Tracer 2670..where to install a hardwired surge protector
I have a 2014 tracer 2670. My family and I have decided to go seasonal at a local jellystone park this summer in the Adirondacks of NYS. This is only my second season with a camper so im still a newbie.. I know I just got tired last summer of constantly towing the camper on a late Friday night only to packup and leave on a sunday, so we decided to go seasonal this summer and see if we like it...
Too my question, this year I want to purchase a surge protector as I believe Im gonna leave the power on all summer long even during the week when im not at the campground as I want to leave the fridge hooked up. After research I have decided im gonna get the progressive industries protection. I am still debating on the portable unit vs the hardwired unit. they are both roughly $250.00. I am not the most handy person in the world and if I pay someone to do it, its gonna probably cost me another couple hundred in labor to install the hardwired one which is why right now im leaning towards the portable one.
If I decide to go with the hardwired one where is the best place on the Tracer to hook it up? I found a video online that shows someone hooking it up right where the main shore power cord comes in. they removed that main junction box where that big shore power cord is and just hooked up that shore cord to the progressive unit instead. If I were to tackle this myself is that where one should hook this up? or is there a better place? If so, where do I get to this shore power cord from inside the camper? I wont pretend to be an electrician, but it really doesn't look all that hard to wire if im just swapping the junction box..seems like all I need to do Is remove the junction box and just hook up the positive, negatives and ground wires and that's it..seems simple... am I wrong? anyways im so sorry about this long post..does anyone have any other suggestions where I should install the unit on the tracer or is that the perfect spot? once again, in the 2670 where is this junction box where the surge cord hooks too?
btw, im still leaning towards the portable one(I know im taking chance of it being stolen, but cheaper then hiring someone to hook it up if I cant do myself)...