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I simply push up or down on my rocker switch to extend or retrieve my factory built in SO cord. I also have a separate one as pictured if needed that coils into a small circle that fits into whatever nook or cranny available.


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I simply push up or down on my rocker switch to extend or retrieve my factory built in SO cord. I also have a separate one as pictured if needed that coils into a small circle that fits into whatever nook or cranny available.


I am jealous Ron, After five years of having the electric cord reel the new Redwood does not have one. The folks in engineering simply said there was nowhere in the back end of the trailer to place one, so I’m back to the anaconda ....

I still have all of the information that you have posted over the years about making your own flexible cord, that’s on my short to do list


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ford truck guy wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I simply push up or down on my rocker switch to extend or retrieve my factory built in SO cord. I also have a separate one as pictured if needed that coils into a small circle that fits into whatever nook or cranny available.


I am jealous Ron, After five years of having the electric cord reel the new Redwood does not have one. The folks in engineering simply said there was nowhere in the back end of the trailer to place one, so I’m back to the anaconda ....

I still have all of the information that you have posted over the years about making your own flexible cord, that’s on my short to do list

It is a great improvement, we currently full time, BUT we also vacation without the RV. We do like Cruising, so we need to store 5er for a time with everything stored in it.


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I bought a manual air hose reel from Harbor Freight ($20.00), mounted it to a piece of 1 x 6 lumber and roll my BIG 50A cord on it, then store it inside the basement. I have a couple of small bungee cords that hold the end of the cord in place while I roll it up. A lot cheaper than an electric reel and it works very well.

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My rig came with three 20# propane bottles in the propane compartment, one behind the other two. On most trips (warm, no furnace use) one 20# bottle lasts months.
I leave one at home.
The sewer hose goes in the empty space, and the 50 amp shore cable.
When I was looping the cable into the pass-through, it was always catching on something, or something I needed would be underneath. I walled off a compartment for it, but that was space inefficient.


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ford truck guy wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I simply push up or down on my rocker switch to extend or retrieve my factory built in SO cord. I also have a separate one as pictured if needed that coils into a small circle that fits into whatever nook or cranny available.


I am jealous Ron, After five years of having the electric cord reel the new Redwood does not have one. The folks in engineering simply said there was nowhere in the back end of the trailer to place one, so I’m back to the anaconda ....

I still have all of the information that you have posted over the years about making your own flexible cord, that’s on my short to do list



I was lucky I was given the 100’ temp power box cord shown in pic. I used part of it to power my RV pad 50A outlet and the rest to make my extension cord shown.

Yea that would suck not having the cord reel!

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I grab one end of the cord....then the other...drag those to the storage and place the ends in the compartment first...then pile the rest on top. Always the last in and first out. Works for me [emoticon]

Funny but that is basically what I do. I just put the cord in last on top of everything else. No need to coil it or spool it or put in a bucket! It's not that complicated.
Just toss it on top at the end of a trip and pull it out 1st at the beginning of a trip


I guess you and Learjet never boondock, where you don't need the cord but need stuff under it. [emoticon]

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laknox wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Learjet wrote:

I grab one end of the cord....then the other...drag those to the storage and place the ends in the compartment first...then pile the rest on top. Always the last in and first out. Works for me [emoticon]

Funny but that is basically what I do. I just put the cord in last on top of everything else. No need to coil it or spool it or put in a bucket! It's not that complicated.
Just toss it on top at the end of a trip and pull it out 1st at the beginning of a trip


I guess you and Learjet never boondock, where you don't need the cord but need stuff under it. [emoticon]

Lyle

Correct I don't boondock often, but on the rare occasion when I do I just move cord out of the way by tossing it on the ground!


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I have a 30 amp cord with an extension and a 50 amp cord with an extension also. I coil the 50 amp and extension into the smallest coil I can and then put them in a plastic bin on end.That's the two cords plus adapters in the bin. The 30 amp cords get rolled on my arm and then placed in an open space in the basement. We boondock and use campgrounds so We carry a lot of stuff in the basement and front compartment of the 5er. My problem is getting the 50 amp cord and extension apart after using them.


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Milk Crate for 50A.


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