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Posted: 09/10/21 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone else have this issue with molded plug ends on power cords? The cord jacket shrinks and pulls out end. I would post a photo,lost at getting it done

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I had this happen on my shore line power cord after 15 years of use.

I just replaced it with the best one on the market today with a Progressive Industries male plug.


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Hi,

I've had it happen.

I simply wound some electrical tape until I could replace the end.


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Lay the cord out in the warm sun a few hours. Then start at the RV and pull the cover toward the plug along the length of the wire. I put some JB Weld in the moulded end as I pulled the cover toward the plug and it has now held for many years. No issues again.


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Grumpa wrote:

Anyone else have this issue with molded plug ends on power cords? The cord jacket shrinks and pulls out end. I would post a photo,lost at getting it done


Short answer.. YES.
The cord jacket shrinks... only soultions I know of are replacement the ends (Shortening the wires) or perhps heat shrink tubing (First remove the plug then slip heat shrink over the end and jacket) Finding heat shrink that large I never did, use 2 or 3 layers. Replace plug with new end (Well the first time just a replacemnt plug and ciut the wires back_)


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time2roll wrote:

Lay the cord out in the warm sun a few hours. Then start at the RV and pull the cover toward the plug along the length of the wire. I put some JB Weld in the moulded end as I pulled the cover toward the plug and it has now held for many years. No issues again.

This is the best bet! I would suggest unhooking the cable from the trailer if it can be done as it will also let you make the best of the job by holding the wires as you pull the jacket thus giving you more jacket to pull instead of putting tension on the connections. If done this way JB may not even be needed but could be used for insurance. When you are done, put a cable clamp around where the jacket ends on the trailer end to keep it from migrating. Happy Camping!


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I’d tape the schitt out of it and carry on.
Electrical tape or rubber tape or liquid electrical tape.
Use it til it doesn’t work.


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Replace the end with one where it clamps the jacket so it can’t pull out.


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Thanks to all. Replace is the go to.

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