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Old 09-18-2016, 07:27 PM   #11
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Wiscampsin,

That is very interesting. While I won't have time to make this before this weeks trip, it looks fairly simple to do.

I'm assuming that the two screened holes in the bottom are for some air flow. Also, did you seal the holes for the cable lock in the back(?) of the box or just use foam seal like there is out the bottom?

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Old 09-19-2016, 09:11 AM   #12
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Wiscampsin,

That is very interesting. While I won't have time to make this before this weeks trip, it looks fairly simple to do.

I'm assuming that the two screened holes in the bottom are for some air flow. Also, did you seal the holes for the cable lock in the back(?) of the box or just use foam seal like there is out the bottom?

Thanks,

Jim
Jim,
There are screened holes on the top of the 2 vertical sides too for ventilation that don't show up in the pic. Yes, I use a small section of pipe insulation for the cable lock too.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:19 AM   #13
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How would PI know that you aren't the original owner? I got mine off of Amazon
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:34 AM   #14
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How would PI know that you aren't the original owner? I got mine off of Amazon
Because you're honest?

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Old 09-19-2016, 12:55 PM   #15
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I recently bought a PI PT30C. First used it Labor Day weekend in Gulf Shores, AL. Hard rain most all day Mon. Honestly, never thought about the ems. No problems. As well known as PI is, surely they make the units water safe!
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:40 PM   #16
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I would not wrap it with anything as it needs to release heat. Member of our camping group wrapped his in plastic - it got extremely hot and blew circuit breaker which created another issue he had to deal with
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:13 PM   #17
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How would PI know that you aren't the original owner? I got mine off of Amazon

You have to send a copy of the bill of sale, at least I did.


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Old 09-19-2016, 05:08 PM   #18
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Before I got a hardwired EMS I used a metal toolbox I had when I was a kid. Cut two large holes in each end for the cords (and ventilation), Plugged it into a 30 amp RV extension cord so I could then place it under my TT in case of rain. I also ran chains around it and through the metal handles to deter thieves. Worked great and kept dry.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:29 PM   #19
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My PI PT50C got caught in a rain storm while camping this summer. It was fine for the rest of the week but when I packed up and moved to a campground in another state a few days later I had issues. When I unhooked it, I laid it flat in the storage bay. When I got to my next destination 5 hours later the digital readout was illegible because it was completely fogged up. It also wouldn't work and kept giving me high and low voltage error messages. The campground electrician came and checked the power post. It was fine. I sent it back to progressive industries for repair. When I contacted them, I was instructed to provide a copy of my sales receipt and a note indicating the problem. I got the unit back 7 days later saying it was repaired. I don't think I'll leave it on the power post without some type of cover any more.

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Old 09-19-2016, 05:49 PM   #20
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I bought a plastic container "slightly" oversize. I then cut a hole for its short cord to stick out the top. Just cut a slot so it could slip over the cord.

It is kind of sloppy fitting, however I wanted to allow for a bit of air space/flow. It does cover the important parts from the rain, which was the point.

To envision what I did, plug the unit in to the pedestal and plug the camper in. Then, the plastic container goes on from the face of the EMS. The bottom of the container covers the face of the EMS. The back of the EMS is not covered (which is where the lid would be).
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