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Old 11-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Is the rv cord coming from scamp trailer rated for outdoor use. ? Also the 30 amp ext. cords sold at walmart and rv stores are they rated for outdoor use as well? I don`t see anything on the wire that states "outdoor use" Just wondering. Carl
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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We use a 12 gauge 15 amp extension cord. Can run either the Air Conditioner or the Microwave but not at the same time. This cord is easy to use and is rated for outside use. Much easier than dealing with a 30 amp heavyweight.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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All I can say Carl, is the one on my 1988 Scamp is the original, has been used successfully outside for all those years!
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Is the rv cord coming from scamp trailer rated for outdoor use. ? Also the 30 amp ext. cords sold at walmart and rv stores are they rated for outdoor use as well? I don`t see anything on the wire that states "outdoor use" Just wondering. Carl
The 30 amp cord that came with your trailer is most defiantly rated for outdoor use. If your looking at the CAMCO brand of extensions for the 30 amp that Walmart sells as you can see from the specs they are also rated for outdoor use.

Would be really surprised if any of the 30 AMP cords & adapters being sold for an RV where not rated for outdoor use.
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OK, thanks everyone. That is what i thought. I use a 25` 15amp ext to reach my garage receptacle at home as well. I use that, just to charge battery, i did have a small electric heater plugged in on cool days once in a while. I wish to buy a 25` 30 amp as well for air and other things in summer. My PA inspection is on nov 13th. Never dreamed the local RV dealer would be booked so far in advance, I called shortly after i got home from Backus. Oh well, maybe i can get one short trip in before it gets way to cold. Carl
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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Oh, you want to get a short trip in? Then use an indoor cord outside. You'll get a short, or a trip of the breaker! Just kidding. Hope you have a good time.
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The 30 amp RV cord sold by Camco is rated SEW per the NEC Art 400 / NEMA
The W at the end of the cord designation means that the cord is rated for wet locations and is sunlight resistant See NEC Art 400 tables plus FPN #15 to tables for further reference
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Carl, what is a "PA inspection"? Is that a type of safety inspection? If so, how often is that required? Nothing like that here in IL, but we have recurring emission tests on our vehicles. I remember years ago when we lived in VA, they had an annual "Safety Insp" on motorized vehicles. It was really a scheme to collect property tax on your vehicles. Just curious.

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Hi Tom, when i registered the trailer they told me i have 10 days to have it inspected. All PA trailers over 3000# must have PA trailer inspection. I went there to pay the sales tax (ouch) on the 25th last month and the closest appointment I could get was the 13th of Nov. So i really did not want to chance getting in accident with out being legal, so i didn`t tow it anywhere but the driveway. Take care, Carl
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Hi Tom, when i registered the trailer they told me i have 10 days to have it inspected. All PA trailers over 3000# must have PA trailer inspection. I went there to pay the sales tax (ouch) on the 25th last month and the closest appointment I could get was the 13th of Nov. So i really did not want to chance getting in accident with out being legal, so i didn`t tow it anywhere but the driveway. Take care, Carl
Take that trailer to a truck stop and weigh it. My guess is that's below 3000lbs.
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Thanks Carl. I believe Byron's correct. Empty your trailer and I'll bet it's <3,000 lbs. It might be a factor ($$$) when purchasing plates. Take care.

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Carl, what is a "PA inspection"? Is that a type of safety inspection? If so, how often is that required? Nothing like that here in IL, but we have recurring emission tests on our vehicles. I remember years ago when we lived in VA, they had an annual "Safety Insp" on motorized vehicles. It was really a scheme to collect property tax on your vehicles. Just curious.

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It depends on the state. Here in NY ALL trailers are required to be inspected each year. Unless it has changed, it is $6.00. Just got the yearly registration for my 2103 lb dry weight (NY registers by weight) Escape - $36.25.
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Thanks Carl. I believe Byron's correct. Empty your trailer and I'll bet it's <3,000 lbs.

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I bet it doesnt either. Take a look at the Thread Trailer Weights in The Real World. Heaviest 16' Scamp Delux fully loaded trailer weighed to date came in at 2800lbs total.

I know the trailer and it is indeed loaded with every option plus some.... not to mention the profession set of heavy duty pots and pans
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I believe it is trailer rated weight. It can carry 3500#legally. Carl
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