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Old 04-29-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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Hey guys,

Looking under the 2860 bed to mount the Surge Guard. Kinda tight with the freshwater tank amd storage drawers. Any idea what the silver box is..My first guess was the transfer switch byulooking at the doc that came with the MH, there are not enough cables. Looks like 1 input power cable but not sure what the orange ones are unless they go to the Onan.

Guess I could use the power bay last resort..
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

Looking under the 2860 bed to mount the Surge Guard. Kinda tight with the freshwater tank amd storage drawers. Any idea what the silver box is..My first guess was the transfer switch byulooking at the doc that came with the MH, there are not enough cables. Looks like 1 input power cable but not sure what the orange ones are unless they go to the Onan.

Guess I could use the power bay last resort..
Looks to me like that box seperates the two legs of your incoming power.

Hang your unit on the wall next to the gray box.


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Old 04-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #13
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I thought about that..one orange does go to a flex conduit that heads out of the bed box and the other to the distro. I guess the transfer box has 2 ways to input and output the power. On the back side there are 3 other power cutouts that show Shore, Gen, and Distro.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:59 AM   #14
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I thought about that..one orange does go to a flex conduit that heads out of the bed box and the other to the distro. I guess the transfer box has 2 ways to input and output the power. On the back side there are 3 other power cutouts that show Shore, Gen, and Distro.
The black cable is your shore power cord. One of the orange cables should be from the generator and the other go to the breaker panel (distro). The silver box is the transfer switch. I located the orange that went to the breakers and found it had enough slack in it to cut it about a foot from the transfer switch and insert the surge protector at that point. That way I have protection for both shore and generator power. I have used it with both power sources and it works great.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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Cool

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If you install the unit after the transfer switch, can the transfer switch be zapped if there is a shore or gen power problem. I know the Surge Guard Install doc has it both ways and just asking for experience on this.

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I suppose that is possible. The shore power cord could also melt or weld to the outlet under some circumstances. The goal is to protect the electric appliances and electronics inside. I liked the idea of protecting them from both a surge on shore power and a malfunctioning generator. As you said, directions give both options.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #17
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Tend to agree with you..I have much more output cables slack than the input. Beside I agree with portecting both sources..if it can happen it will happen to me.
Thanks.. let you know how it went.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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Finally got the Surge Guard installed in our 2860. It was kinda difficult in that leaning over the bed frame was hard on the knees and ribcage..even with pillows. I put the remote monitor on the bathroom side of the bed between the power outlet and the front of the bed. I was going to put it at the end around the corner from the power distro box but just knew someone would kick the joystick and break it. At this time I just cut the output power line between the transfer switch and the disto box and used a single gang box to splice. I think later I will remove the transfer box cover and run a new 10/2 from it to the Surge Guard line input. Eliminates the gang box. I will attach some snaps later.
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Snaps attached for the Surge Guard I installed.
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Snaps attached for the Surge Guard I installed.
Looks good !

Thanks for sharing.


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