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Old 10-28-2020, 06:59 AM   #1
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2021 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45OPP - Transfer Switch location

Good morning, a friend of mine just ordered a 2021 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45OPP and wants to add a Hughes Autoformer for surge protection.. does anyone know where the transfer switch is located since this model has the 50amp cord reel built into the chassis and not in a storage bay?
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Pretty sure bay in front of rear passenger tire. Please share any tips after installing. We ordered both also. Thanks
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Why the Hughes autoformer? The factory surger protector isn’t good enough? Jefg
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Why the Hughes autoformer? The factory surger protector isn’t good enough? Jefg
Factory surge protector is very basic and will not protect you in an "under voltage" situation.. You can never have too much surge protection especially with the complexity of technology in modern motorhomes.
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We just ordered the exact same coach today, can you give a novice some more explanation of why we need this?
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We just ordered the exact same coach today, can you give a novice some more explanation of why we need this?
Inconsistent and sometimes poorly maintained or aging power supplies at RV parks can cause significant damage to your RV's sensitive (and expensive) electronic components, appliances, etc.

Electrical issues such as high/low voltage, miswired pedestal, open neutral, open ground, reverse polarity, high neutral current, surges, and overheating plug/receptacle.

Use this chart to pick which model fits your needs.

https://rvpower.southwire.com/produc...ge-protection/
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Inconsistent and sometimes poorly maintained or aging power supplies at RV parks can cause significant damage to your RV's sensitive (and expensive) electronic components, appliances, etc.

Electrical issues such as high/low voltage, miswired pedestal, open neutral, open ground, reverse polarity, high neutral current, surges, and overheating plug/receptacle.

Use this chart to pick which model fits your needs.

https://rvpower.southwire.com/produc...ge-protection/
This is spot on.. Keep in mind that the surge guard supplied as part of the transfer switch is a little misleading in its name as its very minimal surge protection. The biggest and most mis-understood cause of damage to modern motorhomes/rv's is a drop in supply voltage on the supply voltage to 105volts or less. Surge guard may detect it, but it will not supply ample protection..

If you are going to spend >300k on a motorhome, then why not invest a few hundred dollars to protect it as best you can with the tools that are out there..
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