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Old 05-17-2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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Surge Protector with 30/50 amp converter

Hi all,

Newbie here :-)

Haven't had a chance to have the new 2016 A122s out yet, but we're preparing for that maiden voyage the beginning of next week.

The "question of the hour" is about surge protectors. Convinced that we need one, but I had a question about hooking it up in the same chain as a 50-30 amp plug.

We're in a campsite that has 50 amp service, so we've got the step down plug to our 30 (We learned that yesterday :-). Can I use the 30 amp surge protector with this set up? Would it go from the campground plug to the converter to the surge protector?

Thanks for any replies! I've learned alot just lurking and reading old posts, but couldn't find this particular question.

Looking forward to camping, but didn't want it to be our first (and last) weekend.

Paula
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
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Yes. You should connect 50A-30A adapter to pedestal, then surge protector to the 30A plug on adapter, then RV to the surge protector.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thank you! This forum seems so helpful, especially to us new people!

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Welcome. Yes you have it.

And......there are about 10-20 people here that know more than any dealer in N. America. Honest. There are hundreds more that know a LOT.

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Old 05-17-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thanks! Now the next questionable question. In the photo there is the water intake on the right and the city water on the left. But what is the hole in the middle?Click image for larger version

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Old 05-17-2016, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thanks! Now the next questionable question. In the photo there is the water intake on the right and the city water on the left. But what is the hole in the middle?Attachment 108171
The hole with the cover and little cord? That should be the sink drain!

I believe mine came with a fitting with a little spout to connect a tube. I found it drained better by adding a ventilated angled PVC piece.

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The hole with the cover and little cord? That should be the sink drain!



I believe mine came with a fitting with a little spout to connect a tube. I found it drained better by adding a ventilated angled PVC piece.




I like that ventilated drain piece. Do u keep it on 24/7?


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I like that ventilated drain piece. Do u keep it on 24/7?
No, I only put it on when I'm setup. It's just some pieces from the hardware store, but painted black to match.
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Thank you again... I'll bet you guys would like to be the mouse in the corner during our first trip. We're camping in the driveway first, so that should answer some of the questions. The modifications look nice, but I think we need to figure out how they are supposed to work first!

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Love it when I have a reason to driveway camp. You know - in laws visiting etc. I have to get up at 4am for work so have to be a party pooper and go to bed early. Enjoy any camping time you can get.
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