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    Flexible 50amp Cord

    The standard power cord that came with our 349m is a PITA to coil up and manage. Do they make a cord that is more manageable similar to welding cable (fine multi strand)?
    2021 Grand Design Momentum 349m-r
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    I use a Lippert (LCI) Reel Away cable spool system. I don't know if they make them anymore but MorRyde has a version. The link is below. This makes reeling up a big 50 amp cable really easy. I wrap the cable in a rag to clean it as I spool it up.

    https://www.morryde.com/products/eas...r-reel56-001h/
    Kevin and Jennifer
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    Glendinning. They make the 50A cords most commonly found on the pusher coaches. Be prepared, the cost will knock you off your seat. Hubbel/Marinco cords are not necessarily more flexible, but the molded conductor cord does coil easier than Furrion cords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDanecker View Post
    The standard power cord that came with our 349m is a PITA to coil up and manage. Do they make a cord that is more manageable similar to welding cable (fine multi strand)?
    My cord coils up just fine in a milk crate. Hot or cold it seems to be the most effective way I have found in 6 years.
    Not fancy but it works
    Good luck
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    My 50A cord is 45 feet long. I use a storage tote I bought at HD to coil my cord in. It's the easiest and cheapest solution I came up with that works well. I have room for the 15' 50A extension cord, surge protector, dog bones and 20A extension cord.

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    I picked up a MorRyde manual cord reel while at the Tennessee Rally, One of the best buys invest made. Used it for the first time this week, damn life is good again.
    Every thing is nicer in Niceville.
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    I just caught that I might not be long enough with the cord they supply with the RV. I'm not near my RV to measure it and we have a trip next Wednesday so would like to get something on order quickly.

    What length cord comes with the RV?

    What length cord do you all recommend to work with 'most parks'?

    If I need longer should I get an extension (which leaves a connection mid length) or replace with a longer one?

    Wish I could do a reel but just don't have the space.
    2021 Grand Design Momentum 349m-r
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    My 311BHS came with a 45 foot 50A cord and a 50A/30A dog bone but I think the dealer supplied the dog bone. I'm not clear on who supplied the main 50A cord. I opted to buy a 15 foot 50A extension cord just in case although the 45 footer has been plenty so far. I figured that if I'm ever more than 60 feet away from the pedestal, I should either move my RV closer or request a different camping spot.
    Last edited by RobWNY; 06-18-2021 at 05:42 PM.

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    The cord that came with my fiver works fine. I use the Morryde manual cord reel and love it. Best money I've spent. I may pick up a 15' 50A extension just to make sure I'm covered. I'm just running out of places to store "stuff".

    I would love to have some kind of decent under chassis storage, but the Lippert version is junk and way overpriced.
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    Most RV cords are made with STW wire. This means they use #6 wire to get a 50 amp rating (ampacity). If you can find one made with SJO wire (or make your own) it can be #8 wire, increasing flexibility and decreasing weight.
    MB, Ab and Ufki (under foot kitty)
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