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I remember (very little at times) I replaced my transfer switch a few years ago. The brand/model that was in there at the time had a bad reputation for causing fires. IOTA I think.
I believe based on his part number and what others had, his is a Todd.. maybe he can confirm that.
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I'm just now able to get started with testing of everything the next few days and will the group posted of the issues. Appreciate all the input and phone calls of help, great WOG group!
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transfer switch box on the lxi is installed upside down
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I finally getting around to following up on my ATS issues. I discovered (by accident) what had caused the shorting of the ATS. The old ATS had a hard wired polarity indicator located on the plumbing area (rear compartment drive side) and the purging air switch was leaking water onto the polarity indicator causing it to short out. Needless to say my ATS was probably not defective or shore & gen lines causing the problem. I only discovered this after ordered the new Progressive Dynamic switch PD52DCSV with surge protection. The ATS switch was located on the back bay passenger side mounted on wall of rear drive wheels, squeezed into the holding tanks, what a pain to get to!. I ended up making a new mounting bracket at the same location angling it so it would face out with better access. The new ATS came with a low voltage remote polarity indicator that I mounted in the same place as the old one. All is working great with no problem downstream.


I did replace the purge Clippard air toggle switch, but I am still getting some water dripping. I I installed 2-qrt-turn ball valves to isolate the purge valve, but it shuts off all the water inside. After reading a lot of WOG post, I think its best to disconnect and cap the air lines. Our coach is stored in a heated barn and only would need to purge occasionally. Ill try to post pictures and hope this post help others that may have same experience. I continue to learn a heck of a lot if info on these rigs and everyone is very helpful!!


Ill try to some attach photos
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Attached are photos of the new ATS, mounting bracket and polarity indicator
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This photo is the old Clippard air purge switch that was leaking onto the old polarity indicator.

Also Photos of the air valve that I tried to isolate with 2-qrt turn ball valves, but it did not work, it shuts off the water and pumps runs. I want to cap the air line, any suggestions??
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This photo is the old Clippard air purge switch that was leaking onto the old polarity indicator.

Also Photos of the air valve that I tried to isolate with 2-qrt turn ball valves, but it did not work, it shuts off the water and pumps runs. I want to cap the air line, any suggestions??
That was a good find.. glad you found the real issue.
As far as the air line, put a ball valve on the actual air line, that brass part is probably a check valve that is supposed to keep the water from going into the air line. You may want to make sure your air system has not been filled up with water if that check valve failing.
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Jeff, Thanks for the ball valve suggestion. What is the best way to check if water migrated into the air line system.
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Jeff, Thanks for the ball valve suggestion. What is the best way to check if water migrated into the air line system.
I would check your air tanks, drain them... lots of water in there, then you may need to do some more checking.. Have heard stories of water in air bags... lets hope not..
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I would check your air tanks, drain them... lots of water in there, then you may need to do some more checking.. Have heard stories of water in air bags... lets hope not..
My LXI had water in the air bags when i bought it.
It rode terribly.
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