As the title says.....where would I locate it in my fiver considering I have a fiberglass end cap that houses the base connector for my 50a cable? Do I have to trace the wiring, then cut and splice to connect the protector hopefully in a storage compartment?
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If you have a generator or if your rig came with a transfer switch for a generator, you can intercept the power cord just before it goes into the transfer switch. The generator side of the transfer switch should allow the generator to operate without going through the surge protector. Most generators already have surge suppression.
I've installed a couple and I have put them behind the circuit breaker panel. You don't have to splice -- just take the incoming wires loose from the main inside the panel. Route those wires to the input side of the surge protector. Then, cut a short piece of new wire to run from the output of the protector to the main in the breaker box. This way, you can easily put things back to original condition if you sell your trailer and want to keep the surge protector. It takes some patience to install this way, because the large-guage wires (for 50-amp systems) are difficult to work with in the tight space behind the panel.
In your Cedar Creek, your converter is probably mounted in the basement, behind a wall, under the stairs. You could easily mount the surge protector there and use the existing holes to fish the new wires to the breaker box.
By-the-way, I highly recommend the Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C protector, with remote displays. I have two displays - one inside near the kitchen and one outside in the service center so I can read the display as I connect to campground power.
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Trace the wiring and mount wherever it is convenient, usually next to the breaker panel is a good place.
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