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Old 06-15-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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30 Amp Extendtion cord? How long do you use?

I'm shopping for a 30A cord. Our trailer has a 25'? cord on it. My question is how long do you use? My buddy says go with a 25' my brother says there have been times he has needed all 50' of his? I want the black one so we don't have to look at the yellow. He thinks yellow is the only way to go, Kids don't trip on it? Your thoughts please.

I'm leaning towards the 50' black. What works for you? Thanks
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Split the difference - get a 35
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Split the difference - get a 35
Haven't seen those
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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How about two twenty five footers? I do this when I might question service availability.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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We carry 3 25' yellow cords for flexibility of use. I like the yellow for visibility, too. I also carry a couple fresh water hoses, one is 50 feet. When we stayed on Manitoulin Island (Lake Huron) last summer, I needed about 75 feet of power cord and water hose to reach the hook-ups for our site.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Walmart has a 30A extension cord in the RV section. I think it is 30ft long but not sure. Plugs nicely into the 30A cord coming out of the trailer. Mine stays underneath the main cord all coiled up. If I pull my trailer cord out and it's not long enough, there is my extension ready to be pulled out. It's black and I need it every now and then.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:10 AM   #7
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We carry a 25 foot, black extension cord and a 50 foot, orange construction type cord. We typically do not pull out the Scamp's cord unless we need it using the 25' extension cord most of the time.

We use the 50' cord for unusual circumstances like when we hook up at our neices home and need 100'. We rarely need more than 15 amps current capacity is usually not an issue.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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How long do I need it? Quite a while - at least the whole weekend!
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #9
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just a quick question from a nucker, ...........how much does rv cords cost in the US of EH????

up her ein canada they are running about $1/foot, .............

just curious as i might be going to the states soon, and could pick one of these up!!!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:00 AM   #10
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just a quick question from a nucker, ...........how much does rv cords cost in the US of EH????

up her ein canada they are running about $1/foot, .............

just curious as i might be going to the states soon, and could pick one of these up!!!!
More than a $1 a foot. a 50' 30 amp runs about $86.00 with lighted ends. $1 a foot is a deal!!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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just a quick question from a nucker, ...........how much does rv cords cost in the US of EH????

up her ein canada they are running about $1/foot, .............

just curious as i might be going to the states soon, and could pick one of these up!!!!
At Harbor Freight a 30 amp 50 ft for $70, if you use a 20% off coupon that are often available the cost drops to $56.

50 Ft. 30 Amp RV Extension Cord
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #12
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I'll let you know what Walmart is charging for the extension in stores in the Portland, Oregon area. I'm going there on Sunday.
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Just wondering how often have folks actually had to use an extention during the course of the camping season? I can think of only one occasion in 4 years that I have ever had and issue with not reaching an electrical post when camping at a place with power with the standard Scamp 30 amp cord that came with it. In that case I just put the adaperter on the cord and ran the standard extension cord I carry.
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I have a Scamp, I could use the extension more often if I had it! I would prefer to back up as FAR as possible from the road, but the standard electrical wire is only sooo long. I'm going to buy an electrical extension AND a longer sewer hose so I can get back from the frontage road as far as possible. What I have works... but there's always that extra ten feet that I'd really like to have! YMMV
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