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Old 05-18-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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50 amp hard wired surge protector

Does anyone know where to look on a Jayco Pinnacle to find where to splice in a surge protector?

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Old 05-18-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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Take down the back wall of the storage area and put your surge protector in there.
Do like a lot of guys have done and pull your wires out of the converter panel and wire them into the surge protector then buy a few feet of 6 gauge wire from the Depot and wire those back into the converter. Don't cut your factory wires.
This way when you sell the rig, or something happens you can take your surge protector out and put the wires back like they were. Otherwise they will be too short.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:02 PM   #3
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Take down the back wall of the storage area and put your surge protector in there.
Do like a lot of guys have done and pull your wires out of the converter panel and wire them into the surge protector then buy a few feet of 6 gauge wire from the Depot and wire those back into the converter. Don't cut your factory wires.
This way when you sell the rig, or something happens you can take your surge protector out and put the wires back like they were. Otherwise they will be too short.
This is what I did on my previous trailer...and to the one we currently have. Makes changing it out easier too if you have a warranty issue.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info

My surge protector has an incoming shore power side and a coach ( main load ) side.
Just want to make sure I install it properly.
After seeing the crappy job my last RV dealer did installing, I know I can do a much better job with it.
Everything on my Jayco Pinnacle is sooooooo different than the Mobile Suites I had.
Very pleased with the Jayco so far!!
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:49 PM   #5
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This my installation. You are looking towards the rear beneath the stairway. As Klassic suggests, behind the back wall of the basement.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:54 AM   #6
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I installed ours next to the transfer switch from the generator. It's located behind the back wall in back of the panel that has the central vac mounted on it (36 FBTS). Easy install and if you have questions call Progressive and they will gladly help you out. I did find that Jayco had swapped the wires as far as the color "code" that is in your directions so I just wired it in to match the way Jayco had wired the coach (wire color on the matching lug) just to keep things the same. I ran the remote wire up behind the converter and mounted the little monitor head below the inverter control panel. I removed the switch plate for the ceiling fan and brought the wire through the corner of that opening and didn't have to drill any holes. Make sure ALL your power is off-A/C & D/C before you mess with any wiring to avoid an oops. Good luck- it really is easy.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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I think most Jaycos are going to be similar in the install. No need to get fancy so I just installed mine and put it in the same place everyone else is suggesting. Easy install in under 2 hours and I even had to re-wire my outlet because it came from the factory with some major cuts on all wires.

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50amp Surge Guard model 40240

Thank all of you for your replies.......
I took the panel off and am totally lost!
Nothing looks like I expected.
Not sure if an 2016 Pinnacle 36KPTS is different or what??
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Thank all of you for your replies.......
I took the panel off and am totally lost!
Nothing looks like I expected.
Not sure if an 2016 Pinnacle 36KPTS is different or what??
I believe all Jaycos have the inbound shore power on the drivers side so getting to that behind the panel is all you really need to do to install it.

Did it look like this or similar behind the panel?
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I believe all Jaycos have the inbound shore power on the drivers side so getting to that behind the panel is all you really need to do to install it.

Did it look like this or similar behind the panel?
It kind of looks like yours.....but think it is different??
On my old 5th wheel, when the dealer installed the surge protector they cut the cord and spliced into the surge protector.
On this Jayco I am not sure where anything is located.
It has the real on the rear drivers side to wind up the 50 amp cord & I don't see how I could get into that small space to install.
Not sure what I need to do.........
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