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Old 05-18-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Backup Shore Power Cord?

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? http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55501-Po...P0T36P6ZNF6GP3

I carry a backup fresh water hose, washers and some fittings just in case.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:48 AM   #2
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I don't think I could justify the bulk. I always carry adapters down to 15amp and a 50' extension cord. In a worst case scenario, I'd just step down to that and buy a new cord to get by.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:52 AM   #3
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Normally yes. Are you running 50amp or 30amp? We have camped at RV parks where the elect post is five feet above the ground and 30 feet away from my RV. (Belleview IA) Yes we got right next to the Mississippi river and the fishing was fantastic!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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In the many years I've owned a fifth wheel I've never had a power cord damaged. While I've never had a need for a backup power cord, I do carry and have used on many occasions an extension cord. When I had a 30 amp trailer I carried a 25 foot 30 amp extension cord. Now that I have a 50 amp trailer I carry a 15 foot extension cord.
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I do carry replacement ends just in case one gets damaged. This would be a quick fix until I get where I can get a new cord. The replacement ends are not water proof or repellant but they would suffice until you can get new cord & then your camping trip would not be cut short.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #6
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I carry 2 cords for 30AMP and one 30-15 dog bone, some campgrounds I have been too have water and electric and sewer in strange places so I carry 50 feet of total sewer Hose, 75 foot of sewer hoses, a water splitter at the water spout, also carry one 35 and one 25 feet 30amp cords


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Old 05-18-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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I always carry a 30 amp extension cord for the camper. I've been in too many camps where I had to move far away from the riser to get my slideouts extended. It's a good investment!
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:21 PM   #8
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Why carry a second shore cord if you can still use battery power if this extremely rare thing happened?
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:21 PM   #9
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My previous TT was 30 amps and I had a 30amp extension cord.......I kept this when we got our 50amp 5er.....Now I only have to use my 50 to 30 amp plug adapter if I cannot reach the main box A 50amp extn cable is too expensive and bulky in my case....If I had to buy an extn cord maybe I might consider a 50amp....At home I use a 50amp to 30amp short pig tail + a 30 to 15 amp adapter and a short extn cord to my outside wall power sourcel....also I normally lay out my pwr cord before I unhitch just to make sure I am not too far away...a few "inches" makes a difference in stress levels
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Why carry a second shore cord if you can still use battery power if this extremely rare thing happened?
Two words: air conditioning.
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