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Old 03-26-2016, 08:08 PM   #11
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Does it matter if your TT is 30 AMP or 50 AMP in regards to which one you buy?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:17 PM   #12
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Does it matter if your TT is 30 AMP or 50 AMP in regards to which one you buy?
Yes get a 30 for a 30 and a 50 for a 50.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:40 PM   #13
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and after you get the power management system (from Progressive Industries) get yourself a tire pressure monitor system for the new camper.

I plugged my 5th up yesterday for a trip - after 4 months idle. Today my bride announced (assumed) that while she was inside the camper the feeding house breaker tripped. What I found was this box had shut down - due to an under-voltage condition. A few min later it reset and all was well.

Later today I moved the tow vehicle near the hook up point and plugged in my TPMS system. Within a few min. it alerted me to two low pressured tires.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:56 PM   #14
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In my two, going on three years of camping our Progressive Industries EMS (portable pedestal plugin) has helped twice. One with a bad pedestal and at another campground when voltage dropped and it killed power keeping the A/C safe as it was on...
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:13 PM   #15
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In fairness I should mention my negatives with the Progressive Industries (PI) unit. Within the first several months of ownership I destroyed it TWICE.

The first time torrential rainwater somehow penetrated the unit and fried the innards. PI repaired it, free, and had it back to me in about a week after receipt. I'm convinced this was their fault.

Shortly after that the male hot spade melted right out of the campground side plug. PI again repaired it, FREE. This time I fault the camp ground for having a bad plug receptacle - and was very pleased that PI still repaired it FREE.

Some other brands would have said too bad, purchase a new one.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:23 PM   #16
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My unit is the portable one. I always cover it with a bucket or a plastic bag when we set it up and rain is expected.
Sometimes I use my 50a unit at a cg with only 30a service with the proper adapter. I am aware that they recommend it always be mounted vertically so I protect it from the weather if I can't hang it straight down.
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I'm always suspect of the power pedestals in any campground. They're abused, they really aren't given too much attention until something goes wrong with them. I've seen campers who have yanked their power lines out of the receptacle, I've seen weather protective covers left open....and I've seen Park Rangers trying to make quick fixes and it's quite obvious they aren't electricians. I watched a "ranger maintenance" man changing out a burnt out 50A plug....he attached one hot lead to the proper lug, the other one he tried connecting to the ground lug. I had asked him if the circuit was dead, as my unit was powered right next to this site....he assured me it was. As I started to tell him my power was on, he touched that hot lead to the ground lug.......now, I'm no electrician, I did rewire my house during the renovation, but I had a licensed electrical contractor watching me and inspecting my work.......even I know what happens when you touch a live wire to the a ground lug. Thankfully the maintenance man wasn't hurt....the spark knocked the receptacle out of his hand and him flat on his back about 6 feet away. The cost of any of these inline protection devices will pay for themselves many times over.......it kind of falls into the category of pay me now or pay me later and we all know that later usually is a whole lot more.....
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on the other hand, I have camped over 30 years, never had a problem other than the whole park lost power, I do on occasion use a multimeter to check. but again never had a problem. I guess it all depends where you camp.
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If you do a fair amount of camping you will see every thing from real bad to excellent.
I have been in cg's where the staff did pm's on the electrical system and others where it had not been looked at in years.

I make it a point to close the electrical box when walking around a campground if someone has checked out and left it open. Just keeping them protected from the weather will prolong the life of the insides. Also report dripping faucets Drives me nuts to have a faucet dripping all the time.
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The link below show you what we did to our 2016 Whitehawk 27DSRL.

The 1st link is the contents of the converter (electrical panel). Look at everything labeled as AC - those items are at risk anytime you have shore power connected or using generators.

The 2nd link is how we installed our Progressive Industries EMS.

The 3rd link how we made our shore power cord detachable.

StormPOD: Jayco Whitehawk 27DSLR Electrical Panel


StormPOD: MOD - Electrical Management Systems (EMS)


StormPOD: MOD - Making the 30 amp Cord Detachable
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