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Old 08-12-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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50 Amp male/30 amp female adapter question

My TT is a 30 AMP rig and I will be purchasing an adapter to use for 50 amp hookups. Question is: does anyone have thoughts/pros/cons to each kind of adapter? There is one that has an extension cord between the two ends

http://www.amazon.com/Voltec-16-0050...+30+amp+female

and there is one style that is just a straight adapter, no cord.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arcon-RV-Mot...27dd1e&vxp=mtr

Would love to hear feedback on what y'all have and which may be better or worse and why or why not? Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I like the dogbone (18" extension cord) style better. The reason being with the straight type you have your heavy cordset hanging another 3" out from the outlet which can sag and lead to a poor connection with the receptacle.
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I agree. Dogbone is the way to go.
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X3, as was mentioned, the possibility of a bad connection.
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5X on the dog bone.
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It's unanimous....thanks for your input!
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #9
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The straight adapter in not practical, because it interferes with closing the power box in addition to being prone to come loose.

Good advise from all but you may also want to know why.

Get a a variety of them and someday they will come in handy.
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Since I'm not an electrician, is there any problem plugging into the 50 amp? What is the impact on a TT 30 amp system? Is it better to use the 50 amp instead of the 30 amp?
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