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    50 amp power cord grey plastic nut

    Ok, head hung low, red faced and embarrassed and asking for help.....
    I can build you a business jet, F4 Phantom, F16 Falcon, a UH1 Huey Helecopter and even a dirt Late Model stock car.....BUT I CAN'T PUT THIS FREAKING NUT ON THIS POWER CORD!!!!!!

    Ok ok, woosaaaa, woosaaaa, I'm calm now, is there anything special to install this nut?? I tried Dawn, everything in my arsenal to put it on, no luck.....what trick am I missing........calling Gander RV??

    Thanks
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    Lol! The locking nut is a PITA to get back on once off. Got a deep freeze? Put your cord in a bag and drop it in for an hour. Meanwhile, let the nut bake in the sun. Smear a little dielectric grease or petroleum jelly around the lip of the nut, pull cord out of freezer and quickly remarry the two.
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    ^^^^ What he said. Now I'd like my F-16 in fighter jet gray like the new Mustang color please.
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    Thanks Geo.....will give it a try


    QUOTE=geotex1;365986]Lol! The locking nut is a PITA to get back on once off. Got a deep freeze? Put your cord in a bag and drop it in for an hour. Meanwhile, let the nut bake in the sun. Smear a little dielectric grease or petroleum jelly around the lip of the nut, pull cord out of freezer and quickly remarry the two.[/QUOTE]

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    Tx, mine is in the background.Click image for larger version. 

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    After getting the cord plugged in and turned to the lock position, push firmly and squarely on the cord. I rotate the lock ring backwards a 1/4 turn to seat the threads and then turn the lock ring to tighten it. The arch of the cord going to the ground can affect the angle of the plug.

    Our Solitude kitchen slide is right next the where the cord arches to the ground. I use a piece of double sided Velcro strips to secure a nice arch of the cord to take some of the stress off the outlet. KEN
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    I use the jiggle method, plug in the cord, hold it level then jiggle the plug whilst turning the nut. Seems easy to get cross threaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbiker View Post
    After getting the cord plugged in and turned to the lock position, push firmly and squarely on the cord. I rotate the lock ring backwards a 1/4 turn to seat the threads and then turn the lock ring to tighten it. The arch of the cord going to the ground can affect the angle of the plug.

    Our Solitude kitchen slide is right next the where the cord arches to the ground. I use a piece of double sided Velcro strips to secure a nice arch of the cord to take some of the stress off the outlet. KEN
    I think you misread the post. He’s trying to reinstall the ring onto the cord, not connect it to the trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Tx, mine is in the background.Click image for larger version. 

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    That's awesome Rg, thanks lol!! Love the tail art!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Ok, head hung low, red faced and embarrassed and asking for help.....
    I can build you a business jet, F4 Phantom, F16 Falcon, a UH1 Huey Helecopter and even a dirt Late Model stock car.....BUT I CAN'T PUT THIS FREAKING NUT ON THIS POWER CORD!!!!!!

    Ok ok, woosaaaa, woosaaaa, I'm calm now, is there anything special to install this nut?? I tried Dawn, everything in my arsenal to put it on, no luck.....what trick am I missing........calling Gander RV??

    Thanks
    https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Power-In...ug/SM76FR.html

    This will be my next RV upgrade once the power unit in my unit goes bad. My last RV the Furrion power light on the connector stopped working after about three years. I was just about to upgrade it when I traded in for my Reflection. The little blue light went out on it over the winter. I suspect this will be an upgrade very soon.

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