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Old 08-24-2016, 12:28 PM   #11
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I use my 25 foot extension cord because the one built into my trailer will not reach my 30 amp recepticle when it's parked in the street out front. I haven't needed it on camping trips yet, but it has been close.

Regarding sewer hoses, I bought a kit that includes 2 of them with a connector that allows you to make one long hose instead of 2 short ones. Haven't needed to hook both together yet.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:32 PM   #12
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In addition to the 30' power cord that comes with the camper, I have another 25' 30A rated extension cord so I could reach my 50Amp outlet on my garage. So far I have not been to a campground that needed more than 30'. I also carry a 50' extension cord, 12 gauge I think, "just in case". I also use an inline surge protector when connected to shore power (camping or otherwise)

I carry a 25' and a 50' hose for water. 25' is enough 9x out of 10.

For sewer I carry a 15' Rhino brand plus another 10' extension. The 10' extension is a recent addition because my 29.5BHDS has the drain much further up the chassis than my last camper and I found the 15' to be a little short in some cases. Your mileage may vary on that one.
Tom, we must think along the same lines. I have all the stuff you mention except the 25' extra power cord for 30 amp. I have never needed more than the 30' cord that comes with the unit. Even at the RV Rally's I have been to the original power cord has always been enough. Sewer hose is a different matter at Rally's. I have the same two pieces of Rhino sewer hose in a 6" pvc vinyl post underneath the rig right next to the sewer outlet. Really convenient.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:44 PM   #13
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Tom, we must think along the same lines. I have all the stuff you mention except the 25' extra power cord for 30 amp. I have never needed more than the 30' cord that comes with the unit. Even at the RV Rally's I have been to the original power cord has always been enough. Sewer hose is a different matter at Rally's. I have the same two pieces of Rhino sewer hose in a 6" pvc vinyl post underneath the rig right next to the sewer outlet. Really convenient.
Yep, and every one was learned the hard way lol

The 30A power cord extension was new add this year. I used to just use the default cord plus a regular extension cord, which was fine to run the fridge and keep the batteries going, but now I can run the entire camper including A/C without worrying about overloading the cord.

Oh and as another person mentioned, a 50A --> 30A cable I would call another must-have, for those rare times a campground only has a 50A site available, OR for when all the other campers are overloading the 30A feed running their A/C's all day, I can plug into the 50A service instead and (in theory) be on a different feed
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback guys! Looks like I will be buying some extensions.
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RV extension about $40 at Wally World\

Good Sewer waste hose about $30-40 at any RV center. The one that came with your RV is trash but good enough for a spare.

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Old 08-24-2016, 12:54 PM   #15
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RV extension about $40 at Wally World\

Good Sewer waste hose about $30-40 at any RV center. The one that came with your RV is trash but good enough for a spare.

You won't need the things on your list until you need the.
The ones that come with them now must totally be garbage, I didn't even get one included with my TT
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:26 PM   #16
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Just be sure the extension cord has the proper RV 30A connectos on both ends...


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When I bought my trailer I saw the dealer had tons of those running all over the place so I just asked if they would throw a couple of those into the trailer.

The salesperson say I have to go to the bathroom. So I was just standing around and she finally came back and saw I was still standing around the couple of 25-foot RV 30A extension cord. She looked at and then looked at the cords and said I got to go to the bath room again.

I finally got the jesture haha..

I layed them in plain view just inside the trailer door and they was there when I brought the trailer home with me...

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I have 2 Rhinoflex sewer hoses and use them both frequently. 2 freshwater hoses - normally only need 1, but have used both on one occasion. Have a 50 amp to 30 amp conversion that I use all of the time (had to have it once due to no 30 amp). I don't have an extension cord, but needed one once and had to use a loaner (thankfully they had one).
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the tips contained here. I have a 50amp service and will get a 50amp extension cord. Is it still necessary to get a 50 to 30amp adapter?
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the tips contained here. I have a 50amp service and will get a 50amp extension cord. Is it still necessary to get a 50 to 30amp adapter?
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Some places may only have 30 amp service and plug configuration limiting the ability to run two A/Cs, microwave, coffee pot, converter, etc, simultaneously. But most everything can be run on 30 amps at the same time when using only one A/C unit.
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Thanks and will add the adapter to the list.
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