Food Concession Trailer electrical question

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Coke4Doug
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Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sat, 06/9/12 11:15 PM
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Hello: I just found this website and hope someone can help me. I just purchased a 24' food trailer from a bank as a repo. I have had concession trailer before and know how most everything operated, but one thing I do not know anything about is the electrical hookup. Everything inside my trailer is hooked to a breaker box. On the outside and under the trailer is a female 220v/50 amp connection. The events I will be going to as well as the generator I will be using when necessary, will also have a female 220v/50 amp connection. What I need to know is how to connect the two. Can I buy a male to male 220/50 amp cord? I haven't found anything like that. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You, Doug

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 1:03 AM
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Should your name be food for coke? LMAO Seriously  though you have worked or owned a trailer and don't know about 220 volt male plugs?????? Or how to build a power line?  Just buy the plugs and the wire and build one. It's pretty simple.
Try this

 
But make sure you plug in the plug at the trailer before you plug into the power source. Or most people here will tell you to change the trailer end to a male. Which ever is up to you. 
 

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 1:20 AM
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Thank You Dr. I just didn't know how to build a power line. A couple of the concessions I owned were stationary at large ballfields where the electrical was connected directly to the poles. I was just unsure if buying the two male ends and connecting them was the easiest way to go.
Thanks, Doug

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 1:29 AM
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Well good luck but find yourself a good electrician and pay him well for building a power cord, but as you pay him (with the cash in hand) remind him that you may need to call if you run into a problem at the most inopportune time. If those guys know they are getting cash and paid well they will leave a family diner to come help you.
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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 10:53 AM
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ask the guy at home depot or lowes electrical dept to sell you the stuff AND show you how to hook it up. red and black wires go to brass screws, green wire to the green ground post and whit wire to the silver screw on both ends of the cord

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 11:33 AM
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First of all... If you needed to ask, Call a electrician!!! Secondly change out that mounted connector to a Male twist lock, or at the very least hard wire it to the trailers breaker box. 

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Sun, 06/10/12 12:23 PM
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Whats the advantage of the Male twist lock?

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Mon, 06/11/12 8:38 AM
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just prevents being pulled out inadvertently?

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Re:Food Concession Trailer electrical question - Mon, 06/11/12 9:22 AM
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Thank you SS... Keeps a tight connection that would otherwise become loose with then movement of the cord and arcing over time that would burn up both sides of the connectors. (Ever notice the male prongs turning black on your cords?) this causes an amperage drop. Mostly available at boat and rv suppliers, and Ebay of course...