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Old 03-30-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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which surge protector

after looking on ebay and amazon the price range is rather large,so which one do we buy ,,we have a 2013 378xl
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:08 AM   #2
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Portable or hardwired?


This is what I have.




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Old 03-30-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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I like the Progressive Industries devices. Here's the 50 amp. They also have a 50amp portable. You get protection against higher levels (Joules and Amps) than their "surge protectors", and additional protection like over/under voltage, open neutral, accidental 220volt, reverse polarity protection, automatic reset, etc.

Alternatively, I also would seriously consider a Franks Autoformer. I've heard some good things about the Franks booster from Herk.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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Alot of us use one from here:Progressive Industries. More that just a surge protector. Portable or hard wired is your choice. Do a search for the best price.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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progressive industries 50 amp hardwire. Cost is about the same as replacing blown electrical items or Ins. deductible. 1st thing Hook up after getting out vehicle to make sure I have a good power connection. If it reads 01 L1 120 L2 120 I set up rest of camper. And a lifetime warranty
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:20 AM   #6
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I am installing the Progressive hard wired model in my Pursuit. Look at LawrenceRV for pricing. I had the 50 amp portable for my 5th wheel and it saved my bacon at least twice. However I was always worried about theft with the portable. These are easy installs and there is a fine post by F1100Turbo for a "plug and play" method which I am going to pony off of.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:41 AM   #7
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I am just awaiting the delivery of a PI hard wired 50amp system from MakariosRV.com. Best price I have found anywhere. Lifetime warranty and way more than just a surge protector as others have already said.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #8
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I'll second the hard wire due to theft. It might be the south Atlanta in me but first time I saw a portable all I could think is how easy it would be to take it, plug the unit back in and nobody would be the wiser till time to leave.

I'll be going that route soon as I can put the pennies together. Plus hard wired is one less thing to fool with while setting up.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:55 PM   #9
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Another vote for the hardwired Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50, which in addition to surge protection, also protects against high and low voltage, reverse polarity, open ground, open neutral, and other nasty stuff.

When you hook up at a campground, the device tests for problems, and then after a selectable time delay, a big internal relay engages and passes power through to the RV if everything is within spec. It continues to monitor for problems and will automatically disconnect power to the RV if a problem is detected. Mine has detected and avoided low voltage several times, an open ground, and once found an intermittent neutral (very bad).

While not inexpensive, they are a bargain for the protection they offer.
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I have a 50 amp portable Surge Guard I purchased from Camping World on sale for $149 last year. I jumped on it. It has detected a couple of reverse polarities. Has a range of 102-132v. I see them being used everywhere I go. Bought the locking mechanism that provides some level of security. 1 year warranty.
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