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Posted: 07/06/21 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking for ways to wrap up store my 40' 50 amp power cord. My last TT had a 30' 30 amp cord that easily fit in my 18" by 2.5' bin. The new cord does not fit so well. I'm looking for other ideas on how to easily roll it up and store it. Any suggestions?























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Posted: 07/06/21 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a cord and an extension and two Cord Caddy baskets, one for each.

Check out the Cord Caddy on Amazon.


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Posted: 07/06/21 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigger bin? Coil it up tighter? Don't try to fit it in a bin and just roll it up like garden hose? Buy a cord reel? Cut it in half and add a plug to each end so each half is easier to handle? Wrap it and store around your propane bottles if they're exposed up front?


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Posted: 07/06/21 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Move closer to the power pedestal and don’t use it. That is a big cord. Maybe a hose reel from Home Depot.

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soem people put both the 50 amp cord and some of the hoses in what I call wash tubs (Metal or plastic tubs about 3' across)

A tool I have might work.

Hose carrier strap

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I used it for ... Other stuff never for the 50 amp cord

Since I full timed I put the 50 amp cord in the car.. Then hooked the car behing the RV. Upon arrival at a 50 amp site I pulled in with the car.. Pulled up beside the power post and unloaded the cord. Then Backed the RV in and hooked up.


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50 gallon plastic barrel or garbage can cut in half and coiled in the bottom.


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A 40' 50 amp cord is too big and heavy for regular use. Get a 25' cord and have a 50 amp extension cord available for those rare times you need a longer cord


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I agree with Langley. 40 ft is to long and heavy to rangel for 1 person. Either cut yours down or by a 25ft and a 15ft extension and only use what you need.

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40' is a great length! It just needs to be the correct material, our 40' 50 amp (6/4)power cable is made of SOOW electrical cord, it easily fits in a 3 gallon bucket even in freezing weather. The bottom picture my hand is for scale.

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I’d go for a five gallon bucket. You really need a 40 footer? Consider cutting into two 20s.

* This post was edited 07/07/21 07:52am by Lwiddis *


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