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Posted: 06/12/19 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought a new2019 Coachmen chaparral 285RLS. The power cord is detachable and can be stored in the pass through compartment. We are wondering what everybody is using for some type of either container or cord reel.

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Posted: 06/12/19 11:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a short bucket....3 gallon size
Coil the power cord into bucket. Snap on the lid
Then place in pass thru compartment or bed of truck for travel


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30 or 50 amp cord?


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Posted: 06/13/19 01:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it is a 50 amp cord and is 36 feet long.

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Don't think the 3 gal bucket will work (sorry O-B.....couldn't resist). Seriously OP, you'll have to see what others say. Have seen reels in basement (like garden hose reels..to get the idea), power reels and plain ol man handling the cord. A 36' 50 AMP is one HUGE Anaconda !!


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I just bought a shorter one as the one that came with it is just to hard to coil up. I bought a 25ft one coils up nicely.


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All cords are not created equally. Consider a shorter more flexible cord.
A shorter cord will be easier to store. 36' is excessive


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We coil ours up and put Velcro straps around it and then toss it in the front storage.


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Lantley wrote:

All cords are not created equally. Consider a shorter more flexible cord.
A shorter cord will be easier to store. 36' is excessive


Excessive until you need it. I was at Ft Wilderness a couple of weeks ago and if my long 50amp cord wasn't with me I would have had to part way closer to the front of the site than the back giving me more room to park my truck, etc.

Where do I store my cord when traveling? In the back of my truck bed. The cord is the last thing I load and the first thing I unload, why spend a bunch of time finding a nice tidy hidy hole to stick it into. Will it walk off in the back of the truck? It hasn't yet.


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