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Old 01-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #11
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Ours must have come with the automatic transfer switch as we don't have to plug anything in when using the generator. Most options that are listed now for the Georgetown were standard back in 2008.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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congratulation to you and me

Im new here also,just bought on dec 31-2010,a Georgetown 338 s 2010,
exchanged an everest 345s and a gmc 3500,i find that travelling a fifth-wheel is a pain,plus you need to have a camping to stay every night,compare to a motorhome,
im taking delivery of my unit on this coming friday,and hope i made a good choice,
happy new year to every one
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #13
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Welcome and Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy your coach as much as we have enjoyed ours. As stated above, it's a great MH for the dollars expended.

The generator transfer switch allows you to run the generator without having to plug it into the plug-in recepticle in your cord storage compartment while traveling; and then unplugging and plugging into shore power while camping. We had it on our 2006 GT and really liked it. Don't know why it wasn't standard on our 2010 GT 378TS.

Once again, enjoy it and camp as much as you can.
It wasn't standard on my 2011 378TS or even an option at the time mine was built. I have a Surge Guard Automatic transfer switch/surge protection for $244.15 including shipping on order and will put it where the plug-in box is now. I got it from Dyers RV and Trailer online, that is the cheapest price I could find.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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Welcome and Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy your coach as much as we have enjoyed ours. As stated above, it's a great MH for the dollars expended.

The generator transfer switch allows you to run the generator without having to plug it into the plug-in recepticle in your cord storage compartment while traveling; and then unplugging and plugging into shore power while camping. We had it on our 2006 GT and really liked it. Don't know why it wasn't standard on our 2010 GT 378TS.

Once again, enjoy it and camp as much as you can.

Okay......I'm a little confused about the transfer switch and the real benefit. In our unit, the shore cord plugs into the recepticle in the cord storage compartment if you want to power the coach from the genny. If you don't want to use the genny, just leave the plug loose in the compartment. Upon arrival at a park with services, you unplug and connect to 30 or 50 amp service.

Seems to me, either way, whether you have a transfer switch or not, you're going to have to go into this compartment to get the cord to connect with shore power.

What am I missing?
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Okay......I'm a little confused about the transfer switch and the real benefit. In our unit, the shore cord plugs into the recepticle in the cord storage compartment if you want to power the coach from the genny. If you don't want to use the genny, just leave the plug loose in the compartment. Upon arrival at a park with services, you unplug and connect to 30 or 50 amp service.

Seems to me, either way, whether you have a transfer switch or not, you're going to have to go into this compartment to get the cord to connect with shore power.

What am I missing?
Yes, you do have to plug into shore power when arriving at a campground, but upon leaving you don't have to remember to plug it in to the generator recepticle, which I have done. Also, in the event of a power failure you simply start the generator from inside the camper, no need to go outside and switch the plug. My switch also contains a surge protector which can cost more than I paid for the switch and surge protector combo. I think it is well worth the money. Once I got everything together it only took about 1-1/2 hour to install it. It took about an hour to remove the old recepticle and mounting board.
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Don, does your switch/surge protector handle 50 amps?
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Don, does your switch/surge protector handle 50 amps?
Yes, that is what its made for. You run the wires from the 50 amp plug and the wires from generator in the top and the load wires that were originally connected thru junction box to the 50 amp plug to the bottom. It will prioritize the generator. So if you are hooked to shore power and start the generator it will automatically switch to it after a 30 second delay.
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Mornin' all. We are new to this forum. We were active 5th wheel RV'ers but have now ordered a 2011 378TS in the FireMist color. Should take delivery last of Jan or first of Feb. We are really looking forward to be an active member of this forum.

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Hey Lostdog, our coaches were built yesterday!! I hope they don't bump together on the way to the paint shop!!

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YEA, but we will get ours sooner 'cause yours has to go all the way to California, ours to north Florida...ha ha
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Getting ours Saturday

Lostdog, our rig left the factory yesterday 24th, and we are scheduled to take delivery Saturday. We are giving the dealer our trade tomorrow (Weds) and they are transferring the almost new Wineguard Automatic Satellite Dish.

Hope you get yours soon!! We are really excited.

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