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Old 07-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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The hardwire version is best installed where it keeps fingers away from it. MH's have in some cases electrical cabinets where it can be safely installed.

I did install one in our 25' FB, but had to attach it on the side of the bed, below the mattress, next to the converter. The wiring is sort of exposed on this—a bad design no matter where it is installed. Although the hardwire version is cheaper, then you have to buy #10 AWG wire and other electrical parts, so you don't save much. I believe only the 50 amp version has the remote. Because I don't easily fit in the space next to the bed and had tools all over the floor taking up more limited space, it was hard to install it. But a lot of trailer maintenance requires small, double jointed people. You need some familiarity with electrical work to do this.

The advantage of installing it inside is that if something happens during a thunderstorm, I don't have to go out in the rain to check it out.

128 seconds seems long, but if you plug it in first thing, then by the time everything else is set up, the power will have been on for quite a while.


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Old 07-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #16
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We use the Surge Guard Model 34730 as well. It has interrupted our connection a couple of time when voltage was either too high or too low... worth the bucks unless you watch the voltmeter in your rig all the time. In both instances, it's been in parks that we've been in before and have never had a problem, so prior history with a specific park is not relevant. There is the ~2 minute delay at the surge protector for power to reach the rig...then there's another ~2 minute delay for the AC to it's ~4 minutes before the AC goes on! A long wait when it's 100 degrees or better. One way to cut that wait down a few seconds is to plug the shore power line into the power post trailer before you connect the cord to the the surge protector is doing it's thing while you are still hooking up.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #17
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