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Old 08-28-2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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Question Twist lock to 15Amp adaptor

Hi all

As I will be getting the detachable cord option - I will buy a short adaptor for when our escape is parked in the driveway being stored.

I found this $15 one on Amazon (same one is also on eBay)

Would it be sufficient, or for some sort of safety reason (?) should I maybe buy a more expensive one?

https://www.amazon.com/HQRP-Electric.../dp/B01BNPVUHM

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Looks like the one I use, go for it.
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A little more expensive but I went for the 90 degree cable with indicator....https://www.amazon.com/Conntek-1-5-F...3XJJ2WFH67V822
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That is an excellent price - you can't purchase the individual parts for less. The only reason I made my own short adapter from parts is I use it as a way to carry a spare 30 amp twist lock female connector I can use if the one on the 30 amp cord failed.
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I've already got 2 of the 30A RV extension cords, so I think I'll pick up one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER to serve as a backup for the main cord.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:16 AM   #6
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I've already got 2 of the 30A RV extension cords, so I think I'll pick up one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER to serve as a backup for the main cord.
Hi Eric

The part you linked above would not reach from Escape to power pole

So unless you carry a 30 amp extension cord (?) how could it function as a spare for the stock removable power cord?

Just wondering.



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I do not have a spare cord nor the twist lock setup. On our last outing our trailer cord reached the power bush but not much more. I could have reset the trailer but I was leveled up so nice where I was. This got me thinking that an additional 30 amp cord might be a good investment. I could delete the 50 foot 12 ga. cord I've carried and go to a 25 or 30 foot 30 amp and adapt down if needed without much weight change. I also used my 50 amp to 30 amp adapter when I encountered a worn out (very loose) 30 amp receptacle. I was glad I had it.
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Hi Eric

The part you linked above would not reach from Escape to power pole

So unless you carry a 30 amp extension cord (?) how could it function as a spare for the stock removable power cord?

Just wondering.



I always bring at least one of my extension cords along. If I am going to Ontario Provincial Parks or Michigan State Parks, I bring 2 along and have needed both, along with the built in. I lucked out as a local RV dealer had the 25' 30A cords on sale for $25 each.
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That's a good price. I'm not in a hurry, I'll spot a deal somewhere along the line and pull the trigger when it comes. I know I'm good on my next two outings.
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I carry a spare 25' 30A cord, along with a spare water and sewer hose. When travelling with friends, we like to orient our RVs in a social setup, either facing each other, or in an L shaped setup. This often means one of us is not near enough to the hookups to connect without them. Plus, having a spare is nice.

I only carry a short 15A cord, and this is mostly for getting the small electric kettle to reach the table outside, for morning coffee.

I could get a 30A twist to 15A, a 50A to 30A, and an additional longer 15A cord, but my plan is to not become a hardware store. Many would not likely bring the spares that I do either, we each have our own styles.
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