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Old 03-05-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Surge Protector Installation on Sunseeker/ Forester Class C Only

Who has hard wired a surge protector in your class C
motor home, and where did you install it?

I have had progressive surges in both of my
previous motor homes and both were hard wired.

They both were wired into the cable, I'm hoping
there is enough room in the cable area to this
type of install.

Thanks for your replies.

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Old 03-05-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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Our 2450 has one wired right under the bed attached to the center post on the bed frame. So far so good.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Installed mine same place the cord is stored on my Solera.
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I cut the power cord in the ele. compartment and put a plug on one end and a receptacle on the other and plug into the surge protector there. Was easy to do and works well for me.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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Surge Protector Installation on Sunseeker/ Forester Class C Only

I have the Progressive Industries power protection portable unit. My Sunseeker is a '13 where the electrical cord is in a storage compartment. I plug the cord into the power protector and leave it in the compartment. Then run an extension cord from the pedestal to the compartment. Advantage is the power protector is out of sight. Just a thought if your cord setup is like mine. Not a fan of FR moving to an external plug in cord as my plan wouldn't work.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:16 AM   #6
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I hard wired my unit under the bed. The transfer switch is there (shore/generator switch). I wired it after the transfer switch so I have protection for either shore power or generator. The unit has a remote display which I mounted on the face of the bed below the circuit breaker panel. There was enough slack in the wire coming out of the transfer switch to cut it and use it in and out of the unit. Mounted to the metal bed frame.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #7
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I hear you Bill, but with my other units with
a display, when I plugged into power, I watched
the progressive unit go thru its analysis. Of
course these were a 50 amp setup.

In thinking about it I might just go with a
portable that can be locked to the power
tower.

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The remote display on mine shows everything. There are no lights, display, etc. on the unit itself. Remote display also has a bypass switch on it in case unit fails and you want to have power on anyway.

This is what I have: Progressive 30 AMP Hardwire Surge Protector EMS-HW30C With Remote
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #9
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We have a 2013 2860 and put ours under the bed..see photos..
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I bought a similar unit for my sun seeker based on your post. It also has an external readout. My question is I want to install after the transfer switch also. When looking at the switch there are 3 wires coming into it. One from the shore power, one from the generator I am suspecting based on where it is connected and where it runs and one that goes directly to the breaker panel. The surge should go between the breaker panel and the transfer switch is this correct?
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