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Old 06-08-2016, 12:29 PM   #11
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30 Amp extension cable failure

In a cg with low voltage could cause your problem with that long of a run possibly up to 2 or 3 volts with a 20 amp draw.

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Old 06-09-2016, 08:44 AM   #12
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Do you have a surge protector? On my new trailer, I cut my original power cord that was stuffed into a "rat" hole and installed the hard wired Progressive Industries 30 amp surge protector with wall indicator and installed the Marinco power disconnects.

Protects my trailer and I can inspect the ends. I also bought a Marinco power cord with molded ends that I always start off with. I took my original 30 ft cut off power cord, installed a 30 amp female plug and have a 28 ft extension cord to use when I need a little longer.

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No surge protector
From previous comments I'll be watching the connectors. Until then, if it ain't broke, don't worry.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:19 AM   #14
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The cause could also have been a bad receptacle that you were plugged into.

If the connections are loose or worn in the receptacle, it won't make a good connection with your plug. Heat can build up, and damage your plug.

When I plug into a 30 amp pedestal, if the receptacle seems loose, I'll use my 50 amp adapter and plug into the 50 amps (if there is one). Generally, the 50 amp receptacles get less use and are in better condition than the 30 amp receptacle.
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Thanks for that suggestion

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