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Ok thanks for the advice I appreciate it.
We have not used the trailer yet, bought it at the end of October and the dealer has stored it for the winter. We have booked some camp sites in Ontario Canada starting in May and several sites say the electrical box could be up to 30 ft?

Make sure to carry an adapter to convert a 30A TT plug to a standard 15A plug. You probably can only run 1 A/C on 15A, but that is better than nothing.

I have heard of a few newer (and much farther south) camp sites that only have 50A hook ups.

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This is not what you asked but, I usually recommend practice camping in your driveway the first time so you can learn what you and don't want to take along. Then plan your first couple of trips close to home.

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https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Extension-P........391&sprefix=RV+30+amp%2Caps%2C893&sr=8-1

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If you are in any Ontario Provincial Parks carry at least one 25 foot 30 amp cord., and a 10 gauge 15 amp extension cord at least 50 feet long. The 15 amp cord won't allow you to use the air conditioner, but it will be good to power everything else. After a few trips you will know what you need.
We went to MacGregor Point PP several years ago. Had the trailer cord fully extended, the 25 foot 30 A cord attached and the a 100Foot 15 amp cord with adapter to the 30 Amp cord, and just barely made it to the power post. Now we carry far better and longer cords. At Rondeau last fall I needed the full cord out of the camper and a 25 foot extension.
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You asked for gauge. No such thing as a 30amp cord...lol
Get a 10 gauge if 50', 12ga will suffice for 25'. Total length including attached cord of one is attached to camper


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

deaner58 wrote:

Ok thanks for the advice I appreciate it.
We have not used the trailer yet, bought it at the end of October and the dealer has stored it for the winter. We have booked some camp sites in Ontario Canada starting in May and several sites say the electrical box could be up to 30 ft?

Make sure to carry an adapter to convert a 30A TT plug to a standard 15A plug. You probably can only run 1 A/C on 15A, but that is better than nothing.

I have heard of a few newer (and much farther south) camp sites that only have 50A hook ups.
ya mite want the adapter to go from 30 amp rv plug to 30 amp twist lock receptacle like on a generator too. all you 30 amp stuff should be rated for 120v the 50 amp will be 120/230v, you prolly wont need that

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I have a ten foot 30 amp cord and the twenty-five that came with the TT. Most times I plug-in, the ten footer is useable. Much easier.


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deaner58 wrote:

Ok thanks for the advice I appreciate it.
We have not used the trailer yet, bought it at the end of October and the dealer has stored it for the winter. We have booked some camp sites in Ontario Canada starting in May and several sites say the electrical box could be up to 30 ft?


Ontario Provincial Parks have notorious long distances to the pedestle. I was just looking at sites in Arrowhead that are reporting 30-40meters.

I carry 3 25ft cords so good for 100ft. Have not had a problem yet, but i have used all of it on some occasions.


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CavemanCharlie wrote:

This is not what you asked but, I usually recommend practice camping in your driveway the first time so you can learn what you and don't want to take along. Then plan your first couple of trips close to home.

There is actually a term for that. It is called dry-docking. Great way to discover the things you would never think of. Once you go in the RV, pretend you are 100 miles from home, e.g., you can't go in the house for anything.


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There is actually a term for that. It is called dry-docking. Great way to discover the things you would never think of. Once you go in the RV, pretend you are 100 miles from home, e.g., you can't go in the house for anything.

Several years of camping, and we still take 2x what we need. It was one of the things I looked at in a new 5th wheel purchase, overly large cargo capacity for the trailer size. I'm actually afraid to weigh our travel trailer, because I don't want to know how over weight we really are [emoticon]

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