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time_to_go_now

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Posted: 09/15/19 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Four large wire nuts and the box is bypassed. Just leave some slack in the wire. But there are very few posts of random failures. Far more good reports of the protector saving the RV.


Exactly. There is no need to plan "what if" it breaks! Just four wire nuts and you are good to go. And even then, the genny will still work. And maybe you have an inverter and batteries. I would just go about my trip as if I was dry camping until I could get the unit replaced.


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Thanks again everyone. So it sounds like the best place to install it is before the ATS? And i was thinking after seeing plenty of failed RV plugs both supply cable and pedestal that I think I will keep it hard wired instead of making it easy to unplug and bypass. No need to make any more failure points than needed. At least that is my thinking.


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I cut the big 50 amp cord and installed a male plug on the short end from the RV, so I can plug into my Generator, you guys with auto switch don't have to. Then I can plug the short end into the progressive portable, the other end has a female plug wired and the progressive is plugged into that.
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