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Old 07-26-2021, 07:00 AM   #1
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Power cable extension

I have one 25’ 30a electrical cord for my motor home and it has always been adequate. Yesterday we had to move to a less desirable spot because our cord would not reach the box. It was Sunday afternoon but we went to Home Depot and Walmart, neither of which had extension cords. So now I want a longer cord to carry just in case. I think I would rather buy a 50’ cord with a 90° female twist lock connector molded on instead of an extension cord so I would have a stand-alone backup cord as a spare. I would also like to be able to use both cords together if needed so I would need an appropriate connector. There are probably many different ways to accomplish this but I use the KISS principle whenever possible. I found what I think I want (see attached photo) on eBay but the link is dead. Does anyone have one of these or know where I could get one?
Or maybe a better way to do it?
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Lowe’s, HD, Camping World or any rv place that also sells essential motorhome/rv goodies/consumables.
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Here's one of many on Amazon. This one offers lengths from 25' - 50':

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BDY9M1P...d_asin_0_title
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Here's one of many on Amazon. This one offers lengths from 25' - 50':

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BDY9M1P...d_asin_0_title
A cord with the proper connectors at each end like the above is a much better option than an adapter like you showed in your post. Additionally, if one were to use an adapter, a "dogbone" adapter with a short length of cord between the two connectors is much preferable since it will reduce the stress on the connectors.
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Judging from the replies I guess I did not make myself clear. Sorry.
I want to carry two one piece power cords with me, my current 25’ and a new 50’. Both complete and usable on their own with no adapters. In the rare event I might need more than 50’ I want a simple, small, lightweight adapter that would allow me to use them together.
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^^^^^ This ^^^^^
You can physically see what you want and need. You are going to run into different outlets in different campgrounds and may end up with needing an adapter or two.
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$22 at Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Conntek-...7&gclsrc=3p.ds

$7 and change, though I don't know how good it is for that price.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/WEN-120-...311444592-_-N&

It will allow you to plug the NEMA TT-30P (male plug) of the 25 footer into the end of the 50 footer with NEMA L5-30R twist-lock female that would normally go to the power inlet on the RV. Or vice-versa.

I use a 25 foot extension on my 25 foot RV cord for those infrequent times I need a longer cord.
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I did read every response but two or three Menards near me have RV 30 and 50 amp cords back in electrical area as well as RV outdoor outlet boxes an adaptors. The cords seen decent not under sized wire , many will have one size down ground that's okay. Might be an RV section as well but cords were always in electrical.
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$22 at Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Conntek-...7&gclsrc=3p.ds

$7 and change, though I don't know how good it is for that price.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/WEN-120-...311444592-_-N&

It will allow you to plug the NEMA TT-30P (male plug) of the 25 footer into the end of the 50 footer with NEMA L5-30R twist-lock female that would normally go to the power inlet on the RV. Or vice-versa.

I use a 25 foot extension on my 25 foot RV cord for those infrequent times I need a longer cord.
Thanks, that’s what I was looking for. I did not know if was called a generator adapter.
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