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Ours hull 537 did come with a 25ft cord along with 25ft fresh water hose and some quick connectors.  Your Oliver sales person can provide a complete list.  Congratulations on your new Ollie.  

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Before ordering essentials like a power cord I’d check with the sales office and get a list of what’s included.  They provide a power cord, sewer hose, etc.

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13 hours ago, katanapilot said:

Does anyone recall if a 30 amp power cord comes with an Oliver?

Yes, it does come with a 25 ft. 30a power cord, just things you might also want and need at times. I carry an extra 25 ft. 30a power cord, you can run into situations where the 25 ft. cord may not reach the power box, it does happen at times, plus both 30a and 50a hookup adapter plugs. I would also get an extra 25 ft. water hose as the same thing can happen when when hooking up in some campsites. I also carry with me a gray water water hose, adapter, and a honey wagon, and I have used them all. The rule of thumb is, miss it twice, then consider buying it. 

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Snipped from page 8 of the  Owners Guide for 2020 Models.

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Also be aware all this info is available in the "Oliver University" section of the Oliver Web Page...as in the screen shot below...under the tab Travel Trailers you'll see a pull down, at the bottom is the Oliver University area...highlighted in the screen shot in yellow...

 

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I carry a 30 to 15 adapter, a 15 to 30 adapter, a 'dogbone' 50 to 30 adapter, and a 50' extension card. An extra 20' sewer hose and coupler and a 30 amp 25' extension cord. Thankfully I haven't had to use them all at once, but have been close. I happen to have a bunch of spare adapters that I carry, and have been known to either loan and give away. Somehow I can never find them where I think they should be...

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I recently realized that if my factory supplied power cord was missing I would have no way to connect shore power to my camper. I do carry a 25 foot 30 amp extension cord. I am going to add one of these to my kit 

https://www.campingworld.com/m30a-f30a-90°-locking-ring-adapter-85558.html

This should allow me to use my 30 amp extension cord as a primary power cord. Disclaimer: I haven’t tried this yet. We are on the road. I’ll have one waiting for me at home to try in a few days. 
 

Edited to add: This adapter works with a 30 amp extension cord to serve as a primary shore power cord. 
 

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Got the list from Anita.  Thanks all.  I have a pretty good list of additional items that we carry on our Sprinter MH. I'll duplicate many of those things for the Oliver, plus items to support a pair of Honda EU2200i's when they are available for sale again.  Seems like a stop sale order has been issued once again for a recall.

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On 2/19/2020 at 4:50 AM, katanapilot said:

Got the list from Anita.  Thanks all.  I have a pretty good list of additional items that we carry on our Sprinter MH. I'll duplicate many of those things for the Oliver, plus items to support a pair of Honda EU2200i's when they are available for sale again.  Seems like a stop sale order has been issued once again for a recall.

katanapilot,
I ordered this shorter 10’ 30 amp cord to use if I decide to run our generator in the tongue/storage basket. It’s a top quality power cord. (theOrca a member on here suggested this to me) 

-Patriot

edit- mostly 5 star reviews. An extremely well made in the USA 10’ power cord.

  • HEAVY DUTY / MADE IN USA- Featuring an L5-30 Plug to L5-30 Connector on TF Flextreme Cable. Rated for 30 Amps and 125/250V. All custom built Iron Box Power cords are built in Raleigh NC
  • HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS – Utilizes top-of-the-line Pass and Seymour wiring devices featuring: Industrial-strength, brass alloy plug blades and connector contacts resist heat rise, provide excellent conductivity. Impact- and corrosion-resistant durable nylon 6 shell material. Integral flexible rubber cord grommet conforms to and seals around wire to provide protection from oils, water, and dirt from entering wiring device.
  • EMERGENCY READY – Equipped with superior weatherproofing, you can count on reliable 30 amp power flow, especially in those ”extreme” situations. Compatible with any generator equipped with a L5-30 receptacle.
  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR – Made for various uses both indoor and outdoor these cords are built on heavy duty 10/3 SOOW wire capable of being buried directly in the ground.
  • THE WORLD'S LEADING POWER CORD SUPPLIER - Iron Box manufacturers UL listed power cords with only the best components and wire.

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Just a heads up about the cheap cords from Amazon, they are cheap for a good reason. They use sub-par wires and the engineering and build quality outside and inside the plugs is not very good. For an emergency backup, one would be fine, but for one used often, that you must rely on, get a high quality Marine shore power cord or adapter from Marinco or another top brand. https://www.marinco.com/en/products/connect

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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13 hours ago, John E Davies said:

Just a heads up about the cheap cords from Amazon, they are cheap for a good reason. They use sub-par wires and the engineering and build quality outside and inside the plugs is not very good. For an emergency backup, one would be fine, but for one used often, that you must rely on, get a high quality Marine shore power cord or adapter from Marinco or another top brand. https://www.marinco.com/en/products/connect

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

John, 

The custom 10’ cord I purchased above is made right here in the eastern part of our state in Raleigh, North Carolina.  here- https://www.pduwhips.com/aboutus.aspx

It appears to be very well constructed with top notch components and has many very positive user reviews. I try to source and purchase high quality products here in NC when I can. I think it’s gonna be a keeper. And agreed, ya gotta be careful on Amazon. If I by chance I unlikely wear this cord out or it fails, I will give Marinco a try. 

-Patriot

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Stand by for sticker shock if you have to buy Marinco products. The standard joke in the local boating community is that if it is "yellow" it has to come with a 100% mark-up because it is "Marine Grade" just from being yellow! I bought a 50' Marinco cable because the local West Marine store just wanted it to heck out of their store (heavy, big, took a lot of shelf space, had it for two years, etc.). The gave me a smoking good price, like half off! I then cut it up and made-up the sections and connectors I needed.

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On 2/19/2020 at 1:50 AM, katanapilot said:

Got the list from Anita.  Thanks all.  I have a pretty good list of additional items that we carry on our Sprinter MH. I'll duplicate many of those things for the Oliver, plus items to support a pair of Honda EU2200i's when they are available for sale again.  Seems like a stop sale order has been issued once again for a recall.

Just a note on the generators -- you'll need a neutral grounding plug for most generators or it'll trip the Progressive Industries power monitor.  This is the one we use.

We also just went with the Ryobi generators (blister pack of two  2300W with bluetooth control. with the 30amp kit was less than one Honda - if you dont trust Ryobi's 3 year warranty I think I could have gotten the Home Depot one and still been under the cost of one Honda) but only use one - the other is in storage.   They seem to be in short supply now too.  Haven't had as many recalls as Honda, folks in Puerto Rico ran them 24/7 for a long time after the hurricane and swore by them.  Bluetooth app lets you see hours run and monitor remaining runtime on fuel.  You can also set a timer for it to cut off after a certain amount of time (ie just recharging batteries) or send a remote kill (ie just waiting for AC to cool down camper).

We hardly use ours with solar, just to run the Microwave a few times and once to charge the batteries because we were under a canopy of trees and there was snow everywhere.  We used it once just to see if it would work with one for the AC - and it did.  So even if the Honda really is superior (I don't think it is), it's not worth the investment to us for a rarely used piece of equipment.  Your needs may be different.

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Thanks for mentioning the neutral ground plug, Whatda. It's an important,  though inexpensive,  little bit.

As much as I  love my 12 year old Honda 1000, I  would probably be looking at another brand, if I  were buying today. Not familiar with the Ryobis, but sounds like it's done well for you.

My sister has had good service from a Costco yamaha engine (not Yamaha genset) genset that she purchased for less than $500. Pretty quiet, very reliable. Came with the cables to pair with another, but one serves their needs. 

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My suspicion (completely unconfirmed) is that a Yamaha powered generator at Costco is going to be OK, but I bet the engine is “dumbed down” to make that very low price point. I bet the insides are not as finely put together as a Blue Machine.

John Davies

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John davies, I'm sure at that price point it's not the equivalent of the same size true Yamaha. But, since she uses it a dozen times a year or so, mostly to charge batteries, it's perfect for her, and affordable.  

An alternative. 

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5 hours ago, John E Davies said:

My suspicion (completely unconfirmed) is that a Yamaha powered generator at Costco is going to be OK, but I bet the engine is “dumbed down” to make that very low price point. I bet the insides are not as finely put together as a Blue Machine.

John Davies

Spokane WA

I know manufacturers do this for Walmart, but generally Costco seems immune from this.  Quick check is to compare model numbers and if you really want to go down the rabbit hole, look at parts diagrams if available.

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I purchased 2 of the A1 2300/1800 generators from Sam's on sale for $700.  I researched every brand out there and the Honda & Yamaha were the front runners for sure.  With the amount of use it was hard to justify the expenditure to purchase one Honda.... and with the current recall that kinda made my mind up.  (Plus having $300 in Sams rebate cash made the decision much easier.). 

The reviews on most all different brands are very positive.  Availability and trust in your neighborhood store or repair shop is really what makes or breaks having a good experience.   Usually if you do not have problems from the start when you purchase a product you normally are satisfied.

I have ran one of the generators around 2 hours now and it seems to do a very dependable and capable.  Only time will tell.  Once we get our Ollie in July we will do some testing to make sure everything runs great.  

Erv Carter

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