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Old 11-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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50 amp 90 degree adapter

My 'new to me' 07 Southwind has the 50 amp plug in the left rear small cabinet. It plugs into the outlet which is perpendicular to the ground however then has to do a 90 degree turn 'south' to go through the opening and onto the power pedestal at the park. Needless to say this causes strain on the cord shortly after it leaves the 50 amp boot. This design was changed in the next production year in that they moved the outlet to a different storage bin but more importantly the outlet went to a ceiling mount which had the cord travel directly 'south' outside the coach with no bend.

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In an effort to avoid this constant strain on the cord I was wondering if others, in a similar situation, have considered a short 90 degree pigtail adapter to mitigate this problem?

Amazon.com: Camco 55562 18" 50 AMP Standard Male / 50 AMP 90 Degree Locking Female PowerGrip Adapter: Sports & Outdoors


What do ya think?

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Will not work. You need the same end on both ends which would be the screw in type.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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...back to the drawing board..
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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This should be what you need: Amazon.com: Marinco 1RPC50RV Right Angle Locking Adapter: Sports & Outdoors
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Ron......Could you move the outlet to the other side of that tin housing so it would be a straight in shot?
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Ron......Could you move the outlet to the other side of that tin housing so it would be a straight in shot?
Don ideally the outlet should be on the ceiling of that compartment or the ceiling of the adjoining sewer compartment. In either case, it would then allow it to run straight down through an access hole and out. In the '08 model they swapped the generator and sewer station compartments and had the ceiling outlet which is better.

So really it's 6 one half a dozen the other as to move the outlet to a ceiling mount or pay $90 for the right 90 degree locking adapter.

Hrmm...flip a coin I guess eh...
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My 08 Bounder has a ceiling outlet.
Upper right in this photo. I would move it if you could.


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If you don't have one, this might be a good time to add a Progressive Surge Protector and hardwire it with a connector in the location you want.

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If you don't have one, this might be a good time to add a Progressive Surge Protector and hardwire it with a connector in the location you want. EMS-HW50C
Great suggestion. You can see my portable in the photo above.
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My 08 Bounder has a ceiling outlet.
Upper right in this photo. I would move it if you could.


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I would like to move the 50 amp connector on the exterior of my coach to an interior compartment. Prefer to keep my EMS out of the elements. How did you make the connectors in your pic?
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Hopefully the op needs this info as well , as we don't want to hijack the thread.
Mine is the portable one and comes with a male plug and female outlet. I bought a three foot length of cord from Home Depot ( 3x6 , 1x8 ) as I didn't want to shorten my cord. I wired the Marinco female and a male plug to the short cord . I put standard female plug on my power cord. The EMS plugs inbetween these two cords. I can easily detach it and plug the two cords together if necessary. Hope that's clear as I'm no electrician .
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No prob...all good info. I'll have to do something as just prior to buying this coach the PO had to repair the female end of the 50 amp cord due to the constant strain making that turn downwards.

Putting it on the ceiling makes sense but how the heck do I access the wiring behind the wall it's on now and then access the other side of the ceiling of that compartment.

Maybe there's an access panel in the floor in the closet in the bedroom?
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