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Old 01-07-2015, 01:21 PM   #15
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The 120 volt is RMS meaning the voltage fluxuation between 125 and 115 . This is in the AC system. There is always this fluxiation in any electrical system. Check your shore power ( in your home) you will see the changes. By stating 125 volts that means the wire can substance that voltage without IR losses. (heat)
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I just bought a 30' Cloud which of course has the 50amp cord. I have not used the trailer as yet but was already dreading dragging that cord around. Most of the time 30amps would be sufficient so I was thinking of getting a 30amp cord. (Can only run 1 AC at a time with 30amp cord)

Marinco is a high quality cord but certainly not cheap. Camco seems to be cheaper. I will be following this thread to read other thoughts.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #17
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I just bought a 30' Cloud which of course has the 50amp cord. I have not used the trailer as yet but was already dreading dragging that cord around. Most of the time 30amps would be sufficient so I was thinking of getting a 30amp cord. (Can only run 1 AC at a time with 30amp cord)

Marinco is a high quality cord but certainly not cheap. Camco seems to be cheaper. I will be following this thread to read other thoughts.
This is exactly what I do. When I know I will not need both air conditioners, I use the 30 amp cord so I don't have to wrestle with the big 50 amp cord.
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made my own with SO cord when I upgraded our electrical.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:43 PM   #19
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Funny how we all want two ac for the heat of summer which requires a 50 amp cord, and then complain that in the winter it is a problem. Be careful for what you wish. Peace, jim
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While I have not been out in temps much colder than 45, the 50 Amp cord is a real handful. So, when using my generator for boondocking, i fabricated a 30Amp cord with a 50 Amp plug, much lighter and my 4000 watt generator will not produce enough power to over load the lighter cable. Storing the 50 Amp cable...loops about four feet across in the rear storage under the bed.... on a 30 rear bed Serenity.

There are so many changes on my new Airstream, some quality issues, mostly my concept of the way it should have been in the first place. More info on this thread which starts sort of here:

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Old 01-07-2015, 04:14 PM   #21
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Does AS read this forumn

It appears AS are charging more and cutting quality???
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
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Here explains cord jacket ratings.


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Old 01-07-2015, 05:53 PM   #23
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Earl I don't think the cords being supplied have changed in years. Furrion cords and connectors on the side of the trailers. Those of us who live in colder climates just deal with it. And looking at list prices there looks to be about a $100 delta between the Furrion and Marinco. But adding it as the standard would further increase the base prices and I can hear those howls even thinking about it
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:32 PM   #24
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This may be of some help with the 50 amp cord.....when I'm struggling to wind it into a coil small enough to get into the storage bin, I try to do it on top of a camp table in the sight I'm in, and then tie it with three ball bungies.

Still not what I'd call easy, but not having to actually hold it while I coil it helps.
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Funny how we all want two ac for the heat of summer which requires a 50 amp cord, and then complain that in the winter it is a problem. Be careful for what you wish. Peace, jim
I bought the trailer for year round use. Denver to warmer climates in the winter. It also gets pretty cold at night/early AM in the spring and fall in the high country. I only want to carry one cord (30' 50A) with a couple of adapters for emergency options. I used both AC units in Heat Pump mode to keep the trailer warm in the "winter" like conditions last week in Mesa, AZ. Yes it is a complaint but one that is real when trying to use the cord in cold weather and using the cord in cold weather is standard use for me. For those that only use their trailer in the heat of summer or willing and have the room to keep it in the warm TV that is great. Why pick on us that simply point out an issue that might help others with potential frustrations.
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Interesting! My '10 FC came with a soft always pliable yellow 30 amp power cord.
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Interesting! My '10 FC came with a soft always pliable yellow 30 amp power cord.
Probably was a replacement by a previous owner?
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Probably was a replacement by a previous owner?

Nope. Bought it new.
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