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Old 03-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #11
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Wow, is crappy power really so common at these sites? I never would have guessed it... Glad I started reading up before we start our RV adventure. Learning some great tips here.

How do you guys handle it with the site owner when you find a site with bad power? Seems like something they could get defensive about.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:18 PM   #12
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Wow, is crappy power really so common at these sites? I never would have guessed it... Glad I started reading up before we start our RV adventure. Learning some great tips here.

How do you guys handle it with the site owner when you find a site with bad power? Seems like something they could get defensive about.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #13
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When I found problems it was with my old RV, which was 30A. Showed a reversed polarity as I recall. I reported it to the owner and then used my adapter to hook up to the 50A oulet which showed as good.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:28 PM   #14
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I took a lead from someone else on the forum when I install the EMS in my Legacy. Bought two 50A range cords and two 50A range outlets. Disconnected the shore line at the ATS, then wired back into the ATS with one if the range cords. Took the shore cord and put one of the outlets on the end of it. Then used the second range cord on the shore side of the EMS and, using a piece of extra cable from one if the range cords, wired the other outlet on the coach side of the EMS. Plug it all in and your ready to go. If there's a problem with the EMS, you can remove and bypass it (without opening the EMS case). Also, you can easily remove the entire shore cord if needed. Pretty slick if I may say so myself. Got everything (EMS, range cords and outlets) from Amazon.




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Old 03-28-2016, 08:10 PM   #15
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Yeah the 50A cord is a bear but I'm very happy with the 50A PI system.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:44 AM   #16
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In my experience, the campsite owners are very cooperative in getting a bad pedestal fixed. And when the 50 amp has a problem. The 30 is often OK and vs. Unless you need both a/c units running we can run with 30amp OK until the problem is fixed.
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Really good article about how the PI system really works....http://www.rvtravel.com/?q=node/2293
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:53 AM   #18
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A kind of related question (sorry, don't mean to thread hijack): are you able / allowed to use the 30 and 50A jacks at the same time when they are both present? I have a plug in hybrid that we are planning to tow and it would be great to be able to plug it in to the 30 while running the MH on the 50.
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Never tried it, but I don't see why you can't use both. Good idea....
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #20
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Wow, is crappy power really so common at these sites? I never would have guessed it... Glad I started reading up before we start our RV adventure. Learning some great tips here.

How do you guys handle it with the site owner when you find a site with bad power? Seems like something they could get defensive about.

Owned RV's for 20 years. Can only recall one bad experience. Reverse polarity.


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