Originally Posted by Ljsydney
Hoping to leverage off your experience on your power cord and related accessory inventory. I'm picking up a 27FB International Signature from the dealer this coming weekend and haven't yet purchased any power cords. Can you recommend a good combination of cords, adaptors, dog bones etc to have on hand…including make/vendors and what I should expect to spend. Also interested in what I need to run some awning lights…just an ordinary extension cord? All opinions and expertise much appreciated!
The 27FB is wired for 30a power. The dealer will include a 25' long, 30a power cord for use at campgrounds, and an adapter that will allow the same power cord to be used with ordinarily household outlets. Depending on your situation, that might be all you need.
Rarely, you may find yourself at a campsite where the 25' cord won't reach. This has happened to me twice in 3 years of traveling. I carry a 50', 30a extension cord to deal with these rare situations.
I also carry a high-quality, 12 gauge, 100' long, outdoor rated extension cord with ordinary household plugs on it, which is sometimes helpful when staying in a friend's driveway or similar place.
For awning lights, I have a lightweight 24' cord that I use.
I have other stuff that's more specialized that most people don't carry -- a "power squid" which has extra outlets for awning lights, power tools, other trailers, or whatever, and some really long extension cords for staying in fairgrounds and those few remaining festival campgrounds where there's a single pole serving 20-30 trailers.