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Old 06-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #1
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I forgot where I posted this question, so I will go again
I have a 40' Monaco Windsor and would like to plug in at home to cool down the refrigerator. Do I want a 50' 10 or 12 gage cord?
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*I* would use the appropriate adapter(s) and use the 50 amp cord from the rig. So you'll have a pigtail or two right at the outlet, and then 50 feet of 50 amp cord.

Here's your other post
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/elec...it-391600.html
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Will not reach the complete distance so I would need the extension cord
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if you're just cooling the fridge, any 12ga or larger extension cord should be fine...

however, the voltage drop will be less with a 10ga cord... so if cost isn't a major concern, 10ga would be better. Plus you can possibly later upgrade your home socket to a 30a RV plug, change out the ends on the cord, and now run an A/C unit.
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10 gauge would be my preference.
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Will not reach the complete distance so I would need the extension cord
If you don't already have a 25' 50 amp extension cord for your rig then it might be time to think about buying one. Sure MOST of the time the connections at the RV park are right where they need to be. But if/when you run into that park that put the power pedestal where it was convenient for them rather than for you, then you'll be glad you've got the extra 50 amp cord.
If you don't want to go that route a good 10 gauge cord as Arch suggested is best.
Don't go cheap on your extension cords, that's not one of the places that you want to skimp on.
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I forgot where I posted this question, so I will go again
I have a 40' Monaco Windsor and would like to plug in at home to cool down the refrigerator. Do I want a 50' 10 or 12 gage cord?



I use a std 50" 15Amp cord, but you have to be careful that things like the water heater and AC units are turned off and not use the Microwave because of the high initial draw of the charger. If you have a residential frig running on an inverter this may not work. Depends on the current draw of the inverter.
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I lived off a 12gague 100footer along and that was running a heater (combined with two other 14g 100 footers ) at a campgground now. i could still get about 10-12 amps.

A norcold on AC only pulls about 3-4 amps. It wont be a big loss on a 50 foot run
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Ditto, 10 GA would be better
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I use this cord to run one AC and the Norcold. Cool off both the fridge and the front of the coach before leaving!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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If you have an ice cube maker in your fridge, make sure to turn it off to cut down on the current draw.
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