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Old 06-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Pluggig into campground electric

Ok this is prob a dumb question but it is an honest one. Our NTU pop up doesn't have air but does have a little fridg. There is a big black electrical cord coming out the side with a plug on it. The previous owner gave us an adaptor for this wire. Do we need an extension cord to plug into the campground outlet at our site if the cord from the camper won't reach. If so, can we just use an orange outdoor extension cord? Sorry if this has already been posted but I couldn't find another thread addressing this.

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For members to help, it would be good to know what model you have for trailer.
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I always carry a 30 amp extension cord so if my 25' cord that sticks out of the camper is not long enough, I have a spare. Double check the cord ends to confirm you have a 30 amp.
You should also carry a 30 amp to 15 amp dog bone adapter. https://www.easternmarine.com/index....FaxaMgodtW4AIA
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Obviously using an orange cord with the adapter you have will only give you 20 AMPS instead of using a 30 AMP extension cord that will give you 30 AMPS. Seeing as you don't have AC you should be ok, you just have to be careful on your total amperage draw. If it were me I'd get a 30AMP extension cord and not have to worry about it.
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For members to help, it would be good to know what model you have for trailer.
We have a 1095 Colman Utah four seasons. There is no hot water heater or furnace or A/C.
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Obviously using an orange cord with the adapter you have will only give you 20 AMPS instead of using a 30 AMP extension cord that will give you 30 AMPS. Seeing as you don't have AC you should be ok, you just have to be careful on your total amperage draw. If it were me I'd get a 30AMP extension cord and not have to worry about it.
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.
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If you don't have AC, furnace and water heater, then probably you don't have a 30 amp supply and only need 15 amp power cord to run it. can you take picture of plug assembly?
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Your pop up won't need that large 30 amp cord- I say don't waste your money. Just get a good quality heavy gauge extension cord, and that should suffice just fine. (My 2 cents).
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If you don't have AC, furnace and water heater, then probably you don't have a 30 amp supply and only need 15 amp power cord to run it. can you take picture of plug assembly?
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If you don't have AC, furnace and water heater, then probably you don't have a 30 amp supply and only need 15 amp power cord to run it. can you take picture of plug assembly?
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