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Old 02-28-2021, 05:33 AM   #1
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50 AMP Extension Cord

I am looking for a 50 AMP extension cord 35-50 feet and I would like some advice on brands that you use and what to look for in a quality extension cord. I pick up my AS in a couple of weeks. Iím ready to start this new adventure. Thank you.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:45 AM   #2
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We use Might Cord, works great, easy to roll, and rugged.

https://smile.amazon.com/Valterra-Mi...4516205&sr=8-2

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Old 02-28-2021, 05:55 AM   #3
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Mighty Cord is a great suggestion.

Just a thought, a 50 foot 50A cord is going to be very heavy and difficult to deal with. It might be better to have two 25' cords. That way, in most camping situations, you would only have to handle one cord.

Or use the 50A cord that is supplied by AS and add an an additional Mighty Cord.
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:32 AM   #4
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FWIW I bought a 50 amp extension cord several years ago and have yet to find a place that needed it. I did replace the original Airstream anaconda with a lighter and more flexible 50a cord.
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FWIW I bought a 50 amp extension cord several years ago and have yet to find a place that needed it. I did replace the original Airstream anaconda with a lighter and more flexible 50a cord.
I will provide one hard core example that everyone can relate too...

We were at Jackson center for repairs last year, another 50 amp AS was next to us on our left....both of us needed 50 amps...Ö.well, that 50 amp for that AS was already in use on our SHARED pedestal post...Öand it only has 1 50 amp outlet and the 30 amp......so we were SOL since we are 50 amp...Ö..but....ahhhhhh....Other pedestals had 50 amp available as the other AS on our right was only using the 30 amp......well.....it took the 50 footer to get to the other pedestal and everyone was happy...Ö.

Could we have moved.....sure....but we were already there and pretty much setup....so don't rule out anything.....because anything is possible when your 800 miles away from home.
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:33 AM   #6
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What length 50 amp cable comes with the AS?
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:43 AM   #7
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What length 50 amp cable comes with the AS?
35 feet from Furrion came with ours....and I'm only speaking for the 2019 from my reference point.....I think that is true going forward.....other's can speak to this if I am incorrect.
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:13 AM   #8
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"I will provide one hard core example that everyone can relate too...

We were at Jackson center for repairs last year, ...."

Same thing happened to me while at Jackson Center. I found their power terminals inconveniently placed, and it's a good thing I had an extension cord or I would have been SOOL, as all the other sites were filled.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:28 PM   #9
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I purchased a 25 foot 50 amp cord from Camco. It is much lighter and flexible than the one that came with my 2019 globetrotter. It also has the 90 degree plugs on each end to reduce stress on my trailer outlet. I also bought an adapter (dog bone) so I can hook both cords together if necessary and make a 65 foot power cord if necessary.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B079J...b_b_asin_title

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06WW...b_b_asin_title
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I bought a Mighty Cord 25' with 90 degree fitting to replace the heavy 50A snake that came with the trailer and then added a Mighty Cord 15' 50A extension for those times when I needed more reach.

Mighty Cord sells 36' and 50' 50A cables, and you can save some money by purchasing a single cable but then you always have the extra weight and length to deal with, even if you don't need it.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:37 AM   #11
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Confused on 50 AMP Options

Iíve read several responses on 50 AMP extension cords and have become a bit confused. Can I use the 50 AMP cord that comes with the AS and attach a 50 AMP extension cord to it get to the combined length I need? Or do I need to buy a RV cord (not extension cord) to get to the total of 50 feet that I need? If I add to the cord that comes with the AS do I need some kind of connector between the 2 cords?
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:14 AM   #12
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I look at the factory-issued 50-amp cable as an integral part of the Airstream Exercise Program. You know, the one that begins with deep squats to place the leveling blocks and install the wheel lock. I take a quick break by using the electric motor on the jack, but get in a few more knee bends to extend the trailer jack foot, untension and remove the anti-sway bars. Those 17- pound bars are each good for a few arm curls. Then the combination back bend, shoulder and arm rotation while lowering the stability arms. By then I am fairly warmed up and ready for the 50 amp cable. What, you did not know all Airstreams were portable gyms?
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:18 AM   #13
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Iíve read several responses on 50 AMP extension cords and have become a bit confused. Can I use the 50 AMP cord that comes with the AS and attach a 50 AMP extension cord to it get to the combined length I need? Or do I need to buy a RV cord (not extension cord) to get to the total of 50 feet that I need? If I add to the cord that comes with the AS do I need some kind of connector between the 2 cords?
Yes, you can, a 50 amp extension cord is no different operationally as if it were an extension cord for inside your house. A point of order...keep in mind, the more extension you add, technically you will lose a volt or two across the added length depending on multiple factors...which in turn will cause more current under demand of the appliances ÖAC...etc....IMO, stay under 100 feet worse case....IMHO.

No additional connectors are needed.

What your seeing and may cause confusion is that "most" people REPLACE (but not discard) the factory cord.......why?

Because it's HEAVY, hard to roll, takes up lots of space, not very easy to manage in the cold....but the #1 reason....it puts a lot of flex/stress the connector itself......

While all of that is part of the design and will hold up....most aren't havin' it.

So, most will buy cords that still handle 50 amps, BUT, they are 90 degree connections at the connector.....why? Less stress and flexing of the 50 power inlet attached to the trailer.

In my case, I use a 90 degree to 50 amp MALE....it is about 2 feet in total......why? Because it allows me to use different LENGTH extension cords......so I have a 15 for home, a 35 for the road.....and easy to bring the 15 if I need to get to 50 feet......in other words....I have additional options that the factory cord can/will never provide.

It's all about what works for you...
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Iíve read several responses on 50 AMP extension cords and have become a bit confused. Can I use the 50 AMP cord that comes with the AS and attach a 50 AMP extension cord to it get to the combined length I need? Or do I need to buy a RV cord (not extension cord) to get to the total of 50 feet that I need? If I add to the cord that comes with the AS do I need some kind of connector between the 2 cords?
Yes you can connect two 50A cords together. The standard cord provided with your AS will plug into an extension cord. No special connection needed.

If you explain what you are trying to accomplish perhaps we could be of more assistance. Do you need 50' for a specific campsite or to use at home? Or something else?
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I need 50 feet for home use. Does anyone know what the AWG rating is for the factory provided 50 AMP cord? Do I need to get an extension cord with the same AWG rating?

Kittmaster: what specific product do you use for a 90 degree to 50 amp MALE
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So if I purchase an extension cord, I couldn’t use it by itself to connect to a 50 AMP power source at a camp site?
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So if I purchase an extension cord, I couldnít use it by itself to connect to a 50 AMP power source at a camp site?
Yes you can use the extension cord by itself.

Is someone living in the AS when parked at your home? Or do you just want to keep the battery charged and the lights on, etc.?
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Occasionally we will have people staying in the AS while parked at home so I want to be able to use all the capabilities including 2 AC units in the summer months. Looking at it as an extension to our house when we have several people visit. The majority of time we will be using it for camping so 50 ft wonít be necessary for those situations.
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Take a look at this website, https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=...extension+cord. Any of these cords will work as a 50A extension cord.

I hope this helps!
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Occasionally we will have people staying in the AS while parked at home so I want to be able to use all the capabilities including 2 AC units in the summer months. Looking at it as an extension to our house when we have several people visit. The majority of time we will be using it for camping so 50 ft wonít be necessary for those situations.

Have you had a 50amp outlet at home for your AS installed?
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