There are times when our RV’s built-in electrical cords will not stretch far enough to reach a power pedestal or other power source. And so we need an extension cord.
But not just any extension cord will do, although many RVers do not understand how important it is to use a proper cord and not one that’s inadequate to carry the power to run appliances, the heater, air conditioning or other devices. It’s not uncommon to see RVs hooked up at campgrounds using power cords purchased at Home Depot intended for home use, that are not capable of carrying a load of 30 or 50 amps.
In this short video Mark Polk of RV Education 101 covers the basics of extension cords, including how to read the code embedded on each one that explains how much power it can carry. If you do not fully understand RV extension cords, we highly recommend you watch this video. Don’t risk damaging your RV, or even hurting yourself, because you used an inadequate cord.
And, in case you need an extension cord, you will find a number of good ones at Amazon that are specifically designed for RVs.