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Old 02-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #41
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Thanks that is what I was looking for!!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #42
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Wow, late to the party as usual.

So, as I understand it, you want to make an extension cord that will be limited to "lights and battery charging" and nothing else, that is lighter than the 50 amp monster you usually carry.

If I have this right, you will be needing to wire up a custom cable with built in protection for over current.

I will need a photo of the camper's shore power socket (to determine if it is a female or male arrangement); the length of run you are talking about (to determine wire size) and a photo of the outlet you intend to plug it into.

I will do some research on how to do this safely to avoid overdrawing the power providing circuit and keeping the two male ends (if that is what it needs) from being hot without being plugged in. Most likely a water proof junction box somewhere close to the 20 amp male plug.

If you do not feel competent enough to make up a cable like this, your only option is to leave the 50 amp cable coiled up at the camper and a dogbone adapter to 110 male; followed by a heavy duty extension cord to the outlet.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #43
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There is an adapter you can buy that has the 50amp end that twists on at the RV and a 15 amp end on the other. I have one, not sure of model number.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #44
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002IZ...mw_dp_img?is=l.
I think this is what you want
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #45
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Or for a measly $566.50 you can buy one of these.

HUBBELL WIRING DEVICE-KELLEMS Marine Adapter - Marine Wiring Accessories - 3D968|HBL61CM54 - Grainger Industrial Supply


I have to admit that this one seems a bit less pricey:
http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-14422-.../dp/B002IZJD5S
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #46
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Home depot has a 50 rv connector to a 15 amp male plug for 25 bucks. Works great for running the refrigerator when packing for a trip and you don't have to bring out the heavy 50 amp cord
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #47
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I believe you must verify your requirements. If you now have two male ends (against code) then yes, you would need same per your orig request. Is the 50 amp cord you now have permanently hard wired to the coach side? If so, an electrician can wire a male "outlet" to the coach and a female to the power cord. Once this is done, pretty much any manner of adapters (correctly configured, etc.) can be used for power requirements. It is/was the idea of TWO MALE ENDS on your lighter weight cord which caused the uproar. Herk, as he mentioned, volunteered to come up with correct wire gage for length of run, etc. Hope it all works our.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #48
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Can you post a picture or a skew number? I have a Home Depot across the street from me.
You guys online here have been very great thanks for the help.
The 50 amp service is not hardwired. It's the normal 50amp hook up.
I am not qualified to make one up myself. I am gonna buy one that is safe and will do the job
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #49
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Can you post a picture or a skew number? I have a Home Depot across the street from me.
1 ft. RV 15 Amp Male to 50 Amp Female with Locking Ring-RV15M50FDT at The Home Depot

This is even cheaper but uses the 50 amp cord.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2027148...-202714804-_-N
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #50
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I believe you must verify your requirements. If you now have two male ends (against code) then yes, you would need same per your orig request. Is the 50 amp cord you now have permanently hard wired to the coach side? If so, an electrician can wire a male "outlet" to the coach and a female to the power cord. Once this is done, pretty much any manner of adapters (correctly configured, etc.) can be used for power requirements. It is/was the idea of TWO MALE ENDS on your lighter weight cord which caused the uproar. Herk, as he mentioned, volunteered to come up with correct wire gage for length of run, etc. Hope it all works our.
I am not sure why the OP wanted two male ends, I always assume that was in error. I assumed the RV end was a female connector. Now I gather it is a twist on. Heck seems to have the cheapest solution, it you read the reviews on the first item in his last post, it is by far the best solution.

this female connector ready to add to the 15amp shore line is nearly $100...


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