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Old 04-19-2015, 01:17 PM   #1
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do you flip main breaker OFF before plugging trailer into shoreline

directions said to flip main breaker off before plugging 30 amp plug into shore line AND before unplugging it...do you do this

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Old 04-19-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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If the shore power pedestal has a breaker, I flip it off before connecting and disconnecting. If the pedestal has no breaker, then, yes, I do flip off the 30 amp circuit breaker in the Greyhawk's main panel at the foot of the bed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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We always turn the breakers off to prevent arcing when connecting.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #4
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wow...never did this with a pop up...but looks like its a good idea with my new jayco
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #5
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Before I plug in the shore power cable from the TT, I test the CG pedestal for a proper 110VAC output (outlet wired properly with proper voltage). I then turn off the breaker at the pedestal, plug in the shore power cable and turn the breaker back on. So far this system has worked for me.

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I always flip them off 1st.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:24 PM   #7
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I turn off the pedestal breaker, plug in the progressive 50 amp EMS, plug the 5th wheel into the EMS, turn the breaker back on and walk away. The EMS verifies a the electricity is ok to use and then turns itsef on, if not then it does not turn and will show a code saying why it didn't. This sounds like a lot to do but it is really simple.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:05 PM   #8
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I always turn the the pedestal breaker off, then plug in my surge protector, which has indicator lights for faults in the circuit, then turn on the breaker. If the circuit checks out OK, I turn off the breaker again, then plug the trailer into the surge protector before turning the pedestal breaker back ON.

And something to consider - plug in the trailer first thing, before doing anything else after unhitching. I learned this lesson the hard way after getting everything set up, only to find the pedestal didn't have any power. Grrrr! I had to move to another site, which required tearing down and setting back up in another site. Wasted an hour! Another reason I like my surge protector. I plug it in now before I even unhitch!
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The few times I camp in a powered campground I always mean to turn off the pedestal breaker but usually forget..
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Also - turn the breaker OFF before unplugging, when you are leaving the campsite. Same reason - prevents arcing and small surges.
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