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Old 03-22-2016, 12:30 PM   #21
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I have a PI 50 amp portable unit, and if I am looking at a site in some of the older campgrounds I will take it to the service post and connect it to see what type of power they have BEFORE I went to the trouble to back in and park. I have found 2x that the power was bad and moved to a different site. That is why I like the portable. I have a hardened chain on mine which would be VERY difficult to use bolt cutters on. Just saying...
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #22
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Turbs has pics of his install using 2 twist-lock connectors. A very cool idea indeed.
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I have a hard wired which I like because I don't have to worry about a place to store portable one or it getting damaged. I can just pull in and plug in. And I don't have to go outside to read readout.

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Neither is the pi unit, when someone steals it....

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Old 03-22-2016, 12:41 PM   #25
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I bought my portable in 2009. After I upgraded trailers am still using the same portable.


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I like the portable. When we changed trailers, the PI came with us and I didn't have spend $$ to replace it.
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I like the portable. When we changed trailers, the PI came with us and I didn't have spend $$ to replace it.

The hard wire ones can be removed as well.


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I like the portable. When we changed trailers, the PI came with us and I didn't have spend $$ to replace it.
If you can install it, you can uninstall it and put the wiring back to factory condition. I used 30 Amp plugs (as suggested by Turbs) like these when I installed mine in my Roo and then just unplugged it and got new 30 Amp plugs when I installed the same one in the TT.
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I like the portable. When we changed trailers, the PI came with us and I didn't have spend $$ to replace it.

The hard wire ones can be removed as well.


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Old 03-22-2016, 01:30 PM   #30
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I have had my portable Hughes Autoformer for many years. Started out 15 years ago with a 30 amp, along the way, and a couple of different RV's later, I needed a 50 amp. Found someone downsizing and traded my 30 amp straight across for his 50 amp, and have been using it for several years. Now, I have downsized to the Sunseeker and I'm still using my 50 amp. Well, at least 1/2 of the 50 amp!!

Point is, in my opinion, it's a lot easier to change RV's with a portable than a hard-wired one.
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