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Old 10-20-2014, 02:43 PM   #21
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I wondered if it has gotten wet/hot/dirty at some point and the connection was starting to fail. Since we are at a 50amp site with a 30 amp camper we may have had a heavy draw at some point that started the breakdown. The inside of the one side of the adapter looked like it had rusted together. That's why it was so hard to get the plugs apart. It didn't hurt the camper plug at all.
Put dielectric on your prong end and in the socket, It will help water proof it and creates a better connection. I always put some on my prongs before I plug in. The picture shows overheating from either a loose connection or water penetration. It also helps like butter to pull them apart. That is what it is made for..... Did you buy that extension at Wally World? They sell complete garbage but you get what you pay for. Get a Camco 30 amp extension. That is an end off an extension cord correct 30 amp?
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:59 PM   #22
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Put dielectric on your prong end and in the socket, It will help water proof it and creates a better connection. I always put some on my prongs before I plug in. The picture shows overheating from either a loose connection or water penetration. It also helps like butter to pull them apart. That is what it is made for..... Did you buy that extension at Wally World? They sell complete garbage but you get what you pay for. Get a Camco 30 amp extension. That is an end off an extension cord correct 30 amp?
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #23
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Put dielectric on your prong end and in the socket, It will help water proof it and creates a better connection. I always put some on my prongs before I plug in. The picture shows overheating from either a loose connection or water penetration. It also helps like butter to pull them apart. That is what it is made for..... Did you buy that extension at Wally World? They sell complete garbage but you get what you pay for. Get a Camco 30 amp extension. That is an end off an extension cord correct 30 amp?

I will look for the dielectric before next camping season. The picture was for a 50 amp to 30 amp plug converter "dog bone".
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:21 AM   #24
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I will look for the dielectric before next camping season. The picture was for a 50 amp to 30 amp plug converter "dog bone".
That's fine but still get Camco with the yellow handles.... I bought some extra plug ends ( male and female) with a foot of wire pre connected from I think E-Trailer just incase of an emergency. Just pure garbage. I would be afraid to splice them in.
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That's fine but still get Camco with the yellow handles.... I bought some extra plug ends ( male and female) with a foot of wire pre connected from I think E-Trailer just incase of an emergency. Just pure garbage. I would be afraid to splice them in.

I saw those ends today. I bought a 2 foot 30 to 30 extension for 21.00 to use as a sacrificial lamb to protect my $300.00 surge suppressor.
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