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Old 02-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #11
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My heavy gauge RV extension cord is tucked away in the bottom of a tote full of other rarely used items.
Exactly what I do too. I also carry a short length of water hose, and a cheap light sewer hose too. This stuff, and a few other lesser used items, are pushed in the tote to the very far back corner under the bed. I have to reach and use the awning rod thingy to pull it out.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #12
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I carry a couple of heavy duty #12 AC cords. The few times I've been too far from hookups (both times in Provincial parks in Canada) I use them as extensions & keep the draw down to 20 amps.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #13
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I have an extension which is used at home in our driveway. I have also used it camping (with the motorhome, but it works the same way as a trailer), but only once when our power outlet wasn't working and I extended out to an adjacent unoccupied site.

Some sites are set up very poorly for service access. One otherwise very nice RV park had the power at the front corner of the site and the water at the rear, and I had just enough cord and hose to reach both at the same time without extensions. Since most RVs of any type have all service ports located reasonably close together, this spreading of services seems nonsensical.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:09 PM   #14
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I carry a couple of heavy duty #12 AC cords. The few times I've been too far from hookups (both times in Provincial parks in Canada) I use them as extensions & keep the draw down to 20 amps.
I think this is a really good option, and it is one reason to carry adapters in both directions between your RV service (30 amp for Escapes) and the common 15-amp connection... even if you always intend to rent sites with service matching the RV.
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A couple times I've encountered sites set up for those huge motorhomes. They tend to go nose first into the site so they can enjoy the view so their services are on the wrong side for me.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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A couple times I've encountered sites set up for those huge motorhomes. They tend to go nose first into the site so they can enjoy the view so their services are on the wrong side for me.
They could be for nose-in motorhomes wanting the view (although motorhomes normally back in, just like trailers)... but are they every second site? Some campgrounds simplify their plumbing and wiring by locating services on the boundary of every second pair of sites, so half are suitable to back into and half are suitable to go forward into (assuming the typical services on the street/driver's side of the RV, near the back).
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Park operator told me the reason services were located wrong side for me.
Big bus motor homes want to enjoy the view and were the main customers.
Sites either side of me were vacant.
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Park operator told me the reason services were located wrong side for me.
Big bus motor homes want to enjoy the view and were the main customers.
Sites either side of me were vacant.
Thats a good reason and a great view...
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Park operator told me the reason services were located wrong side for me.
Big bus motor homes want to enjoy the view and were the main customers.
Sites either side of me were vacant.
Sites either side vacant, humorous on many levels! Tongue in cheek, there.
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A couple times I've encountered sites set up for those huge motorhomes. They tend to go nose first into the site so they can enjoy the view so their services are on the wrong side for me.
I don't understand this. Wouldn't they have to sit in the driver's and passenger's seats of those behemoths to enjoy the view? And what fun could that be?
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