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Old 12-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #15
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In most campgrounds I would assume the cord you have aboard would be more than adequate in length. To be safe I guess it wouldn't hurt to carry an extra one. We carry an extra 75' cord only for one location that we visit for the summer months only because of where the electrical power is located.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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I have 50' of 30 amp and 50' of 50 amp. I store my coach at my home when not traveling. I generally use all of the 30 amp to keep it hooked up while in storage because the 50 amp is cumbersome and bulky. When we have visitors and need to use the coach as an extra living area, I use all of the 50 amp so the the air conditioners or heat pumps can be used. I bought the 30 amp from Camping World several years ago. They had 50' of cord on sale for $24.99. It was a great investment and has been used often.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #17
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I have used my 100ft heavy duty extention cord once, I had the rig parked backwards so I could see the river traffic for a short stay, ended up buying another add-on sewerhose and stayed 2 weeks.
I had the heavy extension cord forever and only bought an adapter.


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We did the exact same thing...why stay "on the river" if you can't see it. That's the only time I've used that cord, but when you need it, you need it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:53 PM   #18
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I have used mine five or six times in 8 years. Sure glad I had it when I needed it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:52 PM   #19
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I bought my first motorhome n 1974. I carry an extra 20 ft. sewer hose. A extra 25 ft. 30 amp extension cord. and a extra 25 ft water hose. I have used all three at different times. I would not be without them.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #20
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I bought 25' worth of 30amp cord for "unforseen" emergencies. It usually gets borrowed more than used by me. Im going to buy a 50amp extension for traveling next year.
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Just carry a 30a. ext. cord. Also carry a 50a. male to 30a. female adapter just in case.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #22
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This past summer we camped with some friends in a state park, and were warned that the power pedestals weren't as close to the pads as they "ought" to be, so I bought two 25' cords. As it turned out, each of use needed one of the extension cords. Should our next coach require 50A, I'll get a pair of 25' 50A extension cords. As others have said, when you need them, you need them!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #23
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We have 50 amp power, main cord is 25', I carry and add'l 50 feet of 50 amp, then 2 30 foot 30 amp cords and a 100' 20 amp cord, plus several smaller cords.
At one show that still wasn't enough to get to the nearest box so I ran the generator
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:09 AM   #24
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The 50 amp cord that came with our MH is 30ft and in the past year we were out about 100 nights. Stayed in probably 15 different parks and never used more than 20 ft of cord.
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10 yrs with 35' 50A cord. If I have to go farther, I use the 30A extension cord. That only occurred once in 68,000 miles.
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I'm using a 50A 35 footer extension right now in a Florida National seashore park...Ft Pickens...For some reason, the power pedestal is way behind the pad and my power comes from in front of my tag...a very long reach
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I bought my first motorhome n 1974. I carry an extra 20 ft. sewer hose. A extra 25 ft. 30 amp extension cord. and a extra 25 ft water hose. I have used all three at different times. I would not be without them.
What he said!!!!
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I have 50 amp service and I carry an extra 25' cord with me. I've had to use it three times in the past eight years.
About the same here. We're celebrating our First Year of RV'ing this week, with a pair of trips on either side of three days' work. For the first time, we needed a longer cord.

But, last week's hookup would've put me facing out over a beautiful lake, if I had an extra 20 feet.

As it was, I faced into the CG interior instead.

Even infrequently used, it's probably a good deal.
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