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Old 08-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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go to Walmart or Camping World and buy an RV heavy duty cord. It will have a 30A plug so you will need a 20A [you need one anyway] adapter. Why use anything else????
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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Thanks for everyone's input. Some great info on here.

I ended up buying Camco's 30-15amp dog bone adapter. Seemed like the best option and definitely makes sense after reading all the posts about voltage drop, etc. I had to take the dremmel tool and shave a bit of plastic off the outdoor housing of the plug since it had this rectangular ridge around the sockets.

It's all good now and I feel much better about it, and having the adapter along is always a good thing too.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:47 AM   #13
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I tried to find a 10 foot 10 gauge outdoor cord, but apparently those don't exist. Input?
To answer your original question (and sorry I'm in late on this....), like the Keebler Elves....your 10' 10 gauge outdoor cord DOES exist.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-10-Gauge-...item19d858e546

I purchased a heavy duty cord from this seller earlier in the season....happy with my purchase!

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:27 AM   #14
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Just a thought but has anyone just gone to home Depot and bought a length of cable, a couple plug ends and just made their own?
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Thanks for everyone's input. Some great info on here.

I ended up buying Camco's 30-15amp dog bone adapter. Seemed like the best option and definitely makes sense after reading all the posts about voltage drop, etc. I had to take the dremmel tool and shave a bit of plastic off the outdoor housing of the plug since it had this rectangular ridge around the sockets.

It's all good now and I feel much better about it, and having the adapter along is always a good thing too.
This one?
Camco 55165 RV 15M/30F 12" PowerGrip Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handle
http://amzn.com/B000BUU5YA
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Thanks for everyone's input. Some great info on here.

I ended up buying Camco's 30-15amp dog bone adapter. Seemed like the best option and definitely makes sense after reading all the posts about voltage drop, etc. I had to take the dremmel tool and shave a bit of plastic off the outdoor housing of the plug since it had this rectangular ridge around the sockets.

It's all good now and I feel much better about it, and having the adapter along is always a good thing too.

Do you (or anyone) have a specific part number? I need to get one ASAP, but there are so many to choose from.
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Thanks for everyone's input. Some great info on here.

I ended up buying Camco's 30-15amp dog bone adapter. Seemed like the best option and definitely makes sense after reading all the posts about voltage drop, etc. I had to take the dremmel tool and shave a bit of plastic off the outdoor housing of the plug since it had this rectangular ridge around the sockets.

It's all good now and I feel much better about it, and having the adapter along is always a good thing too.
Can you provide an item number?
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Just a thought but has anyone just gone to home Depot and bought a length of cable, a couple plug ends and just made their own?
I've made several cords that way.
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This is the one I bought. I didn't get it from this store in the link, but it's the same thing.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=10881608

Looks like the part number is 55163
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If you are plugged into a 15A outlet, there's no need to use a 10ga cord. Unless some jack leg electrician installed the outlet incorrectly, it it going to be ,limited by the C/B to 15A. A 14ga cord will be fine.
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