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Old 10-11-2014, 05:56 PM   #2041
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Thank you both for your concern. I will attempt to answer your questions.
No, I did not change any of my wiring. When I did this wiring project 4 years ago, I anticipated the eventual change from my 30 amp trailer to my current 50 amp trailer so I used 4awg wire underground from my house panel to the 100 amp panel in my shed. I used 6/3+ground from my 100 amp shed panel in a 20' run to a 30 amp RV plug box (yes, for that configuration, I only used one hot leg and capped off L2). To make the subject conversion, I removed the 30 amp single pole breaker that I myself installed 4 years ago. [Thus, the statement "That's why they put a 30 amp breaker in your panel" is not technically correct.] I replaced the 30 amp breaker with a 50 amp double pole breaker and connected both hot legs of the 6/3 existing wire to it. On the other end, I removed the old 30 amp RV plug box and installed a new 50 amp RV plug box straight from Home Depot. And, yes, I used BOTH hot legs since the 50 amp trailer with its 4 prong plug likes both hot legs. My Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C unit (which I installed myself) shows correct voltage and amperage usage on both L1 and L2. I turned on both A/C units, the electric water heater element and the microwave and the rig passed all tests. I say I'm good to go.
Thanks for clearing that up, That is the correct way from your post good thinking ahead..... ( I also thought it was in your trailer being the house wasn't mention )
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:57 PM   #2042
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Easy enough to install I wired mine to protect against shore power and the generator power that way if my generator messes up I'm still protected.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:35 PM   #2043
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Super easy to install and I'm not a DIY genius by any stretch of the imagination. I bought a 3' length of #6 cable which I attached to the output side of the PI 50amp hardwired unit. Then disconnected the original cable from the distribution panel and connected that to the input side of the PI unit. The hardest part is manipulating to wires in the cable to get it to attach inside the PI unit. #6 cable isn't the most pliable of wire to work with in a confined area.

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Old 10-11-2014, 06:51 PM   #2044
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Hare wired Progressive Surge protector has a life Time warranty. If you get another rv you can take out and put it in it. It won't get stolen, you can wire it to protect from shore power and your generator. You won't have something else to keep track of everywhere you go.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:05 PM   #2045
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Thanks for clearing that up, That is the correct way from your post good thinking ahead..... ( I also thought it was in your trailer being the house wasn't mention )
I incorrectly ASSumed that my references to 30 and 50 amp plugs would imply power source and not internals........... but I could have been clearer.

Now, I only wish my thinking ahead to the power needs of a 50 amp trailer would have included thinking ahead to the height of a taller trailer. My next step is to receive bids on making my shed about two feet taller! DOH!
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #2046
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Once again, I haven't done anything yet except buy more things. Today I ordered a Rear View Wireless Quad Monitor Camera System-RVS-7706123WQ-C. It comes with one camera and I can add up to three more in the future. Not a bad deal at $299.00. As for actually doing anything, they get done once I move back home next month.
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Dropped it off at the dealer with a list of things for them to fix before warranty is up next month.
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I sanitized the black water tank with bleech. LOL
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I sanitized the black water tank with bleech. LOL
WHY?
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It gave me something to do in the rain. We are stuck at the house this weekend.
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