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Old 03-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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25 ' coach cord

My wife wants to boondock 1/3 of the year, and stay in RV parks 2/3's of the year. She has always gotten her way for the 34 years. My question is simple. Will the ( what I assume is standard ) 25' 50 amp cord be long enough @ most RV parks? Before I go and spend $150.00 or so on an extension cord.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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I have not encountered a park where our 20' was not more than enough.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Hello, you should be fine with 25' with everything I have ever seen. I would say if you have 25' out and can't plug in you need to move the Coach.......
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Try eBay. You can usually find an RV extension cord there much cheaper. I always carry one as I have found that in some places I need to be in a different position to get a better view and not be tied down to the power post location.
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Try eBay. You can usually find an RV extension cord there much cheaper. I always carry one as I have found that in some places I need to be in a different position to get a better view and not be tied down to the power post location.
So how much cord does one need so he is "not tied down" to the power post?
I have never seen to many options in a RV site that one could move that far to make a big difference. Just wondering.
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IMurraytwist,

Believe me, there are parks that will dictate you need at least 25 or 30'. When you need the cord and don't have it- you'll be unhappy. Some rv outfits will sell you one for less than $150.00 but check around. (I assume you are talking about 50A...if just 30, they are a lot cheaper!)
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I have needed an extension twice in all the years I've been traveling. A 30 amp 25' will be a whole lot less.You'll also need a 50-30 dogbone adapter.
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It really depends where your cord is located on your rig, mine exits within one foot of the driver side tail light on a 42ft rig! Camping World is having a sale now and I went and bought a 15ft 50amp for $64 out the door. I have had one CG in the last few years that was designed by a idiot and needed the extra length.
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Amazon has them for $93 shipping included. That was for a 30 foot camco with handles...Jim
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I carry an extension - have used it on a few occasions.
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So how much cord does one need so he is "not tied down" to the power post?
I have never seen to many options in a RV site that one could move that far to make a big difference. Just wondering.
I use my extension cord all the time. Not just in campgrounds or parks, when we visit my in laws I need to get well into the garage to get power.

In our last Class C we would pull into the space that we visited on the coast because we had a rear dinette so our best view was out the back. That put my power on the wrong side and required me to use my extension.

When I park in my driveway I need my extension to reach my 30 amp plug that I have on the exterior of my garage. Etc. Etc. Etc.
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Hello my coach came with a 50 ft 50 AMP power cord and I still carry a 15ft 50 amp extension better to have one then be without one as you just never know when you need one.Same with dump hoses I carry several lengths of extras. ( BE PREPARD )
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We had a class C last summer and found that a county campground and the power post on the wrong side. After that trip my son gave me an extension. Used it more than once.
Made sure I put it in the new Class A. Just last month at a resort the power post was at the back end of the site, yet the patio was at the front. No problem with the 30 amp extension. Now that we have it I'll always have in the storage bay.
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You will very seldom need any more than the standard OEM cord. However, when you need one...you need one. I carry a spare...and have needed it.
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