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Old 03-27-2023, 09:54 AM   #1
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50 Amp Cable upgrade

I bought a 2018 33ft Classic and the 50 amp cable is killing me.

Does anyone have any suggestions for an upgraded cable that is more flexible?
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Old 03-27-2023, 10:44 AM   #2
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I had the Mighty Cord for a previous trailer that was definitely more flexible than the gray beast:

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Power-Co...-5025EDBK.html
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Old 03-27-2023, 02:18 PM   #3
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I too have the Mighty Cord. If you don't want to have wrestling match every time you hook up this is the way to go.
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Old 03-27-2023, 03:27 PM   #4
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What they said.
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Old 03-27-2023, 05:54 PM   #5
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I bought. A 15 foot cable that worked 99% of the time over 2 years. Only one time I had to pull out the one that came with the Airstream. At that one time if I had a 17 foot cable it would have worked. 15 footer is much lighter and easier to handle.
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Old 03-27-2023, 06:04 PM   #6
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:31 AM   #7
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Thanks all

I will check that out for sure.
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:59 AM   #8
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Does anyone know of any made somewhere besides China? USA would be great, but I know it’s difficult. I did some searching and continue to fail.
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Old 03-28-2023, 08:42 AM   #9
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I used the gray suspension bridge cable once and relegated it to the garage.
Another vote for the "Mighty Cord". I asked the staff at e-Trailer to see how small it coiled and they said 16". In addition, I opted for the 90º plug so the weight of the cable is not torquing the outer skin. It also reduces the accidental bumping as one passes by.
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Old 03-28-2023, 11:08 AM   #10
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50 amp Mighty Cord VS New Smart cable

Does anybody know if they make a "Mighty Cord" that fits the new Smart Socket on the 2022 Flying Cloud trailers? I'm guessing not because it is surely a patented device.


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Old 03-28-2023, 11:26 AM   #11
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Does anybody know if they make a "Mighty Cord" that fits the new Smart Socket on the 2022 Flying Cloud trailers? I'm guessing not because it is surely a patented device.


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Valterra doesn't list a Mighty Cord with a SmartPlug socket, but you can roll your own 25 footer for around $220

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-Migh...00ON29QD8?th=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C1MWNE...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Old 03-28-2023, 11:36 AM   #12
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Smartplug.com.....order through West Marine. This is a flexible cord even in colder temps.
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Old 03-28-2023, 12:42 PM   #13
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Here is another option on Amazon. I purchased it in 2018 for our '30 Classic. works every time every where. For under $110.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Extensi...7-857e17e03685

Anybody want a spare grey snake?
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:13 PM   #14
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We also found the 50amp cable a beast.

So we purchased two 30 foot 30 amp cables and splitter/combiners for each end and now we only need to handle 30 amp cords (parallel to run 2 AC units), plus we can do 60 ft in a pinch and only run one AC.
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:31 PM   #15
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I'm sticking with the factory 50A plug. After driving all day, I need a bit of a workout!
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Old 03-29-2023, 09:15 AM   #16
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I was looking at that. I asked my dealer on a quote for an upgrade. I like that not only is the cable more flexible but the connections are more energy efficient as well as stronger and easier to work with.
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Old 03-29-2023, 10:32 PM   #17
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We got rid of the grey Anaconda that came with our 21GT27FBQ and bought a Valterra Products 50amp Mighty Cord with 90° ends, way less cord strain and more flexable.
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“ Here is another option on Amazon. I purchased it in 2018 for our '30 Classic. works every time every where. For under $110.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Extensi...7-857e17e03685”


The link provided takes you to an “extension cable”. That will not connect to the Airstream connection point. Be careful if ordering this item that it is what you want/need.
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“ Here is another option on Amazon. I purchased it in 2018 for our '30 Classic. works every time every where. For under $110.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Extensi...7-857e17e03685”


The link provided takes you to an “extension cable”. That will not connect to the Airstream connection point. Be careful if ordering this item that it is what you want/need.

While the description calls it an "extension..." if you look closely at the 90 Degree Locking end you will find that it in fact does fit into the Marinco socket used for several years by Airstream. The 25' size works well in most any FHU site.
If the coach has been changed to a "Smart Plug" it will not work.
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Old 04-03-2023, 07:17 AM   #20
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I have a 30’ Classic, and the 50 amp cord that came with it is about 30’ long. It is a **** buster, but I still use it. For $19 I got a carry/storage bag from the Air Gear store, on line, and it has made a world of difference. The weight of the cord is much easier to handle in the bag, compact in size and with carrying handles. Also, the compactness itself eliminates wrestling with the huge floppy bundle. The carrying the loose awkward bundle, wrestling with coils falling out, compounds the difficulty of weight alone. The cord must be coiled tightly to fit in the bag, but once it’s been done a few times it gets a memory and becomes quite simple.
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