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Old 06-23-2016, 03:01 PM   #11
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The portable version allows you to easily transfer it to anything else down the road.

I chose Progressive Industries EMS 30A.
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:34 PM   #12
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Can't help but start thinking about mods while reading @loboclones post. What about using a portable inside the TT, assuming that your cable storage is fairly accessible. Basically, disconnect the inside end of the power cord, add on a 30A Female connector, then add a short length of 30A rate cable with a male connector. You can then mount the portable unit inside the TT, but would need to be somewhere that you can read the display easily. No worries about theft, or forgetting to use it, and easy to remove and replace or take along to a new TT. Also keeps it out of the weather as I read on another post that they aren't actually water proof units.
I know in my 19H I would have to do a bit of surgery to get there, but I would have to do the same to mount a permanent unit too.
I guess the question would be if these portable units heat up much or have any other dangers that would prevent indoor use.
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I'll have to look into that. Just got the unit last week and am still familiarizing myself with it. I have a good friend who is master electrician. So can have him install if need be. He's going to put me in a 30 amp outlet at my house as well.
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The Progressive Industries hard wired unit is servicable, at least according to their literature (if I recall correctly). If something breaks, you can get parts for it. Not so with the the portable units.

I'm handy with electricity, so installing the hard wired unit was a no brainer. I removed it from my previous trailer and installed it in my current trailer with no issues. Yes...it took longer to install than plugging in a portable unit, but I also don't have to worry about it "walking off" on me.
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Been using a "plug in" for years and I know no one that has had one stolen and we camp with several very large clubs. Besides if your worried about theft a small piece of chain and pad lock will solve the problem. In many cases you can lock the cover on the pedestal.
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Couldn't by pass the surge protector due to being hard wired. Staying with pedestal mount.

Maybe it's a new feature but my Progressive Industries hard wired 50amp model has a bypass switch on the remote display.
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My upon table unit has a display that shows the status of the unit and power, including the current amp draw. I wouldn't want to "hardwire" it and lose those displays. On the pedastal is fine.
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The Progressive Industries hard wired unit is servicable, at least according to their literature (if I recall correctly). If something breaks, you can get parts for it. Not so with the the portable units.

With the portable unit you send it to them and it comes back good as new. I've done that twice now; turn around was less than two weeks. Only cost to me - shipping (one way).
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My upon table unit has a display that shows the status of the unit and power, including the current amp draw. I wouldn't want to "hardwire" it and lose those displays. On the pedastal is fine.
It comes with a small display and length of cable, so you can mount it wherever you want.
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It comes with a small display and length of cable, so you can mount it wherever you want.
Auto-correct got me. I meant to say my PORTABLE unit... Someone was suggesting hardwiring a portable unit.
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