Power (Inlet) to the people

When I was at Colin Hyde’s shop he mentioned that my AC power cord was no longer flexible and could use replacement. He suggested I go with a stainless steel locking power inlet. This way, instead of the power cord being hardwired to the electrical panel in the trailer, I would have an easily accessible, detachable, flexible power cord.

Another thing that bothered me about the original power cord was that it was really rather short. If I was to leave the generator in the bed of the truck, the cord wouldn’t reach it. Many times while camping in a campground with electrical hookups, I had to use an extension cord to reach the outlet.

Here is a photo of the original power cord. It was hardwired to the breaker box and was not very long.

Here is a photo of the original power cord. It was hardwired to the breaker box and was not very long.

The wire ran in through the rear bumper and here it is wired to the breaker box.

The wire ran in through the rear bumper and here it is wired to the breaker box.

Here is the electrical inlet I chose. It is a 30Amp, stainless steel inlet made by Furrion. I purchased it at Vintage Trailer Supply.

Here is the electrical inlet I chose. It is a 30Amp, stainless steel inlet made by Furrion. I purchased it at Vintage Trailer Supply.

Hole cut in side of trailer for the electrical inlet.

Hole cut in side of trailer for the electrical inlet.

Inlet installed in side of trailer.

Inlet installed in side of trailer.

Power cord attached. This "new" yellow power cord is actually what I used to use on my sailboat. I'm glad I saved it.

Power cord attached. This “new” yellow power cord is actually what I used to use on my sailboat. I’m glad I saved it.

Notice how much longer this new cord is. No problem making it into the bed of the truck, if that is where I decide to run a generator.

Notice how much longer this new cord is. No problem making it into the bed of the truck, if that is where I decide to run a generator.

I am very happy with this upgrade. It was not hard to do, solved a problem and looks nice.

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