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Old 07-07-2014, 11:12 PM   #29
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50 amp extension cord....need it?

We carry two 25' 30 Amp and two 15' 50 Amp extensions in our 50 Amp MH. The 30's were acquired during our earlier smaller RV days and the 50's for later larger RVs.
The shorter extensions were selected as they are easier to handle and store than 30' - 50' versions.
Our preference is to use the 50 Amp extension(s) regardless of service amperage available (with appropriate adapters of course). They are required relatively infrequently, and more likely at fairgrounds, dog shows, rallies, etc. The 30 Amp (and a 50' 12G 15 Amp extension) are on board "just in case".
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #30
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We've not needed one in 14 years, (105k miles), with this 50A coach.
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The 50A cord that came with my coach has always been long enough.
However, I also carry an assortment of adapters, (and "dog bones"), a 30' 30A cord, 2 25' 14ga cords, a 50' 14 ga cord, (which I've used often) and a "cheater box", (which I've never used).
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #31
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We carry 30' 50amp extension, bought on-line sale at Camping World $104. The expense and extra weight were overruled by adding a 50 amp service at our garage that won't reach driveway where we can park visitors, and I didn't feel like busting another sprinkler line by burying a cable--done that too many times. Also at our favorite beach campground the sites were set up to back into, but if we pull in we can see over the dunes to the ocean through our windshield--then need the extra cord to connect, and 30 amps won't run two 15M A/Cs. We have a "heavy" passenger rear side, so things like the 50 amp ext. are stored on the light side.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:10 AM   #32
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Full-timing for almost two years, including 4 months in Alaska (well never do that again!) and have never needed one. Sewer extension; yes- Extension cord; no. Good luck and travel safe.
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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.
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I am like you as I only have a 30A extension cord. I have only used it a couple of times in the past 3 years. I also have given thought to purchasing a 50A extension cord but in my mind I can't justify the cost to the need. I have 2 30A spare cords from my 30A coach days that I don't use.

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I have a 50A - 15' extension and even though I have only used it a few times I am very glad I had it.
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At first, I did not need an extension. Then one morning before daylight I left home without unplugging. Fortunately, I did not drag the garage down the road, but ended up with a 12' power cord after I repaired it with a new end. :-) Now, I carry a 30' extension cord that most of the time I don't need.
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I needed one 3 years ago. Didn't have one. Bought a 50 amp extension cord after that trip. It is in the storage bay. Haven't needed it since.

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Gary:
We carry a 30 AMP extension cord for our 50 AMP coach. In 12 years, 185,000 miles, and 49 states we used it maybe a dozen times. We just adjust our electrical requirements to suit. We can run both air conditioners with 30 AMPs. It's great for pulling in head first when a view thru front window dictates use.

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I figure that if you cant live off of an extension cord from the dollar store, you arent really camping......
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Gary:
We carry a 30 AMP extension cord for our 50 AMP coach. In 12 years, 185,000 miles, and 49 states we used it maybe a dozen times. We just adjust our electrical requirements to suit. We can run both air conditioners with 30 AMPs. It's great for pulling in head first when a view thru front window dictates use.

Miss you as moderator on Winnebago forum but I'd trade my Winnie for your Country Coach any day.
Charlie, thanks for the kind words. We are enjoying the Allure for sure. We are in Oregon now and will spend some time and $$$$$$ while here getting a few things done (made the mistake of taking DW into Country Side RV Interiors in Junction City ). This area is certainly overrun with motorhome experts. We are camped right across the road from the Marathon Coach factory (they have a few gently used Provost's with your name on them ).

I got a 15' 50amp cord from CW. They had them on sale and DW had a $25 CW gift certificate so I got lucky.
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I figure that if you cant live off of an extension cord from the dollar store, you arent really camping......
I am not really camping and never intend to I reckon.
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Immediately after spending a long HOT, humit weekend on our 30 amp extension cord, I bought a 25' 50 amp extension, however, we haven't needed it since. But IMO its better to have it and not need it than to spend a weekend in a warm humid coach.
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