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Old 01-10-2016, 08:07 PM   #1695
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Hey Peter, I haven't replaced it. The one I have is a Parallax ATS 301. I bypassed it and added a receptacle to do a "manual switch". I do wish I had an automatic switch again...maybe later this year.

I think I had posted that I was upset this one didn't last long, but it is probably a good unit. We had a lightening strike on a power line at the ranch last summer and this is when the unit began failing. All stands to reason...I have a surge protector but of course the "switch" is in line before the surge protector so it is going to take any surge first from a lightening hit.

Before I ever get another one, I would do some research to see if the switch has any type of surge protector.
Thanks Dean,
I have to check if the ATS-301's box profile will fit my space, since it is in the location where you added the receptacle, but it is in front of the Power cord spool.
I may have to go with the Power Max instead
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:01 AM   #1696
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Checking the oil in my Isuzu diesel today and thinking this would be a nice motor for the MH, but I don't think it would fit! Its been a couple of busy months, so I haven't had the opportunity to visit the MH. I hope it has made it through all the rain ok.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:24 AM   #1697
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Isn't that what shoe horns are for?!

I was wondering where you had disappeared to. Glad to see you're still alive and kicking
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:48 AM   #1698
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Dean

I hope you have a quiet spring but have a feeling you're going to be battening down the hatches for the upcoming summer. It has been a dry winter and spring up here so far.

I hope CAL fire has some new equipment.

Cheers
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:34 AM   #1699
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I don't have much time these days to enjoy the MH, but I did run up to the ranch this weekend. It was time to "swap" RV spaces. It was a very short trip in time...not miles! I did enjoy a campfire for a couple of hours. I was worried that I might find a wet carpet when I arrived due to the amount of rain that the north state has experienced this winter, but to my amazement all was dry! The MH started right up and ran well. I sure miss taking it out on the highway.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:23 PM   #1700
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Hi All!

I hope everyone is well and you are all enjoying your RVs. It has been over a year since I have been up to the ranch to use or see my motor home. I definitely miss it! I've been busy working on my new business, working 12 hours a day and at least one day each weekend. Way too much work for someone 59 years old. There are usually at least 5 Airstream trailers in the storage lot where I park my tool truck and I see them every day and think about my motor home. I would love to have the MH down here to use on the weekends, but at $260 a month for storage it is just not feasible at this time. We had three years worth of rain up north last winter and I'm afraid of the water leaks I'm sure exist in the MH and I've never had mice issues but with the MH parked in the storage lot up there for over a year, I worry about that too. I need to go up there, but it is 115 degrees up in Redding right now and has been over 100 degrees every day for over 30 days now! Ouch! I'm sure that has done some damage to the MH as well. I'm having withdrawals! Well, I hope all of you have a great summer! Hopefully my English here passed the muster...I don't won't to get deported...oh that's right, I guess I don't need to worry...what a year it has been!
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:21 AM   #1701
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Great to see you check-in and give an update Dean, you have been mentioned in a few threads over the last year, and your input has been missed!

How are you dealing with needing to move sites, if you can't get up there? Is someone doing it for you?
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:17 AM   #1702
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Dean, nice to see you're still around! Quite a few times over the past year I've wondered when if ever you might pop back onto the forum!

I hope things settle down for you sometime soon.

Take care,

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Old 08-03-2017, 06:57 AM   #1703
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Howdy Dean! Hoping your new business venture is a big success! Glad you checked in.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:45 AM   #1704
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One hell of a year indeed!

Glad to see ya back!
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I can hook you up with a spot in Richmond for $75.

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