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Posted: 07/07/21 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My FW has a 50A 25' cord. I also have an electric cord reel mounted to the ceiling of a bin which is handy. However, the port for the FW electric is on the sidewall of the RV about 2'away from the bin where it's stored. But if the CG pedestal is only a few feet away, I still have to unwind the entire cord. Is there a way to wind the cord so that I don't need to unwind it completely every single time? Seems like if the engineers though this trough they would would put the power port next to the cord reel inside the bin so you could leave the RV end attached to the FW and just unwind what you need to plug in. I can't double up a few feet of cord as the reel wouldn't be able to handle it, not to mention bending the cord itself.


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Is the cord reel OEM, or did you add it yourself?


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fj12ryder wrote:

Is the cord reel OEM, or did you add it yourself?


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Consider that when heavily loaded you're better off having the whole cord unrolled anyway for heat reasons.

Is the reel mounted by one side only? If so maybe you could feed a few feet through the side. Then after you spool off what you need, grab that end and plug it into the RV port.

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wnjj wrote:

Consider that when heavily loaded you're better off having the whole cord unrolled anyway for heat reasons.

Is the reel mounted by one side only? If so maybe you could feed a few feet through the side. Then after you spool off what you need, grab that end and plug it into the RV port.


It's mounted in the ceiling next to the wall, so no accessing the left side. The right side has the control button. Not a lot of room to move it. It's not a huge deal, just thought maybe I was missing some trick or tip to allowing me to do what I want.

It is helpful in winding it up and getting it up out of the way. I am sure higher end models have the power source in the reel itself. I've seen some on Newmars that allow you to pay out only as much cord as you need, but I think the connection to the RV is permanent in the reel itself. Mine is nothing more than an electric cord winder.

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For heat reasons, you’re better off unwinding the whole reel anyway.

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nickthehunter wrote:

For heat reasons, you’re better off unwinding the whole reel anyway.


Makes sense.

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nickthehunter wrote:

For heat reasons, you’re better off unwinding the whole reel anyway.

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Does anyone else appreciate the irony of this question considering the OP's user name?


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Does anyone else appreciate the irony of this question considering the OP's user name?


LOL.

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