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Old 05-21-2014, 12:06 PM   #21
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Since you made that argument, I'll point out that $400 buys a lot of hot water. Our water heater doesn't use that much propane; one 30 lb tank of propane will last us through the entire season, both for hot water and cooking, until we start the furnace again, and we use our camper quite a bit.
This is one of these things that varies depending on your situation. My situation this weekend involves a stay at a full hookup campground with no bathhouse; I'll be traveling with 5 female family members and everyone including me has long hair. We'll go through a lot of hot water.

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And, since I sold the motorhome and bought a trailer, I don't mind getting propane filled - it's easy, compared to the motorhome.
It's something of a hassle for me since the only local propane dealer wants to have the tanks dropped off in the morning and picked up later in the day. They have someone stop by once or twice a day and fill them in batches. Their prices are great and with an account number on the tank they just bill it out and I don't have to come into the office, so I put up with them.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #22
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This is one of these things that varies depending on your situation. My situation this weekend involves a stay at a full hookup campground with no bathhouse; I'll be traveling with 5 female family members and everyone including me has long hair. We'll go through a lot of hot water.
Okay, yeah, definitely the electric water heater is very useful for you then!

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It's something of a hassle for me since the only local propane dealer wants to have the tanks dropped off in the morning and picked up later in the day. They have someone stop by once or twice a day and fill them in batches. Their prices are great and with an account number on the tank they just bill it out and I don't have to come into the office, so I put up with them.
Wow, what a hassle. Makes sense why you'd want to limit the times you have to fill it.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:56 AM   #23
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I keep my 50A cord in the back up my truck in a storage box I bought from Lowe's. The water hose goes in first and then the cord and surge protector.
Also keep my Rotochoks there.

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:42 AM   #24
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I coil mine up and put on top of the propane tanks than close the lid. I also carry my water hose there. I have the tank cover with lid. They are always at the ready

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:45 AM   #25
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We use the outside back compartment under the twin bed night stand for the "electrical" storage that includes a Furrion 36' 50 amp cord, a Furrion 15' 50 amp extension cord, a Furrion 50' 30 amp cord and about five or six Furrion adapter pigtails. We kept the ShureGard 30 amp surge protractor from the prior trailer and added their 50 amp model along with their 50 amp voltage regulator. There are also a 25' and 50' 15 amp rated extension cords in there.

The 36' cord is a load, but Furrion has a 50' 50 amp cord that would probably be more weight than I could handle.

If I had a "FB" style Airstream with the queen bed option that has storage area access behind the propane tanks or the side, I would have to put the "electrical" in the bed of the pickup (we have a camper shell).
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:03 AM   #26
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I can easily see how we would love a camper shell one day!

Also - just to vent - I have a storage compartment just behind the propane tanks - impossible to use! Argh
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:15 AM   #27
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We use the outside back compartment under the twin bed night stand for the "electrical" storage that includes a Furrion 36' 50 amp cord, a Furrion 15' 50 amp extension cord, a Furrion 50' 30 amp cord and about five or six Furrion adapter pigtails. We kept the ShureGard 30 amp surge protractor from the prior trailer and added their 50 amp model along with their 50 amp voltage regulator. There are also a 25' and 50' 15 amp rated extension cords in there.
One of the advantages of the twin layout is the streetside baggage compartment ideally located and sized for all the various shore connections.

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The 36' cord is a load, but Furrion has a 50' 50 amp cord that would probably be more weight than I could handle.
I have never encountered a situation where there was 50 amp power available that was farther away than my 25' cord would reach. I have a "50 amp" extension cord that I sometimes use in my driveway. I also used it once when camping in a family member's driveway for three weeks while temporarily without a stick house due to real estate transactions being what they are. It's only 8 gauge, so it's not suitable for the full 50 amps, but then again my trailer would never draw that much and it's much lighter and easier to handle.

Anyway, other than those exceptional situations, I've never had a use for an extension cord for the 50a.

I carry longer 30a cords which are useful at older campgrounds where the power pedestal is shared by multiple sites. They are also useful when plugging into a regular 15/20a outlet when staying near someone's house or garage.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:18 AM   #28
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I have a Furrion titanium 36' 50a cord set.... it is a monster, however extremely flexible, even cold.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:48 AM   #29
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We use a plastic tub with lid from the container store. we store all our electrical adapters and cords there. We keep it in the back of the truck. We have a topper so we are not worried about theft. It goes inside the front door when its in storage. We are planning to get a15-20' 50 amp extension cord soon. Works for us keeps all the electrical set-up stuff in one place.

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