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Old 09-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Best place to get pigtail cord

where is the best place to get a pigtail cord so we can hook up to extension cord when not using the camper?
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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where is the best place to get a pigtail cord so we can hook up to extension cord when not using the camper?
I bought mine at home depot online. It was the best price at the time
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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where is the best place to get a pigtail cord so we can hook up to extension cord when not using the camper?
I'm not sure I understand "hook up to an extension cord when not using the camper" unless you're meaning you've got it parked in your driveway and just want some power to it. Remember house current is 15amp, your camper is 30amp, so some stuff like the AC won't necessarily work plugged into your house.

You can get adapters from RV centers or , less expensive, WalMart carries RV accessories in their automotive section (not camping section as you would assume). There you can find most of your basic needs, power cords, adapters, toilet chemicals, TP, wheel chocks and blocks, pressure regulator, etc.

HIGHLY recommend a surge protector when pluggin into the campground!
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I bought mine at home depot online. It was the best price at the time
I use this to run the refrigerator and keep the battery charged while loading for a trip. It saves wear and tear on the big cord and me dragging it out
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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Wallyworld camping section has them for about 3-4 bucks
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Wallyworld camping section has them for about 3-4 bucks

The ones at CW (and elsewhere) for $4 give or take are not the same. These adapters (Male 15a to RV locking female 30a) run $25-$45.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I would like one too, but those prices are too steep for me...I'll just keep using the full length 30a cord.
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I use this to run the refrigerator and keep the battery charged while loading for a trip. It saves wear and tear on the big cord and me dragging it out
Looks neat, but I'd rather drag my cord out. Over time with this forum I've learned that the larger the gauge the better when it comes to cords. So I figure it's better to use the trailer's cord and a straight block adapter like this:

30 Amp RV Female to 15 Amp Male Adapter - Furrion I3115AD-RB - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

Than to run an smaller sized extension cord.

I also plug my Surge Guard in when parking at home, so you get;

outlet->adapter->30A extenstion cord->Surge Guard->Trailer's 30A power cord
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I think I'd go with the adapter (Wallyworld sounds cheap enough). My current RV (to be replaced in less than 24 hours with a Roo) has it's cord permanently attached. What I have done is leave an outside heavy duty extension cord which is run from the garage to the campers spot. I'd pull the cord out of the camper just far enough to be plugged in to the extension cord. This way, the camper cord stayed neat and tucked away. No cleaning required before heading out.
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