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Old 05-23-2016, 07:47 AM   #15
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I have never run into a situation where the 50 amp cord provided wasn't long enough.
If it lacks a few inches, move the trailer closer to the pedestal.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #16
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I have never run into a situation where the 50 amp cord provided wasn't long enough.
If it lacks a few inches, move the trailer closer to the pedestal.
I have...a few times, and moving the trailer wouldn't have helped.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #17
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We often camp at music festivals and chili and BBQ cookoffs where our camp setup may be a distance from the nearest available power outlet. I carry a 50' and three 30' Amp extension cords. I also carry two 100' 20 Amp heavy contractor cords.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:22 PM   #18
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Hugh White State Park in Grenada, MS requires an extension cord.
When I had a 30 amp trailer and I used to camp there I bought a 30 amp extension cord at Walmart.
It has declined to a state where it is the camping ghetto or camping 'hood so I haven't camped there in least 4 years.
That is the only park where I ever needed an extension cord.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:46 PM   #19
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Our trailer has 50 amp service. We carry both the 50 amp power cord and the ParkPower (by Marinco) 124ARV-25 Adapter cord. The 124ARV-25 is a 25 foot cord with a male 30 amp plug on one end and a female locking 50 amp plug on the other end. This adapter cord plugs directly into the 50 amp trailer. While the 50 amp and adapter cord cannot be plugged end to end, they do allow me to select the best cord for the conditions. If I do not need two AC units, I use the 124ARV-25 rather than wrestling around the 50 amp cord.

Be careful with extension cords. The voltage drop on multiple extension cords can ruin your AC units.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:29 AM   #20
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I say avoid campgrounds where extension cords are necessary, especially on hot holiday weekends.
We were camped at Hugh White several years ago on 4th of July weekend and the park voltage wasn't even 110 volts- more like 96 volts. Breakers kept tripping. We might have been back to that park once more after that. It is a shame that budget cuts have caused many once beautiful parks to fall into a sad state of decay and disrepair.
Since we traded our 30 amp trailer for a 50 amp trailer and no longer camp at Hugh White State Park I gave away my 30 amp extension cord.
There ain't no way I'm gonna tote a 50 amp extension cord around.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:03 PM   #21
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I'm just in the middle of transitioning between a 30A service FC to a 50A service Classic. I've been thinking about this quite a bit. After getting advice from a fellow "50A Airsteamer" and considering where I typically stay, here is what I have come up with.

The service available where I stay is "typically" only 30A. Also, in Western Canada, and northern parts of the US, the second AC unit isn't necessary and therefore 50A service isn't required. Instead of having to lug around 50A cords, my "default" end-to-end cord set will be based on 30A.

* I already owned 30A Progressive Industries EMS and some 30A cords from FC
Marinco EEL P30-504RV-25 is 50A EEL on one side and 30A Male RV on other....25ft and 30A cord is much lighter.

Here are scenarios...

50A at trailer and 50A at pole (second AC needed)
- Airstream provided 50A twist lock ---- 50A 30' Extension if needed -----50A EMS ---POLE

50A at trailer and 30A at pole (second AC not required)
- Marinco EEL P30-504RV-25 ----- 30A 30' Extension if needed ------- 30A EMS -----POLE

50A at trailer and only 15/20A at pole (second AC not required)
- Marinco EEL P30-504RV-25 ------30A Extension if needed -------- 30A EMS----30F/15M Dogbone ---- POLE

If I was to transition to only using 50A EMS, I would also need a bunch of dogbones to transition in and out of EMS.
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We carry the standard 50 amp and a 15' 50amp and extension cord. 30 to 50 adapter. We've used the 15' the most.
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