Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2016, 09:45 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
DKRITTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Haslet Texas
Posts: 573
We have had the portable TRC 50A for a couple of years and I really canít recommend it due to a power surge we had in our new CC last summer.

The situation has turned into a bit of a nightmare for us since FR decided to take the low road and not warranty it despite my hiring an electrician who found an open neutral in the power cord and then the dealer also found the same thing. FR has said there was no issue with the cord and will no longer warranty my 2016 trailer.

All that said we had the TRC in place when we had the power surge but since the electrical issue was after the TRC unit, the surge protector didnít/couldn't protect the trailer. Had I had a permanent EMS mounted in the trailer it could/would have saved us.

We did a lot of research on this and went with the PI HW50C, I mounted it in the bay area near the vacuum cleaner and ran the monitor into the cabinet next to the switch panel.

Now prior to turning on the power at the pedestal we shut all of the breakers off and verify we have no issues, then power on the trailer. We have not had a single issue since.
__________________

__________________
2015 Ford F350 CC SRW LB 4X4
2016 Cedar Creek 36CKTS (My Last FR Product)
20,000 LB Reese GooseBox Hitch
DKRITTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 09:48 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Kenny kustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by DKRITTER View Post
We have had the portable TRC 50A for a couple of years and I really canít recommend it due to a power surge we had in our new CC last summer.



The situation has turned into a bit of a nightmare for us since FR decided to take the low road and not warranty it despite my hiring an electrician who found an open neutral in the power cord and then the dealer also found the same thing. FR has said there was no issue with the cord and will no longer warranty my 2016 trailer.



All that said we had the TRC in place when we had the power surge but since the electrical issue was after the TRC unit, the surge protector didnít/couldn't protect the trailer. Had I had a permanent EMS mounted in the trailer it could/would have saved us.



We did a lot of research on this and went with the PI HW50C, I mounted it in the bay area near the vacuum cleaner and ran the monitor into the cabinet next to the switch panel.



Now prior to turning on the power at the pedestal we shut all of the breakers off and verify we have no issues, then power on the trailer. We have not had a single issue since.

This wasn't so much the make or brand of the unit.
Simply the difference between the placement of the unit.
The difference between hard wired and portable.

It's not the brand fault, as progressive makes portable as well.
Both would have netted the same result.


2016 Sabre 36QBOK
2015 Ram 3500 CUMMINS
__________________

__________________
2017 Dynamax Isata 4
Kenny kustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 09:55 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
DKRITTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Haslet Texas
Posts: 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny kustom View Post
This wasn't so much the make or brand of the unit.
Simply the difference between the placement of the unit.
The difference between hard wired and portable.

It's not the brand fault, as progressive makes portable as well.
Both would have netted the same result.
You are 100% correct, we have no issues with the TRC system only where it is located in the electrical system. Had the issue been at the pedestal I'm sure it would have saved us.


My point was that had we had a permanently mounted EMS inside the trailer it would have caught the open neutral at the end of the shore power cord.
__________________
2015 Ford F350 CC SRW LB 4X4
2016 Cedar Creek 36CKTS (My Last FR Product)
20,000 LB Reese GooseBox Hitch
DKRITTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 10:09 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaMan View Post
DDC get the hard wired Progressive Industries EMS and bring it to the Tadpole Rally and I'll install it for you!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
AquaMan, will you install mine at the tadpole rally, be glad to pay you for your service, just not one of my expertize....
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 10:25 AM   #25
DDC
Senior Member
 
DDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Komoka Ontario
Posts: 2,364
Quote:
Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
AquaMan, will you install mine at the tadpole rally, be glad to pay you for your service, just not one of my expertize....
Why did you have to bring up that horrible word I was glad to hear him offer to do it without the mention of renumeration must be a heritage thing in me but then again i never ask for payment for anything I offer to do.
I'm sure we can put yours in at the tadpole rally, we're bound to get a good day, last year was great weather.
__________________
"Well that didn't go as expected"
2015 Chev 2500HD Highcountry Duramax
Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK
Donald&Casey cairn terrier
Rest in Peace Mary my darling wife.
Scottish by birth Canadian by time.
DDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 10:50 AM   #26
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
AquaMan, will you install mine at the tadpole rally, be glad to pay you for your service, just not one of my expertize....

Would be glad to, no payment necessary!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:08 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by DDC View Post
Why did you have to bring up that horrible word I was glad to hear him offer to do it without the mention of renumeration must be a heritage thing in me but then again i never ask for payment for anything I offer to do.
I'm sure we can put yours in at the tadpole rally, we're bound to get a good day, last year was great weather.
That's just the way I am, never expect anything for nothing. If someone asked me to do something I will do it for free but I do not take people for granted. I appreciate anything that is done for me, even if my appreciation is shown with a bottle of booze or a 12 pack. That is just me. I just don't like taking people for granted, hope that doesn't upset you, it's just me....
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:14 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaMan View Post
Would be glad to, no payment necessary!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
Thanks alot I wanted the hard wire, If you can tell me what you need I will be glad to bring all the stuff with me. Many folks have said that they put plugs on the connection incase it go's out, I can go buy the 30 amp plug ends if that is what you recommend. Want to make sure I have everything so your time is not wasted. And thank you very much, I just don't want a dealer do it, and you know why that is......
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:18 AM   #29
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Don,

One thing to remember about the PI vs TRC discussion, as a fellow Canadian, you'll run into the same issue I did. Getting a PI shipped across the border is going to be exorbitant. Most places I saw that did sell them ended up being almost double the price they were in the US after the shipping and brokerage charges got added.

So if you're going to go this way, I'd see if a fellow frog might be willing to let you ship it to their house, and then bring it to you at the rally.

Alternatively, the Camping World in Belleville is just 20 mins or so outside of Detroit down I-94 where you can walk in and pick up a TRC off the shelf (when they're in stock). That's how I ended up with a TRC instead, despite the PI being the better unit (as per the number of acclamations on here).






Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:29 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
lowbubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 576
Ship it to me, ship it to me!!!!
Hey Auqaman, if I'm lucky enough to come up with a free 50 amp ESC, could you help an old froggy out?
Your buddy,
Lowbubba





Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
Don,

One thing to remember about the PI vs TRC discussion, as a fellow Canadian, you'll run into the same issue I did. Getting a PI shipped across the border is going to be exorbitant. Most places I saw that did sell them ended up being almost double the price they were in the US after the shipping and brokerage charges got added.

So if you're going to go this way, I'd see if a fellow frog might be willing to let you ship it to their house, and then bring it to you at the rally.

Alternatively, the Camping World in Belleville is just 20 mins or so outside of Detroit down I-94 where you can walk in and pick up a TRC off the shelf (when they're in stock). That's how I ended up with a TRC instead, despite the PI being the better unit (as per the number of acclamations on here).






Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
Lowbubba

What could go wrong?
lowbubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.