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Old 07-24-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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This past weekend we setup our 19rd at our home base campsite in Il. and left it plugged in. The flimsy hatch door used for the power cord has me concerned both from a weather and rodent perspective.Any advice on what methods have been used by others to make this a better sealed opening would be appreciated?
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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Here is a link to my solution.

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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Farmer - NICE!!

I too have wondered about the durability of that flimsy door. Now I know my next project!!

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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I did the same thing that Famer did to his at first. (Thanks Farmer I remeber that post you made and did the same thing)

Then after this past winter, I did mine a little different. I went to Walmart and got a plastic cutting board, (the cutting board is used instead of the piece of plywood to mount the electrical socket to)then also cut some 2X4's and made a frame to fit inside behind the hole. Then I attached the cutting board and electircal socket to the inside with the 2X4"s making the cutting board deeper inside the hole. This way whenI hook up my electrical cord, I can still shut the hatch door and the cord comes out the little access hole like it normally does, (also got this idea from another poster here too, Thanks grossamar,isnt this place great!) but is completely sealed now so no rodents or bugscan get in.

I did this because I leave my trailer hooked up all winter long to keep the battery charged. And with the doorbeing able to close, it doesnt flap in the wind in the winter like it did all last winter, plus now it doesnt flap in the wind when Im at a campground and the wind kicks up too.

I painted all the wood white with spray paint and also sealed it all up with silicone too.Edited by: fixit5561
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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I made a rubber cover for the cord opening. Keeps most critters out.
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