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Old 05-18-2016, 10:15 PM   #11
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I will second that, jack350. I love mine. it provides some surge protection also. The RV parks that are loaded are a problem in hot weather.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:11 AM   #12
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So this autoformer will boost the electric coming into the trailer? I checked their website. For the costs it might be worth it for our seasonal site as
we have low electric issues there. I doubt the camp ground owner will be happy if I use this and the surge protector on the power pole though. Can the autoformer be used alone with out the progressive EMS?
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:40 AM   #13
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I have been in many campgrounds over the years and my biggest issue with electric was low voltage. Running air and other items at 100 volts or less on a hot day is not something I want to do. The Hughes autoformer has solved this issue along with monitoring park power. I would not leave home without this device.
X2! Have the 30amp model now and need to get a 50amp model for the new TT.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:05 PM   #14
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I think the Hughes autoformer is going to work real well. In fact if I'm not mistaken, it looks like there's a convenient place to mount it inside the coach already. Some of you guys who've already installed your autoformer take a look at this picture and tell me what you think.

This is where the 50 amp mains go into the coach: it looks like it'll be a simple procedure to pull the 50 amp cord and just insert the Hughes autoformer in serial, get some metal strapping, and secure it to the top of the compartment.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:08 PM   #15
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I think the Hughes autoformer is going to work real well. In fact if I'm not mistaken, it looks like there's a convenient place to mount it inside the coach already. Some of you guys who've already installed your autoformer take a look at this picture and tell me what you think.

This is where the 50 amp mains go into the coach: it looks like it'll be a simple procedure to pull the 50 amp cord and just insert the Hughes autoformer in serial, get some metal strapping, and secure it to the top of the compartment.
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Bob, I think that that should work as long as you have adequate circulation.


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I am not against an autoformer in any way, but in my experience in 300 days of electric hook-up I only had low voltage one hot day in California. It seems that the long-term residents were experienced, and within a few minutes of the drop about half of us had our gennies running. No complaints from the park owner about genny usage, since his power bill was reduced.

Based on that, I will just stick with the genny as a solution.
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Bob, I think that that should work as long as you have adequate circulation.
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That is what I am wrestling with - what is considered "good/adequate" ventilation?

This compartment is pretty big - guessing 6x4x4'

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I am not against an autoformer in any way, but in my experience in 300 days of electric hook-up I only had low voltage one hot day in California. It seems that the long-term residents were experienced, and within a few minutes of the drop about half of us had our gennies running. No complaints from the park owner about genny usage, since his power bill was reduced.

Based on that, I will just stick with the genny as a solution.
Good point but the Autoformer is a on-the-fly electrical conditioner. As a old SF guy, I am in the "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" camp
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