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« on: September 29, 2013, 04:30:53 pm »

After some discussion about the automatic transfer switch used in the PC I checked my paper records and could not find an owner's manual.  For those who also don't have a paper copy here is a link to owner's manual on the Progressive Dynamics web site.

http://progressivedyn.com/pdfs/110538A-English.pdf

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 11:28:59 am »

Thanks Barry. I saved it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 12:12:26 pm »

Why all the concern about the transfer switch? I have never heard of anyone having a problem with one and if I ever do, it is going into a shop to be fixed. In the 30 years of motorhoming i have never had a problem with one, yet. So I ask, why the concern?
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 01:53:12 pm »

I have Tom. Twice.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 02:03:33 pm »

Thanks Barry. I saved it.
I saved it too, and I printed it for my binder of data.  You never know if or when you'll need it.

I do need to double check that mine is the same manufacture & part number.  After all, my rig is 6 years old.

Thanks from me too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 05:53:15 pm »

Bob what problems did you have with yours? Now you got me worried, at least a little worried.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 07:02:30 pm »

No need to worry. They were older models (1984 & 1999-both type A) with corroded connectors. But I had to fix them with an educated guess. Don't have to do that now and don't expect to have problems with the PC.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 10:35:09 am »

In the summer of 2008 we were in Ohio visiting friends before heading to Las Vegas.  Upon returning from a leisure lunch, they dropped us off at the camp ground.  We arrived to find our 40ft class A engulfed in a cloud of smoke.  The transfer switch shorted out causing an electrical fire in the basement area of the coach.  The fire department arrived to finish extinguishing the fire as a melted water line from the coach was already spraying water in that area.  The coach was towed to Elkhart, IN for repairs that took six months to complete, including an arson investigation as the coach was considered a crime scene & I was the person of interest.
The insurance company was under the opinion I tried to torch my motor home.  The insurance investigator determined the cause of the fire to be a FAULTY TRANSFER SWITCH.  The insurance company paid the $30,000 in repairs and the coach was like new upon completion.  From that day forward I always kept an eye on the transfer switch  making sure it wasn't overheating.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 10:58:41 am »

My Power Transfer Switch is located under my front dinette bench.  It's in a steel box.  I hope that would be enough.  I do store my heavy maintenance supplies in that bench to distribute the weight better, things like tools, jack, and cords, but no flammable liquids there.  Something to ponder.

Sorry to hear you were scrutinized like that.  Insurance companies can be your friend or your foe.

That chirp and loud click we all hear when powering up our rigs by the entry door activates a battery Isolation Solenoid, located behind the bottom doors under the fridge in our 2007-2350.  That thing worries me because we had one in our first motor home that went bad and nearly caught fire.  It was located under the hood, used to switch batteries to the alternator.  It nearly melted a near-by primary wire harness.

I listen close every time I click it, making sure I hear the same sound.  If it ever sounded different, I would immediately investigate.

It looks like this.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 11:25:44 am »

I'm not sure where ours is in the 2552. We pulled the bed boards out to finish them and there was all this stuff I didn't understand so I took pictures of it as seen below. Now I know what some is but not all. Best guess is that black block under the drivers' side bed though it doesn't look much like the pic in the manual. Does anyone have any idea where the transfer switch is in the 2552?
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 11:54:11 am »

The transfer switch is located at the base of the angled wall behind  the drivers seat. You can access it by removing the carpeted base of the wall. You can view it in one of Earl's videos.

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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 01:36:27 pm »

John/Holly:  As George said, it's at the bottom of the wall under the generator switch and inverter display panel.....ours has one long screw on the right side of the carpeted section of wall panel and then it swings away to the left exposing the transfer switch.

I'm interested in your pictures of the drivers side bed storage space.  Ours has a carpeted box/cover which hides all of those wires and pipes.  Does yours have that cover and you removed it?  If so, how did you get it off?  With all that shag rug, it isn't apparent how it's attached.

Barry: Thanks for the link to the manual.

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 08:08:17 am »

Mike, the pics are of the narrow space between the under bed storage and outer wall. We unscrewed and removed the plywood boards that the mattress lays on so we could finish them. We had to dismantle the bed lifters also. It is a space we probably aren't supposed to need access to and hopefully never need to get to again.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 09:43:39 am »

Holly, looking at the fourth picture under the drivers side bed I see water lines. It looks like they go to the outside shower, but the cold water line continues on toward the front. Does that go to an ice maker? Was an ice maker an option you got in your refrigerator?
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 11:45:40 am »

If you happen to have 50amp service in your PC, here is the manual for the 240V transfer switch (PD52 series)...

http://progressivedyn.com/pdfs/110537A-English.pdf

Holly: Was interesting to see those pictures....apparently that little space between the drivers side bed and wall is where they installed my hard-wired SurgeGuard Unit.

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