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Old 10-16-2016, 06:35 PM   #41
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Good one. I've used those outlets for several years with multiple devices without incident. Of course I'm not in the elite class of being an Apple user.

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Guess I don't have to worry either since no smart phones here just old Samsung military grade flip phones for being real sturdy and using as a phone only even though capable of Internet . Do have a Apple i-pad though and mini Mac . Pat
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:46 PM   #42
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By the way, these outlets are not new for 2017 models. I have them in my 2014, although they are white, not black.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:38 PM   #43
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We don't necessarily have all the data that there was no problem with screw on electrical connections in RV's. While it could indeed be a method of saving labor/money for large scale production places like Winnebago with hundreds of RVs rolling off the lines each month, knowing Reace I doubt that he would make this switch solely to save a few pennies. He may have received data that shows that this fastening method is superior in our "moving earthquakes" (thanks yet again Donna).

If Reace is comfortable with this connection method, I am not going to rush to ripping them out and replacing them when we pick up our 21 in May.
Fair enough. But when was the last time you saw a post referencing a failed 120V outlet failure? To his credit, he invites all sorts of feedback via this Forum; I just haven't seen the reason to change.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:49 PM   #44
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Fair enough. But when was the last time you saw a post referencing a failed 120V outlet failure? To his credit, he invites all sorts of feedback via this Forum; I just haven't seen the reason to change.
And I agree, I'm only changing one outlet because (1) I'm adding a downline heater with a pilot light switch and (2) I do not have the tool to add a line correctly to the stock outlet.
On the plus side I'll be using the push in rear type connection on both the switch and outlet.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #45
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You may be painting yourself into a corner since it appears most rv manufacturers are now installing these. I know Reace and Tammy attend RV trade shows where new products are demonstrated so they are following the industry standard.
..after attending an RV Expo this weekend with what may have been more than 50 different trailers and motor homes..no molded fiberglass... this camper's perception was that most trailer mfg seem to focus on glitzy and pretty or even the occasional fake fireplace and the lazy boy recliner in the living space....that's what seemed to sell based on hearing questions buyers asked of the sellers, nobody seemed to care how its made....wow..a mfg's ideal consumer!
was hoping to see new Dometic powered awning or Hehr frameless windows- all freestanding awnings were Carefree and all frameless windows by some other brand...perhaps Dometic awning and HEHR frameless windows are too new.
one thing there was no lack of was each trailer salesman trashing the other brands they did not sell which sometimes when true revealed some insightful detail.
after attending RV Expo, this camper's favorite Rv trailer had a motor and steering wheel!...oops
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #46
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A couple of pictures of outlet"s we changed . Also one of mod to solve problem of surge being shut off remote . Last picture borrowed from Myron a cover after reading many broke the shut off switches . Pat
Nice mods, Pat.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:18 PM   #47
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Nice mods, Pat.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:56 AM   #48
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I better tell my computer engineer nephew and my former student who now works for an Israeli computer security firm that all that Apple hardware they keep buying is total junk, I'm sure they are both probably just horribly misinformed.....
Not junk, just not some kind of miracle which cannot fail, making some other thing surely responsible for failure. I've worked with and owned Apple hardware for over 30 years - yes, before there were Macs - and it's good stuff... just not any more perfect than other hardware.

I think people should use whatever USB power supplies work for them.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:59 AM   #49
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( PS. somebody needs to explain why this software flags "inverter" as a spelling mistake ).
If you're using the web site, it's your browser (not the website) that does the spell-checking; maybe you can add to its dictionary. "Inverter" is fine with Chrome on my PC, although some other valid words are unknown to it. If using Tapatalk... can't help you with that.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:02 AM   #50
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... I'm only changing one outlet because (1) I'm adding a downline heater with a pilot light switch and (2) I do not have the tool to add a line correctly to the stock outlet.
This makes perfect sense to me, especially since the location involved allows access to the rear and space for a box, so the installation advantages of the SCD are not needed.
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