Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 58
Surge protector

I was unaware of the need for a surge protector until today. We are brand new to owning a trailer and we are going camping tomorrow for three days. I can't get a surge protector today and need to order online. Would you risk it and still go camping and just hope everything is OK or would you cancel your long awaited camping trip with the kids? Any temporary ways to fix this til we get our surge protector?
__________________

__________________
Kaboingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,318
Do you need a 30 amp or a 50?

I have a 50 for sale in classifieds and will fed ex to you.


2014 Evo 2850 "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra "Clifford"
__________________

__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by HONDAMAN174 View Post
Do you need a 30 amp or a 50?

I have a 50 for sale in classifieds and will fed ex to you.


2014 Evo 2850 "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra "Clifford"
30 amp. Thanks though!
__________________
Kaboingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 02:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,236
There might be a retailer on your way to the campground....

Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea


http://rvparts.trailsiderv.net/mfg/P...e%20Industries
__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 238
I have been camping for the past 20 years never with a surge protector. I have one for my new unit, but only 1 time had a reversed polarity in a 15 amp outlet. Having said that it only takes 1 time.


Eastlake, Ohio
2013 F-350 Turbo Diesel
2016 Heritage Glen 368rlbh
__________________
Dinostop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MrNiceGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 231
IMHO there are a couple tools I would add to my toolbox if I were you. The first is a multi-meter which would allow you to check the voltage at the campground pedestal. The second is a polarity tester which will tell you if there is reversed polarity at the pedestal. On a 30 amp outlet you would need an adapter to plug into the outlet but all of these items are inexpensive and can save you a lot of headaches again the future. As far as purchasing a "surge protector" I would buy an EMS(electrical management system) from Progressive Industries. A lot of people like the hardwired version but I find the portable very convenient. Using the multi-meter and polarity tester you should be OK short term but the Progressive EMS is something I will not be without.

Jim
__________________
MrNiceGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:57 PM   #7
7 Year Class A RV'er
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 1,038
While I certainly wouldn't cancel my trip, I would make an effort to get one ASAP. You can likely find one in the small RV section adjacent to Automotive in most Walmart stores. You should also be able to find them in a lot if sporting goods stores (Academy, Dick's, Gander Mountain, Cabela's, BassPro, etc). The Progressive Industries is the unit you really want, the EMS, not just the surge protector. If you get thunderstorms in the area, just unplug till it blows over.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
2015 Legacy SR340 360RB with 2014 Wrangler Unlimited Toad
Gigi, Poppy and Sadie the Jack Russell (all 14 lbs of her)
__________________
2015 Legacy SR340 360RB
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Toad

Gigi, Poppy and Sadie Lady...On the road, but not full time!
conceptumator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 09:06 PM   #8
Member
 
Jc furnace man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 39
Would not cancel your trip over this we don't have one and have never had a problem. Most homes don't have a surge protector and are fine especially if the campground is not full don't worry about it.
__________________
Jc furnace man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 09:58 PM   #9
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,712
I wouldn't cancel a trip. I would get one as soon as your budget allows.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 10:09 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 58
Thank you everyone for your ideas and thoughts and help. I really appreciate it. We are going to go on our trip and do some of the things you all talked about. You are all great.
__________________

__________________
Kaboingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.