Originally Posted by Swinks
Thats exactly what I do also.
Dont know why they dont just have the electric switch beside the gas switch in the main control area. My last trailer had them side by side, one for electric and one for gas. Going outside to turn on the electric or using a breaker for a switch is not how I would have wired it.
I would venture to say that one reason the switch is not located inside is that would perhaps make it too tempting to turn it on accidentally.
I also think that is why it comes new with the pin installed. It is to make people think that maybe there is a reason to check before pulling the pin.
To me it serves the same purpose as placing the red streamers on certain aircraft - to serve as a heads up.
I am sort of going with manufacturers on this one. I think that they could put an informational placard nest to the switch as a additional precaution.