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Old 09-13-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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I've read about others doing this mod and I decided to give it a try. We leave our trailer plugged in all winter long and I'm always worried about mice climbing up the power cord and getting into the trailer. I also wanted to close up another source for cold air to get in.
I purchased a marine shore power receptacle from Marco and the mating plug. I cut a 1/2" piece of plywood about 2" wider than the hole and just high enough to fit through the hole corner to corner.
I cut a hole in the plywood to accommodate the receptacle.





I cut and stripped my power cord so about 18" was hanging outside the trailer. I installed the wires and screwed the receptacle to the plywood. I applied a generous amount of silicone sealant around the edge and slid the assembly into the hole and screwed it in place with four screws.



I put the plug on the other cut end of the cord and I was good to go.



I really like this mod and it looks good too.


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Old 09-13-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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Nice job. I did something similar on my 07 cruiser. Much better than pushing cord through the small hole, especially in winter when you travel in 20 degree weather.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Very nice! I want to do something like that but underneath the trailer because we "skirt" for the winters.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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I also did something very similar, only I recessed mine back a bit so I could close the power door with the plug in. Sealed around the wood with silicone and no more shoving a cord back into the hole, no more chances of critters getting inside as a bonus!!

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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I made the same mod last year but went one step further and glued a piece of 2inch styrofoam insulation on the inside of the plywood for the cold Canadian winters we like to camp in so much. Great photos.

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #6
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KennyB, do you remember where you bought the power cord end and the receptical and part numbers?If you can remember this maybeit will helpme to get going.I have always liked that setup over draging the cord out.Thanks
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:11 AM   #7
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I ordered them from Wholesale Marine, http://www.wholesalemarine.com. But I did misspeak the brand they are "Marinco" brand.
The 30 AMP Shorepower Inlet is MAR-301EL-B.
The 30 AMP Shorepower Female Connector is MAR-305CRCN.
The 30 AMP Shorepower Waterproof Cover is MAR-103RN.
Good luck, it's a fun little project.


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Old 09-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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I've been working on my installation today. I found there is almost not enough room vertically to mount the inlet plug and allow the cover to open all the way. May not be necessary for it to open all the way in order to get the plug in it. Thinking about turning it sideways and letting the cover swing to the side.

By the way, there is a good deal on the Mar-30EL-B on Ebay. Also, a deal on the complete power cord for less than you can buy the connectors for the old power cord.


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Old 10-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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Like the idea. What do you do with the power cord when you unplug?I assume you need a place to store it.

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Old 10-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #10
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It and the extension go into a tub in the basement of our 30SK.

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