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Old 04-03-2019, 02:51 PM   #1
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15amp Male to 30amp Female Dogbone

After leaving our indoor storage and having our E21 parked outside our residence preparing for the season (no running A/C or microwave) & just cleaning and keeping the 12v batteries charged, I would rather run my garage 15 amp extension cord to the shore power inlet instead of leaving my expensive 25' shore cord outside in the weather elements and/or criminal elements. Safety and seamless fit are my main concerns. Any suggestions? Thank You!
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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This is what I have.

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Old 04-03-2019, 03:26 PM   #3
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I'm installing a permanent set up seen here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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That looks intense
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I'm not getting the removable cord this time and plan on installing the above in the hatch cover, that way I can use 15 amp service and cord those times air conditioning is not needed. Simple hole to cut and install.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:45 PM   #6
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I think the most important feature is what you already implied: a "dogbone" adapter (short cord with different sizes of connectors on each end), rather than a one-piece block. The dogbone style allows the 30 amp connection to lie against the wall, and the 90-degree 15 amp plug stays in the socket. The one-piece style works - and only costs about five bucks - but the weight of the cord tends it bend it down and pull it out of the socket; this can be addressed by using a short 15 amp extension cord and leaving the adapter lying on the ground, but this is relatively awkward and is a bit risky in a wet area.
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I built my own dogbone using a Marinco 30 amp twitslock connector, 2' of #12 SJOOW cable & a standard 15 amp plug., that was I carry a spare if I manage to do in the one on my standard 30 amp cable. I use it with a 25' #12 extension cord, although I've been in a couple of campgrounds where just the adapter was long enough to plug in the trailer.
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After leaving our indoor storage and having our E21 parked outside our residence preparing for the season (no running A/C or microwave) & just cleaning and keeping the 12v batteries charged, I would rather run my garage 15 amp extension cord to the shore power inlet instead of leaving my expensive 25' shore cord outside in the weather elements and/or criminal elements. Safety and seamless fit are my main concerns. Any suggestions? Thank You!
This one is working out. I like the 90 on the trailer end - less strain on the connection.

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Didn't even think about 90 degrees.
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The 90 is better the one I have. The purpose I went with a dog bone was so it'd flex down under the cover, the 90 would be even better, not that I'm going to buy another.
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