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Old 01-14-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Right angle cord

A new 50 amp cord with a 90 degree twist lock is just too darn expensive, and no one makes a right angle twist lock replacement end to put on the end of a cord.
I opted for the cheaper way...this will twist lock to my existing cord and stay attached. I wish it wasn't so heavy. It's making an already heavy cable heavier
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:34 AM   #2
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I am having the same trouble I want a 90 twist lock end for my existing 30 amp power cord I can't find one anywhere.

I have the twist lock changeover for the trailer but all I can find is a new cord with the 90 degree on it.

I do not need a whole new cord just want the 90 degree end for the old cord.

I think it is all a plan to get RVERS money!
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:02 AM   #3
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Be very careful using one of these, especially the 50a model. I know 3 people who have had problems with then burning open.
Personally, I think part of the problem is they have a twist lock and a screw on locking ring and if you are not pro-active, you may forget to lock it down properly causing poor connections and heat. Just my theory.
I have a Camco model that I use and Marinco also makes one, I have seen both damaged by heat.

Another danger to using plug in couplings in a rv is a condition called a "Wild neutral". This is where for some reason the neutral goes open between the pedestal and the campers breaker panel which puts 220v ac. This can cause all kinds of weird problems in a rv.
An RV is not wired the same as a stick and brick house. The power company gives you two hot wires and a neutral wire (that is also tied to ground at the pole). We wire separate circuits out of this grounded supply. The voltage on any black wire coming into the home is regulated by grounding the neutral at the source transformer.
So, you will not get 240volts on a circuit in the house if a wire comes loose at the house.


Below is a description of this condition by a forum member: eldermike

In 50amp camper service you have 2 hots that are tied to two neutrals and two grounds and tapped at 2 places to yield 2 separate 110volt circuits.
As long as the neutrals in the system remain bonded both hots remain at 110volts. But through time and heat cycles screws get lose and wires under strain pull out of place. It's a math problem based on which side of the service is now best grounded. You could have 220volts at one outlet and zero at the other. That's not going to happen in your house. The power company took care of that for you.
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There was a long thread on rv.net about the 90 degree twist lock end and no one was able to find one including some commercial electricians.
Someone mentioned they saw a supplier ad in an old RV magazine.
It's hard to believe it's not an available part.
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Thanks for the heads up norty.
I wish a factory made cord wasn't so expensive.
Maybe in the long run it, looking at your picture, it's not so expensive.
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It sure is!

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Norty you've made me want one of these even more now.
If the neutral goes out after the post then a surge protector at the post won't stop it???

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Now add 45% to that price for me in Canada
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Norty you've made me want one of these even more now.
If the neutral goes out after the post then a surge protector at the post won't stop it???

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My understanding of the condition is, Yes it will stop it if it occurs before the EMS. Afterwards not.
We have a friend who had this happen and it caused a small fire in a small portable surge protector. We have decided not to use those small power strips that have built in surge protectors in the rv. In his case, it overheated and caught on fire.
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Yow! that's almost $12.50/ft. Price of copper and all that but, YOW!
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