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Old 05-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Power code length and storage?

Would like know what people find is a good length to have on hand for the power code and what is used for keeping stored?
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:22 AM   #2
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Would like know what people find is a good length to have on hand for the power code and what is used for keeping stored?
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30' if your connector is midship. If it's in the back, you might want to carry a 10-20' extension. 50 A power cords get heavy so unless you have a powered reel,
I doubt you would want to wrestle with it.
Most folks that have a hard time with thè cord usually put a reel in the pass through next to the docking station.

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:42 AM   #3
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For short time hookups a (30A cord/with adapters) easy to manage. For full (50A) use, buy one as advised above. Youroo!!
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I ordered a 25' extension as I have always found it adequate with a 25' factory cord for my 30A. I am new to the 50A family and the difference in storage for the two is night and day...the 50A doesn't coil well whatsoever. I picked up the tip on here to purchase a 5 gallon bucket from Lowes and coil the cord in the bucket. Its super inexpensive and does the trick for a 25' 50A cord.

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:35 AM   #5
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I have two cords of each. I store them in a plastic bin in the basement of the 5er. My hook up is off the back of the 5er. The bin is big enough to put all 4 in there. The 50s are carefully wound on the ground before storing and then I hire two men and a boy to carry them to the storage bin.....
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I have the 50A coiled and hung in the front storage. Have used it once since we bought this RV. I use the 30A cable all the time plugged into the 50A at the pedestal with an adapter and an adapter at the other end for the 5r, much easier to handle. When it gets hot enough to use both A/C units I'll be connecting with the 50A cable.
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I carry and store my 50amp cord in a milk crate, it does get hard to coil when the temps drop.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:42 AM   #8
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Our 50A cord is a 30' (I think) and it just barely fits in a 5 gallon Lowes bucket. We also have 30a and 20a adapters.

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I think my cord is 35' or so. I know it runs from the back corner up most of the length of my camper. I've yet to be in a situation where it wasn't enough.

I carry a heavy duty 50' 15amp extension cord and 50-to-30 and 30-to-15 adapters - mostly because that's how I plug in at home.

I also loop mine inside of a 5 gallon bucket. If you take your time and keep it neat, it all fits with a second loop inside of the first one for a few feet. 5 gallon bucket rides in my storage hatch.
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50 amp extension

We just bought a 2015 Silverback and quickly found the 50 amp cord was too short for our needs. I went to an RV center (unnamed but national) and purchased a 50amp 15 ft extension. Later found the SAME cord by Camco, on Amazon, for HALF the price. Ordered it, waited until it arrived and returned the other cord. All good now. We have the storage reel that comes in the Silverback and LOVE IT! My extra cords and plugs, I simply coil and carry them in a right size plastic container. When traveling, they reside in the rear bed of our truck. I have a Roll N Lock sliding bed cover so no one is going to be walking off with them. Happy Camper again!

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