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Old 12-17-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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What's the connector ?

Please excuse my ignorance..... my better half and I will pick up our new 19 in April/May and one thing I never looked at is the type of connector for shore power ?

I had a motorhome 20 years ago, and an extension was coiled inside and you would pull it out to connect to shore power - I hated that. It was not easy to put it back in sometimes. Is it still the same, I hope not.

I have read of dog bone adapters for the RV connections.

At the other end, do campground electrical posts have the household type connector or another one - I have seen some larger twist type in some pics.

I wish to build a few good extensions using waterproof connectors but wonder which plug type I need,,,



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Old 12-17-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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you should get a Marinco cord, that's what we got with our Roo. it has a 30amp plug on one end and a locking end that attaches to the side of the trailer.
here's a yellow one from Marinco:

we use a 30/20amp adapter to plug in at home. got it at Wally World for about $5. the male end will plug into most power poles at the campgrounds. we usually see a 50 and 30 amp outlets on the poles. sometimes they'll also have a 20amp outlet, also.

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Old 12-18-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by miatared View Post
I wish to build a few good extensions using waterproof connectors but wonder which plug type I need,,,
I have assembled many normal household or industrial
in my case, extension cords in my life.
I encourage you to buy RV extension cords with the
ends already molded on there. It's not really any cheaper
to purchase the heavy cable wire and 2 ends than to
go ahead and get a ready made water proof cord.

Here are some examples--

Just for RV extension cord. You will find
many. Pick your best price and go for it.

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