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Old 06-21-2017, 07:20 PM   #1
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New 50 amp cord recommendations

My 10 year old python is getting pretty stiff and inflexible (36 ft). The rubber was also starting to crack at the plug junctions a couple of years ago so I added those large yellow Camco plugs, but they are too large to fit thru the porthole opening in the power bay. Now the yellow plug must have gotten twisted and the wires have come loose, so it won't conduct anymore. I think it's time to punt and see what else is available that is more flexible and doesn't have huge plug ends and isn't as heavy to wrestle. And no, I don't think I want a hose reel (just another thing to break )

Any and all recommendations are appreciated, thanks for reading
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I bought this one, I have had it for about 6 months now, works great


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I bought this one, I have had it for about 6 months now, works great


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That is a total bargain and it has a UL sticker on it. You can't get any better than this.
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Yes, thank you, that looks like a nice cord. I should have stated that I want a true extension cord with plugs on both ends. I cannibalized my original cord and cut off a couple feet off it and wired that directly into the coach. Then I have a male plug on the end of that to easily attach a extension cord to. I did this to easily attach a Progressive Dynamics surge protector there in the power basement cabinet, instead of being exposed at the campground receptacle.

A lot of these cords feature the locking connectors. Are those beneficial for an RV application, or just something that gets in the way?

I'll look through Amazon, see what they have for extension cords in the Conntek brand you linked.
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I bought two of these. Really nice, beefy cords with quality plugs.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K35QVIQ..._S27szb294841Z
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I bought two of these. Really nice, beefy cords with quality plugs.

This cord looks to be UL approved as well and a pretty decent price for that heavy of a cable and that length. I couldn't make a cord for that price even buying wholesale.

As far as 125/250 volt 50a twist lock cord caps they are large 5.75" long and 2.25 inches in diameter.



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Thanks Wayward, that cord looks good too. I wonder how the grips on the plugs are on that compared to the grips I installed on my old cord. The old Camco powergrips I installed are dimensionally too large to fit thru my basement porthole, so I have to deploy the cord out the door, which means the door can't be fully closed, which I don't like. Could I ask you to measure the width of that plug/handle assembly?

Here's another cord I see on Amazon, I like the 36' length. What do you all think of this model?

https://www.amazon.com/36-feet-50-Am...EMEJ7BMHRQ3GP0

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