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Old 08-12-2016, 10:21 PM   #11
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I see two options to use a single cable.

1...replace the actual receptacle on the fifth wheel with the modern 4-prong male receiver.
2...cut off the existing 4-prong female end of the power cable and replace it with a compatible connector. Don't have a clue where to get that connector but an electrical supply store should know.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:22 PM   #12
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That is a possible solution

Thanks... It is rather expensive...

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Old 08-12-2016, 10:22 PM   #13
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:25 PM   #14
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Doing the math here... If it came with a 15' 50a cord, then adding a 50' 50a extension should do the trick. Take back the 75' and get a 50'.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:27 PM   #15
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Thanks

Since we have limited electrical skills, hopefully, there is something out there that is a little easier. THANKS


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I see two options to use a single cable.

1...replace the actual receptacle on the fifth wheel with the modern 4-prong male receiver.
2...cut off the existing 4-prong female end of the power cable and replace it with a compatible connector. Don't have a clue where to get that connector but an electrical supply store should know.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:52 AM   #16
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Emm-Dee,

Thanks. The more I think about it, the more I think that replacing the trailer 50 amp 3 prong female connector with a 50 amp 4 prong female connector is the best solution... once I figure out how to do it... does anybody know how to do that?

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I see two options to use a single cable.

1...replace the actual receptacle on the fifth wheel with the modern 4-prong male receiver.
2...cut off the existing 4-prong female end of the power cable and replace it with a compatible connector. Don't have a clue where to get that connector but an electrical supply store should know.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:57 AM   #17
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The voltage loss over a 15 foot is immeasurable so why worry about it if this is a concern . Also do not leave the cable highly wound as it would act a as a transformer and overheat.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:08 AM   #18
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MLatter,

Great Suggestion. I will check to see if he can return the 75' for a 50' to the internet company where he bought the cable.

I called my son and he will call the company.

Thanks.

I am still befuddled that the trailer came with (according to my son) a 15' 50 amp 3 to 4 prong cable, but a similar, shorter cable is nowhere to be found. I will drive to his trailer place in the country and check the cable markings... I am starting to wonder if it's truly a 50 amp cable.

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Doing the math here... If it came with a 15' 50a cord, then adding a 50' 50a extension should do the trick. Take back the 75' and get a 50'.
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Thanks B & B,

He is worried about the total run of 90' being too long and overheating. So the additional 15' makes no significant difference?

I will check to see if the cable is wound.

Thanks again

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Old 08-13-2016, 08:05 AM   #20
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Thanks to all that replied.

I have found on Amazon and Walmart what I think is a possible solution:

Camco 55562 18" 50 AMP Standard Male / 50 AMP 90 Degree Locking Female PowerGrip Adapter

https://goo.gl/IGQbqh

Does anybody see any reason why this would not work?

Thanks!!!
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