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Old 06-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #21
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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.
Not quite. A 30 amp extension has TT30 connectors on the ends and generator cords have twist lock connections. It would only work if you have a removable marinco cord and a 30 amp 120 generator cord. In fact, when I move my trailer to the street for loading, that is how I extent my cord from my outlet by the garage.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #22
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Not quite. A 30 amp extension has TT30 connectors on the ends and generator cords have twist lock connections. It would only work if you have a removable marinco cord and a 30 amp 120 generator cord. In fact, when I move my trailer to the street for loading, that is how I extent my cord from my outlet by the garage.
Maybe we should have bought a boat
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #23
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Maybe we should have bought a boat
They have a learning curve too . Just buy a 30AMP extension cord from WalMart like kc8lvy said. When you decide to upgrade to a different camper, it will eventually happen, you'll be set. We bought a 30AMP extension cord when we had our popup with AC. Traded it in after 3 years for a hybrid and 3 years after that we got a TT. Used the same 30AMP extension for all of them. Our current 5th wheel is 50AMP so now the cord just sits in our basement.
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I am still not convinced you have a 30 amp unit.
The manuals are usually generic, so that may tell us nothing.
My pop-up that did not have a furnace, heater, nor a fridge was only a 15 amp trailer and the manual talked about 30 and 50 amp services.

A picture of the male plug end coming out of your camper and or a picture of your converter would settle this.
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I am still not convinced you have a 30 amp unit.
The manuals are usually generic, so that may tell us nothing.
My pop-up that did not have a furnace, heater, nor a fridge was only a 15 amp trailer and the manual talked about 30 and 50 amp services.

A picture of the male plug end coming out of your camper and or a picture of your converter would settle this.
This is from the manual but it is the same panel inside the rig.
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Well! Don't I feel like a fool!!!
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It the boat has a power cord it is the same type used on a RV.
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We do have a shore power cord from a previous boat that we have never used. Would that be a 30amp too?
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #29
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This is what I am talking about when I say Marinco cord....





A lot of the newer units have them as opposed to the cord that is permanently attached to the rig.

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #30
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Camco 30M/30 Amp RV Extension Cord, cCSAus - Walmart.com

My wal-mart actually had a cheaper version in stock, it did not have the fancy yellow grip connectors, but was clear and lighted (bulbs burned out pretty quick) for around 20-25 bucks. That is not much more than a decent heavy duty extension cord.

I dont think anyone mentioned before, but basically all pop-ups came with 30 amp service once they started pre-wiring all the roofs for A/C so it could be added by dealer.

You already have the 20-30 amp adapter from prior owner, so I would just pick up the cheapest 30 amp cord as the few bucks more you spend over a regular extension cord may come in handy down the road. you will be able to leave the 20 amp outlet free on your campground pedestal for running stuff outside should you want to, and will have more power inside if you ever upgrade.
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