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Old 04-08-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Installing hard wired PI 30 amp with remote display

Ok I've seen the light! I'm buying this surge guard, but am curious about the installation. We have a Rockwood Signature ultralight 8329 SS. Where do I install the box and where is the remote display placed? My buddy and son-in-law have experience in these endeavors and I make a good gopher! Or should I just bite the bullet and have the dealer do it? Thanks for any advice. Jim
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I no electrician, far from it, the hardest part for me was bending the 6ga. wire (50A service) to go inside the box. IIRC took the wire off the back of the ele. panel, put that in the "IN" side in the box. Ran a separate piece of 6ga wire from the box "OUT" to the back of the ele. panel. I put my box behind a panel in our basement. Ran the remote wire up through the wall and mounted it next to the thermostat.

It's not hard...Dealer not needed.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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Are the Progressives basically the best? I am going to put one in my new 2015 Roo 23IKSS after I get it this weekend lately anytime I plug into a campsite their 30amp connections spark a bit


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Old 04-10-2015, 10:47 AM   #4
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Are the Progressives basically the best? I am going to put one in my new 2015 Roo 23IKSS after I get it this weekend lately anytime I plug into a campsite their 30amp connections spark a bit


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There are other solutions, but the Progressive makes a good product and most are very happy with them. Also, you should always trip the breaker at the power pedestal before you plug in and unplug from it. Keeps the plug from sparking and saves the outlet and your plug!
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There are other solutions, but the Progressive makes a good product and most are very happy with them. Also, you should always trip the breaker at the power pedestal before you plug in and unplug from it. Keeps the plug from sparking and saves the outlet and your plug!
So your saying to trip it when I get there, plug in and then turn it on? Wouldn't that create a surge? or am I understanding you incorrectly, just want to make sure I understand
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So your saying to trip it when I get there, plug in and then turn it on? Wouldn't that create a surge? or am I understanding you incorrectly, just want to make sure I understand
You're understanding correctly- always turn the breaker off before plugging your shore power cord in (both ends). There is no surge that I'm aware of, though.

I wish I could say that I always remember to turn the breaker on when I'm done... more times than I like to admit, my wife will ask if I've plugged in yet. I have, just haven't turned the electric back on.

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Lol...I did that with the water last year swore I turned it on, so GF checked and I screwed up


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Old 04-14-2015, 09:45 PM   #8
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I did a multiple upgrade. I installed the hard wired PI 30 amp surge protector with remote monitor and got rid of the connected power cord that was stored in an inaccessible enclosed area. The cord was always tangled and tough to store and remove. I put in a Marinco power cord and outside plug. The new cord is easy to coil and store. I installed the PI 30 amp connection, secured it to the outside wall, in the area that originally stored the connected cord. Totally concealed and ran the "phone" wire for the remote monitor to just above the tank monitor panel. Very happy and a really clean installation.
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So your saying to trip it when I get there, plug in and then turn it on? Wouldn't that create a surge? or am I understanding you incorrectly, just want to make sure I understand
If you have the PI unit, there is no need to trip the breaker as the PI delays power to the RV by up to 2 minutes depending on how you set it up.

I also have a PI hardwired unit and love it but If you want the best of the best as far as protection, get a Franks Autoformer.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #10
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I think so. There is a comparison guide somewhere that you can google.
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