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Old 08-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Surge protector

Looking to get a better surge protector for our 5th Wheel Prime Time Crusader...looking for a 50Amp obviously...anyone have any good recommendations of manufacturers to check out?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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If you get an Autotransformer, you will get voltage boost protection AND surge protection for just a few bucks more than a stand alone surge suppressor.

I like, and recommend, the Franks Electronics unit. It is a bit pricey but certainly worth it if brownouts are an issue in the summer months.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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I've always had the SurgeGuard products, for about $350 or so, you get surge and high/low voltage protection...good starter product.
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Herk Just curious, it says on the franks web site it uses UL approved components but does the overall unit have any electrical certification? I could not see any stamps in the pictures.
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Herk Just curious, it says on the franks web site it uses UL approved components but does the overall unit have any electrical certification? I could not see any stamps in the pictures.
No idea. I would call Frank.
I can't check mine because it is now hard wired into the coach.
Will get a photo of my mod today.
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Very happy with Surgeguard, try their website. The 50 Amp is on sale at Camping World for $335, I paid a little more then that plus I had shipping cost. I would not hookup without it! Good Luck
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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I'm happy with my 50 amp Surge Guard. There are better, more expensive units but my surge guard protected my fiver one evening when lightening hit a transformer at the rv park. Fried some electronics on several trailers that were not protected.

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Looking to get a better surge protector for our 5th Wheel Prime Time Crusader...looking for a 50Amp obviously...anyone have any good recommendations of manufacturers to check out?
You might check out Progressive Industries. I purchased through TechnoRV.
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I have to put my bid in on the surge guard, I went to hook up at a park last month and my surge guard post a reverse polarity warning. after moving to two more sites and all of them showing the same reverse polarity I got my money back and moved down the road to another RV park. No problem after that.
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