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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #15
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In 40 years of camping (between childhood with parents and as an adult) I've never had anything stolen either.......but it does happen.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #16
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I use one made by Progressive also that is portable... I thought it was just another expensive bothersome thing to carry around until our last trip to a GA state park and it discovered that there was "Reverse Polarity" on the post and wouldn't allow that Airstream to power up.... I understand that in addition to possibly getting shocked on the skin of the Airstream that "Reverse Polarity" is not so good for the converter etc... Maybe it was well worth the $300 or so that it cost
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #17
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In 40 years of camping (between childhood with parents and as an adult) I've never had anything stolen either.......but it does happen.
Campers tend to be aware of their own vulnerability, and so practice the "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you" mentality moreso than the general population. When I was camping at Lake Dardanelle last year, a camper accidentally left behind his portable satellite dish the day after I arrived. Several days later, he came back for it, and found it right where he left it, still set up but not plugged into anything. No idea why it took him so long to realize he'd left it behind, but at least he got it back.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:42 AM   #18
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I've noticed campers seem to generally look out for each other a little more than we do in our "regular" lives as well. Not sure why, but......
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #19
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We once owned a new fiver, and the built-in surge protector was supposed to be transferred to the new unit. The transfer did not occur. We plugged into the utility pole in a very reputable CG and blew up $5000,00 worth of wiring electronics in the unit! ( Yes, the breaker was off when we plugged in)

Now we use an in-line surge protector with a locked hasp to prevent theft.

And before plugging into any CG utility pole, I double check the pole wiring!!!! ....for polarity, etc.
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Question, how do you determine whether to get a 30 or 50 amp?
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Question, how do you determine whether to get a 30 or 50 amp?
Easy. Do you have a 30 amp or 50 amp trailer? Does your plug have 3 connectors or 4? 3 is 30 amp, 4 is 50 amp.

BTW I opted for the hard wired EMS. http://www.bestconverter.com/EMS-HW3...lay_p_511.html
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Your AS should be a 30 amp.....I do not know of any which are 50 amp.....
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #23
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Your AS should be a 30 amp.....I do not know of any which are 50 amp.....

There are some with 50 amp. Those with 2 AC's for example.
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Two air conditioners and you will have 50amp such as what I had on my 30 Classic - my new 27fb has only one unit (didn't want/need two as in my 30 the second "bedroom unit" only really worked when I closed the door between the two sections) so I'm at 30amp now in the new 27fb.

Lot's of 50 ampers out there - just check your plugs or like I said, if you have to A/C units I would pretty much guarantee you have a 50amp system.
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BTW I opted for the hard wired EMS. http://www.bestconverter.com/EMS-HW3...lay_p_511.html
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Interesting. How/where does this get installed?
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This works well for us...mostly at home as we 'dock most of the time.

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Or this one is pretty common.

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Interesting. How/where does this get installed?
I installed mine under the L lounge, right next to the converter. I just disconnected the incoming power line from the transfer relay, and connected it to the EMS. Then a short run of 10/3 back to the relay. I put the remote display in the cabinet under the sink since it's not something I need to continuously monitor. I'll take a look at it after connecting to shore power, and check it from time to time to monitor my power consumption when using high draw items.
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