Originally Posted by john hd
another idea to prevent this from happening again is to eliminate the less than quality male connectors and the extension cord.
you can do this by purchasing a canadian spec power cord from an airstream dealer. they have molded ends and are 10 feet longer if i remember correctly.
call a dealer and check it out.
the other route is to by a 20 foot generic cord, cut off the female end and install into your junction or breaker box. at least you will get a molded end. however, the quality may be dubious if it is imported.
I would love to replace my power cord with a new/better/longer one. I'm a little afraid to mess with the cord reel however since parts are NLA and replacements are very expensive.
Has anyone replaced the cord in one of the circa 1984 cord reels? What's involved?
Also, I need to use the MH on Monday and I'm 300 miles from any dealers.
So, I purchased a molded male 'pig tail' at an RV place. Then I used a waterproof, over/underground splice kit to attach the 'pig tail' to the power cord from the MH.
I purchased the splice kit at the local Ace, but here's a link to the same item on Amazon. Amazon.com: GB Electrical HST-1300 Underground Cable Splice Kit: Home Improvement
This is what the finished product looks like.
Other than the low quality of the plug on the 'pig tail' I think this is an OK repair.
Have I missed something?