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Old 08-13-2016, 10:42 PM   #31
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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.
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patrickscott, if I am following you correctly and from the link you posted previously....... all you are doing is replacing the RV's 15 foot shore power cord with a 18 inch shore power cord. The connections are the same.

Now you are going to plug the 75 foot extension cord into the 18 inch shore power cord instead of a 15 foot shore power cord.

You are still going to have two cords (the shore power cord connected to the RV + the 75 feet extension cord going all the way to the power pedestal) no matter how you do it.

The only difference is, that with the 18 inch shore power cord, you will have 13.5 feet less of total cord length (75 feet + 18 inch = 76 feet six inches)

as opposed to 15 foot shore power cord + 75 feet extension cord = 90 feet total.

Seems like a lot of trouble and expense for 13.5 feet less.

Also, and this might help even more in using an 18 inch shore power cord, are you positive the shore power cord he received with his RV is only 15 feet (and not 25 feet)?
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:11 PM   #32
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Have you looked into the female end at the camper? Sounds to me that you have the correct cable. The cable like Turbs showed is the standard 50 amp. The metal tab is ground. Have you tried to insert the cable into the camper receptacle. If they have the same tabs it should push in,twist and lock. Before buying or returning anything I would take the cable to the dealer and show him. 75 foot is a long and heavy cable. Most rigs come with a 50 foot amp cable.
l aso carry a 30 foot with adapters for adding if I need it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:16 PM   #33
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I agree

You are correct Wmtire. Based on what I have been able to find, he could have up to a 100' cable with #6 wires.

My son, having read/heard of cables overheating, logically or illogically would like to have the shortest run possible.

For his peace of mind and since the 15' cable is about 12 years old, a $37 cable seems fairly inexpensive.

Thanks again,

Pat


patrickscott, if I am following you correctly and from the link you posted previously....... all you are doing is replacing the RV's 15 foot shore power cord with a 18 inch shore power cord. The connections are the same.

Now you are going to plug the 75 foot extension cord into the 18 inch shore power cord instead of a 15 foot shore power cord.

You are still going to have two cords (the shore power cord connected to the RV + the 75 feet extension cord going all the way to the power pedestal) no matter how you do it.

The only difference is, that with the 18 inch shore power cord, you will have 13.5 feet less of total cord length (75 feet + 18 inch = 76 feet six inches)

as opposed to 15 foot shore power cord + 75 feet extension cord = 90 feet total.

Seems like a lot of trouble and expense for 13.5 feet less. [/QUOTE]
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