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BigSkyTrailerGuy

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Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:59:17 PM »

1999 Cardinal.  I think one cord is for 120V -- not sure of the other.   Both are aged, greasy, and saggy.

Anyone know of a source for new coil cords like this?   Should I bother? or just tie them up out of the way?

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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 05:02:20 PM »
Inspect carefully and if no signs of damage, tie them up out of the way.
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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 05:07:11 PM »
Probably going to need a better phrased question or maybe explain what exactly do you want to know...As always pics would help. :)
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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 10:07:53 PM »
You can't tie them up, they need to move back and forth when the slide moves in and out.

A screen door type spring might provide enough tension to keep the wires from sagging, but still allow them to move with the slide.

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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 08:02:44 AM »
If they are coils you may be able to string a bungee through the middle that is tight enough to hold them up when the slide is extended.
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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 10:07:16 AM »
Google "retractile power cord" if you want to buy replacement wire.

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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 12:39:52 PM »
I had a similar issue, I was able to zip tie mine secure to the bottom of the slide, making sure there were adequate loops to ensure enough slack would be present when extending the slide.
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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
Bungee cord through the coils may be a great idea!

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Re: Coil cords under my old slide-out are saggy droopers...
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 03:22:10 AM »
Lots of old stuff becomes saggy droopers. ;D
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