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Posted: 06/18/19 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I started this thread, I would like to thank everyone for the suggestions. I found that a 5 gallon bucket works perfectly for my 36 ft. 50 amp cord. Again thanks to all.


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Posted: 06/26/19 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well,

I made my SOOW cord last night and really like it... I ended up going with 6/4 instead of the 6/3 & 8/1 like pictured as I had a 50' section readily available to me at a cheap cost ( FREE ) ..

For the ends, I first purchased - Mictuning cord end

THEY ARE JUNK! !! I messed with the female end first, ended up not even opening the male, tossed them BOTH in the trash..

I went with - Camco 50amp ends

I plugged it in to try it first and all is good... maybe tonight or tomorrow I will get my bucket filled [emoticon]


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ford truck guy wrote:

Well,

I made my SOOW cord last night and really like it... I ended up going with 6/4 instead of the 6/3 & 8/1 like pictured as I had a 50' section readily available to me at a cheap cost ( FREE ) ..

For the ends, I first purchased - Mictuning cord end

THEY ARE JUNK! !! I messed with the female end first, ended up not even opening the male, tossed them BOTH in the trash..

I went with - Camco 50amp ends

I plugged it in to try it first and all is good... maybe tonight or tomorrow I will get my bucket filled [emoticon]


What the heck??? I showed the cord caps to use. [emoticon]

I used the cord shown because it was FREE also. They both work the same. For those poor saps that have to spend $$$ either gauge ground wire is fine.


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What can I say.... It's been a ROUGH week for me.... This working **** is cramping my camping...

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Posted: 06/28/19 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just lay the power cord in the bed of the pickup. It is the last thing we stow in preparation to travel and it is the first thing we plug in once we arrive at the new campsite. Putting it in the truck bed simplifies everything.


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Posted: 06/29/19 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Harbor Freight Air Hose Reel
Cheap money, $20! Les with a coupon!
Works great!

https://www.harborfreight.com/100-Ft-Manual-Steel-Air-Hose-Reel-
63861.html

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Posted: 06/29/19 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought about one of those hose reels, but I hate to lose more storage space in the basement. The cord in a basket can go in the back of the toyhauler. If I had the space that would be nice.

The only downside, besides loss of storage space, would be the need to unreel the whole cord every time. Not that big of deal with the reel though.


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Storage Space in most Campers is limited. Just wipe it down as you coil it up in big loops, find some banding strap you like, be it rope or velcro,etc, and store it where you can easily get to it. I have found that some times where you park your camper is limited by the length of your power cord. Water hose and sewer hose are cheep and easy to get more.

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