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Old 09-07-2015, 06:43 AM   #1
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Getting ready for our longest trip yet to UT. In an attempt to to keep from taking more then we need I removed the 50' hose leaving just a 25'er, also taking just the removable power cord ETI supplied.

Question, what length do you travel with, or even better, what length have you actually needed?
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:51 AM   #2
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Mostly use a 25 foot water hose - I carry a 10' also that I have used occasionally and in case I need something longer than 25'.
I do have an extra power cord but have only used that once-
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:32 AM   #3
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Those things are permanently packed in Ten Forward. The only way to be absolutely certain of what you will need is if you camp in the exact same spot you've camped at before. What are you going to do if one of smaller items comes up just inches short?

If you're trying to save weight ask yourself how many lawn chairs do you really need? Menu plan... do you really need three sauce pans (and lids). Don't pack more food than you're going to eat. Etc., etc., etc.
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A couple weeks ago we meet up with some friends at a campground we had never been to in southern Tennessee near the Alabama line. I have been carrying a 50' water hose and 25' electrical extension for years and never used it. The campground connections were out near the road and not the rear of the site. I finally got to unwrap the cord and cable and use it. I was glad I had it after carrying it for about six years. Maybe it will be aother six years I will use it again but at least I will have it when needed.
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Getting ready for our longest trip yet to UT. In an attempt to to keep from taking more then we need I removed the 50' hose leaving just a 25'er, also taking just the removable power cord ETI supplied.

Question, what length do you travel with, or even better, what length have you actually needed?
Hi: padlin... 50' hose and extra 25' 30 amp power cord. Needed the full length of power cords last weekend and we had one of the closest current bushes in the park. Alf pic taken by my wife's ipad!!!
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I generally carry one 25 foot water hose and an 25 foot electrical extension, 30 amp. If water and power are not at the same point, I park close enough to the water to connect and use the electrical extension. I find the power cords easier to coil neatly than hoses. If necessary, I would fill the water tank and move closer to electric. Never had a problem with this arrangement.
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At least some of the Michigan State Parks and Ontario Prov Parks, share power posts between campsites and I have needed every inch of my built in plus a 25' to reach. At one in Ontario we needed my built in plus 2 -25' cords. Unless we are going somewhere I know or where we will not have any hookups (most common for us) I take both 30A extension cords along now.
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I carry a 10' & 25' water hose that I switch between depending on distance. I also have another 25' buried in the bottom of the front storage box that I've only had to dig out once.

As to electric, I don't carry a 30 amp extension, but have always carried a 25' & 50' #12 cord in my tow vehicle that I've had to use a couple of times. As long as I don't go overboard on power usage, they let me run high wattage appliances one at a time. While rare, I've found parks that place a shared power pedestal located between distant sites, sometimes requiring 50' or more of cord. Seems to happen more often in Provincial parks in Canada, but I've run into a few here in the US as well.
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At least some of the Michigan State Parks and Ontario Prov Parks, share power posts between campsites and I have needed every inch of my built in plus a 25' to reach. At one in Ontario we needed my built in plus 2 -25' cords. Unless we are going somewhere I know or where we will not have any hookups (most common for us) I take both 30A extension cords along now.
Hi: thoer... Ontario's Provincial Park's only supply one power pole for every two campsites. Most of them, at least in Inverhuron pk. are along the roadway. The park makes free 15 amp. 100' extension cords avail. for loan to campers in need. They also publish the distance to the current bush. Alf
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Alf - they did have one of those. I wondered about voltage drop on a cord that thin over a distance like that. I did't have any way to calculate it back then before smart phones and Google! The distance publishing is a good idea - they didn't have that back then as I recall.
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