Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2015, 06:15 PM   #1
Rivet Master
Boxster1971's Avatar

2013 Interstate Coach
Fulton , Maryland
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,562
Hughes Autofomer?

The main electrical problem I've had is low voltages in campgrounds. My Progressive EMS protects me but then there is no power. Has anyone used a Hughes Autofomer to supplement low voltage conditions? Info at this web site.

- - Mike
2013 Lounge EXT on 2012 Sprinter

Boxster1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
tony6373's Avatar
2000 28' Excella
1994 31' Legacy 30
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 84
I have owned and used one for about 8 years. You really need a good voltmeter to know if you need to use one or not. What it does is draw more current and use that additional current to raise the voltage buy about 10%. If the park wiring is under sized raising the current will lower the voltage even more so you stay about the same. It's a great gadget but they are not cheap. I have found it really helps when parked in a friends yard or older small campground. If the campground is really crowded in hot summer weather it may not be able to help much. If running the air conditioner is the problem a 3 KW generator will work better but make a lot of noise in the process. I have made the jump from trailer to motorhome so I now have a built in generator.

Tony T
2000 28' Classic TT
1994 30' Land Yacht M/H
tony6373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 09:35 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Pahaska's Avatar
2005 28' Classic
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,370
Images: 13
Nothing is free. If you use the booster, it will pull more current and drag the voltage down for other sites on that same circuit. Not applicable if you are the only one on the circuit.

With only 30 amps fused at the pedestal, you have less than 30 amps available in the trailer at the boosted voltage. Again, nothing is free.

Besides that, the boosters technically violate the electrical code, although there is no one going around to enforce the code.
John W. Irwin
2005 Classic 28 "Sabre-Dog III"
2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison LTZ
WBCCI #9632, TAC TX-10
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 10:02 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Boxster1971's Avatar

2013 Interstate Coach
Fulton , Maryland
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,562
Hughes Autofomer?

Thanks for the info. The last time I had the problem was in a very crowded campground in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I guess then this device wouldn't do me much good. I'll save my money for better batteries so I could run my inverter longer when I loose power due to low voltage. I have two good voltmeters on my system. When I last lost the power the voltages had dropped below 104 volts, the cut-off for the Progressive EMS.

- - Mike
2013 Lounge EXT on 2012 Sprinter
Boxster1971 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hughes autoformer melted Pappy Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 6 04-23-2013 01:02 PM
Howard Hughes millionairstream Hitches, Couplers & Balls 4 06-15-2006 09:51 PM
Hughes Wi-Fi Solutionf for Resorts and RV Parks!!!! Pick Our Community 0 08-08-2003 05:37 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.