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Old 10-11-2014, 04:56 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, 04:57 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, 05:35 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.

There are lots of threads with precise details - dependent upon your actual rv.

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Old 10-11-2014, 05:51 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, 06:05 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, 06:34 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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Old 10-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #2047
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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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Old 10-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #2048
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I sanitized the black water tank with bleech. LOL
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #2049
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I sanitized the black water tank with bleech. LOL
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #2050
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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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Old 10-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #2051
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Since our new trailer has, yikes, 3 sewer hoses instead of one (which is what we were used to for 5 years) I went to Home Depot to figure out a way to install something under my back bumper to store the extra poop shoots.
The 3-inch rain gutter hoses were too small (I want to fit the sewer hoses AND the fittings in there) so looked at the 4-inch square fence posts. I really liked them, even though they have the holes in them for the fence railings, but I can put them on the top since they'll be on the bottom of the bumper. Unfortunately, my Home Depot didn't have the fence post covers so I'll have to go to another store (Big R) to see what they have.
Since our RV isn't white, my wife will surely want it to be painted so it's "pretty" so I'll be buying some gold or brown spray paint...as well as primer and some light sanding paper to prep the PVC.
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Today I crawled around under my Park Model and levelled the trailer. Added blocking to 10 points to raise the trailer. Trailer is on a slanting hillside site and we are not allowed to dig holes, just sits on blocks and cement patio stones. It has lasted for 4 winters so we did good. Thanksgiving tomorrow with 5 of the 7 kids and then back out Monday to Winterize. Next weekend get ready for trip with Rockwood to Michigan.
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Today I crawled around under my Park Model and levelled the trailer. Added blocking to 10 points to raise the trailer. Trailer is on a slanting hillside site and we are not allowed to dig holes, just sits on blocks and cement patio stones. It has lasted for 4 winters so we did good. Thanksgiving tomorrow with 5 of the 7 kids and then back out Monday to Winterize. Next weekend get ready for trip with Rockwood to Michigan.
Oh Yea, Forgot Canadian Thanksgiving is is different then the US, "Happy Thanksgiving" To all you Canadians on this Forum. Heard that on CNN by a Canadian anchor Ashley Banfield....
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:56 AM   #2054
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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!
By the way Congratulations on your new unit, I like them WildCats......
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Happy Thanksgiving, do you all do the turkey thing also? I myself smoke a turkey and Baby back ribs, I eat the ribs and they get the turkey. LOL
They beg me to smoke the turkey every year.
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I used to do the Deep fried Turkey but then went to healthy eating and working out but they tasted great just a big mess with all the oil cleanup etc.


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Old 10-12-2014, 07:46 AM   #2057
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That's why I smoke the turkey in the smoker but its an all day task but a lot less mess and a lot healthier with less fat. I eat the ribs. LOL
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Happy Thanksgiving, do you all do the turkey thing also? I myself smoke a turkey and Baby back ribs, I eat the ribs and they get the turkey. LOL
They beg me to smoke the turkey every year.

I have brined and smoked turkeys several times...people say...I really don't like turkey...wait. This is GOOD! I am like..yeah! It is the best way. No brine=no good though.


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By the way Congratulations on your new unit, I like them WildCats......

In Ruidoso, NM last month, my wife said, "I love this trailer... except for all the things that are wrong with it."


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In Ruidoso, NM last month, my wife said, "I love this trailer... except for all the things that are wrong with it."


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We love Ruidoso and the Alto area. We always stay at Bonito Hallow.


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