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Old 12-17-2010, 11:57 AM   #11
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Great info! Besides the "red", what is the magic number to watch for? I'm pretty sure Don has a voltmeter, but is the one you supply to customers actually permanently attached somewhere and where? Thanks Wes
Here`s the one I bought:http://automaticstandbygenerator.co....-meter-lvm450/

I believe you like to stay in the 110 to 125 volts range, or green area on the meter.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:00 PM   #12
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Green zone goes from 113-127 V. It just plugs into an outlet (we ususally put it in a kitchen outlet and tell them to leave it there.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:47 PM   #13
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Green zone goes from 113-127 V. It just plugs into an outlet (we ususally put it in a kitchen outlet and tell them to leave it there.
Because of the minimal amount of outlets in our tt, we use the multi-plug thingy. Does this affect the meter?
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:05 PM   #14
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Great information for sure. I'll be looking for CCI's answer to Healthi. Jayco says TTs don't get a 2nd unit anyway, but advised adjusting vents if necessary. Not to hijack my own thread but won't my SurgeGuard protect us?
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:19 AM   #15
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For the few times that I am in a campground I have one of these

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...rge-guard/2279

I just finished hardwiring it into my trailer... if the voltage is to hi or low or the polarity is reversed it will not let power through...It takes 2 min to check the power line when you plug it in before it lets any power through and cuts off quick if it detects a problem... it saved my old rig twice... I know they are expensive but so is my TV, computer, internet dish, etc etc etc..
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:03 AM   #16
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I have one of these. They are not cheap but well worth it in my opinion. The unit will boost a low voltage to a safe range as well as providing high voltage and surge protection.

http://www.voltagebooster.com/
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:43 AM   #17
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Because of the minimal amount of outlets in our tt, we use the multi-plug thingy. Does this affect the meter?
No, the multi plug shouldn't affect it at all. I tell people the $15.00 investment can save them hundreds of dollars in the long run. Especially when they come in because of compressor problems or blown microwaves and they find out low or high voltage isn't covered under warranty.

I also see on here different ways other people protect themselves and I gotta say, they are all great ways of doing it!
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Great information for sure. I'll be looking for CCI's answer to Healthi. Jayco says TTs don't get a 2nd unit anyway, but advised adjusting vents if necessary. Not to hijack my own thread but won't my SurgeGuard protect us?
Surge guards are great for power spikes. Constant low voltage is what we are talking about with the meters. There are several state parks here locally that had to post notices at the gate telling patrons to use their water heaters on propane only due to the voltage drains they were experienceing. This happened numerous times this past season.
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This is the one we use: http://parts.cunninghamcampers.com/j...4b3406c1fe4116
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Surge guards are great for power spikes. Constant low voltage is what we are talking about with the meters. There are several state parks here locally that had to post notices at the gate telling patrons to use their water heaters on propane only due to the voltage drains they were experienceing. This happened numerous times this past season.
I was referring to the brand, SurgeGuard shown at the link below. So I don't screw up, is this sufficient? It's what I had on my Cherokee.
http://www.trci.net/products/surge-g...s/30a-hardwire
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