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Old 04-22-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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Lost my Plug!

I got to our campsite only to find my cord had dragged on the asphalt long enough to grind my plug off. Any suggestions about the best way to repair this?
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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You can get a replacement 30 AMP plug at Camping World (or online from a number of sources). It's not all that difficult to cut off the old plug and replace it. Just make sure you fasten the black and white wires correctly (you'll be able to tell from your old plug -- the black wire is the hot wire, the white is neutral, ground is green).
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Thanks so much, I will check their website. Unfortunately my husband "friended" a kind soul that cut the old plug off (and pitched it) before I could make a mental note of which wire goes where so I am hoping your color identification is all I need to replace it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #4
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Home Depot will also have the correct plug, probably cheaper.

If you find The Old Guy in the electrical department at Homey D, he will tell you which wire goes where.
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Yes, most Home Depot stores (and Lowe's) carry the 30 amp, 120 volt RV plug you need. RV stores do also.
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Thanks so much, I will check their website. Unfortunately my husband "friended" a kind soul that cut the old plug off (and pitched it) before I could make a mental note of which wire goes where so I am hoping your color identification is all I need to replace it.
Which "plug" are you referring to? The umbilical that connects from your trailer to your tow vehicle, or the shore power cord that plugs the trailer into a 120V service box at the campground?
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Right Kevin, I'm thinking this is really the umbilical (the one that connects the trailer to the tow vehicle. Why? Because it happened to me.
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If it is the umbilical cord make sure the connection to your trailer is set for the time period. When replacing mine the 7 way wire scheme is not the same as ie: 2014 - 1969. So its best to have a manual for your AS. So you don't hook up the wrong wires and wonder why your brakes are locked up because its hooked up to the charge line. If its your shore power cord its only 3 wires and a no brainer to hook up. Cheers!
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The plug that connects the trailer to the 120V service box. Does it matter which wire goes to which side of the plug? I understand the ground wire, just wondering if hot and neutral had to be on a certain side of the plug.
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Yes, it matters.
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Be careful what you buy in the hardware stores. I bought a 30 amp plug that was made from cheap plastic and there wasn't much room to run the wires inside the plug. I am looking for a larger plug made from rubber just like the original. By the way, I lost my plug the same way you did.
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I am looking for the same thing. I wondered if there were a longer cord/plug that can be purchased and wire the whole thing on. I haven't had luck finding a good replacement either, just the cheap ones you are talking about. If you find one will you let me know and I will do the same??
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