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Old 11-29-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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It's Raining! Precautions??

For the first time, we are connecting to the campsite in the rain. Any special precautions other than don't stand in a puddle???

Thanks , traveling a busy Tennessee I-40
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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Other than turning off the main at the pedestal before plugging in my Surge Guard I just keep an eye out for alligators.
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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Camping in the rain is not the best. All you can do is wait it out. Nothing special is needed as far as electric goes. The electric is grounded.

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Old 11-30-2015, 03:52 PM   #4
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For the first time, we are connecting to the campsite in the rain. Any special precautions other than don't stand in a puddle???

Thanks , traveling a busy Tennessee I-40
I have been wondering about rain, snow, etc. at home I am plugged in to a dedicated 30 amp circuit. But depending where I park I sometimes use a 30 amp extension cord to reach the outlet on my garage wall. My concern is the connection between the stock electric line and the extension cord when it is raining. It appears to be a tight fit but I am not comfortable leaving it plugged in when it is raining.

Any thoughts on this?

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You could do something like this:

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Only thing worse than setting up in the rain is breaking camp in the rain. I hate packing up wet stuff and having to dry it out later.
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I use an extension line and place the connection of the two on top of the tire either the front or rear tire pending where my line goes. I leave the coach on line 24/7/365. As I use a 30 amp pedestal progressive power protector I lock the cable and the progressive with a master lock magnum series 1-1/2 shank by 13/16 width. Using a Vinyl-Coated-Galvanized-Steel-Braided-Cable-70DCC/100343293 from HD all is secured why we day(s) trip...

To get it off you would have to cut the head off the power cord. HD sells these locks in four packs part number M1XQLF, you can also get multiple packs keyed alike just look at the back for the key code. They were shipping these in lots of four keyed alike four packs. One key for all padlocks on the road....
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You could do something like this:

OK, that gives me some ideas. My connectors are much heavier than what is in your drawing so I will have to make sure they are supported enough to not end up on the ground.

Currently depending on where I pard I either have the connectors on top of a front tire but they can still get wet or I hang them from a side compartment hardware using a bungee cord. I can cover them while hanging with vinyl.
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OK, that gives me some ideas. My connectors are much heavier than what is in your drawing so I will have to make sure they are supported enough to not end up on the ground.

Currently depending on where I pard I either have the connectors on top of a front tire but they can still get wet or I hang them from a side compartment hardware using a bungee cord. I can cover them while hanging with vinyl.
I stick the connection for heavier lines down in a plastic bucket (actually a large plastic coffee can) open top up - then a turn a 5 gallon bucket upside down over it and put a brick on the top so the wind doesn't blow it over.
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Good idea. I also ordered a 50 extension that was on sale from Camping World that hopefully will resolve this issue, it will be close.
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