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Old 07-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #51
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Jim, I saw TURBS installation in his unit last year and I suspect most RVs would be similar: It installs near the main power panel inside the rig.
Correct, I removed distribution panel "5 minutes" and installed right behind it on the floor.
1 hr install.
It's basically under my sink non accessible to anyone.

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Old 07-22-2015, 04:19 PM   #52
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I did my install today on my hardwired unit. Took me longer to figure out where I wanted to put it then it did to hook it up. The 2301 is a rear queen bed. The transfer switch is under the bed so that seemed to be the logical place to put the EMS. I was going to put the EMS after the transfer switch but decided to install it before it. I don't use the generator all that much and when I do it's only to run the A/C. We don't do any boondocking so I'm more concerned about campground electrical service problems. The generator is an onboard Onan/Cummins unit so I'm counting on it running without frying all the electronics in the coach.

Forest River left plenty of extra cable under the bed so all I had to do was cut it, strip it and attach it to the EMS. I installed the EMS where the transfer switch was originally mounted and moved the transfer switch a little forward. I mounted the readout on the front of the bed under the electrical panel. That way I won't be looking at blinking lights all night but it's easy to see from anywhere forward of the bed.

Before I buttoned everything up I plugged into shore power and made sure the system was working correctly.

While I had the bottom of the bed opened up I also fixed the uphill water tank fill problem that a lot of people were complaining about. The fill tube ran slightly uphill at one point so I pushed it down to where it's all downhill from the fill opening to the tank and zip tied it into place.



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Old 07-22-2015, 04:21 PM   #53
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:25 PM   #54
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I like the plugs to bypass it if needed? Will have to redo mine when I get a chance
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:33 PM   #56
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Nice job Captain Skip!
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I like the plugs to bypass it if needed? Will have to redo mine when I get a chance
X2 I made a mental note about that last year. When the time comes to install our hardwired unit I will do the same!

Smart engineering Ron - in the unlikely event your EMS goes south, it's a simple process to get you rig powered up again!

IF you DARE to plug into a power outlet without your Progressive EMS!
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Seems there are plenty of secure locations to install one. As long as you have room behind your panel that would be a logical and secure location, I didn't need any more work right now so went with the simple way. I can lock it to the post so don't see it taking a walk.


Now back to installing my new alarm system, spare battery, inverter and led lighting. Got to work while the heat and humidy is down for the next few days.


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Theft protection is probably the biggest advantage over a portable unit.
here's what I did with my "portable" unit. kind of a variation on turbs installation. I turned my "portable" into a "permanent" by cutting the supply wire and installing male and female plug/receptacle. this eliminates having the unit plugged into the power pedestal (and possible theft). if there is a problem with the unit I can unplug it and reconnect my power without it in line. I can also take it out and "test" sites if I want to. Also if change trailers I can take it with me.

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Old 07-23-2015, 08:52 AM   #60
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here's what I did with my "portable" unit. kind of a variation on turbs installation. I turned my "portable" into a "permanent" by cutting the supply wire and installing male and female plug/receptacle. this eliminates having the unit plugged into the power pedestal (and possible theft). if there is a problem with the unit I can unplug it and reconnect my power without it in line. I can also take it out and "test" sites if I want to. Also if change trailers I can take it with me.

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