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Old 06-06-2014, 11:53 PM   #21
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That's a great looking rig. Did you also have the electric fireplace option?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:55 PM   #22
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Yes it has the fireplace. Probably fried too...
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:00 AM   #23
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Any idea on what kind of cost we're looking at? I feel sick to my stomach.
Yes, the fireplace could be damaged. I went ahead and sent a private message to another member who had a similar thing happen to him. It may be tomorrow before he reads it. He is the one who can better answer your question on cost and the repair process since he has first hand experience.

There's really nothing that can be done tonight. Just make sure it's unplugged from the generator and/or power sources so nothing can burn.

Please do your best to try to relax and sleep, and hopefully it will be seem better tomorrow..... where you can get better answers. You may luck out and it not be as bad as you think.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:08 AM   #24
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Thanks everyone for your replies.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:11 AM   #25
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Texasrose,
I'm the member wmtire was referring to. I made the same mistake and plugged my brand new 5thwheel into 240 on its maiden voyage. I understand the feeling in your stomach and sympathize with you.

I lost the TV, microwave, fireplace (its just a circuit board), and the converter. Neither A/C was on, and my refrigerator was not harmed. I used an adapter to plug the 50Amp cord into a 30amp 240 volt receptacle, so I shot 240 down the legs and thus fried those appliances.

Concerning cost, it is going to depend on what you need to replace. The TV will be up to you, I ended up with a better TV than I originally had, the microwave took some time as it needed to be ordered and I had to wait on that for a couple weeks. The fire place circuit board was an easy replacement, less than 10 minutes, and I didn't find out the converter was fried until several weeks later when I was camping and couldn't figure out why the heater wouldn't come on. I wasn't getting 12v to the thermostat. Paying your deductible and filing a claim may be the best route. I'd take Turbs advice and plug into a 110v 50Amp service (if that is what your camper uses, I'm unfamiliar with your specs and unit) and trouble shoot to see what is fired.

On the positive side, I met some nice people on here who helped me through it, and made me realize that I'm not the only person that did this. I'm sorry to hear it happened to you. It is repairable and once you get it taken care of, you will be more the wiser about how it all works. If I can be of any further assistance, PM me and I'll answer what I can.
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TV smoking...???

Thanks bombdoc. We are calling the dealer this morning. Did you file a claim with your insurance company or warranty provider? Did you have a mechanic test the entire trailer to see if anything else was damaged? Also, did you do the repairs yourself or have them done?
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Now might be a good time to invest in a progressive industries power protection unit, it will prevent this from happening in the future. There are power pedestals at camp sites that are not wired correctly.
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Thanks for responding and the information BombDoc.

TexasRose, it's really not that bad, and ya will overcome this. It's part of the learning curve....and I promise you one day, this will all just be a tiny blip on the radar of life.

Once it's all repaired, there are a few questions I would like to ask your husband about how it was hooked to the generator, but there's no hurry on it.
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Now might be a good time to invest in a progressive industries power protection unit, it will prevent this from happening in the future. There are power pedestals at camp sites that are not wired correctly.
In reality presley is right.

If you had a progressive industries ems http://www.progressiveindustries.net/
This wouldn't have happened.
So looking forward if you invest now in a 50 amp ems from progressive industries you'll not have to worry about whether someone else has wired there pole correctly or there's faulty wiring at a camp ground.
Here's a pic that a member took a few weeks ago.
A progressive industries ems also protects from power surges as well as low and high voltage.
Something to consider.
$300.00 may save you $2000.00 later.



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Thanks everyone. We really do appreciate your input and advice. We are going to look at all of the things y'all have suggested. Taking it back to the dealer this morning for an assessment, and we'll go from there. This is a little setback, but we will get through it and look forward to many enjoyable times in our trailer. So glad we found this forum.
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