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Old 12-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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May I add that my post was not being critical of what was already posted. I assumed that those who had posted were knowledgeable of the subject. I simply wanted to point out that would be easy for someone to mistakenly think they could just plug into any dryer receptacle. That could be disastorous. One must be careful plugging into an outlet that wasn't specifically intended for the desired use, or when using adapters.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #12
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I carry a total of 100' of 30A cable and have had to use it all a few times. It's most common when camping in Ontario Provincial Parks to share a double pedestal between 2 adjacent sites. Once I had to position the camper so the 100" of cable would reach.

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Me too. A 100 foot of 30amp, a 25 foot 30 amp, and the OEM 30 foot cable.
In 4 years I usually use them all at one time or another.

Once the pedestal failed at our "full" campground and we needed to run a long cord to the pedestal at the next site. The alternative was to leave.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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Canada is 60 cycle same as the US.

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Thanks - that what I thought, but wasn't sure.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #14
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I carry a cheaper 30 amp extension for my 50 amp trailer. In state parks a lot of times 30 amps is all you get. In over 20 years of camping never needed it. But I am a just in case type of guy.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #15
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My trailer is capable of both 50 and 30 amp service. I carry the 50 amp shore power cable and thanks to all will carry the extension cable when leaving my local area. I also have the 50 to 30 amp converter plug. Additionally I carry a 30 amp plug in surge suppressor.

New question... The hard wired surge suppressors, I would like to get a 50 amp version. If the CG requires me to convert to 30 amp will the suppressor still work or ??? I would assume (we all know what that does) that the functionality would not change. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #16
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the only drawback to a make it yourself extension cord is that the ends are not hermetically sealed, just saying. I don't know how important that would be to somebody?
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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For Michigan State park camping, I need to use the 50ft' extension cord w/ the 30ft' factory cord about 50% of the time. Most sites share a pedistal, so it is about a 50/50 chance whuch side you get. I also prefer to run the cord the long way around if needed to avoid tripping over it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #18
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I use my 50 amp surge protector with 30 amp service all the time. Should be no problem.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #19
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That's great. One thing the off season is good for planning and weather permitting, implementing mods.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #20
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Yep The off months I plan and buy items to work on my trailer when the weather breaks. Just thinking about mods and items I want to fix gets me through the winter months.
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