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Old 06-15-2015, 11:13 AM   #11
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As a practical matter I agree that leaving the cord coiled in the rabbit hole will have no problems with magnetic fields or even overheating. As has been mentioned already the warnings are based upon legal issues more than practical usage.

That said, there is a practical reason for pulling the cord out all the way once in a while. Many of the OEM cords are not very flexible and over time can take a set when the cord stays curved in the same places. In lower ambient temperatures that can be a problem when it is necessary to pull the cord out to the full length. The issue can be minimized by pulling the cord out to full extension once in a while.

Although not uncommon for connectors to get a bit warm, it is best when they stay cooler. Cleaning the connector prongs with a Scotchbrite pad followed by a light coating of dielectric grease or simply common Vaseline will help to keep the contacts in better condition for carrying the load.

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There are far more sources of unhealthy amounts of electro-magetic energy flying all around you everyday, then you could ever possibly get from the coiled up camper power cord. Cell phones, computers, TV's Microwaves, power lines, cell towers, unseen radio waves traveling through the air, etc. All of which you can get from just hanging out at home.
Regarding the use of an extension cord, sometimes you have to use one, just make sure you purchase one that can handle the full 30 amp load and you should be fine.
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However, these cords are 12ga wire
shouldnt it be 10 gauge for 30 amp?
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Yep.
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shouldnt it be 10 gauge for 30 amp?
Whups, my bad. Haven't kept that chart in my head for years.
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