STILL owe a huge debt of gratitude to wmtire
for his advice before and during our install of shore power here at home. While we had a licensed electrician do the install, he'd never done an RV before. DH and the electrician had done tons of research, but still....white knuckles galore for me. wmtire
spent quite a bit of time on the phone with DH, talking him thru it step by step. he's a really good "aig".
Yeah, I think I had half a dozen small heart attacks on the day it was ready to plug in, since we were 4 days out from leaving for Pigeon Forge. DH left it up to me
to make the final decision, plug in or wait til we get back from the trip. PPPPFFFFFTTTT chicken butt
Took the deepest breath my lungs could hold, exhaled for forty forevers and said PLUG 'ER IN! Things clicked and hummed, and she was off and running...AND we did NOT have the MUST HAVE surge protector at that time.
Nope, I don't write it up to "beginners' luck", I write it up to research and wmtire's
willingness to share his know-how. Looking back, with a year under our belt, there's no way in hades we'll ever plug an RV in, here at home or elsewhere, without our surge guard again.
I stand there and count down those seconds as they tick off on the surge guard read, every time, out even now...holding my breath until it's all systems safe to go, or (which we've never gotten, knock on wood) not safe, access denied. It's *that* function that keeps me sane.
TexasRose....Happy, Happy, Happy that you dodged that bullet with only the TV damaged. I'm bettin' you slept a lot better last night!
Now, get 'er patched up and go
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