Originally Posted by Forza Tom
Not in our 2007 Sightseer.
You had to plug the shore lime into the a plug coming off the generator. There wasn't a transfer switch. Much better system IMO.
There was a toggle switch in with the fuse box inside the coach that allowed you to toggle the rear AC unit either direct fro the gen set or to the shore power.
You could leave the shore power plugged into a power source and flip the switch and run the rear AC off the generator.
I liked that system much better that the current system.
I had a 1983 HR MH that was like that. I didn't know that some were still being built like that outdated system. You had to unplug the shore power and plug the same cord into the generator to get power.
That was not good when a storm came through the campground with heavy rain & wind rocking the MH.
There were a few that their awning ended up on the roof or the ground.
And then campground lost power. Been there done that.
OH!! I had to go outside to do the switching in the downpour of rain. With a modern transfer switch I can sit inside and stay dry.
I'm glad to report my OEM transfer switch is still doing it's job after 18 years with no problem. But I do carry a spare if ever needed.
IMO the transfer switch is the best option.