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Old 02-27-2015, 08:24 AM   #31
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So you stare at it, constantly, watching the little numbers change, 26 amps. 121 vac, 27 amps leg 2, 124 vac, etc, etc?? Duh, not what I plan on doing camping. HA!! I know, just a glance every now and then but when power changes happen, it is really fast and looking at the a blank panel to tell you power is off...well. Check with OC, I bet he has cool method.

I understand exactly what you are saying about staring at the display. I mounted mine under the lip of the stairs leading to the bedroom. From this vantage point, I can sit in my recliner (rear living set up) and see the numbers scroll while relaxing in the chair or watching tv. I can also open the door when its parked at home on shore power and see what is going on without having to go inside the rig. I like the display because if there is a problem at the pedestal it will tell you what the problem is, i.e. open ground, reveresed polarity, etc before power is allowed to pass. I took the small card that came with the unit that explains the error codes and taped it to the inside of the control panel door where I check black tank levels and open and close the slides. That way if an error pops, I can quickly see why. Without the display, I would have no idea why power was not being allowed to pass to the RV from the pedestal.

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Old 02-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
Get a hardwired progressive industries.
Don't mess around with a pedestal unit.
1 hour to install.
No worries of theft.
Made in the USA
Lifetime warranty.


Some things are debatable, but which surge protector is best isn't. The Progressive Industries is made in the US, has a lifetime warranty AND it offers better protection. If you search you can find a table comparing all of the specifications of the different brands and models.

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Old 02-27-2015, 11:52 AM   #33
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:00 PM   #34
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Not going to get into the 'best' argument, but here is my story. Got my first trailer 6 years ago and took our first trip. Got the portable Progressive EMS 30. Set up in the pouring rain and was holding the unit flat so that rain went right into the plug. Just wasn't paying attention. Plugged it in and poof, fried circuit boards inside. Called PI when we got home and explained my stupidity about how it happened and it didn't matter to them. They said to send it in and they will fix it, no charge. Got it back a couple of weeks later and no problems over the past 6 years. Upgraded trailers 4 years ago and still using the same portable. That is one benefit of the portable unit. I locked it up for the first few years, but haven't bothered in the last 150 or so campgrounds we have been in over the last few years.

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Old 02-27-2015, 12:42 PM   #35
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I have/has the 50a hardwired with remote display. I run two AC's often, and when on only 30a power, I can set what each leg use pulling and have always been able to adjust load to allow both 15k btu AC's to run on only 30a. Without the display, id be guessing which may be fine, but it's a huge asset to know without getting my tools and meter out.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:36 PM   #36
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I have a 50 amp fiver but run 30 amp most of the time. I installed a 50 amp progressive unit and it has worked out great.

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Old 08-24-2015, 04:57 PM   #37
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I use the Progressive 30 amp portable unit. It did it's job this past Wed while camping. Saved my butt! I called Progressive today and told them what happened to it and the codes. No problem, mailed it to them this afternoon. They now have a new address: Progressive Industries, 1020 Goodworth Drive, Apex, NC 27539. Great product and great service.


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