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Old 03-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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It depends on where your cord comes out of the coach. I carry a spare. I have needed it only when the site post was at the rear of the site. These are unique situations. Only had to use the extension cord a couple of times in the last several years.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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There are some campgrounds which locate the power pedistal between 2 rigs sitting side-to-side (I guess to save $'s). In this configuration, there may be times when you may need an extension.

As Cliff mentioned, carry a 30A 25' extension cord with a 50 to 30A dogbone. You won't have as much wattage (3600 watts on 30A vs 12000 watts on 50A) but you should be able to get by, even using A/C. This will at least give you some flexibility with not as much $'s invested for the few times you may need it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #17
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Provincial parks up here seem to hide the power post in the bushes between two sites. We often need an extension, since the firepit frequently dictates where we have to site the trailer, and it ain't talkin' to the electrical post!
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I would not try and get by with a dogbone and 30 amp. cord. Your rig is optimal at 50 amp.. Spend the extra money on the 50 amp. extension.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #19
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Amazon sells quality 50 AMP extension cords for $60 to $80.
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I got a great 15ft 50amp cord from Amazon for $60.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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Well, I can't say I agree with the popular cheap source for the cords but definitely get one somewhere.
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