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Old 08-25-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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what's the longest 30 amp cord you've ever needed?

I'm still early in my RVing career. On our 3rd outing we discovered that we needed a nearly 50' connection. We ended up renting one from the campground for $5. I'm wondering if this is unusual, or should I invest in a second 30 footer (for a total of 60'). I'd love to hear from you veterans on the lengths of cord you carry.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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Most times I've only had to use the 25 footer supplied and occasionally, another 25' extension. I do carry another 50' extension and had to use them all once.



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Old 08-26-2009, 01:29 AM   #3
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i carry an extra 30 foot bought at walmart for $35 only had to use twice but it was nice to have
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Get the longest one you can find and keep it in the trailer when traveling. Most of the time it will just be dead weight, but...
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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I regularly use a 50 foot RV Xtension cord to plug into my house. (and it was $11 new from CW!!!)

I also have a 100 foot heavy duty cord, but is not the heavy RV gauge so I do not envision using it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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When staying in RV parks I never find the need for an extension but it's when you visit friends that aren't set up for having an RV in their driveway where they come in handy. In most of these types of cases you will not have accesability to 30amps anyway so a good heavy duty 20amp contractors grade (read heavy gauge wire) with a 30 to 20amp adapter is sufficient.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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Have had to run 4 30' rs on occassion as well as 100' of water hose. Hope that is the max I will ever run into.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:32 PM   #8
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I have an extra 30 footer from Wal Mart, and used it once. I have however needed a 50 amp adapter while my rig is 30 amp. Fortunately, the KOA had a loaner for me. This has only happened once. Randy
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #9
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We only carry one 25' 30amp extension cord with us. My Husband says that he doesn't like the drop in amperage we would get with anything longer. We only use it one time a year when we stay at a friends house. We also have a 50 to 30 adapter that we only use in one campground. I sometimes feel we carry them for nothing until we get into a spot where we need them then I am grateful for them. I would rather have them and not need them than stand there and scratch my head and wonder where I can find one in the night or on a holiday.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #10
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I have a 25 foot 30 amp cord which came with the trailer, but to be safe I looked on the internet and found a 30 foot 30 amp extension with twist type grip connects for $25 (shipping included). Also bought a right angle pistol grip type adapter that takes the stress off the drop from the trailer to the ground and have only used the extension once. I also carry 3 additional 25 ft water hoses (also with right angle adapters and 2 Y type adapters) and have found that you can never have enough extensions wether it be water or electric. Numerous 30 to 20 and reverse, 50 to 30 electric adapters can never hurt either as we never know what type of service or location of the services are going to be when we get to our site.

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