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Old 01-10-2016, 07:07 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, 12:01 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, 06:24 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, 04:48 AM   #1698
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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.

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:34 PM   #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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