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Old 05-18-2015, 02:06 PM   #21
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Carry a spare 30' 30A power cord I won @ Goshen and a 50' 30A extension in addition to the factory 30A cord. Also carry both replacement ends for repair if necessary.

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:20 PM   #22
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I believe kpm is asking about a spare power cord (like the one normally used), NOT extension cords. I see his point, if the normal power cord is somehow damaged, 2 miles of extension cord would do no good. He may have a good idea, one I will give some thought to.

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #23
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I carry a 50 to 30 adapter and a 25 foot 30 amp cable. I also carry a 30 to 15 amp adapter and a 50 foot extension cord. Over the years I have used all. I did have my 30 amp cord plug damaged by a faulty outlet.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:07 PM   #24
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Does anyone ever carry a backup shore power cord when going camping?
I am thinking about doing this in the event that the main cord gets damaged, forgotten, stolen etc... I try to build redundancy into certain things if it makes sense and reasonable. This Camco one is reasonable. Are these fairly universal in regards to fit?

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I carry an extra 15'; not because of backup but because I have been in campgrounds where my attached power isn't long enough.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:16 PM   #25
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I carry a 50' spare cord.

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:27 PM   #26
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All really good replys that gave me some really good ideas. I have learned that I need to expand my supply of adapters and connectors. PapaGLS. You are right. I was talking about a backup cord that goes from the trailer to power source at the campground. I know the chances of needing a backup is remote but it is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it for only 50 bucks. Maybe it's me being too crazy, but I like some redundancy for critical things like power, plumbing etc... I also never thought about the extension cords either. great points. I am grateful for everyone's feedback!

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:35 PM   #27
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I carry a spare 50amp cord the only reason I have two is the dealer lost my original cord when they were working on my rig I didn't like the one they gave me so I bought another one
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:44 PM   #28
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I have a 50' 30 amp cord with a short adaptor to the trailer fitting attached that I use to connect the trailer at home. So I always throw it in the truck. This gives me a backup cord for the trailer and a 30 amp extension if I need it.
Adaptors to carry.
50 amp male to 30 amp female,
20 amp male to 30 amp female.
Trailer connector to 30 amp male short
I have used all of these at one time or another.

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:46 PM   #29
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I carry my oem 50 amp (heavy thing) a 30 amp cord with a 50 amp female end and a 30 amp male female ext cord. I use the 50/30 cord the most as most state parks we go to are only 30 amp. its a direct connect and saves a dog bone, plus its a heckava lot lighter.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:02 PM   #30
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I carry enough 30 amp cord to plug in my genny locked up in the truck box when boon docking at the Flying J or Walmart.

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