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Old 05-27-2016, 11:19 PM   #1
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Installing Surge Protector

Before I start ripping into panels thought I would ask the question here. Will be installing a progressive industries hard wired 50 amp surge protector. Was an easy install in the bus, however with a detachable shoreline power cord need to know where the box is to be located in the Sabre. thanks
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:58 AM   #2
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Just installed one in my 5th wheel. Made sure trailer was not hooked up to any power source. Took cables off battery as well. Found the breaker box. Removed screws from breaker box and gently pulled it out of the wall. Not much extra length on wires, but enough to do the job. I followed the instructions to the letter and double checked as I went along. I purchased 3 feet of wire from hardware store, which proved to be way too much. The hardest part was the limited space to work in. Got it installed and now I love it! Had portable one earlier. While installing, I made sure all other connections were tight as well. Found at least one loose connection. Finding a place to mount the unit was a bit tricky as well.
Good luck on your install.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:27 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply. Where is the breaker box located on the sabre 321RSKS.
Last installation was on my A Class and the belly storage had the junction box. Using marine wire is easier to play with also !!
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This is in a 36qbok.
In the basement. Pull the panel.


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Old 05-28-2016, 11:02 AM   #5
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This is in a 36qbok.
In the basement. Pull the panel.


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And these units are supposed to be RIVA certified going by their guidelines which do not seem to be followed with the bird nest of wires hanging there . this would not pass inspection if in a house and should not in an RV that's moving down the road . all wires and plumbing should be secured wonder why and how the RV industry keeps getting away with this type of work
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Kenny's picture looks just like my 299 RKDS, open door side baggage hatch then pull the panel off to expose wire bird nest. Use lots of zip ties.
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If you look close, just to the left of the converter. There is a large wire sheath.
That is the wiring coming from the outside plug.
Cut it there, install the surge on the floor beside the converter.

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Kenny's picture looks just like my 299 RKDS, open door side baggage hatch then pull the panel off to expose wire bird nest. Use lots of zip ties.
It's like that in all of them . no excuse for this type of workmanship or lack there of . when i dropped my underbelly to insulate all the wires just fell out . non were secure . same with water lines . some water lines laying on areas of the frame where they would wear through . glad i opened it up and secured everything along with adding 2" foam board and wrapping tanks with reflective insulation .
Had a unit come into CW where a factory repair to the thermoplastic underbelly covering the repair did not hold and all the wires came out while the guy was going down the road . needless to say they got caught under a tire and ripped all the wiring out .

you should take a look at some of the access holes they cut . another mess . all manufactures and people who work for them should be ashamed and embarrassed to let this stuff out like it is . even the folks on here to help from FR i would think would be ashamed to come on here with a lot of the stuff that gets out the door .
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Did someone say.. Access hole?

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Boy ! talk about an access hole . looks like they used a hammer . Water lines with electric wiring going over and under . is that what looks like a electric outlet in there ?
This is the kind of stuff that would cause anyone shame to have their name on it .
can we get an FR person on here to explain this type of work . if i were them i'd be hiding also
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