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Old 07-22-2015, 07:21 AM   #41
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So if I wanted a hard wired surge protector but don't feel competent to wire it myself, is that something that I would have an electrician do, or a dealer or a mobile RV guy or who? Thanks guys.

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It is a easy job, an electrician should be able to do it in an hour.

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Old 07-22-2015, 08:02 AM   #42
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So if I wanted a hard wired surge protector but don't feel competent to wire it myself, is that something that I would have an electrician do, or a dealer or a mobile RV guy or who? Thanks guys.

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An electrician could do it no problem. I don't see any advantage to it over a portable unit though. Plug the protector in, plug your trailer into it and you are done. Both do the same thing.

Actually I think you could leave your trailer plugged into the surge and just have to plug it into shore power when you are ready.

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An electrician could do it no problem. I don't see any advantage to it over a portable unit though. Plug the protector in, plug your trailer into it and you are done. Both do the same thing.

Actually I think you could leave your trailer plugged into the surge and just have to plug it into shore power when you are ready.

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Theft protection is probably the biggest advantage over a portable unit.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #44
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:07 PM   #45
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You never know. What if you have a power problem at home. Say low voltage or a spike. Could save you some $$$. I know we have problems here if the wind blows too hard or a squirrel pees on a transformer. Just saying.

I was being sarcastic..of course. I was only saying I never get to go. Full time and part time job, 4 kids, 1 perfect grandson and remodeling my fathers house. Dang I am depressing myself....and no money.


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Old 07-22-2015, 01:16 PM   #46
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Camping world has on sale the hard-wired 30 amp progressive industries unit with remote indicator for 219 US. in Canada on Amazon the same unit is $419.
I cant figure that our dollar on a 220$ unit is an additional 200$ in exchange.
someone is ripping us off.

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An electrician could do it no problem. I don't see any advantage to it over a portable unit though. Plug the protector in, plug your trailer into it and you are done. Both do the same thing.

Actually I think you could leave your trailer plugged into the surge and just have to plug it into shore power when you are ready.

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Iwould say advantages are protected from theft and the elements plus the remote read out is inside so you dont have to go out to read errors or voltage
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Theft protection is probably the biggest advantage over a portable unit.
Chances are real good that I can get in your outside opening storage compartments. This is where most add ones would be located. Mine came with a metal ring to put a cable and lock on so I can lock it to the power post. Probably about just as secure as an installed one.


The portable one is weather proof, has to be to give us a Lifetime warranty.

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In my sunseeker the hard wired unit is under my bed, some of the hard wired installs I've seen for trailers are inside a cabinet base. And the remote display can be put anywhere inside. Either portable or hard wired having the protection is the important point
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Chances are real good that I can get in your outside opening storage compartments. This is where most add ones would be located. Mine came with a metal ring to put a cable and lock on so I can lock it to the power post. Probably about just as secure as an installed one.


The portable one is weather proof, has to be to give us a Lifetime warranty.

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Jim, I saw TURBS installation in his unit last year and I suspect most RVs would be similar: It installs near the main power panel inside the rig.
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