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Old 04-12-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Best shore power cord?

Anyone who can recommend a good brand for Power Cable?

The one that we got with the RV unfortunately did melt because of a leak between the right angle adapter and the Redwood supplied shore cable.

Can not find what brand the original is so thinking it is better to get whatever good brand there is out there.

Not interested in a cable winder/reel just a new 50AMP/50ft and preferable with a right angle twist lock so no adapters are needed.

Grateful for tips!
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:14 PM   #2
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I've had good luck with the Marinco stuff. I don't have one of their 50 amp cords but I do have a 50 to 30 amp 25 ft. one about 7 years old, it twists into the 50 amp plug on the Redwood and the male plug is a 30 amp to go into campground boxes that only supply 30 amp service.

I have had to put a 30 male replacement plug onto it but that's a problem with the older 30 amp pedestal plug, not the Marinco unit itself.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:25 PM   #3
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+2. Lots of experience on the Marine side. Marino builds a quality product. Check Amazon for pricing.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:33 PM   #4
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Ok thanks, I found a small brand Conntek from WI not sure if good but Midwest people are trustworthy. I am one ;-)!

I want to have the ring as well, is the marine screw on ring the same as the land/RV twist lock?
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:05 PM   #5
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Anyone who can recommend a good brand for Power Cable?

The one that we got with the RV unfortunately did melt because of a leak between the right angle adapter and the Redwood supplied shore cable.

Can not find what brand the original is so thinking it is better to get whatever good brand there is out there.

Not interested in a cable winder/reel just a new 50AMP/50ft and preferable with a right angle twist lock so no adapters are needed.

Grateful for tips!

Hubbell makes a 50 Amp twist-lock but I have not seen one that has a right angle connector.
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I was worried about that and got the 45 degree adapter. It keeps the RW cord from being stretched down. It has the ring locks on both sides. Once you get a new cord, look into the adapter.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:18 AM   #7
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I don't know what brand mine is but it has a handle on it so it's easy to get a hold of. It also has 2 blue LED lights to show if I'm getting power from both legs. I really like these features
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:28 AM   #8
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RadioFlyer: The adapter is what caused the water leak so i prefer to get just one cable that is angled itself and as far as I can see the Conntek seems to be that. Did some Googleing today.

We never disconnected the 90 degree adaptor from the shore cable so hard to tell when it started leaking water.

Dave&Ginny: I think that the blue lamps is actually on the one we are looking at! So you might have a Conntek then! And you seem to like it so I have emailed the company to try to get one.

Just made me a bit curious to see that the plastic was just melted inside and impossible to get the adapter disconnected from the Redwood shore cable without cutting it apart.

We realized that something was wrong not via the surge protector but we got a little tingle when checking underneath and had a hand on the metal rail while kneeling on most ground and also the dishwasher showed E9 Electric Controller Error but that might have absolutely nothing to do with it.
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That is scary. I haven't an issue "yet" with the adapter, but I will keep an eye on it now. Post up when you get the new cord in and what you think.
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:56 AM   #10
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My 2cents worth, a 100k rig shouldn't have a cord you have to store and drag out every time you use it. When I traded my Landmark in February which had the electric cord reel I told my dealer the RW would have the same cord reel as the Landmark or there wouldn't be a deal. Turns out there was no problem installing the electric cord reel and it comes with a super cord. Just sayin..............
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