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Old 11-10-2017, 09:50 AM   #5055
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A new 50 amp power cord I can actually coil into the storage bay.


Where did you find that? The original anaconda is one tough critter.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:54 AM   #5056
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A new 50 amp power cord I can actually coil into the storage bay.


Is that the Mighty Cord?

Mighty Cord A10-5015EH Red 15' 50A Extension Cord with Heavy Duty Cable (Boxed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BWM8WQI..._jUCbAb1VMMWV1
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:48 AM   #5057
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more info on 50 amp cord please
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A new 50 amp power cord I can actually coil into the storage bay.


So, is it more flexible, lighter or what?
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Is that the Mighty Cord?

Mighty Cord A10-5015EH Red 15' 50A Extension Cord with Heavy Duty Cable (Boxed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BWM8WQI..._jUCbAb1VMMWV1
This looks like the same one IMO, available also in different lengths.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:03 PM   #5060
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Where did you find that? The original anaconda is one tough critter.
I got mine from e-trailer.
It's not the cheapest, but I liked the 90 deg. down angle on the female end and the finger holes on the male end. I hope it doesn't stop my surge protector cover from closing!
I contacted e-trailer via a chat, and the guy went in the warehouse and coiled one as a test. He said he could make a 1' loop.
The cable that came with my AS must have steel bridge support cable inside. When the temp fell to 26 deg. I almost had to dump it in the truck. I've coiled a lot of cable in my day, and the AS 50 amp is the stiffest.

Since you asked:
https://www.etrailer.com/RV_Wiring/M...-5025ED90.html

High marks for their website, easy to navigate, nice people. For instance, I could track my order without signing in, I guess it knew my IP address so it just displayed my tracking automatically!
Decent price, $164.
Tracking said it's been delivered today (fast, free shipping over $99.) so I'll update this as soon as I retrieve the package.

BTW, e-trailer is not always the least expensive, nor is Amazon. For instance, I shopped for a Husky 5000 tongue jack. By looking around I found it for $220, and Amazon was $270.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:46 PM   #5062
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I unboxed the power cable. It's big, it's pretty heavy, as I expected. But it coils easily, and the smooth outer jacket looks like it should clean easily.
Tomorrow, I'll leave it in the sun for a while, then over/under it into a 2' coil. that should be enough to get in the storage door.
Over/Under is an acquired skill (easy to learn) that allows a cable to unwind without twists because you've put one coil "over" and the next coil "under". It's just about impossible to describe, but easy if you watch it. Nice neat coils in the bay, I do everything that way, even water hoses and rope.

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This looks like the same one IMO, available also in different lengths.
No. That's the same company, but that's an EXTENSION cord.
It has a 50 amp male on one end, but a matching 50 amp female on the other. The Airstream uses a three pin twist lock with a side ground. It's keyed to only go in one way.
It's called a SS2-P50 or Marine locking 50 amp plug.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:28 PM   #5063
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Any well-trained US Navy sailor both knows what you are talking about, and coils power cords and shore water hoses, hawsers, and other ground tackle the exact same way. Boy Scouts also know this skill, had they been paying attention.... My three Eagle Scouts do...
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Decent video on how to wrap cables and hoses using over/under. Wow, can't wait to try this, because right now I truly dislike our water hoses, which never want to lie flat or wrap up gracefully

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Cord over - under is one of the coolest things I learned as an adult.

Use it for extension cords, headphone cords, hoses, and my AS power cord.
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I unboxed the power cable. It's big, it's pretty heavy, as I expected. But it coils easily, and the smooth outer jacket looks like it should clean easily.
Tomorrow, I'll leave it in the sun for a while, then over/under it into a 2' coil. that should be enough to get in the storage door.
Over/Under is an acquired skill (easy to learn) that allows a cable to unwind without twists because you've put one coil "over" and the next coil "under". It's just about impossible to describe, but easy if you watch it. Nice neat coils in the bay, I do everything that way, even water hoses and rope.

No. That's the same company, but that's an EXTENSION cord.
It has a 50 amp male on one end, but a matching 50 amp female on the other. The Airstream uses a three pin twist lock with a side ground. It's keyed to only go in one way.
It's called a SS2-P50 or Marine locking 50 amp plug.


Thank you for pointing out the difference. I try to use Amazon when I can as where we live most stores charge more for shipping. More often than not we can use Amazon Prime to get items shipped for free.

Here is an Amazon link for same item Mollysdad found on eTrailer.

90 Deg Led Detach Power C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FZBJ5E0..._0JfcAb3P5Y2RN
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:26 AM   #5068
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Cord over - under is one of the coolest things I learned as an adult.

Use it for extension cords, headphone cords, hoses, and my AS power cord.
Once it's in your muscle memory, you can't stop coiling that way.

We once asked a local hire if he knew how to over under, and he said, "Sure, over my hand and under my elbow."

Here's the graduate course: If you come across a cable that's very long and has been wound on a reeler, (many twists) throw it over your arm and pull off ten turns. Then flip it to the other arm and take off another ten turns. Continue.
Magically, it unfurls with no twists. (I didn't believe it either, until I did it)

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Here is an Amazon link for same item Mollysdad found on eTrailer.

90 Deg Led Detach Power C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FZBJ5E0..._0JfcAb3P5Y2RN
Except that's $158 for a 30 amp cable.

On e-trailer that cable is $68.
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Wiring/M...-3025ED90.html

The one on Amazon MUST be 50'. Even so, that's expensive.
(same cable 50' is $74.)

I have no affiliation with e-trailer, I just like to shop around. If I could beat them, I would.)
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