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Old 03-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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50 amp cord

Our new Wildcat344QB came with a 25' 50 amp cord to start with. Now with the experiences I have had with our old travel trailer I know that will not be long enough. So with the vast bank of knowledge from the people on this forum, I figured I would ask...

Just I was wondering what people have done for cord length. Have you bought a new longer 50 amp cord or just bought another cord to act as an extension? Either way where have you purchased these from local dealer, online, etc?

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
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Is your cord hardwired in or a twist lock plug?

My trailer came with a hardwired 30 foot cord, bought a 25 foot extension just in case.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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I purchased a 15 foot 50 amp extension online.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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Ours is not hard wired, but the twist lock variety.

Since it wasn't hard wired that is why I was considering buying a longer (50 foot) cord vs just buying a 25 foot cord to use as an extension.

With the price not cheap, I am asking what you all do.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #5
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For now I kept the 35' 30A extension cord I had for my old TT. I'll just manage my power when I need to use it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #6
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On the 50' cord, one thing that amazed me is how heavy my 35' 50A cord is. A 50' one would be irritating and I'm no lightweight.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #7
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For now I kept the 35' 30A extension cord I had for my old TT. I'll just manage my power when I need to use it.
I'm going to go that route also, as I just got the 5th wheel. At least until I feel the need to spend $100+ for a 30ft 50amp cord.
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I think most of the time you will be using your 25 ft cord. A 50 ft will be heavy to manage. I would buy another 25 ft extension instead giving you a total of 50 ft when required. That is what I have and so far never had to use the extra extension in 3 years.
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better to be prepared than pay camp store prices for one
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I think most of the time you will be using your 25 ft cord. A 50 ft will be heavy to manage. I would buy another 25 ft extension instead giving you a total of 50 ft when required. That is what I have and so far never had to use the extra extension in 3 years.


Did you buy your cord online or from local dealer? Wondering where best price is?
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I bought it at Canadian Tire. You should be able to buy at WalMart for much cheaper.
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Agreed on how heavy it was.

So since we are on the subject...anyone have creative/interesting/helpful ways to organize and store their cord? Especially the 50 amp cord.
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Camco RV 30'50-Amp Extension Cord - Walmart.com
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Amazon.com: Camco 55195 50 AMP 30' Extension Cord with PowerGrip Handle: Automotive

this one comes with a nice carry strap, since it weighs 24lbs. Not bad price either. Being an Amazon Prime member is awesome. Free shipping. They have ALL the stuff we want or need.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #15
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Not to hijack the thread but, can you buy a real 50 amp cord instead of the Chinese ultra stiffys.
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wow, same cord posted at same time. 2 different vendors. Same price.
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wow, same cord posted at same time. 2 different vendors. Same price.
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wow, same cord posted at same time. 2 different vendors. Same price.

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Decent price too!
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I also bought my 50 amp 30' extension cord from Amazon. You may also want to by a 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone or adapter for the parks that don't offer 50 amp service yet. We go to a few State and private campgrounds that only offer 30 amp service and the electrical hook up is farther away where you will need the extension. I have used my extension alot.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:33 PM   #20
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I have only used the extension cord once. I positioned the unit and needed 5 more feet. The 90deg 18" adapter I use always because I like how the cord hangs straight down from the camper, I think it places less stress on the connector.

Amazon.com: Camco 55195 50 AMP 30' Extension Cord with PowerGrip Handle: Automotive

Amazon.com: Camco 55572 18" 50 AMP Locking Male/50 AMP Locking 90 Degree Female PowerGrip Dogbone Electrical Adapter: Automotive
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