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Old 08-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hello! I just got a used Coachmen Concord 2007. First time for motorhome. I am get ready to install an EMS. The instructions ask before Transfer Box or after Transfer Box. I don't think I have a Transfer Box but want to know how I make sure. To use the Gen you have to plug the power cord into a 30 AMP Recp that comes from the Gen. Can anyone help me?
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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My understanding is that transfer boxes are added to make sure you can't get power from shore and gen simultaneously.I have to plug my shore cord in receptacle to get power from gen (therefore I can't use shore power at the same time).
Thus, I wouldn't see a need for a transfer box.
It might be worth a call to Coachmen to verify.
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Thanks for your reply. That makes since.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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My understanding is that transfer boxes are added to make sure you can't get power from shore and gen simultaneously.I have to plug my shore cord in receptacle to get power from gen (therefore I can't use shore power at the same time).
Thus, I wouldn't see a need for a transfer box.
It might be worth a call to Coachmen to verify.
An automatic transfer box just makes the transfer from gen to shore power automatically. It will connect to the generator normally until you plug into shore power then the transfer box automatically switches to shore power.

It's a must have for me but others will disagree. It's raining and your shore power kicks out for some reason, I can start my generator and have power immediately, no going out into the rain to unplug from the shore pedestal and replug into the compartment receptacle.

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