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Old 05-07-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Need replacement 50AMP Power Cord

Need to find a replacement power cord. Currently I have a 50' cord and would like to replace with one that has a light indicator on the plug. Any ideas on where I can find one? I'm not asking for too mich, am I?
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:56 PM   #2
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You might be asking for too much. Here is an extension cord which I assume the male end has the LED's. Guess you could always cut-off the other end to wire it in.

0311.1217 A10-5050ehled Power Cords & Adapters Extension Cords Rv Valterra Cords & Adapters,
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Camping World sells them, as well as most other RV supply stores.
You might also try RV salvage and surplus yards.
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Letter designation of power cord material

Be aware when buying a new power cord, of the markings on the jacket of the cord. You may find "STW" (most common), STOW, SJO, SJOW, etc. If flexibility, especially cold-weather flexibility, if important to you, try to find a cord with "E" in its alphabetical designation--STEW, SEOW, etc.

I had a very high quality Marinco cord (the yellow one) which was STW, and in the winter it [Moderator Edit] took two men and a boy to coil it. Replaced it with an SEOW that is as limp as nylon line, even in freezing weather. The new cord is sooooo much easier to handle!
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My Glennding power cord reel has the light on the plug head. It's a nice feature to let you know right away that you have power. I think I would weigh the cost of this feature vs it's convenience. I also have a Progressive Industries Surge protector on my coach with a remote display that tells you if the campground power is functioning properly. The remote display is mounted on the power bay door (interior) so that I can see it when I plug in. It lights up and then checks the power. This might be a good option and you would have a surge protector for about the price f a new cord.

Here is Glennding's website....mybe they will sell just the plug end or know where you can get one...Cablemaster - Glendinning Products
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My Glennding power cord reel has the light on the plug head. It's a nice feature to let you know right away that you have power. I think I would weigh the cost of this feature vs it's convenience. I also have a Progressive Industries Surge protector on my coach with a remote display that tells you if the campground power is functioning properly. The remote display is mounted on the power bay door (interior) so that I can see it when I plug in. It lights up and then checks the power. This might be a good option and you would have a surge protector for about the price f a new cord.

Here is Glennding's website....mybe they will sell just the plug end or know where you can get one...Cablemaster - Glendinning Products

That's the place I bought a 40' replacement cable, part # 04139-LVR-40. I don't see just the cables on the website, but they have them!
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I would find one that you can easily coil when cold. I did and regret not doing it sooner.
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Thanks for all the prompt tips, suggestions and links! We rewired our replacement plug for the 3rd time. We know Camping World sells the replacement yellow plug which is what we have; but just not as good and the original. The original plug is molded so no worries coming loose. That being said, it did fail; but just like having the light indicator. We do have a hard-wired surge protector which has the lights; but want that added "instant" tell of having power!
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You could make one.

Look for a good quality plug that you can install on your cord then look for and order 3 neon pilot lights.

2 rated 120 volts and one rated 240.

Bonus order one for 120 or less.

Locate spots in the assemble that they can be mounted and mount them inside the cover.

The 120 volt ones connect from the hots to neutral and the 240 one between the hots.

The bonus one Between ground and neutral


If that one lites up no ground.

The other 3 indicate both lines are hot and you have valid 50 amp 240.

If no room inside housing add a small box of some sort that can clamp on the cord as it passes through it.
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You could make one.

Look for a good quality plug that you can install on your cord then look for and order 3 neon pilot lights.

2 rated 120 volts and one rated 240.

Bonus order one for 120 or less.

Locate spots in the assemble that they can be mounted and mount them inside the cover.

The 120 volt ones connect from the hots to neutral and the 240 one between the hots.

The bonus one Between ground and neutral


If that one lites up no ground.

The other 3 indicate both lines are hot and you have valid 50 amp 240.

If no room inside housing add a small box of some sort that can clamp on the cord as it passes through it.
Thanks for the fix but you are way above my abilities! Will have to study this "how to" before I jump into this project! Much appreciated though!
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not sure how much help this is to you but just something to look at

30' 50amp cord at amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-15306-...+cord+with+led

75' on ebay
50 Amp 75 ft RV Extension Cord with Pull Handles and Lighted End 9513T | eBay
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Check out: Happy Trails RV Cords, good quality and price


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You might also check out a welding supply shop. That's where I got mine. You just have to be sure you have a 3-conductor cord, as some welders only use the 2 hot leads (220v only) and don't have the neutral wire.
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