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Old 12-03-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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30 amp extension??

I have been to a few campsites recently where my power cord wasn't long enough to allow me to pull all the way in. I Need about 10 more feet.
My Coachmen has a fixed mounted cord that I pull out of rear of unit and plug in.
Is it OK to buy a 10 foot extension and add it when needed or will it reduce my power??

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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I use a 25ft ext. when needed and don't notice drop, 10ft go for it!
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Depends on the lenght and gauge of the main power cord, and the gauge of the 10 foot extension.
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Get one of these and you will be fine.

30 Amp Extra Heavy Duty RV Extension Cordset - 25' - Furrion F30ER25-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
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I had a TT (not a FR product) that had the power cord in the middle of the trailer. The 25 ft fixed cord was never long enough, so I always kept a 25ft extension attached to the trailer. Never had a problem.
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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X1!
My 303 has the cord smack dab in the middle of the back so I have had to use my 10' extension several times and never had a problem!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
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To Hook my trailer up in our yard and be able to turn AC on I have to have 2 30 amp extensions got them at Wal Mart $36
Camco 30M/30F Amp 25' PowerGrip Extension Cord 125V/3750W, 10 gauge, cCSAus - Walmart.com
I added these to the cords to keep the ends from laying in water when it rains
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #8
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I purchased a 30 amp extension cord from Lowes. Its a regular cord so you will need to buy the plug adapters for the end. No problems so far.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:54 PM   #9
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Your 30 amp extension cord must have 10 AWG (gauge) conductors and a ground conductor. Any 30 amp extension cord that you buy should be made that way, but check to be sure. It should be imprinted on the jacket.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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I have a 25 FT and a 50 FT 30 amp extensions. Depending on the site I have both of these and the 30 FT that came with the trailer. Only issue I have had was a bad park power plug burnt the extension end. The park refunded my camping fees to cover replacement.
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