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Old 07-14-2015, 02:54 AM   #1
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One thing I hate the most...

...while camping, thunderstorms! We just have a line coming through, I didn't plug in the surge protector because we have to share power boxes, and I had no way to lock it up. But I kept hearing thunder a little bit ago and ended up running out in the rain to plug it in. There's a lot of cloud to ground lightening right now, so I made a good choice at 2:15am! LOL
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:45 AM   #2
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The storm woke me up about an hour and a half ago, not happy. So I sit here surfing the forum and deciding on some possible mods. This storm with most likely cost me some money.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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I carry a 30 amp extension cord that I plug into the power source. I run it back to the MH, up into the locking electrical compartment, plug the surge protector into it and run my test. Then I plug the hard wire on the MH into the other end of the surge protector and lock the compartment. It isn't out in the weather, it is always discrete and secure even at sites where it is difficult to lock it at the post.


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That's a great idea! Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:42 PM   #5
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I always unplug from the power pedestal if lightning is present.
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I always unplug from the power pedestal if lightning is present.
Sounds like a hassle if it's pouring down rain and 100 degrees out!

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Old 07-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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Ever since we bought our surge protector, we have never been without it.
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I always unplug from the power pedestal if lightning is present.
Try that in Florida in the summer...no thanks, I'll just trust my surge protector.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:28 PM   #9
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We have a hardwired surge protector with remote display in the Sunseeker 3010ds. The remote is mounted on the coach side of the bed - we can monitor it from the coach. Saved all of our electronics several times this past trip when we were hit by waves of lightning storms when the campground lost power two times in one night. We do not have to go outside in dangerous and inclement weather.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:36 PM   #10
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We don't have an electrical compartment - the plug goes right into the out side wall of the motorhome. Did they change that on thr 2015 or 16 3170 ds? Would love to be able to lock plug and surge protector out of the weather.
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