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Old 09-30-2010, 07:29 AM   #15
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When they cut corners for the newer models this neat item was eliminated, how do I retrofit one, or both reels, space is available in the existing trunk of the Land Yacht 30. Must be nice to give a tug and have the hose and/or electric retract. Next time I am at a rv salvage yard maybe this would be a good item to look for, did any other brand use them?
Hello Dave, If you are still looking for a retrofit ?

go to several Auto parts stores and see what they have for air hose reals ? or look at marine supplies, or marine, RV salvage houses. Hope all is well down there Dave
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:20 AM   #16
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John, I have looked at the auto reels, but I figured they must have been higher quality when used in a motorhome, it would be a disaster to have water leak near main box, in the 345 they put them low and any leaks would be away from floor or main input box, haven't seen an electric yet. thanks, two more days and we leave heading toward Falluminum in N. Georgia by end of month.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #17
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Power cord reel & water hose reel

Here is a link to a company that sells power cord and water hose reels both for RV's and marine use. The original power cord reel manufacturer is still in business and still make the same power reel. The company name is Aero-motive Mfg. a division of Daniel Woodhead Inc. out of Kalamazoo Michigan. The power cord reels are about $700.00 from them.

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Old 10-02-2010, 07:17 AM   #18
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John, I have looked at the auto reels, but I figured they must have been higher quality when used in a motorhome, it would be a disaster to have water leak near main box, in the 345 they put them low and any leaks would be away from floor or main input box, haven't seen an electric yet. thanks, two more days and we leave heading toward Falluminum in N. Georgia by end of month.
that is great country Dave, Have a good Trip
the below post gives the original information on reals. I have purchased them for marine use and know that they are quite expensive. West marine is where we get out power cord reals from.
For water, I have used the Heavy Duty, Commercial Air Hose reals. the connections are what is critical and I use, retro fit, Pipe fitting's. cutting off the original from the Hose.

Have a great trip to Falluminum. we were just down there a week ago, then back up through Chattanooga to Ky.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #19
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One more trip today to the future Airstream. This hose reel described here is gone! One of the previous owners must've decided that it was too much to deal with. Any thoughts where to find a replacement? Harbor Freight??? Thanks, Derek
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One more trip today to the future Airstream. This hose reel described here is gone! One of the previous owners must've decided that it was too much to deal with. Any thoughts where to find a replacement? Harbor Freight??? Thanks, Derek
Check here. The link appears under construction at the moment but I have found both water hose and power cord reels there.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:15 AM   #21
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Thanks Chris, I'll bookmark this and keep checking back for the site to come back online. Derek
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #22
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Looking at Harbor Freight for water hose reel. Nothing there but these 3/8 units for water/air. One for 25 feet, one for $20.00 more for 50 feet. Think this is worth me trying to fit into the 345 area since I have no idea what size the original reel was, since mine is missing?
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #23
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Might be too big diameter...
Here is a a pic of my messy compartment for comparison...
As you can see, I have some work to do...
I plan to return it to stock, and Herculiner the whole compartment.

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Looking at Harbor Freight for water hose reel. I have no idea what size the original reel was, since mine is missing?
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Derek- The combined Electric/Hose Reels on mine measure roughly:

Width-18"
Height-12"
Depth-15"

Maybe these measurments will help?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #25
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Might be too big diameter...
Here is a a pic of my messy compartment for comparison...
As you can see, I have some work to do...
I plan to return it to stock, and Herculiner the whole compartment.

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the great pix. Guess all of this will have to wait though. Went to get Airstream parked in my backyard (it fits, YAY!) but when I turned the key, NOTHING, not even a click. Have to wait till tomorrow to get a charger on the battery, and will also see about a new battery all together. Need to see what all puts a drain on the engine battery and make sure I've got them all TURNED OFF! Plus, I'm really ready to get this beast on the road and give myself some driving lessons, lol
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:46 PM   #26
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Derek- The combined Electric/Hose Reels on mine measure roughly:

Width-18"
Height-12"
Depth-15"

Maybe these measurments will help?
Hi there,
Thanks so much for the exact measurements and the great pix. Read previous post, looks like I'll be spending time on electrical (12V) for the next few weeks before I worry about the water hose reel, lol.
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Derek,
Be careful parking your MH in the back yard for very long if it's on grass. The moisture from the yard will make the underside rust really fast.
I found that out with an old mustang I had.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #28
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Be careful parking your MH in the back yard for very long if it's on grass. The moisture from the yard will make the underside rust really fast.
I found that out with an old mustang I had.
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"Moisture" here in Florida doesn't ever really leave us. It's either in the air (humidity), falling from the sky (rain) or when it does actually rain, with having sandy soil, it disappears FAST!
Still, will heed your advice and get a concrete pad back there, or at least some gravel.
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