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Peace of MIND!! Installed Progressive Electrical Management System with Smart Surge HARDWIRED/ with remote display. Finally! Got it done. I feel so much safer now. Or my trailer does. Anyways, last time I had one of these installed by the local RV dealer. It was the only thing they did right, and after all their screwups on my last trailer, I did it myself this time.

Was really surprised how easy it was. Took about 3 hours. My trailer has the shore power cable that pulls out of the side of the trailer (which I don't like and plan to change in the near future). I opened the cabinet where it stores and found a junction box on the floor where the shore cable connects to the trailer wiring. For some reason I thought I was going to be dealing w/ 7 wires like the trailer tow cable to the TV. Only 3 wires. So easy. I didn't even have to cut or strip wires. Pulled the shore cable out of the junction box and wired it to the input side of the EMS. Pulled the trailer wires out of the junction box and wired it to the output side.

Most difficult wiring was the cable to the remote readout. Finally got it routed thru the TV cabinet, into the bathroom cabinet, down alongside of the vent pipe and into the shore cable storage box.


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Do you have any pictures of your install?


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Here's an attempt to post pictures:
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I am sure you will be happy with the Progressive Industries EMS, I honestly feel it is the best on the market and has terrific after sales support if needed unlike another brand. I have the EMS-HW50C and love it.


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tvman44 wrote:

I am sure you will be happy with the Progressive Industries EMS, I honestly feel it is the best on the market and has terrific after sales support if needed unlike another brand. I have the EMS-HW50C and love it.


x2. I have the 30A unit, and it's much more convienient than an external unit you lug around, offers more features, and is a lower price.


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Posted: 10/13/11 01:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A little advice... use some washers as spacers and raise that off the floor about an inch. The bottom of that thing will get hot and here is what it will do to linoleum.

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Here is our current install using washers as spacers and aluminum foil to reflect and/or spread the heat.

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Wow, did you run that by Progressivev Industries to see if that kind of heat was normal?

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Rrawood wrote:

Wow, did you run that by Progressivev Industries to see if that kind of heat was normal?



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I don't think that's normal. Lucky you didn't set your coach on fire.

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Posted: 10/18/11 01:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I did notify them about it and they said it was normal for it to get hot and that over time, it will discolor whatever it is mounted on. This is why I now mount mine with spacers.

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