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Fastfwd75

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I currently have a 25' built-in 30amp plug and a 25' drinking water hose. The trailer is 24' overall so I can park it just behind the service pole and reach... barely.

I will travel for 7-8 weeks this summer and move every 1-3 days. I will see lots of campings of all kinds.

Should I expect that some sites won't allow me to park in a way where I can reach the 30amp service? Worse case I can fill my water tank before I park and last 2-3 days so that's not so bad.

Also should I expect that some parks will only have 50amps? I don't have an adapter for that either. If it happens will they sell the adapter at a reasonable price?


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I carry 2 - 50 ft cords and 150 ft of garden hose. I'e used it all several times.


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You will need to carry an extension cord, more drinking water hose and some extra sewer hose. Also, some extra coaxial cable if you are using the cable. It never hurts to have as many different dog bone adapters as possible.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

I carry 2 - 50 ft cords and 150 ft of garden hose. I'e used it all several times.


Same here.

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Wow I've traveled to 13 Western States and never needed extra electrical cord, but I do carry 35' of water hose. If I have to go over the regular length of cord I would just not worry about plugging in.

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dalmationlovers wrote:

Wow I've traveled to 13 Western States and never needed extra electrical cord, but I do carry 35' of water hose. If I have to go over the regular length of cord I would just not worry about plugging in.


I don't worry about water because I can bring my own and move often enough to dump/fill outside of my camp area.

I do worry about electricity because I can't sleep when it's too hot. I'd rather buy a 50$ extension now than camp a single hot night without AC. Then again I'd rather not buy it at all if I can simply park closer to the 30amp service.

Seems like at least some people have lived situations where electricity is just not within 25'.

What about 50amp? Is it always side by side with 30amp or is it sometimes 50amp only and needing an adapter?

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nomad297 wrote:

You will need to carry an extension cord, more drinking water hose and some extra sewer hose. Also, some extra coaxial cable if you are using the cable. It never hurts to have as many different dog bone adapters as possible.

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I carry two 25 ft 30Amp extension cords, a box full of 'dog-bones', 50 ft of FW hose and 30 ft of sewer hose.


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I believe in being prepared but 2x25' extensions (75' total) and 150' of water hose!

Are there really places where your camp was that far away from services? All camps I have seen yet have been barely 40'x20'

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dalmationlovers wrote:

Wow I've traveled to 13 Western States and never needed extra electrical cord, but I do carry 35' of water hose. If I have to go over the regular length of cord I would just not worry about plugging in.


I don't worry about water because I can bring my own and move often enough to dump/fill outside of my camp area.

I do worry about electricity because I can't sleep when it's too hot. I'd rather buy a 50$ extension now than camp a single hot night without AC. Then again I'd rather not buy it at all if I can simply park closer to the 30amp service.

Seems like at least some people have lived situations where electricity is just not within 25'.

What about 50amp? Is it always side by side with 30amp or is it sometimes 50amp only and needing an adapter?

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dalmationlovers wrote:

Wow I've traveled to 13 Western States and never needed extra electrical cord, but I do carry 35' of water hose. If I have to go over the regular length of cord I would just not worry about plugging in.


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Nothing wrong with being prepared, but I've been doing this for 10 years, all over, and I've never needed a longer power cord or sewer hose. Extra fresh-water hoses come in handy from time to time.


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