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Old 04-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #21
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I have a 30 Amp PI for our current trailer but will soon be trading this trailer in on a trailer that is 50 Amp. I plan to buy the 50 Amp model PI.

Question is this -- if I'm at a park with only 30 Amp service, is it better to run a 30 Amp to 50 Amp adapter from the pedestal to the 50 Amp PI, or should I plug the 30 Amp PI into the pedestal and run the 30 to 50 adapter from the 30 Amp PI to the trailer? Does it make a difference? Trying to decide if I keep or sell the 30 Amp PI.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:24 PM   #22
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When I had our Cougar prior to our new RV I always used an adapter and plugged into the 50 amp plug. The 30 amp plugs are used more and sometimes I would pop the breaker the at the pedestal using the 30a plug. Never popped a breaker in the RV or using the 50A plug w/adapter. Our new RV is 50A service.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:36 PM   #23
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Completely agree. I just wish manufacturers would buy them in bulk from PI and factory install them and be done with it. Of course that would mean another manual buyers would never read .
It's unmanly to read a manual!
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:41 PM   #24
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:45 PM   #25
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Being out of the elements. Call me paranoid but I went with the portable because if anything does blow I want it as far away from our camper as possible.

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:05 PM   #26
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They are not going to offer the EMS, they make too much money off replacement parts and labor when you fry the electronics.....
FR, ever the bad guy, huh?

They offer what the public wants. IMO
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:53 PM   #27
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Anyone consider a group purchase with members of this site? We have done it numerous times on Hummer forums.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #28
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This is what "MODS" are all about, doing what we want, to the rig we bought, at the price we agreed on. And on to the add ons
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:34 PM   #29
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What is the cost of installing a onboard system?

Seems like a good upgrade to save the unit from damage. I'm also not in need of another thing to worry about being stolen or to plug in...lol
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:16 AM   #30
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They're under $300 for a 50A onboard system, I'd estimate a couple of hours labor to install the unit and the remote monitor, an hour labor without the monitor. So $375-450ish installed. Though it looks really easy to install, I'm hoping to install one shortly.
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