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Old 02-27-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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PI EMS install in a 2306

So now that the weather is getting warm I am going to be installing my hardwired Progressive ems. Curious if anyone here has one installed into their 2306 and if so where did you choose to put it. I am thinking the most room to work in would be behind the converter/fuse panel. Also , fastening to the floor do I just use short wood screws?
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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Use something to keep it about a half inch off of the floor, for air circulation. The relay will get warm.
Search for other threads on the PI EMS installation. There's some good info on this forum.
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One thing to do when you do the install... Use twist lock plugs on each end of the connections. This way if you sell or upgrade... unplug and bring it with you. If it dies or it gives you poo on a trip (probably not the PI but the CG power) it can be unplugged and bypassed easily.
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Not if you use one of these. It won't walk away. The whole idea is to slow down a thief or have them walk away.

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I installed mine on the sister 23lb in the space below the tall pantry cabinet. There is a little door screwed shut and has plenty of room
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I've install 2 of them. I screwed them directly on the floor in behind the power center in both trailers. That seems to be a universally good place to install it. I only used 2 screws each time because that's all I could reach. It's a really tight spot to try to install the EMS so if you want to elevate it off the floor a bit you'll want to glue something at the corners where the screws go before you connect it and put it in place.

On my first installation in the Roo, I used the 30A plugs but they somehow managed to loosen and the power would shut off intermittently, so I just removed the plugs and hard wired it. You'll need these if you want to disconnect and pull the power supply line out of the back of the distribution panel. That way you can re-attach the stock power cable back into the main breaker if you ever sell the trailer and what to remove the EMS.
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If anyone wants a practically new 30A hard wired with remote display, send me a PM. You can see everything I have available at (traded in TT for RV after only 4 uses - too long a story) ZRD - Travel Trailer and RV Services
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reverse charging?

I have a 2014 Rockwood Mini-Lite with 7 pin connection to my tow vehicle (a Sprinter van). Must I disconnect the 7-pin connector prior to hooking Mini-Lite up to 30amp external power at RV sites? I don't know if commercial power hookup would be damaging to tow vehicle electrics (which includes brake controller circuit) if 7-pin hookup was not first disconnected.
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I have a 2014 Rockwood Mini-Lite with 7 pin connection to my tow vehicle (a Sprinter van). Must I disconnect the 7-pin connector prior to hooking Mini-Lite up to 30amp external power at RV sites? I don't know if commercial power hookup would be damaging to tow vehicle electrics (which includes brake controller circuit) if 7-pin hookup was not first disconnected.
I always disconnected my TV & TT when parked. Even when not "plugged in" (120VAC), you could drain TV battery.
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Check your tv 7pin connector with a test light to see if battery terminal stays hot.....Some vehicles have a relay that powers batt wire that opens when no power from IGN switch.....
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I installed mine in the area that you use to push the cord into for storage, on the exterior wall, off the floor. It was along the original route to the control panel. I also installed the Marinco receptor. It eliminated a potential mouse entrance.

I love it. I've had it shut the power off due to low voltage several times and when the power increased would automatically reset and reconnect.
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My next electrical system mod will be the purchase of a Hughes Autoformer to help prevent the PI EMS from having to cut power!
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My next electrical system mod will be the purchase of a Hughes Autoformer to help prevent the PI EMS from having to cut power!


I just did this.

My "Hardwire" PI EMS is inside with plug-and-receptacle connections for easy bypass. (I like being able to remove it, however i REALY like being able to bypass it if it breaks down. I know it has a bypass on the display, however that can fault too.)

I recently purchased a Hughes Autoformer which I know will come in handy. One of the campgrounds I visit twice a year has an undersized grid. My EMS shuts the camper down several times during hot busy days. Can't wait to see it in action.
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I just did this.

My "Hardwire" PI EMS is inside with plug-and-receptacle connections for easy bypass. (I like being able to remove it, however i REALY like being able to bypass it if it breaks down. I know it has a bypass on the display, however that can fault too.)

I recently purchased a Hughes Autoformer which I know will come in handy. One of the campgrounds I visit twice a year has an undersized grid. My EMS shuts the camper down several times during hot busy days. Can't wait to see it in action.
Eldon Hazlet? That system is failing...
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No, Timber Trails. They have nice events every year, but have expanded over the years without upgrading their infrastructure. Not uncommon, but problematic after a point.

As far as Carlyle, I like the Army Corp campgrounds better than the state ones.
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