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Old 12-04-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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I don't want to use my 50 amp power cord at home

I like to leave my trailer plugged in all winter to keep the batteries charged. I'd like to store the 50 amp power cord away until spring and just use a common extension cord. What I need is a twist-lock to male prong adapter that fits the twist-lock receptacle typically found on Forest River RVs. Do they make such a critter?
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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Check this out at Amazon... Conntek 14422 RV Pigtail Adapter 15 Amp Male Plug With Screw To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #3
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I have one of those that Sirsea mentioned to use with my Honda 2000eu generator to save gas. Works very well. For you, just hook a power cord to the 15 amp end and you're good to go.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #4
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Check this out at Amazon... Conntek 14422 RV Pigtail Adapter 15 Amp Male Plug With Screw To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector

I think if you look for the 14222, it's slightly cheaper and doesn't have the screw at the 15-amp side. At least, that's the only difference I could find:

Conntek 14222 RV 1.5-Foot Pigtail Adapter Power Cord 15 Amp Male Plug To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector

I really want to get one of these. I hate lugging my 50 amp cord out at home.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #5
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Check on Home Depot.com that is where I bought mine, they make a 50 amp female to a 15 amp male, great for keeping your trailer plugged in at home and keeping that 50 amp cord from walking away while at work.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #6
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homedepot.com x2....same"marinco" 50amp adapter I use ...I actually have two...one for my 30amp and one for the 15 to keep her plugged in while in storage...


I use the 30amp adapter for my gennys....


I undeniably and without a doubt hate that 50amp cord and avoid it whenever possible....its 50lbs of anger....
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:21 AM   #7
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A friend bought a high end Class A (I don't remember the brand) and found that the 20 amp service at his house would not supply his coach. The breaker tripped. He had to install a 50 amp service. His fancy coach has so much stuff that 20 amps simply wasn't enough.


With a 15 amp service, you may have to turn some things off, especially if the 15 amp circuit supplies other things in your house. We've run our Sunseeker on 15 amps but we have to be careful to limit the load.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:39 AM   #8
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This is the one I use. Works fine for when I bring it home to get fridge going, run lights, charge battery, vacuum etc. Would not use it for A/C units tho.

Rodale 1 ft. RV 15 Amp Male to 50 Amp Female with Locking Ring-RV15M50FDT at The Home Depot
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I have the same as RhoZeta from Home Depot. Was cheaper than the other models and works great. I have a 100' 15amp extension cord that I run from my house to 5er and it keeps the fridges running and the batteries topped off. My wife had even turned on the AC once and was ok, although I've since educated her, that maybe she shouldn't.
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Most dealers can make any type adapter you can want. Over the years I've had my dealer make adaptors for my RV's.

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