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Old 06-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Red face Is TT power cord same as an extension cord?

Sounds like a silly question, sorry. But mine is hooked up to power right now and I don't want to unplug it, I'm testing something.

I need a 25' extension cord for 30a power cord to RV. I can easily find A) a 25' extension cord, 30a, or B) an exact replica of my totally detachable Furrion 30a power cord.

If I weren't connected to power, I could just go see if the male end will plug correctly to the female end of supplied TT cord. IF it will, then another one is all I need (and best most likely) for a power extension cord.

But.........my luck is the TT connection is proprietary (the male end HAS to be standard or no one could go camping!!!! )........

I'm about to buy some stuff online from Camping World. Can I assume that this cord will plug to mine, which is exactly like it?:

30 Amp RV Cordset with Fault Smart LED - 25' - Furrion F30R25-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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This is what I use, and the price is better than walmart for $38.99
30 Amp Heavy Duty RV Extension Cordset - 25' - Furrion F30ER25-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World

Is just an a extension, but comes handy when the power post/box/pole is far away.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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I almost put that one in the cart, and may yet.

But I saw the exact same one that I have also, though more expensive, and I thought that if it would work for an extension cord, I'd also have a duplicate of what is in the trailer. Also, it has a twist lock end, I think.

I can see needing it at some campgrounds. But mostly, I need it here at the house. Where I have to park this is about 42 feet away from a plug in. Even if I add a 30a separate outlet, it'll still be over 35 feet from where the TT is going to go.

The question is basically........"Does the one you referenced and the one I referenced, plug together at EITHER end?"
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I almost put that one in the cart, and may yet.

But I saw the exact same one that I have also, though more expensive, and I thought that if it would work for an extension cord, I'd also have a duplicate of what is in the trailer. Also, it has a twist lock end, I think.

I can see needing it at some campgrounds. But mostly, I need it here at the house. Where I have to park this is about 42 feet away from a plug in. Even if I add a 30a separate outlet, it'll still be over 35 feet from where the TT is going to go.

The question is basically........"Does the one you referenced and the one I referenced, plug together at EITHER end?"
Nope, for that you need the one in your first post, sorry.
I was thinking you need it a 30a ext cord only.
You need the twist lock one to use it at both ends. The $39 its just an ext. cord and itwon't fit the camper.
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This is what I use, and the price is better than walmart for $38.99
30 Amp Heavy Duty RV Extension Cordset - 25' - Furrion F30ER25-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World

Is just an a extension, but comes handy when the power post/box/pole is far away.
This is an extension cord.

The other one is not. (It is a replacement for the one you currently have.)
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This is an extension cord.

The other one is not. (It is a replacement for the one you currently have.)
I think he knows that- he's wondering/hoping he can use it like an extension cord so that he has a replacement if either one fails.

The question really is- do the female pin layouts match the male pin layouts? If so, why couldn't he use the replacement cord as an extension cord? If they don't, then an extension cord is required.
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Yep.

Tomorrow I'll just go unplug it and make sure it does or doesn't, and order the appropriate ones. Just thought someone might know.

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You need an extension cord - 30 A male plug on one end an 30 A female receptical on the other end.

The RV end of your existing cord is a proprietary twist lock connection.

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I think he knows that- he's wondering/hoping he can use it like an extension cord so that he has a replacement if either one fails.

The question really is- do the female pin layouts match the male pin layouts? If so, why couldn't he use the replacement cord as an extension cord? If they don't, then an extension cord is required.
If you look at the male end of a 30amp cord it has a round prong for the ground and a female twist lock end has no round prong on it. Other than building a cheater plug there is no way to get a cord with a twist lock end to work as an extension cord.
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The end of your shore power cord looks like this (not burnt obviously).

The end of the extension cord has the flat blade socket.
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