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Old 02-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #21
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Fishgirl, you might re-read my opening post, paragraphs 3-4 for why inverters interest me. Guys know sometimes, when you want the inverter you want the inverter. Logic not necessarily a part of that equation.

Thinking I now also want an EMS. JimCPHarley you just reminded me of a conversation I had with my neighbor Charlie who has a really big old motorhome and swears by his surge protector, wouldn't leave home without it. Pricey, but...(see last sentence in above paragraph.)

Tom your reasons for staying on the Positive side makes perfect sense to me, thanks.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:43 PM   #22
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Jim (cpaharley), by AC I meant alternating current, not air conditioner.

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To each his own. We've gotten used to a climbing into a warm bed and much prefer it to cold once cooler temps set in. Have had no experience with a 12 VDC blanket, where as I do know that AC (alternating current) ones work. For the small draw either route is fine by me.
As far a microwave for coffee, we use it for such whenever we have hookups, same as home. We drink cold brew so it's just add water and heat. And yes, I'm aware I can heat water on a stove and do such now, when need be.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:02 PM   #23
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Bob I would plug into the 2 inverter receptacles hidden and run wire to new duplex outlets outside the cabinetry. Is a shunt same as a fuse, or is it a sleeve?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:12 PM   #24
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The surge protector that Escape installs for more $ than the portable one shown has some additional advantages. It cannot be stolen. It protects against over voltage and under voltage.
On our last trip we camped at a fully occupied large camp site. Their electrical system must have been over loaded because the voltage dropped down to a point where our EMS tripped us out. I would recommend installing an EMS to protect your air conditioner etc. if you plan to visit many different campsites at various times of the year. Voltage ( too high or too low) at a particular campsite will depend on the size of their electrical system and load drawn.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #25
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We drink cold brew so it's just add water and heat.
This is one method I have never tried yet, but heard good things about. You make up a bunch of 'juice' at one time, correct?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #26
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Myron, a shunt is nothing more than a precision resistor placed in-line with current flow. Placing a simple voltmeter across the shunt allows you to safely view the current being drawn through the circuit. A 50mV/500Amp shunt would be used to monitor a circuit with an expected draw no greater than 500Amps, preferably less. The voltmeter is calibrated so that 50mV (full scale) is equal to 500Amps, 25mV would be equal to 250Amps, etc.
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Since I am so far from Escape, I have contemplated buying the one from Camping World. They now have a special installation fee of $39. 30A Hardwire Surge Guard - TRC 34520-002 - Surge Protectors - Camping World. If I get this one, will I need a monitor installed as well? Or is that protector reliable enough? (Of course that would be another $39 plus the monitor cost, which would probably be under my bed.) I have the 17B with the large dinette made up permanently (for me) as a bed.(It is also not enclosed so I can disassemble the bed to get to the electrical stuff. I also can crawl underneath to flip the circuit breaker, which I've done a few times.)
I am always appreciative of input from forum members, especially being technically challenged.
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Since I am so far from Escape, I have contemplated buying the one from Camping World. They now have a special installation fee of $39. 30A Hardwire Surge Guard - TRC 34520-002 - Surge Protectors - Camping World. If I get this one, will I need a monitor installed as well? Or is that protector reliable enough? (Of course that would be another $39 plus the monitor cost, which would probably be under my bed.) I have the 17B with the large dinette made up permanently (for me) as a bed.(It is also not enclosed so I can disassemble the bed to get to the electrical stuff. I also can crawl underneath to flip the circuit breaker, which I've done a few times.)
I am always appreciative of input from forum members, especially being technically challenged.
We have the EMS-LCHW30 installed by Escape and made by Progressive Industries. You can also get a version with a remote display. EMS-LCHW30C
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This is one method I have never tried yet, but heard good things about. You make up a bunch of 'juice' at one time, correct?
Yes, dilute about 1/3 concentrate to 2/3 water, heat and serve.

No oils as it's not heat brewed so if you have heartburn issues it works well.

You use more beans though.
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Since I am so far from Escape, I have contemplated buying the one from Camping World. They now have a special installation fee of $39. 30A Hardwire Surge Guard - TRC 34520-002 - Surge Protectors - Camping World. If I get this one, will I need a monitor installed as well? Or is that protector reliable enough? (Of course that would be another $39 plus the monitor cost, which would probably be under my bed.) I have the 17B with the large dinette made up permanently (for me) as a bed.(It is also not enclosed so I can disassemble the bed to get to the electrical stuff. I also can crawl underneath to flip the circuit breaker, which I've done a few times.)
I am always appreciative of input from forum members, especially being technically challenged.
That unit does not have a monitor so it can be installed out of sight. As you said, you may be technically challenged, so a unit with a monitor may be "too much information" It does the same job as the Progressive unit, but without the flashing monitor.
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