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Old 09-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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50 AMP Extension Cord

Do you carry a spare 50 AMP extension cord? If so, how long?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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I bought a 15 footer because I needed it to plug the RV in at home. I have used it quite a few times since then in RV Parks.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Yes - we do. 30 foot.

The reason for this is that we some times come across campgrounds where the electric outlets have been place without to much thought, and our normal (and long) 50Amp cord comes up short.

Another reason is that sometimes we get a better view to the outside if we place our rig the opposite way the campground intended. The distance to the electric outlet then may become too long for the standard cord. Not all campground like you doing that (for whatever reason) so we tend to ask permission before we do it.
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I carry a spare 30 amp ( 25') and dog bone the
50 to 30 if need be. I only used it once and it's a lot less weight to haul around and a lot less expensive.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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We have a 30' extension (50A) that we have used twice in 5 years. Even with the limited use, I would not want to travel without it. When you need it there is no substitute.
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We have a 30' extension (50A) that we have used twice in 5 years. Even with the limited use, I would not want to travel without it. When you need it there is no substitute.
Same here. In one park we parked 180 degrees from the intended direction...and needed that extra cord. As noted, when you need it, you need it.
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I use mine all the time (15'). It allows me to keep my surge protector inside the storage bay under lock and out of the weather.
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I carry a spare 30 amp ( 25') and dog bone the
50 to 30 if need be. I only used it once and it's a lot less weight to haul around and a lot less expensive.
And carries a whole lot less wattage
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We carry a 30 amp cord and have needed it at times. Have been thinking of just getting a 15 ft 50 amp cord.
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I have a 30' store bought and a 60' that I made back in the day when copper was not priced like gold. I also have a 50 amp box with a 20' pig tail in case I need to wire directly into a panel.

I try to be prepared because I am seldom in an RV Park. I am mostly parked at churches and often their hook ups are not near a solid, level spot.

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We have a 30' extension (50A) that we have used twice in 5 years. Even with the limited use, I would not want to travel without it. When you need it there is no substitute.
X2

We probably use it about once or twice a year, but we too wouldn't be without it. We also use a 75' extension at home about 4-5 times a year but don't carry that one. It also serves as an extension for my welder.
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One 35 feet

one 100 feet
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I carry a 15' 50A cord and use it primarily in one location that we visit twice a year. My regular shore cord is almost 35 feet, so the two give me a lot of reach.

I also carry a 10 ft and a 25 ft 30A extension, plus dogbones to adapt to any available source. And a twin-30A Y adapter. We occasionally stay at friend's homes, business parking lots, etc. and I like to be prepared to get power from whatever source is available.
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Carry a 30 foot 50 amp cord. Hate to be some place and find I need it. Also use it at home.
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