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How can i put electricity to my 30 amp trailer that is 200ft from my home.

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You can use an extension cord like the MightyCord 50' RV Extension Cord # A10-3050EH , which is the longest cord we have available, but that isn't going to be long enough. If you were to try connecting several cords together, you're going to have a significant power loss-especially at that distance, and you're going to find that your RV won't get the power/charge it requires.

Honestly, for 200ft you're likely either going to want to find a place closer to your home to park the RV or you're going to have to run a 200-ft heavy gauge wire that will carry shore power from your house to your trailer's location and then install an outlet there. You may be able to find somewhere that has a 100' cord, but even using 2 of those plugged into each other still probably isn't going to supply you with enough power to keep your RV fully charged.

The other potential solution would be adding a solar panel system either directly to your RV or as a completely separate standalone charging system. Something like the Go Power Solar AE-6 # 342-75011 would be something you could look to as a long term solution that you can mount to the roof of your RV and have something that will keep you charged up no matter where you are. It's expensive, but when it comes to something that would serve the dual purpose of charging at home and on the road and would also save on electricity-it might be something worth considering.

If you've got a bit of land, which it sounds like you do- your best bet is going to be installing a 30A service panel and outlet where you want to plug your trailer in.



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