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Old 06-07-2021, 10:05 PM   #1
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Thor 28Z Electric Access

This is our electric access for our 28Z. Anyone drill a hole in the plastic to feed the electric cord out of the bottom instead of leaving the access door open?
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:23 PM   #2
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You could cut a round hole in the bottom and install screw type fixture to close when not in use. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:15 PM   #3
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This is what Sanford is talking about and many people have installed them.

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Old 06-07-2021, 11:18 PM   #4
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Exactly.
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:25 PM   #5
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That's about what I was thinking.

Found it on Amazon.

That will be next weekends project along with replacing a couple of electric outlets with USB outlets.

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Old 06-08-2021, 12:25 AM   #6
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This type of cover also works.

https://smile.amazon.com/Halotronics-Square-Electrical-Cable-Hatch
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Old 06-08-2021, 01:08 AM   #7
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:12 PM   #8
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This is our electric access for our 28Z. Anyone drill a hole in the plastic to feed the electric cord out of the bottom instead of leaving the access door open?
We have a similar door on our 28A, but it is just a storage compartment. Our SP cable connects to the outside. Is yours connected inside?
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:40 PM   #9
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Yes it is.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:45 PM   #10
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Used a hole saw to cut out the opening and a Dremel to do the final trimming.

Tomorrow, I'll epoxy it in.
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:13 PM   #11
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This is what Sanford is talking about and many people have installed them.

are you sure there's not one in there already.
Mine has it from the factory.... I just assumed most did! mine is on the back side of the box opening towards the bumper (not in the door)


My door's hinge is at the top though, so for short trips I'll usually just let the door drop loosely down onto the cord rather than feeding it through the port
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:26 PM   #12
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Thats strange. I have a Freedom Elite 28H. Exact same floor plan as the 28Z. We have a round screw on cap inside the compartment that is taken off so the electric cord can go through the hole and then the door is shut. When your traveling that same screw on cap is put back on so the cord does not fall through the hole.
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:25 PM   #13
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Good Afternoon

We have a 2018 Z28 and the power cord compartment has a circular section that can be unscrewed for this purpose.

Plus, our door for this compartment is hinged from the top.

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Old 06-17-2021, 11:57 AM   #14
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I have a 2019 Chatau 28z and the cord plugs in OUTSIDE. this is weird.
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:12 PM   #15
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I have a 2018 Chateau 28Z and the cord storage has a factory removable cover in the floor of the compartment.
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Old 06-17-2021, 04:59 PM   #16
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I guess in 2019 they did away with it inside the door and went with this.
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Old 06-18-2021, 10:18 AM   #17
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I too have a Thor fourwinds 28z 2018. As others have said it has a screw lid in the center of the floor of that compartment.
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Old 06-18-2021, 12:59 PM   #18
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Ours has an access port now. Took about a 1/2 hour with a holesaw and rotary tool to carve out the hole. I used epoxy to glue it into place then sealed it. One thing I did notice was a moisture build up on the hinge of the access door when it was handing open.
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Old 06-18-2021, 04:41 PM   #19
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That looks great but do you have something to seal it closed when not in use? I’d be worried that the cord would dangle out and get ruined while driving. And also that water would enter when driving in rain or snow then causing damage elsewhere.
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Old 06-18-2021, 06:17 PM   #20
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Look at the post above made by BLW2. That is what I installed, it has screw in lid.
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