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Old 08-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #15
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Bob, West Marine may be less expensive than RV upgrades.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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West marine gets $122.99. Click here.

RVUpgrade's price is $95.54.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:37 AM   #17
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Actually, I only wanted it so I could connect the Alpine to the 20 Amp service at the house without having to use the 50 Amp cable.
For a lot less cost than the 50 Amp plug end I can directly wire a 120 VAC-20 Amp outlet connected directly to the 50 Amp inlet so I can use a standard 14 gage extension cord and a male to male pigtail.

Regardless, thanks for the input.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:19 PM   #18
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Why don't we forget the West Marine idea.

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Old 08-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I use this website for wiring.http://www.myrv.us/electric/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Frankie, I needed that bit of information. The forum comes through again.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:37 PM   #20
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I just replaced my cracked plug with the Camco version with handle, from Camping World. It fits (tightly) through the hole and if you follow the exact measurements on the package, it goes together perfectly and is water-tight. The instructions are very clear about which color goes where.

And yes, just cut the old one off.

I also replaced the female end of an extension cord with a part from Home Depot (also at Camping World) that cost about $12.
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Thanks takepride... that's exactly the reinforcement this chary DIYer needed!
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If you want to use a top of the line plug use Hubbell. You should be able to get them at an electrical supply store. If not have Camping World or a good marina order them for you. Take a very large wallet.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #23
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With interest,I've been reading the responses. Goop is tremendous. I've used it for re-making the insulated covering for the power cord head, when it starts to retreat from use. I believe that all the different listed Goops are the same, just in different containers.

It sticks, it insulates and it mends like WOW! I would recommend it for just about anything. It has joined WD 40, and Duct Tape as the "fix-all remedy.

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I bought a really nice yellow one at Wal-Mart...easy to install.
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rmmpe:
for 120v, 20amp i would use at least a 12 guage extension cord depending on length.
i found a wire size chart somewhere on this forum but cannot find it now.
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Thanks Dan.

I currently use a 12 gage cord to link to the 50 Amp cord. All I want to do is be able to use the 12 gage cord directly so the 50 Amp cord can be left in the bay when the Coach is stored and on charge. The only time more than that is required is when I have the Fridge on to cool it a day before it is stocked for a trip.
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Wire size and amp ratings;

14 gauge - 15 amps

12 gauge - 20 amps

10 gauge - 30 amps

6 gauge - 50 amps
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rmmpe:
Actually, I only wanted it so I could connect the Alpine to the 20 Amp service at the house without having to use the 50 Amp cable.

For a lot less cost than the 50 Amp plug end I can directly wire a 120 VAC-20 Amp outlet connected directly to the 50 Amp inlet so I can use a standard 14 gage extension cord and a male to male pigtail. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Above, is not really the best way. Remember the 50A cord has 2 legs of 120V @ 50 amps each. So, which leg would you wire an outlet to as mentioned above? Only 1/2 of the coach would have AC power. And a Male-Male pigtail sounds like "shock me baby!".

I took a 30A extension cord (cheap compared to a 50A), cut the female end off, replaced it with a 50A female connector to plug into the coach. In that female plug, I feed both 120V legs from the single 120V leg in the 30A cord (essentially what a 50A-30A cheater does). However, you'll still have to buy a 50A female Marinco style plug, but that'd be the better way to connect using a lesser amperage cord.

So when I don't need 50A, just minimal power (charging, TV, microwave, NO AC, lights, etc) I take out the cable described above for some "low calorie shore juice".
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