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Old 10-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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"Illinois! - Where the politicians make the license plates......"

YEE HA! I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS!
So have the politicians!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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Job done
More work than I bargained for.
The wires from the generator to the ATS were to well installed so I had to abandon them in place and run a new wire from the generator to the electrical storage bay.

I am getting too old to be spending the day on my back under the MH.

As a side note the ATS was mounted inside the MH UNDER the bed, not exactly where I would want a fire starting.

Anybody want to buy an ATS switch.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #17
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Some 2011/2012 Coachmen and Four Winds Class A and Class C come without an ATS. My nieghbor has the 2012 Class A with no ATS and I traded in a 2011 Class C with no ATS this spring.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #18
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I was just wondering if there was a technical reason for it I was thinking about the previous post about using the generator for the house if I lose power it would be easy if it was a plug

Rodney the only special consideration is the RV generators are usually 120 volt, not 120/240 like the big portables.. (And your house)

So if you go this route as I did, make sure you only put 120 volt systems on the E-panel (As I did) No Central AC, No Dryer, No Electric range or water heater (Both of those were gas in my house) just lights and outlets. and the furnace. Was very happy when the furance came on after I flipped the switch, it was already getting cold in the house and power had been out less than an hour.
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I think you can find more about connecting a transfer switch to home generator at this site:
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OK, I don't know how this all works on you high end RV's. But, I just went through a ice storm that knocked out my power for 83 hours. Because I have livestock on this farm that have to have electricity or they die I have a 25000 watt emergency generator that is powered by a farm tractor and can, and did, run the whole farm. To use it I MUST through the main switch off on the power inlet pole to my yard. If I do not then I am powering the whole grid backward. The problem with this is that all the transformers on the power lines then work in reverse and instead of stepping down the power to my farm site they amp it up instead. So, if a power line man is working on the power lines and he thinks they are dead they are not because of my generator and he can get electrocuted. It happed to one of our local line men once. So, I have learned to be very, very, anal about making sure I have that main switch on the off position before I even think about starting the generator.

I don't know how this applies to your discussion but, I thought I would add it.
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OK, I don't know how this all works on you high end RV's. But, I just went through a ice storm that knocked out my power for 83 hours. Because I have livestock on this farm that have to have electricity or they die I have a 25000 watt emergency generator that is powered by a farm tractor and can, and did, run the whole farm. To use it I MUST through the main switch off on the power inlet pole to my yard. If I do not then I am powering the whole grid backward. The problem with this is that all the transformers on the power lines then work in reverse and instead of stepping down the power to my farm site they amp it up instead. So, if a power line man is working on the power lines and he thinks they are dead they are not because of my generator and he can get electrocuted. It happed to one of our local line men once. So, I have learned to be very, very, anal about making sure I have that main switch on the off position before I even think about starting the generator.

I don't know how this applies to your discussion but, I thought I would add it.
OK , I had a couple of beers before I wrote this. So I apologize for all the typing errors. And, I would like to point out that even though we did have a line man in my area get electrocuted once by a emergency generator it was not me who did it. Have a nice Day,
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Caveman that happened in Indiana around 1979. A big ice storm tore down power lines in several counties. A big dairy farmer started up his tractor-driven generator and forgot to turn off the main switch, backfeeding the main lines. No-one was harmed, but when the lineman dead-shorted the main lines prior to working on them it burned up the dairy farmers generator.
Then things went silly. The dairy farmer went to the REMC office and complained about his generator. The end of the story went like this: The farmer lost his farm,> heavily fined, and spent some jail time.
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