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We've owned MH's with both 30A and 50A service (not the same MH [emoticon]. Our current MH has 50A service. There are, of course, advantages to having the higher amp service such as simultaneously running both a/c units, microwave and other draws. However, and frankly, I miss the 30A with its much smaller and easier to handle cord. The 50A cord, particularly in cold weather, is at times, like trying to return it to the storage bay as if it were a 20' 2x4 board. I know there's no solution to this problem but just had to get it off my chest. Don't think I'll ever buy another MH with 50A service. Well, actually, don't think I'll ever buy another one...period. Age is catching up with me and it won't be long before we'll have a 'hanging up the keys' ceremony...

PS Can someone direct me to instructions on how to change my signature. The MH listed was three MH's ago. Presently have a 2017.


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Click on My Forums, then My Profile. Make your changes and click on Submit at the bottom left of the page.
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goufgators wrote:

We've owned MH's with both 30A and 50A service (not the same MH [emoticon]. Our current MH has 50A service. There are, of course, advantages to having the higher amp service such as simultaneously running both a/c units, microwave and other draws. However, and frankly, I miss the 30A with its much smaller and easier to handle cord. The 50A cord, particularly in cold weather, is at times, like trying to return it to the storage bay as if it were a 20' 2x4 board. I know there's no solution to this problem but just had to get it off my chest. Don't think I'll ever buy another MH with 50A service. Well, actually, don't think I'll ever buy another one...period. Age is catching up with me and it won't be long before we'll have a 'hanging up the keys' ceremony...

PS Can someone direct me to instructions on how to change my signature. The MH listed was three MH's ago. Presently have a 2017.


There are solutions to your issue. many have switched to SOO or SOOW 50 amp cable much more flexible and a bit lighter. In the picture below is my old about 25' OEM plastic coated 50 amp cable foreground and in the background in a 3 gallon bucket our 40' SOOW 6/4 cable.

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Closeup of the cable in the bucket.

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Have you considered an electric cord reel?

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Buy a 50 to 30 adapter and a 30amp cord...back to the good old days and problem solved.


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There is a solution, see above. You just need to buy a better cord.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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rhagfo wrote:

goufgators wrote:

We've owned MH's with both 30A and 50A service (not the same MH [emoticon]. Our current MH has 50A service. There are, of course, advantages to having the higher amp service such as simultaneously running both a/c units, microwave and other draws. However, and frankly, I miss the 30A with its much smaller and easier to handle cord. The 50A cord, particularly in cold weather, is at times, like trying to return it to the storage bay as if it were a 20' 2x4 board. I know there's no solution to this problem but just had to get it off my chest. Don't think I'll ever buy another MH with 50A service. Well, actually, don't think I'll ever buy another one...period. Age is catching up with me and it won't be long before we'll have a 'hanging up the keys' ceremony...

PS Can someone direct me to instructions on how to change my signature. The MH listed was three MH's ago. Presently have a 2017.


There are solutions to your issue. many have switched to SOO or SOOW 50 amp cable much more flexible and a bit lighter. In the picture below is my old about 25' OEM plastic coated 50 amp cable foreground and in the background in a 3 gallon bucket our 40' SOOW 6/4 cable.

[image]

Closeup of the cable in the bucket.

[image]


This is exactly what you need to do. It's a bit pricey but well worth the price. Here is what you need from Home Depot. May be able to find it cheaper elsewhere. Go to HD and check it out. You will find it is much easier to roll up.

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And for the signature thing, click My forums at the top of the page and then click My Preferences. That is where your signature lives.


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As noted above, installing a power cord reel is pretty simple. I even added a wireless remote so extending/retracting the cable is at the touch of a button on the FOB as I walk the connector to and from the pedestal. For me, it well worth the cost and effort.

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Store in a heated area!

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