We Saved $11 at Camping World Today

Arrived in Rayne Lousiana a week ago for a rally.  Tried to plug our 30amp cord in for power to the trailer and the 30 amp plug disintegrated in Jim’s hand.  We replaced the oem plug four years ago with a hard plastic one and it seemed okay although it was really difficult to unplug from adapters sometimes.  Now it became unusable and unrepairable.  Fortunately Herb and Lois, full timer friends, were waiting for us and had an adapter we could borrow.  


We used our 20amp cord (an old 12-3 heavy duty 3-wire tool cord) to power the trailer for the duration of the rally. Today, driving east on I-10, we stopped in Camping World and found a great looking replacement 30a plug.  Jim spent fifteen minutes replacing the plug and we’re back in business.


The 20a cord works fine for everything we used during the past week.  Our voltage remained above 120 volts even when using the 1,500 watt space heater.  The weather stayed cool enough that we didn’t even consider turning on the air conditioning.  

The weather was very cool last Tuesday, 16 degrees overnight.  Finally today we saw temperatures above 71 degrees as we towed east.   We’re headed for Florida, with a side-trip to NC for some exciting developments we’ll talk about next.

In case you’re interested, here’s the replacement 30a plug we bought.  It is especially nice because it has a D-handle to ease pulling it.


Glad to be back!  See you soon.

See you down the road!
Jim and Debbie

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7 responses to “We Saved $11 at Camping World Today

  1. Raleigh was getting hammered earlier today. Hope you have good weather for the remainder of your trip.

    • It was cold this past week even in way southern Louisiana, at sixteen degrees overnight. Lots of rain last night, and really perfect today. We finally found 75 again! More in tomorrow’s post. Thx for your comment.

      Ocean Springs, MS

    • Jesse,
      You fooled me with your comment about Rsleigh’s wx – you’re not in NC, right? I think you are a little north of us. Hows your wx?

  2. Hey, this is the first time in a long while I’ve seen something in my email inbox since I signed up with dreamstreamr last year – cool!
    We are going full-time on 20 January and meeting friends in New Orleans for Carnival. After that, just like you, we are going for the nice warm places. Maybe catch you in Florida or Mississippi sometime after 19 February? We have a wildly open schedule and can change plans at any time we like.
    We’ll be in a red ‘2000 Tundra / 25’ 1997 Safari rig.
    Bob and Lisa (aka Wally and Wendy)

    • Bob and Lisa,
      Debbie and I are going to Hamcation in Orlando, and AlumaFlamingo in Sarasota. Meet us at AlumaFlamingo? I think it starts Feb 18, should be a lot of fun.

  3. Oh yeah, if you are in Gulf Shores, Alabama try Lulu’s if you haven’t yet.
    Jimmy Buffet’s l’il sis has a fun restaurant on the water with good food and the music playing is – guess?
    I liked the seared/blackened ahi salad and gumbo.

    • Bob,
      We are at Gulf Islands National Seashore, it’s on the MS side. We are thinking of Escapees Park in Summerdale AL next, but haven’t decided. Thx forvwaiting so long for us to start writing — we’ve been really distracted. I’ll explain in next post.

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