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Old 04-17-2016, 08:22 PM   #31
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Just got back from a great weekend camping trip and for the first time had our EMS system shut everything down due to low voltage. Actually saw it drop below 100 volts at one point then decided to shoot a quick video of the readings. Definitely glad we added the Progressive Industries EMS option to our trailer.
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We're glad to have the EMS too. We've had it cut power at 3 different places, two for spikes and one for low voltage.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:36 PM   #32
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That's a great video for those undecided about the EMS. Had mine shut down but didn't think to record it.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:13 PM   #33
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and as it gets warmer, it will happen more often.....
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:17 PM   #34
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and as it gets warmer, it will happen more often.....


Jim the scary thing was there were only 6 of us in the campground on the weekend. Can't imagine there was much of a load on the system.

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We're glad to have the EMS too. We've had it cut power at 3 different places, two for spikes and one for low voltage.
Maybe some enterprising spirit could put together a list of places where that has happened. I have never had a problem, but wouldn't want to get one either and I'm pre-surge (Escape offering). . I'm thinking of getting one however, and am weighing the "portable" ones.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:31 PM   #36
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We retrofitted the EMS on our trailer, and glad we did. At Juniper Beach it detected an open ground or neutral (can't remember which) and did not allow us to use shore power. I recommend these units
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:58 AM   #37
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Maybe some enterprising spirit could put together a list of places where that has happened. I have never had a problem, but wouldn't want to get one either and I'm pre-surge (Escape offering). . I'm thinking of getting one however, and am weighing the "portable" ones.

I dunno Sandra. I can see the value in keeping personal notes on places where electrical issues occurred.

But a published list might quickly turn into an unfair "places to avoid" list, when the electrical issues there were actually a one off, or caused by issues which no longer exist. You might very well have the EMS kick in one time at a particular campground, and the next time have no issues at all. That's the value of the EMS - it handles whatever the conditions are at the time.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:29 AM   #38
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I was thinking the same thing too Robert, in that any problem with unstable power supply could easily be a one off situation, or a situation recognized and fixed.

I have never had an EMS in a trailer before, but then rarely hooked up to power other than at home. I will be getting one in my 5.0, just in case.....
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:15 AM   #39
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Our EMS gave a low voltage error a few times one afternoon at a very well known and popular state park just outside of Moab. Was very hot and windy at the time and our AC was very much welcomed when the power stabilized again later that day.
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The EMS commonly protects against too many people using A\C causing a voltage problem. Surges that are weather related and other weather-related events, of course, can be anywhere. Going home in two or three days with our first Escape, we had a bad pedestal at a campground.
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