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Old 06-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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remote display or not?

I'm planning to order a Progressive Industries 50 amp hard-wired EMS for my new-to-me 2006 Damon Daybreak. What I haven't decided yet is if the remote dispay option is a "must have" or a "nice to have." Your opinions will be appreciated!

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I'm planning to order a Progressive Industries 50 amp hard-wired EMS for my new-to-me 2006 Damon Daybreak. What I haven't decided yet is if the remote dispay option is a "must have" or a "nice to have." Your opinions will be appreciated!

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I installed the 50 amp portable in my basement and really enjoy being able to see what's going on. I also have two plug in meters ( one for for each line ) to monitor as well. The PI has already saved me last week in Monument Valley , it shut me down at 104 volts as advertised.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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I'm planning to order a Progressive Industries 50 amp hard-wired EMS for my new-to-me 2006 Damon Daybreak. What I haven't decided yet is if the remote dispay option is a "must have" or a "nice to have." Your opinions will be appreciated!

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in my opinion its a must have for the same as the reason and convenience os your Inverter system has one
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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Much of whether to get the remote display or not is whether you will be able to see the onboard display once the unit is installed. If you can't see it easily where it is installed, then the remote is necessary. Personally, at less than a $100 more for the unit with the remote display, I would be all over it even if only for the convenience of being able to easily see it with a glance from inside of the RV without having to bend over or go outside to read it. Even if installing the remote is a pain, it has to be done only once; otherwise, going outside to read it or trying to read it in a hidden location inside will always be with you. You also can't later add the remote display to the unit that doesn't come with one.
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in my opinion its a must have for the same as the reason and convenience os your Inverter system has one
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The remote display is nice as long as you mount it where it's readily available to view while you're connecting at a campground. Part of what's displayed is the condition of the campground circuits. You want to be able to view this info without walking to the rear of the coach interior to read. Maybe locate it at the front door near other switches or panels.
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Even though our remote display is within 6" of the unit, it was worth the price. I don't have to stick my head into the compartment to see what the electrical status or failure code is. and don't have do contortions to see if power is good when we hook up. Well worth the money in my opinion.
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Thanks folks!

I really appreciate all the replies! Must admit that I'd never thought about mounting the remote display in the compartment where the unit is located. I like the idea that I can relocate it or add a second display inside the MH if I choose. Again, thank you so much!

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