Your RV power cords are a treasure when you consider how well they keep you connected to the electricity that makes your camping trip more pleasurable. They spend most of their days out in the weather or packed away in small spaces. Sometimes you don’t find out about a problem with your power cord until you’re unpacking it and trying to plug it in. That can make for a problem before you even get a chance to get comfortable in the campground. Regular maintenance of your power cord will extend the life of the cord and ensure the success of your trip so here are a few suggestions.
Check and Clean the Cord – Be sure the cord is disconnected from the power source. Check it thoroughly for any damage. Look for any small nicks or cracks. If you find any, and they don’t go all the way through to the wiring inside, you can repair the cord by wrapping with electrical tape. Wipe the cord to remove any debris or sharp objects that could puncture the cord.
Check and Clean the Plug – Look carefully at the plug-in end. The prongs should be straight and not bent or damaged. If they have been bent only slightly you can gently pull them back in place. If you find corrosion on the prongs you can use fine sand paper to remove it.
Be sure the breaker is turned off before you plug the cord in. When you are unplugging the cord, pull from the plug and not from the cord as this could cause the cord to separate from the plug and cause damage. Be sure the cord and plug are clean before storing away.
We hope your camping trip is memorable and that you come back and see us often. Be sure to make your reservations soon. We can’t wait to see you.