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Old 04-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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How long is power. Cord

Hi all, I'm getting a new wildwood 30kqbss and am setting up a power box in garage,does anybody know how long the electric cord is on travel trailers.thanks
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Most are either 25 or 30 feet, usually depending on length of trailer. I would guess mine at 30', for a 42' trailer, but I've never measured for sure. If you put your outlet based on 25', you should be fine.
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hi all, i'm getting a new wildwood 30kqbss and am setting up a power box in garage,does anybody know how long the electric cord is on travel trailers.thanks
Word of caution, do not wire it like a clothes dryer or welder. It is not 220v and if wired that way it will fry your inverter/converter and numerous other items.
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Thanks for the info
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I had a 34' Rockwood 8314ss and just sold a twist-loc power cord 30 amp that I had extra for this camper and it was 25'
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Word of caution, do not wire it like a clothes dryer or welder. It is not 220v and if wired that way it will fry your inverter/converter and numerous other items.
I am assuming your travel trailer is of the 30 amp variety (the most common kind).....and not a 50 amp one. I didn't actually look up your travel trailer model to see.

If it is a 30 amp one, then make sure to heed Old Coot's excellent advice and don't wire an outlet for 220 volts. Here is a link to properly installing a 30 amp outlet.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...let-27223.html

If it is indeed a 50 amp travel trailer, then the outlet will be wired for 220/240 volts................but only if your trailer is a 50 amp kind. You should be able to look at the power cord and instantly tell. 3 prongs for 30 amp and four prongs for 50 amp.
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Not sure on your unit, whether you have a built-in or external cord. On our previous TT we had the built-in cord and it was 25'. Our current TT (30amp) is just an external cord that is not attached to the camper until you connect it, so you can use whatever length you want. We carry two 25' cables just in case we are ever camping where it's a longer distance to the power, but we've never had to use the 2nd cable so far.

As far as shore power at home - we have a converter connector we use while parked at home to be able to plug in the camper to a regular household outlet. I'd love to put in a 30amp service box, but don't have the capacity from the outbuilding next to where I park the camper, and don't want to go to the expense and trouble of pulling cable underground, etc from the house panel to where we park the TT. The regular outlet is fine for keeping the battery charged and having enough power to check everything out when packing for a trip. We just can't run the A/C when plugged into the 20amp as it pulls too much power and will trip the breaker.

So, basically we've found that we didn't really need to run a special 30amp circut just for the TT since the regular outlet provides enough power for what we need to keep the TT charged up while being stored.
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