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Old 06-05-2011, 09:57 PM   #11
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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.

Regards,
Al
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,
Al
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #13
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Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C surge protector will stop a 240V shot ! Its worth the cost !!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:23 AM   #14
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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.
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