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Old 03-31-2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Power cord length

After 25 years of camping in a tent the wife and I took the plunge and got a camper. I think I'm ok on most everything but I do have one concern. The camper came with a 30 amp power cord that is 25' in length. I've got extra fresh water hose and extra sewer hose but I'm wondering if 25' of power cord is enough. Should I just get another 25' cord and plug them together or would it be better to get a longer cord? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:14 AM   #2
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I got a 30A extension cord for mine but in 12 years only used it a few times outside of when I wanted to set the generator further away from the camper.

Being an extension, I didn't have to deal with putting all that cord in the factory spot which on my TT I don't think would have worked plus when I bought the 5er I just kept it. I can't run both AC units at once but that's fine.

And, the extension will likely cost the same as another, longer cord. So not only is it useful but cost effective too.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:41 AM   #3
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I too have a spare 30 amp power cord. You can get them at any camping store but I am pretty sure I bought mine at Walmart. I think I have only used it once or twice in 15 years, but I wouldn't do without it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:00 AM   #4
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Always worth having. Nothing like stretching the cord out and coming up 1 foot short. We rarely use it like others have mentioned, but it's in there just in case, along with every adapter known to man.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:03 AM   #5
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I also have an extra 30A cord only used it a couple times but when you need it it's there.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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After 25 years of camping in a tent the wife and I took the plunge and got a camper. I think I'm ok on most everything but I do have one concern. The camper came with a 30 amp power cord that is 25' in length. I've got extra fresh water hose and extra sewer hose but I'm wondering if 25' of power cord is enough. Should I just get another 25' cord and plug them together or would it be better to get a longer cord? Thanks in advance for the help.
buy the extension it would be cheaper, make sure they are the same size wire inside. Some of the cheaper ones use a smaller gage wire. I would also buy a second sewer drain hose. I use that alot more then my electrical one. I really have 4 that hook together if I have to but like in Goshen I needed 2 at my site and so did the people on both sides of me. So I lent them to them so they could reach. It's nice to help a fellow camper out, it brings you back good Karma. And NO OLD COOT I HAVEN'T BEEN SMOKING OR DRINKING before you say anything........
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:50 AM   #7
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I carry a extension cord never know when you may need it. I have used it a couple of times. I also carry extra sewer hose I have about 25' total.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:34 AM   #8
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Used mine a lot, have got to the site and wanted the trailer positioned so we had the best view possible from under the awning and through as many windows as we could. The 25' one wouldn't make it, got ours at Wal Mart about 15 yrs ago.
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