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New Post 2/18/2013 8:18 PM
  lizrfoust
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50amp Extension Cord Questions 
We've just added a 50amp outlet in our house, and we've decided to (finally) get ourselves a 50amp extension cord. We figured that aside from being able to hookup our Motorhome so that we can at least run it every now and then during the winter months, we figured that it might come in handy when we go camping, especially after reading a lot of reviews on some of the campgrounds we want to visit this year that the hookups in the RV sites are very difficult to access.

Given this, what is a good length of extension cord to get? We're thinking 5 ft., but is this too short or too long? Is it best to get more than one?

Thanks in advance.
 
New Post 2/22/2013 12:55 AM
  TShisler
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Re: 50amp Extension Cord Questions 
Ours is about 25 feet. It is quite heavy, but worth having around especially when we go and stay in a campground for the first time. So far, we've been able to use it twice when we were given sites that had very challenging hookup locations. Sure beats having to find a creative way of parking our motorhome just to get it close enough to hook up.
 
New Post 2/24/2013 6:35 PM
  mikeporter
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Re: 50amp Extension Cord Questions 
We bring two: a 10' and a 25'. Haven't gotten the chance to use them though.
 
New Post 2/26/2013 8:30 AM
  ajchase
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Re: 50amp Extension Cord Questions 
Best to go for at least 25 feet. It would also come in handy when you stay in campsites, especially in the West, based on my experience.
 
New Post 2/26/2013 10:31 PM
  melissa
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Re: 50amp Extension Cord Questions 
Way too short if you ask me. Getting a 25' like everyone else suggested here will be pretty good. It will sure come in handy whenever you go camping since not all campgrounds install RVer-friendly hookups, if you know what I mean.
 
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