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Old 07-11-2016, 07:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2008 Expedition. Help! Replaced transfer switch & have surge protector no luck

We bought our 38'fleetwood expedition in 2008 new. We keep it plugged in & stored- only 11k miles. Since we purchased we have complete Power outages that last typically a few seconds to a few minutes. We added an external surge protector- did not work- called fleetwood & they said it was a transfer switch- paid today to have replaced & still same problem. Very frustrating as we were supposed to leave tomorrow- anyone else with problem?
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What brand of surge protector do you have? Did the installer of the transfer switch verify that that was the issue before changing it out? A Progressive EMS has a switch to bypass it if it's faulty. If it's a Surge Guard, you might be out of luck if it's more than a year old, they don't repair them, just sell you a new one. Progressive Ind. is a lifetime warranty, if you call they can walk you through a few quick tests to see if it's working.

If it's not the Surge Protector it could be a faulty shore cord or plug. A systematic test along each step of the power path, from outlet to circuit breaker panel should show where the problem is.
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Does it also happen on generator power? Has it occurred at more than one location?
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When you say power outages , do you mean 110volt power only or all power 12 volt lighting and all outlets and 110volt?
If only 110 volt then; with the RV disconnected from shore power , open up the 110 volt breaker box and make sure all wiring connections to the circuit breakers are tight.
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