Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 36
Extension cord

I keep reading alot about having extension cords. So do you have to have one? The cord in the camper is 25 ft, won't that be enough? Sorry I'm a newbie!
__________________

__________________
vinman72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
Gary and Pam
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 40
I always carry an extention for the same amps as the main cord. They come in different lengths and the 30 amp you have are not too expensive on the internet.
__________________

__________________
Gary & Pam
2010 Sandpiper 355QBQ
2010 F350 CC LB KR 4X4
Nights camped 2010-20 2011-26 2012-22

GSF63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
buckisland1950's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Savannah
Posts: 133
Not very often but sometimes you might need one. Always better to have one and not need it then to need one and not have it. Same with an extra water hose and another length of sewer hose.....
__________________

2011 F250 Lariat Crew Cab 6.7L Diesel
2011 Flagstaff Classic Superlite 831 FKBSS
Fleet of Canoes and one Kayak
So Many Rivers so Little Time!
buckisland1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Posts: 634
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckisland1950 View Post
Not very often but sometimes you might need one. Always better to have one and not need it then to need one and not have it. Same with an extra water hose and another length of sewer hose.....
Yup.... agree.

We were at an RV resort on past Easter Weekend. Power pedestals were at the front of the sites. Our 8315BSS has the shore power connector on the slide side but right at the rear of the trailer. In order to connect the power we had to park the trailer almost on the access road in order for the cable to reach. Needless to say, a proper extension cable is on the "to get" list.

...VTX-AL
__________________
VTX Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 36
Thanks! We'll have to get one just in case. I asked because we were at an rv store and they were not cheap!!
__________________
vinman72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 36
So where on-line can you buy one?
__________________
vinman72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
caper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,973
Check out Wally World prices are better then most RV stores.
__________________
Terry and Janet
2008 3001W Windjammer
2007 Ford F150
caper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
DF5.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hilton NY
Posts: 343
I found a 25' 10/3 extension cord with 20A plugs on it at Wal Mart a bunch of years ago. I have 30A to 20A and 20A to 30A adapters. It was a lot cheaper than an RV stores.
__________________
Doug

2011 Prime Time Tracer 3000BHS
2007 Ford Expedition
Reese Dual Cam HP Hitch
Nights Camped 2015-5 in TT
DF5.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 36
Okay thanks I was wondering if walmart has stuff like that! We tried Gander Mtn. & they just had basic camping stuff! I'll have to compare prices online too!!

There is so many things to think of!
__________________
vinman72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
DF5.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hilton NY
Posts: 343
Do not get a light duty extension cord. You might have to look around for it. A 16 or 14 gauge is too small. 12 gauge is boarderline.
__________________

__________________
Doug

2011 Prime Time Tracer 3000BHS
2007 Ford Expedition
Reese Dual Cam HP Hitch
Nights Camped 2015-5 in TT
DF5.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.