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Old 06-25-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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Gripper Plug?

Has anyone tried the yellow "gripper plugs" that are sold by Camping World? This is the plug that would be used on the city power line from the trailer, 30amp, 60amp etc.....

Thanks for your opinion
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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My original post has not shown up....Let's try this again.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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it's there, i see it!

i've seen them and i like the idea. i hope someone has a first hand review.
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That's a 30 amp replacement Male plug for a trailer's shore power cord.

I installed one on our cord...they are easy to connect, be sure to observe correct polarity for the hot, neutral and ground leads.

I did run into one problem...the Gripper has a 'u' shaped prong for the Ground...and most RV Female connections are made to accept a 'round' prong.

I couldn't connect the new Gripper to an RV extension cord because of this different Ground prong configurion...I used some heavy pliers to try and modify the 'u' shaped prong into a more 'rounded' cross section shape...it works, but the Gripper is really 'tight' when plugged into an RV extension cord, and is hard to remove without a pry bar or screw driver to pry the plugs apart!

The Gripper is a good idea, but they could have made the Ground prong round like all the other plugs...IMHO!
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Thanks for the input....I wonder if there is an adapter so that there is no concern regarding the u shaped ground......I will check when I go to Camping World
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