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Old 05-24-2016, 08:16 AM   #15
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If you turn off the breaker there is no reason to turn off any breakers inside the RV.

We always turn off the pedestal breaker then plug and unplug several times to wipe the contacts. There is nearly a 100% chance that the outlet was abused and the contacts have at least some burnt spots.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
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Must say, never done it, but would not worry, just keep breaker in the pedestal off, and that worried, flip it back on with a stick that's laying around !



Not pertaining to this, but, i made up a cheap tester for the power pole supply, won't protect you from anything, but, lets you know of power conditions,

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:05 AM   #17
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:19 PM   #18
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If you turn off the breaker there is no reason to turn off any breakers inside the RV.

We always turn off the pedestal breaker then plug and unplug several times to wipe the contacts. There is nearly a 100% chance that the outlet was abused and the contacts have at least some burnt spots.
I trust the main breaker inside my trailer more than I do the breaker (if there is one) at the pole. I have come across many sparks while plugging in outside, and I don't like em.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:29 PM   #19
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Jim T. and rideandslide, I need to put a version like yours into my tool pack... Time to head to the hardware store, probably Menards.
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SailorSam Amazon !!! i already had the 30amp male to 15amp female in my adapters i keep in the TT, all the rest came from Amazon. The swivel cube tap was just a luxury so i can swivel it for better vision.
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I remember once plugging in, and when I opened the pedestal panel, Mr. Spider was there smiling at me. I think they are the cause of the sparks we get! : )
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:28 AM   #22
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Must say, never done it, but would not worry, just keep breaker in the pedestal off, and that worried, flip it back on with a stick that's laying around !

Not pertaining to this, but, i made up a cheap tester for the power pole supply, won't protect you from anything, but, lets you know of power conditions,
Cool. I have all those individually. Never thought of hooking it up together like that
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Voltage the same between circuits?

Call me frugal, but I just plug the volt meter into the 15/20 amp pole circuit to check voltage, then use my Progressive Industries 50 Amp PEMS to ensure polarity is right before hooking up. I assume voltage will be the same no matter which circuit 15/30/50 you check. Am I wrong?
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Call me frugal, but I just plug the volt meter into the 15/20 amp pole circuit to check voltage, then use my Progressive Industries 50 Amp PEMS to ensure polarity is right before hooking up. I assume voltage will be the same no matter which circuit 15/30/50 you check. Am I wrong?

You are correct.
I just plug in the PI unit. Does it all.


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Attached is a pic of my circuit tester. One of the benefits of using something like this is if the site I pull into doesn't test correctly, it is easy to walk to other sites until I find one that is okay. Much easier than moving the coach from site to site.
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I like the metal tab for the lock...wish mine had one...guess i will have to retrofit something!
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Nah, just get a long shank padlock with a shackle wide enough to go around the cord but not the smallest thing on the end of the cord. You'll lock it to something anyways.
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