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Old 06-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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I use this to check the pedestal before i plug in:
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looks like a plug in GFI tester and an analog meter that camping world sells - if it works and keeps you from getting blown out - good deal
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:20 PM   #12
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I am surprised that nobody has bothered to address your concern regarding the manual. Most RV user's manuals are so generic that if you had one from a different model, or even from a different manufacturer, you would hardly notice the difference.

What you need to do is to obtain the individual manuals for the water pump, water heater, toilet, microwave, fridge, converter, axle, awning, etc. Many of them are available from the Files tab above -- between User CP and FAQ. Any that are not there are usually available from the individual manufacturers.

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #13
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I am surprised that nobody has bothered to address your concern regarding the manual. Most RV user's manuals are so generic that if you had one from a different model, or even from a different manufacturer, you would hardly notice the difference.

What you need to do is to obtain the individual manuals for the water pump, water heater, toilet, microwave, fridge, converter, axle, awning, etc. Many of them are available from the Files tab above -- between User CP and FAQ. Any that are not there are usually available from the individual manufacturers.

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cause most of the manuals are worthless -
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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the one I have is analog -
this one will basicly do the same thing except it is digital

you would plug this in to test the circuit way before you ever plug the camper into to it to verify the line is good and is 110 versus 220.

Digital Line Monitor - Technology Research Corp M20020 - Camping World

it will most likely have a 15 / 20 amp style plug on it and you use the 15 amp to 30 amp converter plug to allow you to plug it into the 30 amp service
Thanks for the link and explaining. I use a portable 30 amps Surge Guard - would the Line Monitor still be needed? I would hate to deal with what the op is going through. I hope it all works out soon for the op as it can't be much fun.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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Thanks for the link and explaining. I use a portable 30 amps Surge Guard - would the Line Monitor still be needed? I would hate to deal with what the op is going through. I hope it all works out soon for the op as it can't be much fun.
surge guard is for spikes in the line - I am not sure if it would clamp the voltage or not - would have to look at the specs -which model do you have and I will take a look and see

I know Camping world is running a special if you are a camping club member for $35 for the checker - well worth it for piece of mind

If it was me I would have the device to plug in and check the poll before I plugged the camper and or the surge guard to know cause you see it on the digital display then wondering if the surge is going to pop before it does damage.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #16
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Here is the link for the 30amps one I have:

Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - Product - Camping World

The device seems like a good tool to have but would like to make sure the sp isn't already doing the same job.

Thanks for checking into for me.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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Here is the link for the 30amps one I have:

Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - Product - Camping World

The device seems like a good tool to have but would like to make sure the sp isn't already doing the same job.

Thanks for checking into for me.
if yours has the digital display it clamps the voltage at 132 volts so you should be good.

when you plug just the surge guard in the display should tell you exactly what voltage and amperage is at the poll.
Kinda expensive for $280 but if it saves the trailer one time it has paid for itself
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Hmmm....I think mine is a older model even through its only a year old. Got it at CW during a sale and used a coupon too - paid about $148. Sorry about that.

Please see this link:
SURGE GUARD RV POWER PORTABLE 120V 30AMP PROTECTOR+LOCK | eBay
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Hmmm....I think mine is a older model even through its only a year old. Got it at CW during a sale and used a coupon too - paid about $148. Sorry about that.

Please see this link:
SURGE GUARD RV POWER PORTABLE 120V 30AMP PROTECTOR+LOCK | eBay
specs are the same just doesnt have lcd display to tell you any info - it uses the Caution indicator lights so you are still good
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Thanks for your help.
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