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Old 02-13-2014, 07:00 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, 07:56 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, 08:01 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, 12:06 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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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, 03:44 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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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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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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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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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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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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