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Old 05-09-2020, 12:26 AM   #21
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...Anyhow, has anyone come up with a cord reel or something more elegant for storing the shore power cord that would fit in the tiny space there? ...
To answer part of your original question: yes, they do make cord reels for RVs. I've seen them on coaches much fancier than our Vegas. The power ones are pricey. Even the manual ones waste a lot of space. Doubt your FE has enough bay space for one.

Here's an idea you might consider, how about a properly sized bag for that cord for storage?

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Old 05-09-2020, 01:28 PM   #22
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Good idea! CW sells bags for your hoses that would work well for this!
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:20 PM   #23
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Maybe not inside, but I saw this online and it works pretty well with a 50 AMP cord, so a 30 will work

RV Living with Pauly: Protect your outside RV cords from the elements

Someone mentioned theft, I am sure you could also run a cable or chain through this and lock it to something.

Hope that helps. Bradley
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Old 05-15-2020, 04:11 AM   #24
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Maybe turn the door right side up?
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Old 08-22-2021, 11:07 PM   #25
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Home Depot has power cord retractable reels. I was trying to come up with a installation of the reel. THOR could easily have your 30 and 50 AMP cable stow somewhere on the RV, and have a retractable reel,
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Old 08-23-2021, 12:23 AM   #26
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Since this has been bumped here is what I did about a year ago.

I bought a ready made 4 ft 50 amp shore power cord that is intended to be hardwired to the ATS and has a male receptacle on other end. Then I put a female receptacle on the previously hard wired end of my OEM 30' 50amp shorepower cord. Now I can easily unplug. I no longer have to fish that entire long cord through the bottom port opening. I just stick the female end about a foot into bottom and connect. I actually have the Southwire EMS so I plug into it while the EMS plugs to the ATS hard wired 4 ' cord. If my EMS were to go bad, I could simply unplug it and plug my shore power cord directly to the ATS 4' cord.

I can easily wrap my unused 50 amp shore cord and put into electrical compartment, another compartment or sometimes I leave home locked at the pedestal or in my garage.
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Old 10-17-2022, 01:00 AM   #27
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I've been trying to figure out the management of my 50 AMP cord. I decided to purchase a bin, cut two large slots on each end. Then i can coil the cord in the bin and only pull the required length between the power post and my external receptacle.

I then cover the container for rain protection and can push the container under the RV for additional protection. I have no area on the RV for a reel or cutout in the bottom of a compartment.
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Old 10-17-2022, 01:46 AM   #28
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Is that picture deceptive, or is that pedestal that close to the water?


I would love that campsite.

Your pictures are helpful. Can I ask why are you wanting to protect the shorepower cord? I would be more worried to ensure I could lock the plug in connector on the Pedestal. I would take the excess and simply roll it as much slack permits and slide under RV and call it a day.

Even though the female side of my shore power cord goes through a 4" deck hole into the Electrical bay, I still may have some cord I coil up outside that is under RV.

I am never worried about rain or elements. Thus my question.
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Old 10-17-2022, 09:13 PM   #29
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A few pictures, very simple solution to keep the cord coiled and stowed while plugged in. Then i applied a few slippage marks on the 50 AMP plug to detect rotation of the connector.
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Old 10-17-2022, 11:42 PM   #30
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It certainly looks nice

Mine just gets wet, covered with snow, or baked by the sun. It cost enough, so I gonna get every inch of use, wear and tear out of it
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