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rhagfo

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ACZL wrote:

Don't think the 3 gal bucket will work (sorry O-B.....couldn't resist). Seriously OP, you'll have to see what others say. Have seen reels in basement (like garden hose reels..to get the idea), power reels and plain ol man handling the cord. A 36' 50 AMP is one HUGE Anaconda !!


Well a 3 gal. bucket will work if the cable is SOOW cable with rubber not plastic outer jacket. I store 40’ of 50 amp (6/4 SOOW) cable in a 3 gal. bucket.


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I use a large clothes basket and it fits fine along with the 30 amp adaptor dogbone and the 50 amp 90° dogbone.


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Learning something new each day as I RV and love it. So I do have to ask, what is a SOOW cable?


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I have a 45 foot 50A cord. It's not easy to handle and won't fit in a milk crate or bucket of any size so I bought one of these at the local big box store. It works great.
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Posted: 06/13/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I coiled my factory cords into a 5 gallon bucket before I went fulltime.

Now I just throw it in the truck bed until the next stop. [emoticon]


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My 50A cable is stored on a reel in the pass thru compartment.

Dragging that thing out is a chore and is very seldom used.

Unless the second AC is needed everything runs on a 50 to 30 amp dog
bone with a 25' 30A cable.

30 amp cable is coiled up along with water hose and lay just inside pass thru door.

Carry both 30 & 50 amp extension cables in "Little Creeker" trailer.



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I use a milk crate to store my 2 25' 50a cords, the OEM one and a Camco that I bought off CraigsList. I also have my adapters and dog bones in the same crate. Works perfectly, for me.

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I have 2 -25ft 50 amp cords and 4 30 amp just keep them in a bucket

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RobWNY wrote:

I have a 45 foot 50A cord. It's not easy to handle and won't fit in a milk crate or bucket of any size so I bought one of these at the local big box store. It works great.
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I use the exact same container - and since they stack, also have a few more of them. One for the water hose and associated fittings, one for septic and associated fittings, and one for "general site stuff" that includes junk we pull out every where we camp.


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