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Marine electrical extension cord...

I purchased a Carry On A/C unit for those hot Texas nights in the slip. It runs on 110V and that is available from a plug on the dock. It is a marine electrical outlet. My question is if a "marine" cord is the same as one for a RV? RV cords seem to be easier to come by around here.

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The ends are different. Marine are locking while RV are straight blades.
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Thank you for the reply. I went to West Marine today and purchased an extension cord. The cord cost me $69.99. The shocker, pardon the pun, was the pigtail necessary to allow the A/C unit to plug in. It was another $69.99. Oh the cost of keeping my better half happy!

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Welcome to the marine world where putting "marine" in the discription allows the price to increase by a factor of 10.
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If you didn't like the expense buying them now, you will probably be really upset next year when they turn grungy and you have to buy new ones.
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I will hopefully manage to extend that service life a bit. The shore power will only be used when we are overnighting in the slip. The rest of the time I can store the electrical cord ashore. But I understand about the cost. Anytime something gets into a "specialty market" the price goes up.

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