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Old 06-19-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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Yes, you could use a manual switch to disable one or the other. Would I do it?...NO....It's not a safe way of doing it because it's easy to forget some day and the pins on the 50 AMP feed are HOT..... I know people do it, I'm just saying that I wouldn't
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #12
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I don't think so.....without giving power to the open plug....an electrical hazard!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:21 PM   #13
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Yes, you could use a manual switch to disable one or the other. Would I do it?...NO....It's not a safe way of doing it because it's easy to forget some day and the pins on the 50 AMP feed are HOT..... I know people do it, I'm just saying that I wouldn't
I don't think you understand what I'm saying. If you have a two way switch where there's power to either the front OR the rear but not both you'll never have a hot outlet that's not being used. Also there's really no way to forget as if you plug into a plug that's not hot you just flip the switch.

Really don't see the concern with this setup.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:25 PM   #14
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OK, that makes sense. Not sure what type of switch you could use but in theory that works fine....
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:08 AM   #15
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That's essentially what the transfer switch is, only automatic. If I ever add a second shoreline plug, I'll actually add another transfer switch to my existing. (I do have the generator)
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:14 AM   #16
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Trfield58 is exactly right. The function of the transfer switch IS to disable the other feed. The unused plug is always disabled, either front or back.

AlanN, four hours is crazy! I lifted the front jacks to give us more room. It took minutes to cut the front hole. Working with #6 wire and getting to the transfer switch was difficult. A tall, lanky friend of mine did the wiring for me. Start to finish, less than an hour.
I agree, four hours is ridiculous. When I passed on having them do the install, they said, "Well, you'll probably only need the front power feed one time in ten." There was no point in making any reply to that. I now know why I've been hanging onto that small reel of #6 wire. I think I'll do my install on the opposite side, unless the wire run is longer to passenger side. Since I haven't picked my RW up yet, I haven't been able to study the gen prep package and how it's wired. Thanks, BTW.
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