If you walk through your average RV park you will notice that every RV has a different selection of accessories setup on the exterior. You will find lights, fans, grills, chairs, tables, rugs, and many other outdoor living items. Without fail some if not all of these require power. Some have batteries but a majority require a plain old electrical connection from a RV power cord. One of the many concerns that come with outdoor living is keeping power connections dry. Inclement weather, outdoor hoses, or even neighbors can jeopardize and possibly cause an electrical issue if the exposed connection points are not properly cared for.
Protect Outdoor RV Power Cords with the Upside-Down Bucket Mod
So naturally when we spotted this simple plastic bucket RV power cord mod from the Farm Journal, it was clear that we needed to share it. A very inventive solution that fixed this problem entirely and all for a few dollars. All that is needed for this RV power cord mod is bucket that is wide enough to house the RV power cord electrical connection as shown in the picture. Make two holes directly across from each other near the bottom. Be sure to make them large enough so a cord connection can fit through them. Then simply thread the two ends of the RV power cord together inside the bucket and flip it over so the bottom of the bucket protects the connection like an umbrella. The RV power cord will now stay suspended off the ground and protected from water.
We found that with some lighter buckets it was worthwhile to find something with some weight to place on the top to keep it from moving. Especially if the cords get moved from use. We already carry a 5 gallon bucket for odds and ends and find that drilling the holes about 5 inches off the ground (From the top of the bucket) is perfect and still allows us to fill the bucket with water without rendering it useless because of holes in the bottom.
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