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Old 06-18-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Electric cord reel

We just had Mor/ryde IS installed (along with disc brakes) and while we were in Indiana, did the Redwood Tour. Thought I would show everyone the electric cord reel....

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Old 06-18-2015, 02:15 PM   #2
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hey, hey looks just like the one we had hard wired above our 3rd battery in our storage bay!

You are gonna love it... SO much easier than fighting that cold hard anaconda

(since ours was an add-on too, thought about taking it off when the 5er moved on, but didn't have a need for it)
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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the only bad thing I noticed about ours is it is only powered bringing cable in you have to manually pull cord out.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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We would LOVE to have one of these. REDWOOD: It would be great if we could contact our service department and have them order this and install it!! What a great way to support your owners! There are other features on the new coaches that we would like to have (and ours is a 2015!)
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:47 PM   #5
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Now you are being picky Dave....
it pulls out so easily ...

I would just dump it through the outlet on the bottom,
a few tugs to get some slack,
and walk it over to the pedestal..

the one on our new coach is a pull out too...
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:52 PM   #6
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Now you are being picky Dave....
it pulls out so easily ...

I would just dump it through the outlet on the bottom,
a few tugs to get some slack,
and walk it over to the pedestal..

the one on our new coach is a pull out too...
Ya, probably the same reason you don't power out a winch with no load on it, you end up with a ball of tied up cable around the spool.
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:54 PM   #7
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Now you are being picky Dave....
it pulls out so easily ...

I would just dump it through the outlet on the bottom,
a few tugs to get some slack,
and walk it over to the pedestal..

the one on our new coach is a pull out too...
Not being picky. Mine is a little tight getting out. But once you get about 6 or so feet out it starts to roll a little easier. But the initial part is a tug of war to start
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Ah... then that MAY come from how it was rolled in the last time...
I usually used a glove or rag to 'guide' the cable to ensure one wrap didn't cross the other until at one side of the reel or the other making it 'double height' if you will... otherwise it WILL bind - did that - got the merit badge for it!

just make sure it goes BACK on the reel as smoothly as it could lay....
maybe unroll the whole thing then wrap it back nice and neat - one wrap next to the other from side to side and back...

give it a try - good luck !
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ill give that a try
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:14 PM   #10
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I actually asked our tour guide if it would be possible to buy the reel, door and other associated parts to achieve this new "factory" option....He had no clue...After looking at it, I realized that the only difficult step with the "retro-fit" would be cutting the body panel to accept the plastic access door which covers the reel. I may tackle this mod in the future if I can locate the door..???
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:20 PM   #11
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Here is another picture showing the main power cable in the Carlon liquid tight conduit and the location (back, left corner of the frame)
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Where exactly is this awesome addition mounted at? I am lost looking at the pic. I would love to mount one of these on my GK
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Street side rear corner.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:08 PM   #14
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ok, so from what I can see in the picture,, it looks like they are mounting these with the self drilling screws that they use on the awnings and spare tire carriers. IF you have one of these, I would double check to make sure these stay tight.
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Everything in the rv industry is self tapping screws. Gone are the days of predrilled holes and bolts
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The whole rv industry is self tapping screws. Gone are the days of predrilled holes and bolts. Cheap and fast is the motto
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yes we know this all too well, that's what they installed our awnings with. That's why it fell off!
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I don't think it's the self drilling/taping screws as much as the person that does the assembly. They run the screws way past tight and strip the holes, or twist or nearly twist the heads off. Then the fastener fails.


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I wouldn't have any issue with the self tapping bolts going into the frame. They hold just as well with the proper self locking head.

The awning is a totally different story - fiberglass, and bolts were too short.
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On the awnings there weren't enough of the too short self tappers either.
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