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Old 07-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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A storage reel for your 50 amp cord ?



Some friends have it on their MH and it is 'stunningly' simple !



http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...age-reel/57095



http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Motori...p/cr12d-sr.htm



thinking I could mount it in the drivers side basement and supply power there...



Hmmm, or wonder if any place presents itself closer to the rear of the 38gk ????Edited by: johnboytoo
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Those are sweet. Dave and Ginney have the Mor-Ryde crank one.


I wish I didn't have to mount it in the basement on the narrow end, or I would have it installed already. There is just not much room there.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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Like Atom Ant said, we have the hand crank Moy-Ride real and I love it. It takes up less room than what the 50 ft power cord did itself. It even works when the cord is frozen from a blizzard.

I've been asked a few times if I ever use all 50 foot of the cord. There have been times where I've used all of it and it's nice not having to worry about how close I have to get to a power supply.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Any 36FL owners out there that have any ideas where to mount one of these? Based on our limited storage in the "basemet" (no pass through), and no "Dad's Tool Box", we are limited. Hey Redwood, any ideas from y'all?? This is a handy item. I currently toss the 50 amp line into our truck, ahead of the 5th wheel. I sure would like to store it coiled on a reel mounted somewhere on the coach. Any options on underneath in the rear and would it void the frame/structure warranty provided?? Open for discussion and ideas
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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I've wanted to do something like this for a long time.

http://cargobed.com/

Had it all figured out for our Artic Fox and then, all of a sudden, came the RW. It would necessarily stow under the coach. It would also need to be either stainless steel or maybe even galvanized sheeting...with a waterproof top. It would give me the storage I need to take things out of our "basement" and then use the basement for the reel.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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You might what to check the web site at lci1.com. Go to the web site and.Click on Towable RV, Click on Storage & Convenience, Click on Underchassis Storage. They have a storage box that mounts under the frame that might work. It all depends how big your reel is, but if you know someone that could make box little deeper it might work. I have thought of doing this but haven't done it.
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After we signed the order and included it, I'm having second thoughts in that the 38gk's basement is MUCH, MUCH smaller than my current 5er...

It even has a roll out tray and sub basement - not sure I'll fit all my stuff in the RW.
(but at least the wife has MUCH more storage inside !!! )
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We really love our GK, but it is our first RV. The kitchen storage is the main reason we chose the GK and I have not been disappointed. If I weren't full time, it would not have been as important, but it is full and I had to put some stuff in storage. Still trying to work out what I absolutely need and what I just want to have. Over time I am sure I will re-do several times what I have in the RV. Going from 3400 sq ft to 400 sq ft has been somewhat difficult, but we are happy!!!
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I put in the Moryde cord reel and it works great! I also put on a water hose reel (from Walmart) above it and it works great we well!
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Hi Bassinator....

HOPEFULLY, in 8 or 9 days our 38gk will come in and we can find out how little room I have left in the basement

trying to figure out a solution... and the fact the power input is at the very back of the redwood means we have to carry that Anaconda 30 feet to store it May look into a shorter 10 foot cord for when we can get away with it... but most parks we've stayed at the pedestals are about midway of the rv, only ONE was at the back
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I put in the Moryde cord reel and it works great! I also put on a water hose reel (from Walmart) above it and it works great we well!

Bassinator, is it possible to get some pictures of how you did this setup???

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During the 2013 Rally factory tour, there were almost no Redwoods being contructed due to a large Crossroads order - which was disappointing. But Tom Montegue made up for it by bringing upa number of Redwood "prototypes"and we all got to tour them. What manufacturer ever does that for it's owners??? Thank you Tom...



These units hada number of greatchanges and options that may (or may not) get incorporated into the current floorplans.



One of the units I saw had a 50A cord retractor built-in at the current (RL) location. Looked great and worked great.
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That would be awesome
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Wonder if they could be retrofitted into our existing coaches?
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The problem I see with the Auto retracting power cord reels is that they only handle 40 ft of the 50 amp power line. I carry 50 ft.
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The problem I see with the Auto retracting power cord reels is that they only handle 40 ft of the 50 amp power line. I carry 50 ft.

Cut off 10' and throw a 15' length in your basement. You just gained 5'.
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Just installed the Mor Ryde cord reel. What a dream. Should of done this a long time ago. Thanks to Dave&Ginny for showing me theirs.
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I installed a Mor ryde hose reel in my GK and luv it. I installed on the left side right up against the wall below the water filter door.
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