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Coiling shore power cord?

Post  Wiscampsin on Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:05 pm

In my jayco manual it states:

The power cord must be fully extended when in use and not left coiled in the electrical compartment or on the ground. If the power cord is left coiled, it may potentially create enough heat to melt its protective case.

With my previous campers (non Jayco) I always coiled the remaining part of either the OEM shore power cord or 30A extension cord. I felt it was safer for people walking around the site than having it snake bake and forth on the ground. Never had a problem. Now I read this warning and wondering what others do. Is there really a risk of building up that much heat? Is this heat being created by induction? Any opinions?

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Post  dalenoel on Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:12 pm

For me it depends on the weather. If the cord will be in the shade, possible breese and cool weather I will leave it coiled. Not tight but just under the trailer.

If it is in the sun, hot weather, I will uncoil it some but still under the trailer. Keeps it cleaner underneath.

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Post  Mike on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:33 pm

When I camp I coil the cord under the trailer, but sad to say I don't fully extend the cored when I am at home with it plugged in. The warning wouldn't be in the book unless it happened to someone so I will make sure I fully extend it from now on. Thanks for bringing it up

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