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Old 10-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Question Shore power cord

Hello. This is a real "newbie" question: I read in my owner's manual that it
is not advised to keep your power cord coiled up either on the ground or, I presume in its holding slot. The manual says to extend it out to its length whenever possible. I think that is what I read. Am I being overly concerned if I am worrying about this? My power outlet (a 30 amp) will not be 25 feet aw
ay. More like 5 feet. Should I have any concerns about this?
Thanks ahead of time to all of you professionals!

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Old 10-01-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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The cord can become quite warm when you are drawing a lot of amps. If it is coiled in its enclosed storage bin, it can get dangerously hot. Stretched out across the ground allows the heat to dissipate safely.


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Old 10-01-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. You may find this thread helpful.


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Old 10-01-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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another thing to add to my list of things I don't do and everything works out OK.

I pull out what is needed and never had an issue running A/C in 100 degree temps all this summer.
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