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Old 06-28-2010, 06:11 AM
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12 gauge extension cord

Went to buy a 12 gauge extension cord this weekend so I can hook up the A/C when working on the camper at home, WOW 50' cost 70 bucks.That is pretty high. May start looking at pawn shops and yard sales.
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Talk to some companies in your area that move and or set mobile homes. Ask them if they have any used service cords for sale. They are always at least 10 or 12 gauge and you can normally find one at least 50' long. You will have to install ends of your choice on it but they can normally be had for a great deal.
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i was lucky and got some 10 or 12g cord that is longer than 50' for free!! they are pricey though..
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If you can return it without a problem, you can order some online for a bit cheaper. Here is a 10 gauge/50 foot for ~$55
50 - Ft. Century 10 - Gauge Extension Cord, Tools, Century, Century Outdoor Use Flexible All Weather Temperatures Oil Flame Resistant Coating Extension Cord 50 Feet at Sportsman's Guide
They also have a 12 gauge 100 foot one for $60. Buy two new ends, chop it in half and have two for about the same price.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:57 AM
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I will have to try that.
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Go to the hardware store get some bulk 12/2 stranded and a couple ends and build it. Thats what I did
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I bought my 100' 10 ga about 15 years ago and it ran about $1.00/ft, then.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:56 AM
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I thought about getting the 12ga wire and the two ends and making one but hell the wire is almost the same cost,besides you can't wrap it up like extension cord.I went to Lowes yesterday and they had a 50' 12 ga for $34.95.Good price,some people say Home Depot is cheaper than Lowes ,I know they are not.
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I bought 100' 10 gauge extension cord at Menards for $75. Used my 15 amp adapter and plugged it into an outlet on a 30 amp breaker. Now my wife can pack/clean the camper without complaining about the a/c.

Edit: damn autocorrect.

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