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Old 07-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #15
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I have used an extension a few times and I would think you would want one that matches the power needs of your rig.

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #16
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I carry a 25ft. 30amp extension with me that I bought at a campground "garage sale" the seasonal were having for $5! Like new, have not yet had to use it the four years I've had it. Glad I do have it though. To carry a 50amp extension for limited use would just take up to much space in my power bay.

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #17
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We are on our first long trip since retirement and have been in a couple of RV parks where my 50 amp cord just barely reaches the pedestal. I have a 30 amp ext. Cord with adapters but wonder how many others carry at least a 15' 50 amp cord. I suspect it will be a rare time when it would be needed but wondering how often, if ever, others have used/needed one.
We've not needed one in 14 years, (105k miles), with this 50A coach.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:51 PM   #18
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I have a 25' 50amp but if I had it to do over, I would buy a 25' 30amp because every time I have ever needed an extension cord it has always been at an older campground or rally site that did not have 50 amp service anyway. I could of then saved quite a bit on the price of the two cords, plus a 30 amp is much easier to handle also.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:53 PM   #19
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When we bought the RV I got a 50 amp extension, used it twice in 2 years. Last time was at the son-in-laws to reach across the yard to his pump house.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:12 PM   #20
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We carry one, 50 amp. Use it a couple of times per year. We go to a lot of different campgrounds.

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Old 07-07-2014, 03:32 PM   #21
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The solution is to only park in sites that need a longer cord when the temps are cooler.

That way you only need 30A to run one Air conditioner.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #22
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I carry a 25' 50a and 25' 30a plus the coach has maybe 20' on a reel.

I have used all of it. I stopped at one place (in CT I think) were the pedestal was at the front of the campsite on the wrong side. Conveniently the camp store had lots of extension cords .
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:56 PM   #23
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I bought a 25 ft 50A extension cord for the FMCA Rally in Perry last March. I used it there. I used it recently for about 10 days in a Fairgrounds campground that was too wet to park in the regular space. They put me on a gravel road and I had to stretch the electric and water to get to the hook-ups. It actually worked out very well.

That makes twice in 6 months.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #24
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Have never needed an extension cord in the MH. Back in our TT days, we carried a 25 foot 30amp cord -- we did use it a couple times. \ken
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I have a 25' 50a extension in addition to the 25 footer on my reel. I have used it exactly one time, when my pedestal failed and I hooked up to the campsite next to me. Other then that it sits and takes up space in the storage bay.
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I have one 50 amp extention and a 30 amp extention. I am currently at a Elk's Lodge in Oregon and this is the first time in all my travels tha I had to break out the 50 amp extention.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #27
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I got a 30' 50 amp on clearance. I have not needed it yet, but after I bought a 5' 50 amp length of cable to wire my progressive EMS, the 30' extension just seemed like such a good idea! Hahaha
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I have a store bought 25' 50 amp and another that I made that is 56'. I have used both on occasion. Long cords give me the flexibility to park on a hard surface rather than on grass or questionable ground. I do not intend to sink in this thing IF I can help it.


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