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Old 01-21-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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I know this has been discussed before but I couldn't find a definite answer to my question. I received my Model 34560 Surge Guard today and I don't see anything about the mounting position. Can it be mounted sideways or does it have to be mounted verically? It is raining here today so I will have to wait a few days to install. I believe I can install in vertically but there is a lot more room for wiring if I install it vertically.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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I know this has been discussed before but I couldn't find a definite answer to my question. I received my Model 34560 Surge Guard today and I don't see anything about the mounting position. Can it be mounted sideways or does it have to be mounted verically? It is raining here today so I will have to wait a few days to install. I believe I can install in vertically but there is a lot more room for wiring if I install it vertically.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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Off the subject. How do you like the Destination? I'm thinking about buying a 38 gasser
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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We are very happy so far. All of the problems we had are very minor compared to our previous MH. The UFO has to be driven to really appreciate it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
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Wayne I would say that it would not make a
differance, vertical or horizontal. I assume
that the unit is solid state, but we all know
about ASSUME!!!!!

And along the same line campworld has the 30A
plug in Surge Guard for $200. and the hard
wired for $270.
I am looking into hard wiring the plug in unit
into my 30A Adventure. And saving the $70.
May be cheaper yet, if I can get the president
club saveing added to that..... Tenn.
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I couldn't find the post but I believe someone mentioned that their unit "chattered" because it wasn't mounted vertically.
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wthomas1.....Just make sure you really tighten the wire holders as securely as you can. Mie had a power cord reel and I had to add a short piece of 50amp cable to my installation. I bought the cable at Home Depot. They have the correct size on the large spool rack.
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I have all of the piece parts together, now if it will just stop raining.
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Hi Wayne,

Thought this might clear up your question.
I mounted my own with no problems other than a fat guy with short arms trying to get into a little (very little) power conmpartment. Good luck.
http://www.surgeguard.com/faq.html
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Thank you, that answered all of my questions.
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I had mine mounted horizontally on the back wall of the electrical bay on our new motorhome due to space requirements. Works great, no problems. On our last motorhome, it was mounted vertically on back wall. I see no difference in the operation of the unit mounted vertically or horizontally. It just can not be mounted flat on it back on the bottom of the bay.
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According the the manufacturers website Frequently Asked Questions the unit is to be mounted vertically. If mounted horizontally it is recommended to mount on its side not its back. I know these things because I've been experiencing problems with mine and researched it. The manual makes no mention of the mounting specifications.
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