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Old 02-13-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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Length of shore power chord?

The optional detachable one. Anyone have one?
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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mine is under 4' of snow, have to wait to get measure
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Mine is 25ft same as the fresh water hose that came with the trailer.
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Mine is 25ft same as the fresh water hose that came with the trailer.
Mine is also 25'.
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Is it necessary to carry an extension?
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #6
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Is it necessary to carry an extension?
I do - have found several places where I needed one.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:34 PM   #7
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In 8 years I've had 1 site (NY State Park) where I could not get close enough to the power with my 30' fixed cord, we just went without. Many do carry an extension though as FHU's are more a necessity for some, same goes for an extra fresh water hose. Also had 1 site (York Pa.) where I could not reach the sewer inlet, again just went without as opposed to hooking up the 2nd slinky. I do carry an extra water hose and slinky, the former as an extension, the later as a spare.
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We never needed our electric extension cord in the four years we had it and finally got tired of lugging it along and sold it last year. We have the double 10' Camco sewer lines and only once have we needed both sections - at a private RV park in Townsend, TN. The only place we ever needed more than our standard 25' water line was at the Navy recreation facility near Pensacola. All the state parks in the south seem to know how to place the utilities so you don't need the extra extensions.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #9
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Is it necessary to carry an extension?
I rarely am in campground with hookups, but when I am, and having an easy to maneuver trailer, I tend to set up how I like, not in a row dictated by the services. For this reason it is nice to have.

A year ago, we travelled with another couple and always oriented ourselves facing each other, and usually had to use extensions for at least one of the units.

I must admit, I am still debating on the validity of carrying these items that get used less than 5% of the time. I could do without if I had to.
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Jim, like you, we are rarely at hookups, but sometimes we are in places where there is no choice and we are paying for the electric anyway. (Ontario Provincial parks and a Michigan State park are a couple of places I can recall) My heavy gauge RV extension cord is tucked away in the bottom of a tote full of other rarely used items. But, like a lot of the things in there, I have been glad to have the cord in those few times when there was no way to get close enough to the box. But we have way more space in the back of the Tacoma than we need, so I probably tend to bring things I could surely do without in most cases.
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