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Old 06-07-2016, 11:32 AM   #29
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Just to add to this, our power pole at our last trip to or favorite local state park ! The one next was ok with our meter ! Reported it to the office, but the same as the same problems ,twice before with other sites with no repairs !!!!
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:04 PM   #30
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Just to add to this, our power pole at our last trip to or favorite local state park ! The one next was ok with our meter ! Reported it to the office, but the same as the same problems ,twice before with other sites with no repairs !!!!

No problem here. It's just "broke in"
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:15 PM   #31
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Or maybe it's "pre-disastered"?
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Just to add to this, our power pole at our last trip to or favorite local state park ! The one next was ok with our meter ! Reported it to the office, but the same as the same problems ,twice before with other sites with no repairs !!!!
I see you are in Georgia. Which state park was that at? We recently had trouble at Crooked River.
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Just to add to this, our power pole at our last trip to or favorite local state park ! The one next was ok with our meter ! Reported it to the office, but the same as the same problems ,twice before with other sites with no repairs !!!!
@rideandslide - is that bottom hole a mouse condo? Cause' it certainly can't be a 30 amp RV electrical outlet.
Then again I'm sure it can be marketed as camper tested and ready for service.
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X2 on what Dr4Film said. I just put in the hard wired Progressive Industries surge protector with EMS and remote display in my new Jayco 23RLSW.

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Just want to add this unit has a lifetime warranty and is modular in design with plug in circuit boards for easy repair.


LIST PRICE IS $300 BUT PICKED IT UP FOR $208 ON JET.COM W/FREE SHIPPING & NO TAX.

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Progressive Industries surge gaurd. Never plug in without it no matter where I am. Cheap investment considering. Sorry to read this. Terrible
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ssilence Bingo on Crooked River !
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It just happened today and haven't called him yet. I wanted to get my blood pressure back first. Yes licensed electrician with insurance. And yes I will be filing a claim. I just checked the TV and blue ray. They seem to work. The refer and the ac is what I'm really worried about now. The microwave is an easy replacement.
How sad. I don't like the sound of things. I have installed many of the 30 and 50A services. The 30A is polarity sensitive. The hot and neutral can be easily reversed at the outlet. Some devices are more sensitive to this reversal than others. Is the service breaker a single or double? If a double the electrician really missed the boat. If a single he didn't do his homework before installing your 30A service.

Take a look at this: http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp%20Service.pdf

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How sad. I don't like the sound of things. I have installed many of the 30 and 50A services. The 30A is polarity sensitive. The hot and neutral can be easily reversed at the outlet. Some devices are more sensitive to this reversal than others. Is the service breaker a single or double? If a double the electrician really missed the boat. If a single he didn't do his homework before installing your 30A service.

Take a look at this: http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp%20Service.pdf

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Update - had the electrician over yesterday. The polarity was backwards at the outlet which was problem 1 and the next big problem was they used a double breaker. Seems to be ok now based on meter readings. The rv goes into service next week. Hopefully not too much damage. Im also going to inquire about hardwiring in some sort of protection so this doesn't happen again. What a crazy experience this has been. Thanks everyone for all your support and advice. It makes dealing with issues a lot easier.
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Update - had the electrician over yesterday. The polarity was backwards at the outlet which was problem 1 and the next big problem was they used a double breaker. Seems to be ok now based on meter readings. The rv goes into service next week. Hopefully not too much damage. Im also going to inquire about hardwiring in some sort of protection so this doesn't happen again. What a crazy experience this has been. Thanks everyone for all your support and advice. It makes dealing with issues a lot easier.
I am not buying all of what you were told. Refer to the drawing link in my last post. Polarity is only a problem IF you are wired to 120VAC. It sounds like the electrician wired the outlet to a 240VAC service. In this case he most likely wired the neutral to the ground lug and ground to the socket mounting. The other two lugs were hot.

Here is the bottom line: Any damage to your rig IS the direct fault of the electrician. He must step up to the plate and accept financial responsibility. Your insurance should not be involved. He wired your 30A/120VAC (standard 30A RV outlet service) to 240VAC. You had the potential of being physically harmed by electrocution on this one. Your frame was wired to 120VAC at some point. I don't know if your breaker ever tripped. It should have at some point. There is no debate here. You must be compensated and if he is licensed he has liability insurance.

I thank God for you and your family not being harmed.

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Hi Rick and thanks for the clarification. It was definitely 220 wired. He didnt argue at all just send him the bill for any damages. When i get the bill i will share with this thread along with pics of the hopefully proper meter readings. Thanks again.
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I had an electrician wire my home RV plug. When i was setting up the work I told him 100 times it was a 30amp service for an RV not a dryer. After the 99th time a light bulb went off in his head and he said ...humm, I understand what you want. I have a feeling he was thinking dryer and not RV at 1st.
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