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Properly Store Your RV Extension Cord

Surge Guard Extension CordA heavy duty 30 or 50 amp extension cord is a standard piece of equipment that every RV requires. You need one to run your air conditioning or power any appliances while you're connected to a power source. If you don't want to be unexpectedly without electricity, it's vital to keep your extension cord in working condition. Proper storage practices are the most important aspect of stretching your extension cord's lifespan.

Keep Your RV Extension Cord Neatly Rolled

A common mistake many RVers make is to simply bunch their extension cord up and throw it in a cargo bay when they're ready to move out. This is not only messy, but it can also damage the cord. When an extension cord is carelessly piled together it can become tightly pinched or strained in areas. Repeatedly done, this damage can add up and create cracks in the protective rubber insulation, exposing the metal inner conductors. Rolling the extension cord up before stowing in the RV only takes a few seconds longer and can substantially prolong its usefulness.

Do Not Expose Extension Cords to Harmful Materials

This may seem obvious, but you do not want to store your RV's extension cord with caustic chemicals that could deteriorate the rubber insulation. Dangerous chemicals that are less obvious, and consequently more dangerous because of how common their presence is, are NaCl and H20 (salt and water). These two common substances are everywhere and can quickly rust and degrade your extension cord's metal contacts. You must make sure your storage bay is dry and wipe off any salt if the cord was exposed to any while it was out (this is especially common in the winter).

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