Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2011, 08:57 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 108
Originally Posted by ALMcKinney View Post
I think you got it.

I got a call from the camp ground and the power company gave them a claim number for us to use to be compensated for any loss. So it seems it may have been a power company issue. The campground stated the lineman did something wrong which caused this problem to begin with.

Also my insurance company stated the damage would be covered as well.

So all well that ends well.

I am going to purchase a surge protector this weekend.

Just an update,

Looks like I will have to contact my insurance company, power company will not pay for any damages per campground.

Take care,

ALMcKinney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
At least you didn't do it yourself!
A "buddy" of mine forced his camper's 50 amp 120V plug into a 240V welding receptacle in his shop. Needless to say, the guy is a dufus.
But he did get it repaired for about $50. Only one component blew, but it did leak some nasty-looking oil.
But if there is a "surge" protector that stops 240V, it might be a good thing to have.

crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 10:39 PM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C surge protector will stop a 240V shot ! Its worth the cost !!

David & Annamarie & 2-Pugs (Fatty and Harley)
2011 Rockwood Windjammer 3065
2011 Ford F-250 6.2- V8
2011 Hensley Arrow "NO-SWAY" Hitch
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
Senior Member
jimh's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,535
i understand the floating neutral, i've seen it happen in someone's home. they must have had several problems at the campground.
here, they tie the neutral to ground at each pole and at the home. the one above had a poor connection from the utility (had to be re crimped). the ground from the meter base had also been cut (from trimming grass with a solid blade).
i'm wondering if a surge suppressor would have prevented ur problem.

jimh is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.