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Old 06-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #11
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Sounds like a 30 amp. If you take a pic of the plug that is attached to the black cord that sticks out of the trailer we can help you with what you will need.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #12
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Consider picking up a 30amp extension cord from an RV dealer or Camping World. Get a 30a-15a reducer for the times you'll just need 15amps or are parked at a spot with only that. Who know, maybe you'll wanna run a toaster oven or coffee pot or hair drier all while watching Nascar. 30amps can handle that draw. Anything less and you might have to shut things off.

Check this out; 30 Amp Heavy Duty RV Extension Cordset - 25' - Furrion F30ER25-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World.

And this; 30 Amp RV Female to 15 Amp Male Adapter - Furrion I3115AD-RB - Electrical Adapters - Camping World
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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Looks like it is split down the middle for a good extension cord or a 30 amp extension. Since you don't have AC, HW, and a furnace (which runs off 12 volts, but is a power hog), the only real big power hogs would be a nuker (microwave), and feminine hair electronics (hair dryers, curlers, staighteners, etc etc), or if you have a toaster. If you think you will be using a power hog, or just for future trailer upgrades, get a 30 amp extension. If you want something that you could also use around the house, get a good 12ga, or even 10ga regular power cord.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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Ok. We are heading to big lots to get sheets for it. We will look at the 30amp extension cords. We will prob want one then for fall camping using a ceramic heater.
Doubt if big lots will carry a 30 amp cord but walmart has 25 ft extensions.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #15
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Doubt if big lots will carry a 30 amp cord but walmart has 25 ft extensions.
Rated at 30 amps
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #16
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One of the Coleman/Fleetwood pop ups I owned was a 2002 Utah, mine had AC, hot water heater, and the cassette potty. The converter in it was definitely a 30 amp, and the AC was a 13,500 btu with 2 speeds. It had a 30 amp RV power cord. Still, without the AC or water heater, I would feel comfortable using a heavy duty standard extension cord, as short as possible, of course. Just my opinion....here's why-
I just last week opened up the outside shower cavity (removed it) to access the hot and cold inside shower hoses to install one way check valves, (popular mod),and I saw the inner side of the power inlet for my Flagstaff V lite. I was shocked to see the cable running from the 30 amp inlet to the power center in the wall was a smallish extension cord sized wire! I thought it would be a large cable like the outside plug in, but not at all. This powers a 30 amp 30 foot 2 slide outs and one 13,5 AC, microwave, water heater, etc. It was surprising to see this, but it works! Randy
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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Looks like it is split down the middle for a good extension cord or a 30 amp extension. Since you don't have AC, HW, and a furnace (which runs off 12 volts, but is a power hog), the only real big power hogs would be a nuker (microwave), and feminine hair electronics (hair dryers, curlers, staighteners, etc etc), or if you have a toaster. If you think you will be using a power hog, or just for future trailer upgrades, get a 30 amp extension. If you want something that you could also use around the house, get a good 12ga, or even 10ga regular power cord.
Agreed. Another high power usage item are baby bottle warmers.
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I just last week opened up the outside shower cavity (removed it) to access the hot and cold inside shower hoses to install one way check valves, (popular mod),and I saw the inner side of the power inlet for my Flagstaff V lite. I was shocked to see the cable running from the 30 amp inlet to the power center in the wall was a smallish extension cord sized wire!
10/2 w/gnd is not physically that big of a piece of romex. You could easily confuse it for a larger extension cord. The difference between the cord on the outside and the romex inside is 1) stranded conductors for flexibility and 2) thicker insulation for durability. Don't cut yourself short by using an extension cord with less capacity than you are drawing.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #19
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Big lots did not have a 30amp cord. So I just went on line looking at lowes to get a price and what did I see? A 30amp generator cord for $89.00. If I had known that is what a 30 amp cord was we wouldn't have had to go shopping around for one. We have a big generator in the garage with a 30amp extension cord. We can just take the cord with us from the generator. Lordy! We don't want to take the generator. You can't even hear yourself think when that thing is running.
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Just make sure that cord is wired for 110 volts not 220 volts. You can usually find one at Walmart also. It is in the RV section by automotive.
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