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THE BUSINESS END OF TRADE SHOWS

The fall trade show season has just kicked off and USG is attending the CONY conference.  This is one of seven trade shows we will be attending this Fall. It is no secret these shows offer so much in terms of getting face time with your customers and Prospects as well as learning new trends through educational… Continue reading THE BUSINESS END OF TRADE SHOWS

Monthly Newsletter, Reader Questions

DISCONNECTS VS. BREAKERS

Earlier this month we received this great question from Don:Why do all RV pedestals use the breaker as a switch? Shouldn’t they have a disconnect switch so the breaker is not weakened by constant use? Dear Disconnect Don, Good question. The breaker used in an RV Pedestal is used as a disconnecting device and as… Continue reading DISCONNECTS VS. BREAKERS

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GFCI: The Device You Love to Hate

In our January 2019 "Wizard of Watts" I wrote about the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) and how to prepare for the coming changes. The take away from that newsletter was "the 30- and 50-amp circuits feeding the RV are not required to have GFCI protection. Preventing the inclusion of GFCI protection of 30- and 50-amp RV… Continue reading GFCI: The Device You Love to Hate

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ELECTRICAL LAYOUTS

Whether your expanding, upgrading or building a new park you should have an electrical layout done. When looking around for an electrical layout service be sure you know what you are getting before you buy your pedestals, panels, etc. There is nothing worse than having to delay a job because the electrical layout you thought… Continue reading ELECTRICAL LAYOUTS

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE(EV) CHARGING

As the camping season approaches there is a lot of buzz about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the ability of campgrounds to provide adequate charging services. EVs are relatively new to the automobile world and they are still a bit of a novelty to the RV & Campground industry. Allowing EVs to charge on your property… Continue reading ELECTRIC VEHICLE(EV) CHARGING

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SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

How to Handle the Bumps in the Road Our industry relies on a sometimes fragile supply chain. I know I’m preaching to the choir but how many of us have had that unfortunate conversation with a customer about their order being delayed?  Many times, the manufacturer couldn’t procure the component of a product thus unable to… Continue reading SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

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NEC 2020 CODE CHANGES

Part 2 Another safety issue is reverse polarity.  Reverse polarity is the switching of the hot and neutral wires in a circuit.  Reverse polarity is prevented in personal and home electrical devices by one of the blades on 15 and 20 amp plugs being wider than the other blade.  When a wire is crossed in… Continue reading NEC 2020 CODE CHANGES

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GFCI PROTECTION

A Major Topic of the 2020 National Electric Code Update The triannual update to the National Electric Code (NEC) is nearly complete and is due for publishing later this year for states and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to adopt and implement at the beginning of 2020. In my state of Washington, the new editions… Continue reading GFCI PROTECTION