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Old 11-30-2015, 03:20 PM   #21
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No Glenn, not those. They are referring to the cord male and female ends. The ones that twist to lock together.
I have always referred to those as wire nuts too, I guess I need to figure out what "twist connectors" you guys are referring to. Thanks!

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Old 11-30-2015, 04:36 PM   #22
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Subsailor, the twist type connector like you would find on a dryer, stove, welder. One that would not pull apart. Nice toy , I have a 32 3 window.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:22 PM   #23
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For those using wire nuts (THOSE "twist connectors") I would recommend you tape the heck out of them (around the wire nut and down along the wires) after installation with vinyl electrical tape. In theory wire nuts should not be used in a mobile or high vibration application as they can work loose, but taping eliminates that possibility. Forest River uses them (for example where my #6 power cord was spliced into the #6 stranded wire going to the power distribution panel) but taped them so it's all good. I did the same thing where I spliced into the leads coming from my generator to run over to the transfer switch.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:31 PM   #24
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Nice blue wire nuts though !!
That's what you need for #6 wire... the big honkin' blue ones. I bought a pack at the home center and used three... probably never use the rest of them...
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:38 PM   #25
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Looks just like my install Joe.
Please, please, please, Berkshire's run a 50 amp system. If you don't have 50 amps don't post systems that are less. Somebody can get hurt if a Berk owner tried to do what that picture with the romex showed!


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Old 11-30-2015, 05:48 PM   #26
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Looks just like my install Joe.
Please, please, please, Berkshire's run a 50 amp system. If you don't have 50 amps don't post systems that are less. Somebody can get hurt if a Berk owner tried to do what that picture with the romex showed!


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Old 11-30-2015, 06:14 PM   #27
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I thought the same thing Subsailor... that I'd put it after the transfer switch to protect the coach from either shore power or generator power issues... I mean the thing even shuts down if the line frequency goes out of tolerance... in North America, at least, that's NEVER going to happen on shore power. Also, I figured the current monitoring feature would be handy to control the load if running on the generator. But the guys here convinced me to do it like they've advised you - before, so as to protect the transfer switch as well.

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Subsailor, the twist type connector like you would find on a dryer, stove, welder. One that would not pull apart. Nice toy , I have a 32 3 window.

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