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Old 07-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #99
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I think I'll stay at a motel 8 tonight....no blown fuses and lots of hookers!
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #100
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Cool - ill be considering these for sure

Still foggy on portable vs fixed?
I like the fixed, one less thing to store/lose.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #101
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I like the fixed, one less thing to store/lose.
Seems logical - what's the benefit of portable?
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:58 PM   #102
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Seems logical - what's the benefit of portable?
Portable=
1- easy to remove from circuit and keep ASing if it fails.
2- can plug in site power before plugging in AS to verify power "adequate" before plugging AS
3- power readings right there at pod so no need to go read remote display.
4- cheeper?
5- can monitor other power pods for best power and request move.
6- see #1 above.. Can mail back for repair and keep ASing.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #103
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This last little bit makes me glad I have very little electronics in the appliances in my trailer. If most of your electronic widgets are 12V then they should be protected by the 12V power converter or what normal people call a 12V power supply. In my 30+ year old trailer I have a surge protector where my electronics are. The rest is plain old breakers and wire. I like it that way.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #104
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Portable=
1- easy to remove from circuit and keep ASing if it fails.
2- can plug in site power before plugging in AS to verify power "adequate" before plugging AS
3- power readings right there at pod so no need to go read remote display.
4- cheeper?
5- can monitor other power pods for best power and request move.
6- see #1 above.. Can mail back for repair and keep ASing.

The only thing that concerns me here really is the idea of failure and unable to hookup...I am going to call TRC and ask about this question I think...that would be a bummer.

Any idea as to the likelihood that falure of an interior "permanent" unit failing?

That portable one hanging there seems like a ripe target for theft...and if not, it would circle in my brain - like the peace of mind of the permanent unit and not needing to get out the portable one....that is unless the concern for failure of the unit makes it more of a pain...
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #105
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As a former civil construction inspectors with no knowledge of electricity other than the civil portion of cross country transmission line construction, I say get rid of that contractor. It's not even worth a conversation. Either he is a licensed electrician or he isn't. If he screws up, he's going to blame it on you for telling him what to do. You will be assuming the liability in part.

Now I can go back to the beginning of this thread and try to figure out something about Airstream electrical issues.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #106
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I have established that only the properly licensed electrician will do such work for me.

The TRC or progressive industries surge protector are a nice dummy proof purchase as well to ensure that no matter what, im covered from screw ups as well...which I will undoubtedly utilize...even though I like to think I aint no dummy
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I would suggest contacting AS people in your area via this forum and getting a referral to a good electrician who knows what he/she is doing. Or getting a referral to a good AS dealer who can give you some names.
"Properly licensed" doesn't mean anything if they are idiots.
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