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Old 08-13-2016, 02:13 PM   #21
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Have you thought about just changing out the receptacle on the RV? Make it a 4-prong to match the cord (and to match what I thought everyone else was using). Look up Marinco on Amazon and you should see one. That screw on connector ring on your cord is the give away (at least from my experience).
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:11 PM   #22
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Cannot find plug

Hi Conceptumator,

Thanks for the suggestion.

I could not find a locking (push and twist lock) or even a no locking 50 amp 4 prong female plug/connection on Amazon... or anywhere else. I will keep on looking.

Thanks.

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Have you thought about just changing out the receptacle on the RV? Make it a 4-prong to match the cord (and to match what I thought everyone else was using). Look up Marinco on Amazon and you should see one. That screw on connector ring on your cord is the give away (at least from my experience).
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:40 PM   #23
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This link will take you to a contact form for Marinco. They should be able to help you. They do indicate a plug like you're describing in their catalog, so I would expect they can point you in the right direction.

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Old 08-13-2016, 03:42 PM   #24
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Thanks again, Conceptumator,

I will contact them and see what they have.

Stay cool.

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This link will take you to a contact form for Marinco. They should be able to help you. They do indicate a plug like you're describing in their catalog, so I would expect they can point you in the right direction.

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Old 08-13-2016, 05:29 PM   #25
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Maybe this schematic can help visualize the connections. Many RV's use the same connection to the RV as a marina does. It's called a NEMA SS2-50. Simply put, This is a twistlock connection that makes a water tight seal at the RV to protect the connection from rain. The other end of the cord has a NEMA 14-50 P(plug) that connects to the campground pedestals NEMA 14-50R (receptacle). Usually the campground pedestal has a cover to keep out water, so a twistlock is only needed at the RV end, and not the pedestal end.

Now, the NEMA 14-50 wire configuration consists of TWO 120 volt 50 amp 120 volt lines (X and Y), a neutral (W), and a ground wire (G).

On the NEMA 14-50P, the four wires are each connected to a prong...that plugs into the campground pedestals NEMA 14-50R outlet. That's easy enough.

However on the end of the cord with the SS2-50 twistlock, the ground wire is actually connected to a corresponding tab, not prong. This tab is on the side of the connector.... separate from the X, Y, and W prongs. You still have the four wires, just they are not ALL connected to a prong so to speak.

This pic should help you see how it all corresponds to the male end, the female end, and the RV's receptacle that you connect the twistlock to.

4 wires, 4 connections. You can now look back at post #4 from Turbs and see the large shiny piece of metal (tab) on the perimeter of the SS2-50 connection. This is what the ground wire is connected to on the end.

What your son bought was a true 50 amp extension cord. It's made to extend from the RV's power cord, another 75 feet to plug into a campground pedestal.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:15 PM   #26
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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!!!
I'm no authority on this type plug but appears to be exactly what you are looking for, at an attractive price. Maybe Turbs can confirm it for you.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:52 PM   #27
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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!!!
Didn't know one like that was available. It appears to be exactly what you need.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:35 PM   #28
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Sounds like the OP is describing a regular, run of the mill, 50 amp RV cord.

I'm confused what is hard to find. 50 amp RV cord can be found everywhere.


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Old 08-13-2016, 08:47 PM   #29
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Thumbs up The light went on...

Wmtire, thanks for such a detailed and clear explanation... and for the illustration. As I read your post, a 50 amp light bulb went 'on' in my brain. Thanks again.





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Maybe this schematic can help visualize the connections. Many RV's use the same connection to the RV as a marina does. It's called a NEMA SS2-50. Simply put, This is a twistlock connection that makes a water tight seal at the RV to protect the connection from rain. The other end of the cord has a NEMA 14-50 P(plug) that connects to the campground pedestals NEMA 14-50R (receptacle). Usually the campground pedestal has a cover to keep out water, so a twistlock is only needed at the RV end, and not the pedestal end.

Now, the NEMA 14-50 wire configuration consists of TWO 120 volt 50 amp 120 volt lines (X and Y), a neutral (W), and a ground wire (G).

On the NEMA 14-50P, the four wires are each connected to a prong...that plugs into the campground pedestals NEMA 14-50R outlet. That's easy enough.

However on the end of the cord with the SS2-50 twistlock, the ground wire is actually connected to a corresponding tab, not prong. This tab is on the side of the connector.... separate from the X, Y, and W prongs. You still have the four wires, just they are not ALL connected to a prong so to speak.

This pic should help you see how it all corresponds to the male end, the female end, and the RV's receptacle that you connect the twistlock to.

4 wires, 4 connections. You can now look back at post #4 from Turbs and see the large shiny piece of metal (tab) on the perimeter of the SS2-50 connection. This is what the ground wire is connected to on the end.

What your son bought was a true 50 amp extension cord. It's made to extend from the RV's power cord, another 75 feet to plug into a campground pedestal.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:06 PM   #30
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Hi Emm-dee,

What I was looking for and have now found and ordered is a 50a male to 50a female connector that connects
a 4 prong male plug of 50a cable
to a locking 50a, 3 prong female plug on the RV

I am a happy camper!

QUOTE=emm-dee;1289046]Didn't know one like that was available. It appears to be exactly what you need.[/QUOTE]

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Sounds like the OP is describing a regular, run of the mill, 50 amp RV cord.

I'm confused what is hard to find. 50 amp RV cord can be found everywhere.


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