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Underoath1842

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Posted: 08/13/19 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Mark. Thanks everyone.

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Underoath1842 wrote:

Before I order...which I need to do soon....is this what you're talking about?

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You don't want this if your TT is 30 amp. If your TT is 30 amp you want a 50 amp male to 30 amp female.

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Do not buy the bottom of the line surge device.

You want the top of the line which will prevent open neutral from connecting among other things,

If the power cord has four prongs it is 50 amp; if only 3 then 30 amp.

If you are a 30 amp RV then it is quite possible to manage without such a device, provided you are willing to manually check the outlet before you plug in.


Underoath1842 wrote:

Would this be an okay one for us? Also do I need 30 or 50 amp? Sorry if these sound like stupid questions. I have been reading other posts but didnt see anything about this.
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Underoath1842 wrote:

I just got a coachmen apex 31' and have been reading all the manuals and watching a ton of videos. And so I went there to where its stored and checked all the inventory that it had. Now there were a few things I had no idea what they were....I was hoping someone on here could help me. Also, I've heard its imperative to get a surge protector for electric hookup, is that true? Here are some pictures of what I'm not sure of. Any help is much appreciated thank you.

Ps I'm adding in all the photos I took just in case you noticed something I didnt.***Link Removed***


Several years ago I was camping and a friend was in the next spot.
Lightening hit the huge Pine tree between us. It came down and run in on his electrical system. Fried it.
I had a surge protector. My camper suffered no damage.
I'm a believer.

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