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Old 09-19-2016, 02:24 AM   #15
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I have an older AS so my 20' shore line often doesn't reach the post, and my extra cord is a 30 amp 50' one. The problem can be the connection between the two, but I wrap it in a baggie and tape it closed. Usually lay in on the ground, but at the Lewisburg WV International this year there was 4" of water running under our trailer during the 1000 year flood. The good news was the power had gone out in the neighborhood so nothing spectacular happened to my power connection. In the morning I dried out the connection, rebagged it, and put it on top of a kitty litter bucket to raise it about 14" off the ground.
That is exactly what we did at DuQuoin a few years back except used a spare chock instead of a kitty litter bucket. We have also encountered post doors that would not stay on with the 30 amp cord attached. A tall kitchen trash bag over the whole post takes care of that.

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Old 09-19-2016, 05:21 AM   #16
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There will be a loss in power the longer the cord and this is amplified by connections.

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