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Old 02-25-2015, 02:18 AM   #1
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Is there a downside to using a 110v extension cord to supply power to coach over winter? Using adapters to attach to 50 amp cord.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:24 AM   #2
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Depends on how many amps you intend on using. If it's just to power the converter to trickle charge the batteries, I don't see why not.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:06 AM   #3
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Only concern would be if you are planning to run electric heaters. If so just make sure you do not exceed the rating of the extension cord, and I would get a heavy duty cord.
If just to keep battery charged and minimal other uses there would be no problem.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:17 AM   #4
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I just added a 50amp box outside 50 amp wire to the box and breaker that way when I get company I just hook up water oh also ran a sewer line
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:32 AM   #5
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No Mike.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:41 AM   #6
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Get a better made in china extension, as I think they are all made there. Oxidation in the connectors and oxidation creep up the wire is the danger as well as using undersized gauge. It all amounts to resistance which equals heat and reduced capacity. John
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:48 AM   #7
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Heavy cord, shorter the better.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:13 AM   #8
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If it is just to keep the battery charged, and perhaps some lights, no problem at all. Don't go beyond that though.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:01 PM   #9
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Agree with above. Our old camper had a 30 amp cord. Between the adapter and the outlet I used a heavy duty air conditioner or appliance extension cord. Even so, the lugs had evidence of overheating. For our Monty I installed a dedicated 50 amp pedestal as I became paranoid about an electrical fire from the old cords.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:47 PM   #10
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I also put in a fifty amp box at home. The big problem when using 110 was how hot the darn cord would get, just charging the batteries.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:19 AM   #11
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I use an extension cord with a trickle charger all the time to keep the battery charged.
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