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Old 06-11-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Transfer Switch Question

Newbie owner of Rockwood Ultra Lite 2606WS travel trailer. I'm going to install a hardwired Progressive Industries 50amp EMS. I want to install it upstream of the transfer switch per PI's recommendation. However, I can't find a transfer switch in my trailer. I called the dealer and he said there isn't one- just plug a generator in with the shore power cord and it handles it. Is that possible that transfer switch is not needed? Or is there one hiding somewhere?
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:14 AM   #2
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If you have a built in generator then you have a transfer switch. No built in generator then no transfer switch.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:38 AM   #3
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I see, so I am basically the transfer switch when I plug in the genny. Thank you!
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #4
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You may still wish to install a transfer switch if you dry camp and use and inverter. Its a very simple installation and can help prevent issues for a relatively low cost. If you don't use an inverter and are only choosing between generator and hookups, no reason to install one...
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:51 AM   #5
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You're welcome!

Yes, you are the transfer switch.

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #6
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I see, so I am basically the transfer switch when I plug in the genny. Thank you!
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Newbie owner of Rockwood Ultra Lite 2606WS travel trailer. I'm going to install a hardwired Progressive Industries 50amp EMS. I want to install it upstream of the transfer switch per PI's recommendation. However, I can't find a transfer switch in my trailer. I called the dealer and he said there isn't one- just plug a generator in with the shore power cord and it handles it. Is that possible that transfer switch is not needed? Or is there one hiding somewhere?
Your dealer is correct . not all built in Gennys have a transfer switch but will have a outlet in the power cord storage that you plug into when using the genny . in these cases no need for a transfer switch
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