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Old 05-08-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

My 2860DS is the first MH that I have owned and needs some advice about a surge protector. I had a TT before, never had the protector never had a problem. Have much more money invested in the MH and need some advice from those that have more experience than me. Not handy or know an electrician so if one is suggested, looking for one that would be portable. What is recommended? Is it really necessary?
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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Highly recommend one.
Camp site power can be iffy.
Can save huge repair costs to your electrical equipment if something goes wrong with the power supply.
Mine is hard wired in by the dealer.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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Terrie,

Search "Progressive" one of the best mfg. and read.

One of the biggest problems is towers wired incorrectly.

Usually at old parks but it could happen at any park. You
need to check the tower (plug in) before plugging in.
There are tons of stories of people hurting their rigs.
Another way to damage it is a power surge, read lightening.

Good camping to you. Nice looking dog.

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Here is such a thread...

Progressive Industries Surge Protector
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X2 - the progressive "Electrical Management System" is the best out there - you can get a portable one or one that can be wired in your MH. We have the portable one but after reading how simple it would be to wire it in I wish we had gone that way

Here's a link to Amazon:
Amazon.com: Progressive Industries HW50C 50 Amp Hardwired Electrical Management System with Remote Display: Automotive
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X3 on Progressive Industries. Great units and from what I have read excellent customer service.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:43 AM   #7
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I installed one in my 2860 last season and would not plug into anything without it. I installed it under the bed and put the remote monitor on the bed panel closed to the bathroom. You have to get on your knees to see the monitor so I always have a plug-in unit above the sink under the cabinet. The bedroom monitor I use for alarms..so far none. The blue box in the snap is the monitor that came with the Surge Guard. See attached snap.
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What happens if this is not installed? Looking at a 2860 Sunseeker as a first time RVer.
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What happens if this is not installed? Looking at a 2860 Sunseeker as a first time RVer.
Hi Rich & Welcome to the Forums! The Progressive Electrical Management System protects you new RV from fluxuations in power. Here is a link to a the EMS discussion thread we had a few months ago:

Progressive Industries Surge Protector

And here is a link to one for sale on Amazon (they have 2 versions: 1 you install in your RV and 1 that is a portable unit that you plug in at the power pole.

Amazon.com: Progressive Industries HW50C 50 Amp Hardwired Electrical Management System with Remote Display: Automotive
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