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Old 08-12-2016, 10:54 PM   #1
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Where to find 50 amp Connector or Cable

Greetings,

The more I read, the less I understand. Somebody has probably addressed this dilemma somewhere in this forum... but I haven't found it.

My son recently bought a fifth wheeler with a 50 amp, 3 prong female connection. The RV came with a 50 amp 15 foot, 3 prong female to 4 prong male cable. The RV is located 65 feet from his power pole which has a 50 amp, 4 prong connection.

My son bought a 75 foot 50 amp cable which has 4 prong connections (male & female). (Something like this: (50 Amp - 75 ft) RV Extension Cord with Pull Handles and Lighted End (9513T) )

If he connects the 75 foot cable to the 15 foot cable, everything works, but he would prefer, to keep the run as short as possible, just use the 75 foot cable.

How can he connect his 50 amp 4 prong 75 foot cable directly to the RV 50 amp 3 prong connection? Does somebody sell a 50 amp 4 prong male to 50 amp 3 prong female connectors? (I have found 50 to 30 amp cables but not 50 to 50 amp.)

If a connector does not exist, where can he find a short, 1 foot 50 amp 4 prong male to 50 amp 3 prong female cable?

Thanks!

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Old 08-12-2016, 11:00 PM   #2
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I suspect the RV is 30 amp, not 50, with the 3 prong connection.
I've never seen a 3 prong 50a connection on an RV.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:03 PM   #3
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I suspect the RV is 30 amp, not 50, with the 3 prong connection.
I've never seen a 3 prong 50a connection on an RV.


It's 50 amp, on the camper end the connection is only 3 prong and the ground is a tab on the outside.


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Thanks Turbs,

When you say the ground is a tab, does that tab have to be grounded? What does it look like?

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I guess I should have said conductor, not prong...
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The shiny part on the right of Turbs' picture is the 4th conductor.
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Can make one but it won't be cheap
http://furrion.com/product/plugs-and...ector-black-2/


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Old 08-12-2016, 11:16 PM   #9
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Thanks again. Where can I find that cable? Just be be sure I understand, that is a 50 amp 4 prong to 50 amp 3 prong female connection?
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thanks



MLatter, I am glad you clarified that. I was going to look for it on the outside... of the RV!!!!



The shiny part on the right of Turbs' picture is the 4th conductor.
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