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Old 06-13-2015, 03:35 AM   #11
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Another possibility, and the path that we're taking:
Have a 25 ft. 30 amp extension cord, that's used in most cases. Amazon price is less than $50. That's much, much cheaper than the "removable" option.

Just plug into the hard-wired cord cap from the trailer. When you need the extra length, pull out as much of the hard-wired cord as necessary.
Sounds reasonable to me . Great idea and money saver . Pat
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:02 AM   #12
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We elected to go with the removable cord as I assumed it would give us extra storage space inside. We store the cord in the front bin. (an option we are very pleased with despite its' high cost)
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:18 AM   #13
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There seems to be close to 50/50 on removable vs non-removable power cord. Most seem happy with their choice. I am. It's one of those items, when I was working on my build sheet, I decided I could do later if needed/wanted. I preferred to put my option money to something I didn't want to do later (due to my lacking skills), like the propane quick connect.

As Kathie says, it's all good.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:52 AM   #14
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I made an adapter that goes from a standard 15 amp pug to a Marino twist lock & use it when I only have a 15/20 amp receptacle available, or with a #12 extension cord when I need a longer cord (I have always carried 2 -25' #12 cords in the RAV4). It also gives me a spare Marino connector, which might be difficult to find on the road...
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:31 PM   #15
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Reading this thread is making me have one of my, “wish I'd done it” moments. When time permits I'll make the change and do something similar what Jon did.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:55 PM   #16
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Why is it one can buy a 16/3, 14/3, or 12/3, 15 amp 50' extension cord? Is the 16/3 dangerous or the 12/3 a waste of money?
I don't think you can. You can certainly buy a 16/3 50' cord, and it has the same plug as a 14/3 or 12/3 cord, but is it suitable for 15 amps? I think Jim and Jim are right - this is about a 10-amp cord, and for many uses that's all that's needed.
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I don't think you can. You can certainly buy a 16/3 50' cord, and it has the same plug as a 14/3 or 12/3 cord, but is it suitable for 15 amps? I think Jim and Jim are right - this is about a 10-amp cord, and for many uses that's all that's needed.
Right you are, small print shows 13 amps.

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Our Casita's cord was non-removable, our Escape (bought used) came with a removable power cord. Now that I've had both, I prefer the removable one, as it is one less path into the trailer for unwanted guests.
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