Pay attention to your power pedestal
Looking over the threads recently posted I see ones questioning the need and the expense for power monitoring and surge units. I experienced the need for one this weekend at a big name campground in Natural Bridge Station, VA. We pulled in and the first thing I did was check the power at the pedestal. All appeared OK with the 30 amp service, but I noticed the connector box on the side of the box looked a little worse for wear. Got everything running and looked at my voltmeter inside the coach and saw 110 volts. OK, acceptable. Made some more preps to leave the unit to socialize and looked again at the meter. It was down to about 105 volts. Time to pull the plug. Touched the connector plug and it was hot to the touch. I checked the 50 amp service and it seemed OK, but I smelled hot wiring. I touched the connector box to the side of the pedestal and it was very hot. Not a good thing. Went to the office and they sent a tech over who pulled the cover, the attached photo is what he found. They moved me to another site and then took care of the power problem.
Hope this helps someone.
Chris in Virginia
2006 Sunseeker 3100SS/LTD
2008 Smart Passion Cabriolet TOAD
1986 Honda Helix (Original owner)