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Old 09-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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RV Camping is Better with this “Must Have” Electrical Device

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One of the handiest purchases we’ve made for our camping in the electrical department is an RV power extension cord (http://goo.gl/PfViBI). Ours is a 30 Amp cord, but of course extension cords are available in 50 Amp flavors. Once you have an RV extension cord, you’ll never travel without one.We have a 25-foot length RV [...]


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Old 09-14-2013, 03:43 AM   #2
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I agree. I also suggest getting a set of dog-bone adapters. Some campsites don't offer a full set of 15, 30 and 50 amp power connections so you may find you have a long enough cord but can't plug it in! Lastly, it's also a good idea to have an extension for your water hose and sewer hose too in case the utilities are out of reach.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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RV Camping is Better with this “Must Have” Electrical Device

Yep. I have two and they come in real handy, but I caution against running that much cable to hookup. I use a Kill-a-Watt to monitor line voltage and with all that extension running there is a noticeable voltage drop.

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I used a long ( 100') extension cord to get power in a parking lot. There was noticible voltage drop but I plugged into my auto former and then it. Was fine.
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Running an RV (30 amp) on a 100' extension cord is generally an ill-advised venture. The size of your cord was not specified but even a 10 gauge would be insufficient. Granted, an auto-former will bring the voltage back up but at the same time the current on the extension cord will increase as well. Making the loss and the resulting heat even worse. If this is being done with a less than 10 amp load you may be OK. But 30 amps may results in problems.
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This falls under PLAN Bs....

One must have several PLAN Bs in place to make the RV camping world as successful as you want it to be...

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Running an RV (30 amp) on a 100' extension cord is generally an ill-advised venture. The size of your cord was not specified but even a 10 gauge would be insufficient. Granted, an auto-former will bring the voltage back up but at the same time the current on the extension cord will increase as well. Making the loss and the resulting heat even worse. If this is being done with a less than 10 amp load you may be OK. But 30 amps may results in problems.
I was only using it for lights, converter and refrigerator. No air conditioning.
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