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Old 07-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #85
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Hi Todd, I checked out Sandi's dogs as well as the one you posted. Beautiful dogs, and I bet nice travelling companions too.
I noticed in your surge protector pictures that it appeared to be a seamless integration into your shoreline. I mean, I didn't notice sny splicing. Was it taken apart and affixed that way to give it that interested look?
Just wondering. Hey, I read in the Telegram that Oxford's junior little league has one more team to beat and then they are off to Maine to play for the National tittle. Good luck! That is no small feat!
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Hi Todd, I checked out Sandi's dogs as well as the one you posted. Beautiful dogs, and I bet nice travelling companions too.
I noticed in your surge protector pictures that it appeared to be a seamless integration into your shoreline. I mean, I didn't notice sny splicing. Was it taken apart and affixed that way to give it that interested look?
Just wondering. Hey, I read in the Telegram that Oxford's junior little league has one more team to beat and then they are off to Maine to play for the National tittle. Good luck! That is no small feat!
Hi Jim,
Yup they are great and they are the reason we bought an RV. We could not stand the thought of putting them in a kennel when we travel.

For our connection we had our our electrician cut the shore line cord at just about 3 1/2 feet. He then put a male connector on the cut end (came as a kit). At this length we can still plug into our generator if needed and it is short enough so the SurgeGuard will fit in the electrical bay while plugged in. He did a great job and your right when it is all hooked up it looks like a nice seamless connection but is really the SurgeGuard connected inline with the shorline cord and a 50 foot 30 amp RV cord.

Yes we have some great talent in our area (hope our juniors make it). I remember a few years back the Burkett Allstars team out of Worcester actually made it to the big championship. They got to be on ESPN and even played a Saturday game on channel 7.
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Yup they are great and they are the reason we bought an RV. We could not stand the thought of putting them in a kennel when we travel.

For our connection we had our our electrician cut the shore line cord at just about 3 1/2 feet. He then put a male connector on the cut end (came as a kit). At this length we can still plug into our generator if needed and it is short enough so the SurgeGuard will fit in the electrical bay while plugged in. He did a great job and your right when it is all hooked up it looks like a nice seamless connection but is really the SurgeGuard connected inline with the shoreline cord and a 50 foot 30 amp RV cord.

Yes we have some great talent in our area (hope our juniors make it). I remember a few years back the Burkett Allstars team out of Worcester actually made it to the big championship. They got to be on ESPN and even played a Saturday game on channel 7.
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Yeah, no kennel for us either. We have a Boxer and she's a piece of work. We love her dearly but taking her with us on our maiden trip is either going to make or break that trip. Undaunted, she's coming with us an we're hoping for a positive, pleasant experience so we can take her all the time like you do.
Okay, so I know now that you simply plug into the Surge Guard with the male end that was added on to the 3 1/2 cut cord. And I can see where you can still plug it into the generator receptacle while the SG stays neatly & safely inside the storage cubby hole. But where I am a little uncertain is ( and forgive my density here but I do want to get your method down pat) you have a separate cord that goes from the SG to the city electric? Did you utilize the remaining cut off cord and with the Kit added a male end to it so it could be plugged into the SG and then into the City electric?
Like your idea. Right now my SG is mounted to my pole barn electrical outlet box. It is at the terminal end of the shore line. There is no harm with it being there in the safety & security of my own home but I do want it like yours, neatly tucked inside the shoreline storage area for when we hit the road.. BTW, with the recent electrical activity that we have been having lately, I'm sure glad I have my MH hooked up to a surge protector!! I feel better about it.
I'll keep my eye on the Oxford Junior Little League's progress. Good Luck & thanks again!
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Yeah, no kennel for us either. We have a Boxer and she's a piece of work. We love her dearly but taking her with us on our maiden trip is either going to make or break that trip. Undaunted, she's coming with us an we're hoping for a positive, pleasant experience so we can take her all the time like you do.
Okay, so I know now that you simply plug into the Surge Guard with the male end that was added on to the 3 1/2 cut cord. And I can see where you can still plug it into the generator receptacle while the SG stays neatly & safely inside the storage cubby hole. But where I am a little uncertain is ( and forgive my density here but I do want to get your method down pat) you have a separate cord that goes from the SG to the city electric? Did you utilize the remaining cut off cord and with the Kit added a male end to it so it could be plugged into the SG and then into the City electric?
Like your idea. Right now my SG is mounted to my pole barn electrical outlet box. It is at the terminal end of the shore line. There is no harm with it being there in the safety & security of my own home but I do want it like yours, neatly tucked inside the shoreline storage area for when we hit the road.. BTW, with the recent electrical activity that we have been having lately, I'm sure glad I have my MH hooked up to a surge protector!! I feel better about it.
I'll keep my eye on the Oxford Junior Little League's progress. Good Luck & thanks again!
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Hi Jim,
Yeah our Buster does not like it when the Cambria is moving. Always wants to be in my lap or have Shirley hold him but once we are stopped for potty runs or at camp he loves it. Precious on the other hand loves everything about camping from just being in the camper, to riding in it, to being at new places and meeting new people. She is just crazy about it.
Yes we had the electrician make the remaining 26 feet or so into a spare 30 amp cord for us using a female connector on the cut end (again this was part of a kit). Unfortunately after I had the RV pad put in it was to short to use at the house so I had to buy a 50 footer. We just carry the 26 footer as a spare now. I think Flagg's parts store might carry them and I think Camping World also carry them. I think monik7 (Sandi) has a similar rig as yours and she was able to fit her entire shoreline cord and the SurgeGuard in her electrical bay.
Oh yeah early Tuesday morning we took a huge hit nearby. Woke me up from a sound sleep, lit the whole bedroom up like a photo flash and the thunder shook the house like an earthquake. Lost power for a few seconds. The SurgeGuard did exactly what it was designed to do, killed power, sensed when line power returned, waited 2.16 minutes for the ac compressor to cycle down, and restarted. Well worth the money.
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Yeah, no kennel for us either. We have a Boxer and she's a piece of work. We love her dearly but taking her with us on our maiden trip is either going to make or break that trip. Undaunted, she's coming with us an we're hoping for a positive, pleasant experience so we can take her all the time like you do.
Okay, so I know now that you simply plug into the Surge Guard with the male end that was added on to the 3 1/2 cut cord. And I can see where you can still plug it into the generator receptacle while the SG stays neatly & safely inside the storage cubby hole. But where I am a little uncertain is ( and forgive my density here but I do want to get your method down pat) you have a separate cord that goes from the SG to the city electric? Did you utilize the remaining cut off cord and with the Kit added a male end to it so it could be plugged into the SG and then into the City electric?
Like your idea.
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Hi Jim: Hope you don't mind if I join the conversation. Like Todd said, I was able to just get another 30 amp cord and didn't have to go to the trouble of having the RV cord cut short. So I leave the whole RV cord rolled up in the electrical bay. I attach the Surge Guard to it and leave it inside the electrical bay too. Then I attach the other 30 amp cord to the Surge Guard and run it out the small hole at the bottom of the bay to the electrical pedestal. That way the electrical bay can be locked and the Sure Guard is safe from "sticky fingers."
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Yeah our Buster does not like it when the Cambria is moving. Always wants to be in my lap or have Shirley hold him but once we are stopped for potty runs or at camp he loves it. Precious on the other hand loves everything about camping from just being in the camper, to riding in it, to being at new places and meeting new people. She is just crazy about it.
Yes we had the electrician make the remaining 26 feet or so into a spare 30 amp cord for us using a female connector on the cut end (again this was part of a kit). Unfortunately after I had the RV pad put in it was to short to use at the house so I had to buy a 50 footer. We just carry the 26 footer as a spare now. I think Flagg's parts store might carry them and I think Camping World also carry them. I think monik7 (Sandi) has a similar rig as yours and she was able to fit her entire shoreline cord and the SurgeGuard in her electrical bay.
Oh yeah early Tuesday morning we took a huge hit nearby. Woke me up from a sound sleep, lit the whole bedroom up like a photo flash and the thunder shook the house like an earthquake. Lost power for a few seconds. The SurgeGuard did exactly what it was designed to do, killed power, sensed when line power returned, waited 2.16 minutes for the ac compressor to cycle down, and restarted. Well worth the money.
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I'm hoping that Becca will be on her best behavior at the CG. I don't want her barking annoyingly at every person that she comes in contact with. I know she'll be fine when we're traveling. She just loves going for rides.
I finally understand the hooking up of the SG thanks to you and Sandi's input. This kit that you mention, did you get it at the RV store? If not, where did you get it? Online?
Thanks for all of your help Todd. I really appreceate you taking the time and clarifying the SP mystery for me.
Perhaps one day we can share a cup of coffee at Karl's Diner?
Be well.
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Hi Jim: Hope you don't mind if I join the conversation. Like Todd said, I was able to just get another 30 amp cord and didn't have to go to the trouble of having the RV cord cut short. So I leave the whole RV cord rolled up in the electrical bay. I attach the Surge Guard to it and leave it inside the electrical bay too. Then I attach the other 30 amp cord to the Surge Guard and run it out the small hole at the bottom of the bay to the electrical pedestal. That way the electrical bay can be locked and the Sure Guard is safe from "sticky fingers."
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Heck no Sandi, I don't mind you "jumping in" on this thread. In fact, this exchange that you, Todd and myself we've been having has been very enlightening to me.
If i don't have an electrician rig my SG like Todd's by the time that we go camping next month then I think at he last moment I will PU an extension like you have and still be able to store the whole shoreline safely into storage cubby hole. We've been having some hellacious TStorms around these parts of late and like I said to Todd, I'm sure glad that the MH has a surge protector!
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I'm hoping that Becca will be on her best behavior at the CG. I don't want her barking annoyingly at every person that she comes in contact with. I know she'll be fine when we're traveling. She just loves going for rides.
I finally understand the hooking up of the SG thanks to you and Sandi's input. This kit that you mention, did you get it at the RV store? If not, where did you get it? Online?
Thanks for all of your help Todd. I really appreceate you taking the time and clarifying the SP mystery for me.
Perhaps one day we can share a cup of coffee at Karl's Diner?
Be well.
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Heck no Sandi, I don't mind you "jumping in" on this thread. In fact, this exchange that you, Todd and myself we've been having has been very enlightening to me.
If i don't have an electrician rig my SG like Todd's by the time that we go camping next month then I think at he last moment I will PU an extension like you have and still be able to store the whole shoreline safely into storage cubby hole. We've been having some hellacious TStorms around these parts of late and like I said to Todd, I'm sure glad that the MH has a surge protector!
Hi Jim,
Actually my electrician got it, not really sure where. I think Flagg's RV parts and supplies might carry them (they are pretty well stocked). Three other place to check would be Ebay, Amazon, and Camping World. They are a common item for RV's so you should be able to find some. If not then let me know and I'll try to find some links for you. I'd love to go to Carl's but my problem is I have a tough schedule to work around. I work 12 hours a day and drive another 1 1/2 six days a week. On my one day off we usually run all our errands and if (IF) we have time try to go out to dinner with some friends. On the rare occasion when I can scrape together a few days off---WE go camping---. Our next trip out we might try out Aces High in Connecticut by the casinos. Maybe we could hook up there, I love showing off the Cambria. Shirley did a great job of picking all the colors inside and out. I've got enough tech on the dash it looks like the bridge of the enterprise. And I love looking at other RV's. I think I was actually in yours when it was on the lot back late March or early April
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Hey all! I have a question about my Jayco Melbourne. My husband and I are newbies also. When we are camping, We have trouble with knocking out breakers, example, we will have AC on, and cooking outside with a griddle (plugged in to Our outside plug,) and when I try to make toast with toaster..... Boom! Blown breaker! Is this us trying to pull too much? Thought I'd ask here instead of making fool of myself At dealer. sorry if I'm On wrong post:.......As I said .....I'm a newbie!! Have a good day.
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Hey all! I have a question about my Jayco Melbourne. My husband and I are newbies also. When we are camping, We have trouble with knocking out breakers, example, we will have AC on, and cooking outside with a griddle (plugged in to Our outside plug,) and when I try to make toast with toaster..... Boom! Blown breaker! Is this us trying to pull too much? Thought I'd ask here instead of making fool of myself At dealer. sorry if I'm On wrong post:.......As I said .....I'm a newbie!! Have a good day.
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Are you on shore power or using the generator when that happens?
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Hey all! I have a question about my Jayco Melbourne. My husband and I are newbies also. When we are camping, We have trouble with knocking out breakers, example, we will have AC on, and cooking outside with a griddle (plugged in to Our outside plug,) and when I try to make toast with toaster..... Boom! Blown breaker! Is this us trying to pull too much? Thought I'd ask here instead of making fool of myself At dealer. sorry if I'm On wrong post:.......As I said .....I'm a newbie!! Have a good day.
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Hi Jodi,
Are you on a 30amp connection, using a 30 amp to 15amp adapter for a 15 amp connection, or are you on generator power? On shore power (30amp) just about everything should work. On 15amp or genny power you would be limited.
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Are you on shore power or using the generator when that happens?
On shore power at 30, the only time we have the generator going is when we have no shore power access.
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