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Old 04-20-2015, 05:05 PM   #11
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We haven't done this with our PUP, either - but then, we're still pretty new to hook-up camping, and there are lots of things to learn about that. I'm making a note of this one.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:36 PM   #12
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The majority of the time yes, but I have been known to forget things.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:25 AM   #13
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Thanks for the tips guys. ..will be doing this from now on
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:36 PM   #14
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I have never done this, and don't know anyone that does. However, I am thinking it is not a bad idea
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:08 AM   #15
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I have never done this, and don't know anyone that does. However, I am thinking it is not a bad idea
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:30 AM   #16
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I always turn the breaker off. I would imagine the EMS would keep you safe if you forgot...would it not? I've definately forgotten to do this more than once. I've never had any reprocussions from forgetting but that doesn't mean it can't/won't happen. Lucky I guess.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:38 AM   #17
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I don't turn the pedestal breaker off. I plug the EMS in first. It uses a VERY small amount of power for its internal circuitry. No arcing or sparking takes place. Then I plug in the camper. Two minutes later, if the EMS has determined everything is OK, it applies power to the camper.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:36 AM   #18
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I turn off pedestal breaker, plug in surge guard, check for proper lights, turn off pedestal breaker and plug in camper, then turn on pedestal breaker. I do this before I unhook for the reason already given in this thread. If I have to move I don't have to hook up.

Last year I had to move sites once based upon a floating netural in the pedestal. I found it with this method so no harm done to my rig.
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I just turn off the pedestal breaker then plug in and turn back on, been doing this for many years w/o a problem, seeing I have breakers and fuses for issues in trailer (never popped on though). But then I also have propane shut off until power is okay.

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:07 AM   #20
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On 30 amp service a bad pedestal connection should result in low voltage or none at all. On 50 amp service a bad connection could lead to 220 volts on all 110 lines in the trailer. When we had 30 amp I never gave it a thought but with 50 you really should not only think about it but check it every time.
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