooney

Santa Barbara, Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 09/10/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/15/08 03:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A Northern Heavy.

Long enough to reach your neighbors outlet. [emoticon]


'08 Ford F550, Lariat, Link Air Suspension, Roll-A-Long Conversion, Twin Turbo 6.4, TorkLifts, SuperHitch, "Monster Duty Truckasaurus"
'09 Host Everest, Dual Pane, AM Solar, Link 1000,Prosine2.0,Tank Htrs,Honda EV4010,HD Motosat,Wave 6.


Spott

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 12/03/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/15/08 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wrasle Castle wrote:

Did you instatll a larger door for your power cord?

The door I have is only about 5x5". And the cord is is pretty tough to get back in its home .

I do have an extra 10/3 cord that I carry with me for those special places that my hard wired cord won't reach.
I would say my door is about the same size and it seems to go in and out with out issue.

btggraphix wrote:

How stiff is that cord when it is really cold out?
Well it's 19 deg F here all afternoon and it's ply-able enough to get in the compartment, of course 70 deg F would be easier.

CDL2 wrote:

FORTY FIVE feet????? WOW!!!! who would have thought?

Another fine upgrade, but what about all that added weight?
It must have been 50' total since it still had to go to the electrical panel, I may have to start thinking about an F-450 now.


Mooney wrote:

A Northern Heavy.
Yes it is.[emoticon]

Long enough to reach your neighbors outlet.
Now you're thinking.[emoticon]


jjohnson1179

Girdletree, Maryland

Senior Member

Joined: 04/27/2006

View Profile



Posted: 12/16/08 08:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice upgrade spott now all you need to do is wash your truck before ya come down here in april for the rally [emoticon]lol[emoticon]


JIMMY JOHNSON
93 Ford F-250 V8 5.8
Sold my tc and got a TT
1987 LANCE 980 11.3

TRUCK CAMPER MAGAZINE

FEET IN THE SAND COLD BEER IN MY HAND


luv2skyski

Stockbridge, Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/16/08 10:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great idea, Bruce. I'm always carrying around an extra cord myself. How come there isn't any of that cold, white stuff on the ground? Later, Dave.


2004 Northern Lite 10-2000RR, 1999 F250

luv2skyski.com

Northern Lite Owners

Truck Camper Enthusiasts Map

4 out of 3 people have trouble with fractions.

Spott

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 12/03/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/16/08 05:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jjohnson1179; Yea she needs washing but we live on a dirt road and until it freezes solid I think I'll wait. I'll have her clean for the rally though.

luv2skyski; we just so happen to be getting lots of white stuff tonight, a couple of inches so far.

The Mad Norsky

Yankton, South Dakota

Senior Member

Joined: 04/14/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/16/08 11:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea!

Nothing worse than a cord just a tad too short.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Northern lite power cord upgrade
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS