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Old 02-16-2015, 04:15 AM   #2283
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The particular cord set by Furrion will attach to the trailer 30 amp power point and plug directly into the Honda twist lock plug giving a relatively water tight connection:

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This particular pigtail will attach to the end of the 50 amp power cord male 4 pin plug to the 30 amp twist lock on the Honda generator.

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I'm hoping that I can plug into my Honda (non companion) with an adapter 120 male to 50 amp female and still run everything except the A/C
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:41 AM   #2284
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This Furrion pigtail attaches to the 50 amp power port on the trailer and has a household standard 120Vac 15 amp plug on the other end. A 15 amp plug equals a maximum short term power load of 1,800 watts. Per the National Electric Code, one is supposed to reduce the load 20% to around 1,440 watts continuous use. If one has either 2,000 watt Honda generator, they are rated 1,600 wears continuous load. (Two 2,000 watt Honda Generators connected together are rated 3,200 watts continuous load and are able to power a single air conditioner where the Honda 3,000 watt generator are short capacity for that job.)

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One should use a #12 wire gage extension cord (rated 20 amps) to reduce voltage drop and not overheat at full 2,000 watt generator capacity. A 30 amp rated cord is necessary from the trailer to the generators when connecting two 2,000 watt generators together.

When on limited AC power sources, one has to do power management and use propane for both the refrigerator and water heater. That leaves lighting, the microwave, television and other occasional use appliances as the load.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #2285
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Even though it's coooold and snowy, I couldn't resist getting the water and electric ready for my spring parking pad project....

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:58 AM   #2286
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Has anyone devised a method to guard against theft of a product like that? Anyone ever had one of them stolen? They tend to be in the range of $100 - $300... yikes... that's just asking for someone to enjoy a five-finger discount, isn't it?

I showed my husband a few of the URLs of surge protection products from this thread, and he promptly decided that he wanted to install an internal surge protector instead. I noted that it would be a heck of a lot easier if a conventional in-line product could just be secured somehow...
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:27 AM   #2287
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Has anyone devised a method to guard against theft of a product like that? Anyone ever had one of them stolen? They tend to be in the range of $100 - $300... yikes... that's just asking for someone to enjoy a five-finger discount, ..
http://www.amazon.com/Technology-Res...Universal+Lock


It locks the cords together, it does not go around the box.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:55 AM   #2288
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Has anyone devised a method to guard against theft of a product like that? Anyone ever had one of them stolen? . . .
The commercial lock in the prior post is one way. I use two padlocks, keyed alike and a chain. I fasten one padlock around the cord and also through a chain link, wrap the chain around whatever the unit is plugged into (usually the power post), and tightly cinch the chain and use the other padlock through two chain links to keep everything tight.

The unit can still be stolen when using either method of securing; however, one would have to cut the cord to do it--too much trouble for a thief to do that and then have a unit that has a cut cord.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:58 AM   #2289
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The commercial lock in the prior post is one way. I use two padlocks, keyed alike and a chain. I fasten one padlock around the cord and also through a chain link, wrap the chain around whatever the unit is plugged into (usually the power post), and tightly cinch the chain and use the other padlock through two chain links to keep everything tight.

The unit can still be stolen when using either method of securing; however, one would have to cut the cord to do it--too much trouble for a thief to do that and then have a unit that has a cut cord.
Likewise, except with a bicycle cable lock.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:22 AM   #2290
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Replaced the rather noisy fridge compartment fan (on the models with two exterior fridge access hatches) with a quiet computer cooling fan that seems to move as much air but is silent inside and real, real quiet outside.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:29 PM   #2291
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While installing two new Ultra Breeze vent covers on our Fantastic Fans, I leaned on our air conditioner shroud to steady myself and put my hand through it. After 10 years in the Arizona sun, the shroud broke like thin peanut brittle. Glad this happened at home, and I didn't discover a broken or missing shroud on a roadtrip after a day of highway cruising in the rain.

Bought Ultra Breeze covers at Camping World before the holidays, but they are still on sale as of today. Very easy installation; but not 1 minute 50 seconds, like the YouTube video, which does not include extra time for several trips up and down the ladder searching for sealant caulk and a box cutter, retrieving the sealant tube that rolled off the roof, and online shopping for a replacement A/C shroud.

Ordered new shroud on Amazon at 3:00 AM on Tuesday, and it will be delivered today (Wednesday). I am not an Amazon Prime member. However, free shipping came with next-day delivery; because shroud was shipped from local Amazon order fulfillment center.

Saved about $10 on free shipping, then got a $20 credit (approx) for Discover Rewards Points that I did not know I had.

I wasn't a happy camper on Tuesday, but now I am!

Also, installed a Winegard Wingman UHF Booster Antenna on our television antenna. Quick and easy -- TWICE! (First time was upside down; so maybe a little too quick. Should have read instructions AND looked at the pictures.)

Next project is replacing the rotted plywood that supports the shower spray head and SHUB Retractable Shower Screen. Can't believe that Airstream used plywood and contact paper to fabricate this part. Anyway, plan to replace this rotted board with a section of white vinyl fence rail; although, the material may change, if I find something that will work better.
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Replacements for our Furrion power inlets to get the blue LEDs lighting up again when shore power is present. Done under warranty.
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Pump silencer tubing kit (Sureflow) plus a new high flow pressure regulator for the external supply hose. The silencer tubing will be used to easily (I hope) install the accumulator I got to make the water system run a bit less often and possibly quieter.


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