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Old 04-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #11
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When I asked another RVer about it he said that I didn't need one. When I asked the service department at the dealership he said that it wouldn't be a bad idea but that they usually are not cheap.

CW has one for about $80 that I will be checking into. $80 is a lot of money on my budget but it's much cheaper that dealing with a problem afterwards.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #12
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This was the kind advertised in the magazine my wife showed me. I guess it is an insurance policy as others have mentioned.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #13
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If the voltage goes too high, wouldn't the circuit breaker just simply trip? I have at times had a few things going on and my wife starts blowing drying her hair and the breaker trips. Are we talking about the same thing?
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #14
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If the voltage goes too high, wouldn't the circuit breaker just simply trip? I have at times had a few things going on and my wife starts blowing drying her hair and the breaker trips. Are we talking about the same thing?
Circuit breakers protect against High Amp draws not High Voltage input.
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I've been a little skeptical of the need but bought a Surge Guard and have been using it. Much to my surprise, it cut our power temporarily at a State Park in Missouri. So, something must have been going on. It, after a few minutes, resumed our power.
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We just bought the Progressive 50 amp surge protector. It is expensive at $400 but to me it is just another insurance policy. We are headed up to the Maritimes this summer and a lot of the campgrounds, so I'm told, are older and the 50 amp service may be spotty. For $400 it is worth it to protect the beast.
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We have used one from day 1 & on our 2nd outing it paid for itself when we hooked up to a bad plug at a CW campsite of all places. Without it we would have really been in trouble.
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We just bought the Progressive 50 amp surge protector. It is expensive at $400 but to me it is just another insurance policy. We are headed up to the Maritimes this summer and a lot of the campgrounds, so I'm told, are older and the 50 amp service may be spotty. For $400 it is worth it to protect the beast.
My portable surge protector came in handy the second time it was used. The sad part was that I was staying at a new campground about a year old. All of the park was without power for almost a full day on the 4th of July. There were several brown outs the day before I arrived and some guy lost his A/C unit.
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I, too, have both a Surge Guard and Hughes Autoformer Voltage Booster. Do yourself a favor by doing comparative price shopping before making the purchase as the price can and does vary significantly amongst retailers. For example, at this moment the price difference between www.adventurerv.net ($360) and www.rvupgradestore.com ($395) is $35 for the 30 Amp Hughes Autoformer Voltage Booster. Frank’s Electronics makes voltage boosters too, www.voltagebooster.com. There are several brands of surge protectors too. The same applies to them as well – comparative price shopping.
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