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Old 08-16-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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25' long enough?

Purchasing 30amp power cord, sewage hose and fresh water hose...is 25' long enough for 99% of camp grounds? Junping up to 50' is going to take much needed storage space. Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #2
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Depends on where you are camping. Normally a 25' is enough. But I've had several occasions I needed more.
Some parks have utilities on the wrong side, or at the wrong end, or even on the adjacent parking spot.

I like two 25' 30amp extension cords are better than one 50'. I've had cords go bad while camping. I always carry extra cords, a 50 to 30 adapter, a 15 to 30 adapter, and spare cord ends.

I carry one full length slinky to use when there are full hookups and a 5' slinky I use at the dump station. I can combine them if needed.

I have a 10', 25', and 50' white hose for fresh water, in addition to the hoses that I leave connected to my water filter. I also have a 25' regular garden hose that I use for draining grey water into the blue boy tank.

I also carry a 50' CATV cable and a couple regular drop cords.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:50 PM   #3
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Thanks; I only have a 16', so that much gear would be prohibitive. Need room for Grill and Beer. Definitely good advice in 2 short cables instead of one long one.
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Yes, 25' is enough for 99% of campgrounds. I carry a good 25' hose and them a really skimpy one that does not take much space for the few times I need it longer. It is not really and emergency if the hose does not reach one night. You can just use the fresh water in the tank and solve the hose problem later. Electricity could be a different matter. But our 30' cord on the trailer works most of the time. I do not hook to the sewer except to dump so it is not an emergency if the sewer hose does not reach. I can back up or pull forward when leaving or just use the dump station. So start out light and short and see how it goes.
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Two 10 ft sewer drain hoses. One 25 ft 30 amp electrical cable. Two 25 ft drinking water hoses. One 25 ft black water flush hose. One surge protector. A 50 amp to 30 amp pigtail. A 20 amp to 30 amp pigtail. Always park close enough to plug in power. Only had to use the second drinking water hose at home. Needed to increase the TV cable from 25 to 50 ft. Had one time the 25 would not reach.

The sewer includes a 90 degree adapter with threaded end to screw into site fitting and a clear extension to observe what is coming out of the tanks. Also carry a spare drain port cap, and a roll of duct tape.

Never used the multi-step sewer drain hose holder. Just pick up a section of the hose and hold it high enough to drain and lower it to refill. Several repeats gets the job done. Make sure the connections are made and not broken so no leaks.

Good luck with your adventure. Lots of smiles in your future. Pat
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:36 PM   #6
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I carry an extension sewer hose connection two 20 ft water hoses, a extra 30 amp cord & cable extension. Every campground is different so be prepared.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:28 PM   #7
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We've found a 25 ft. power cord and water hose has been sufficient most of the time. That said, we carry a 25 ft.extension cord and water hose just in case (we presently need the extra water hose right now).
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Two 10 ft sewer drain hoses. One 25 ft 30 amp electrical cable. Two 25 ft drinking water hoses. One 25 ft black water flush hose. ****One surge protector. ********A 50 amp to 30 amp pigtail. A 20 amp to 30 amp pigtail. Always park close enough to plug in power. Only had to use the second drinking water hose at home. Needed to increase the TV cable from 25 to 50 ft. Had one time the 25 would not reach.

The sewer includes a 90 degree adapter with threaded end to screw into site fitting and a clear extension to observe what is coming out of the tanks. Also carry a spare drain port cap, and a roll of duct tape.

Never used the multi-step sewer drain hose holder. Just pick up a section of the hose and hold it high enough to drain and lower it to refill. Several repeats gets the job done. Make sure the connections are made and not broken so no leaks.

Good luck with your adventure. Lots of smiles in your future. Pat

........ What kind of surge protector do you have????

We need one for our trailer at home... We have frequent power outages and they have blown a few fuses in our trailer. Thankyou for any recomendations!


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Old 09-06-2016, 05:57 AM   #10
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I am preparing for a cross country trip. At my destination I will be pulling power from a house outlet. I am looking for recommendations for a quality cord....do I need a 15 amp cord? Larger or smaller? It will not be used in a 30 amp capacity. My trailer has the standard 30' 30 Amp cord. Would it be wiser to buy a 30 amp 20 or 25 foot extension and use with an adaptor? I am looking not only for the "best bang" for the buck but the one that would be utilized more in the long run.

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I am preparing for a cross country trip. At my destination I will be pulling power from a house outlet. I am looking for recommendations for a quality cord....do I need a 15 amp cord? Larger or smaller? It will not be used in a 30 amp capacity. My trailer has the standard 30' 30 Amp cord. Would it be wiser to buy a 30 amp 20 or 25 foot extension and use with an adaptor? I am looking not only for the "best bang" for the buck but the one that would be utilized more in the long run.

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Hi Pat. I have plugged into household 15 amp outlets on a number of occasions. I have used my 30 amp RV cord with a pigtail adapter that allowed me to plug into a standard household outlet.

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I am preparing for a cross country trip. At my destination I will be pulling power from a house outlet. I am looking for recommendations for a quality cord....do I need a 15 amp cord? Larger or smaller? It will not be used in a 30 amp capacity. My trailer has the standard 30' 30 Amp cord. Would it be wiser to buy a 30 amp 20 or 25 foot extension and use with an adaptor? I am looking not only for the "best bang" for the buck but the one that would be utilized more in the long run.

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Adapter is fine ... just don't exceed the capacity of the additional cord.
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Thanks for those of you who have replied. I've done the 30amp/adapter into house current before....but this time I need to use an "extension cord" to reach the house. So....my question ...which is better a 30 amp 25' extension or a regular "heavy duty" extension of say....25 or 50 feet. In your opinion which am I more likey to use in the future. I would still use the "adapter" at the end of the 30 amp extension "if" that is the best way to go. In most cases "I will not" be plugging into a 30 amp service "on the house". Hope this clarifies my question.
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My Airstream provided 30 amp chord reaches an outlet in my garage at home so the pigtail adapter works fine on that 20 amp circuit.

This summer I had to extend to a standard 15 amp outlet in the garage of my rental house in Lincoln Nebraska because my Airstream provided 30 amp chord wouldn't reach to the side yard where I parked "Chick". The first time I faced this situation, I used a green, outdoor rated extension chord, pigtail and surge protector to connect to my Airstream provided 30 amp chord. It worked fine.

I did purchased a 30 amp extension chord from Camping World when I got back to Texas and used it on my next 2 trips to my rental house. It worked the same. I feel safer with this set up and now I can safely park farther away from electrical service.
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