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Old 02-24-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Looking at the surge protectors at camping world. These are plugged into pedistal. My 5th wheel is 50 amp. Some parks only offer 30 amp connections. My question: Do I have to have a 30 and 50 amp surge protector or will just a 50 amp cover me in all cases? It seems it would take a 30 amp adapter plugged into the larger amp protector and then plugged into the pedistal. Also is the surge guard from camping world a good choice?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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I would suggest you get one of these. Also you just need the 30 amp male to 50 amp female adapter.....

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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a 30 amp adapter plugged into the larger amp protector and then plugged into the pedistal.
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You don't need two. A 50 A protector with a 50A to 30 A adapter on house side will work fine. You will get lots of opinions of which one is best, so I won't comment, but anyone is better than none.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:16 PM   #5
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Looking at the surge protectors at camping world. These are plugged into pedistal. My 5th wheel is 50 amp. Some parks only offer 30 amp connections. My question: Do I have to have a 30 and 50 amp surge protector or will just a 50 amp cover me in all cases? It seems it would take a 30 amp adapter plugged into the larger amp protector and then plugged into the pedistal. Also is the surge guard from camping world a good choice?
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I had the built in Progressive Industries unit installed on my Crusader. I got the one with the internal display which is cool to see how much power is being used. I think the dealer charged me about 2.5 hrs in labor to install it.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:30 PM   #6
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Went to 'CampingWorld.com' and the surge guards were on sell (don't know if they still are) at a big discount than 'Camping World'. Called Camping World close to me and they said they would honor the DotCom price. Plus I am a Good Sams Member and Good Sam web site has a 20.00 off coupon that you can price. CampWorld box store also agreed to knock of 20.00 more because of the coupon. The Ticket/receipt said "price match" and + 20.00 coupon.

I may always be be cheaper to look at CampingWorld.com before going to the box store and get it at 'price match' prices.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:38 PM   #7
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I have a progressive industry 50amp hardwire surge protector with the remote display. I installed it myself, so if you possess the basic knowledge to safely and correctly install or replace a single pole wall switch in your stick & brick you will be fine installing the hardwired unit. The big advantage to the hardwired unit is that you will have the peace of mind that your investment won't walk off.
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Get a hardwired progressive industries.
Don't mess around with a pedestal unit.
1 hour to install.
No worries of theft.
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Got the 50 amp hardwired Surge Guard for our 2014 Silverback 33RL....went to Home Depot and got about 4 feet of 6 GA wire to get me where I wanted....we mounted it inside the kitchen cabinets just where the shore power cord comes inside the RV.....not bad at all to install.....added the remote display so I can watch volts and amps from my control panel.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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Progressive industries hard wired with remote, you won't believe how much you will start to figure what draws how many amps and on what leg everything is on. Real eye opener. Installed myself, no problem.
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