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Old 06-02-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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Some campgrounds have the power pole situated a little too far away for your power cord to reach. It doesnít happen often and many times it depends on where you cord connects to the trailer (rear or middle).

One of the campgrounds I visit has a site with low hanging tree branches at the rear so I canít back into the site as far back as I want. My power cord which is 25 feet long connects to the trailer at the middle and the siteís power pole is at the rear so I end up using my 15 foot 50 amp extension cord. I rarely need the extension but it comes in handy when I do.

Since you have a 30 amp trailer you should be able to find a 25 foot 30 amp extension cord for around 30 bucks to 40 bucks.
Ok, that makes sense. Trying to learn all this stuff at once is like information overload! We already had to get a math degree to figure out if we could tow the RV with our existing truck!

We didn't plan on buying until January which gave us tons of time to learn....but we got carried away on Saturday so we need to learn quick.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:33 PM   #12
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Like Oakman says the need for an extension cord depends were you camp. In Ontario provincial parks you are almost guaranteed to need an extension cord. Two weeks ago I almost need two to reach the post.
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It may seem like sensory overload, but it will come to you. Before long, you will be showing other new campers how it's done.

A couple articles I would suggest reading at your leisure, that may help out in the future is this one from Mark Polk explaining the 30 amp and overloading the circuit:

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

and if you have a Suburban water heater:

Suburban's electric switch and much more

Feel free to ask any and all questions. That's what the forum is about. A dumb question is always less costly than a dumb mistake.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:42 PM   #14
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Like Oakman says the need for an extension cord depends were you camp. In Ontario provincial parks you are almost guaranteed to need an extension cord. Two weeks ago I almost need two to reach the post.
I have used 135 ft at one Park running right thru poison ivy to reach!
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Some campgrounds have the power pole situated a little too far away for your power cord to reach. It doesnít happen often and many times it depends on where you cord connects to the trailer (rear or middle).

One of the campgrounds I visit has a site with low hanging tree branches at the rear so I canít back into the site as far back as I want. My power cord which is 25 feet long connects to the trailer at the middle and the siteís power pole is at the rear so I end up using my 15 foot 50 amp extension cord. I rarely need the extension but it comes in handy when I do.

Since you have a 30 amp trailer you should be able to find a 25 foot 30 amp extension cord for around 30 bucks to 40 bucks.
In the for sale section there's a 30 amp extention cord 20.00 plus freight 25 foot
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