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Old 02-26-2016, 10:29 AM   #41
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Turbs---I saw that you edited your post. When I first read it I saw "was" instead of "wasn't"- lol

Lol auto correct almost got me lashed


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Old 02-26-2016, 10:31 AM   #42
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Now, that's funny. Apologies, it's Monday AGAIN this week here.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #43
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Just the normal TV and microwave. We get hit with wicked thunderstorms occasionally and once in a while lightning hits a power line and we get a surge. I haven't had problems in a campground.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:31 PM   #44
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Lightning hit the campground maybe 50 yards from out trailer last year. It damaged 4 or 5 campers and even a car. We suffered no damage. I don't know if the Progressive saved us or we were far enough away.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:07 PM   #45
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Baldicon.....I've been an AC/Heating/Appliance/Electrician for 40 years. I can pretty much assure you that if lightning hit that close, your surge protector did its job. I've been in the San Juan Mountains where 102 volts was threatening my full time home,,,,and in Hemitt, California where 96 volts tried the same thing. I'm telling you,,,,,it's an investment, but you'll be glad you have it. That long list of appliances in that previous post can happen to you. It did to a friend of ours. the surge protector will sometimes fry,,,,but the 3 or $400 dollars is a heck of a lot cheaper than all the electronics it's sacrificing itself for. Kinda like a sacrificial anode in a water heater.....$20 for the anode or oodles of $$ for a new water heater and the time inconvenience. It is everybody's personal decision,,,,,but my career path has taught me a lot of wisdom through experience and pushing the envelope and tempting the gods. It's not so much that "if" it happens as to "when" it happens. Kinda like using bungees to assure your awning doesn't decide to unfurl on IH 40 at 65 MPH,,,,,and I saw that happen.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:13 PM   #46
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Grampa Jim, I'm thinking you are probably correct. I won't own an RV without one.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:25 PM   #47
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I've been lucky, never NEEDED mine, Been camping for 10+ years now and never had a SP for about half the time. I count myself as lucky as to not burned something up at some of theses CG's. Now I just look at it as cheep insurance.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #48
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Low voltage is what I see the most of.


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Old 02-26-2016, 03:51 PM   #49
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Ya, Turbs,,,,,low voltage is a killer,,,,brown-outs happen and you don't even know it when the coils on your AC compressor, for example, are melting the field windings on the wiring,,,,,,,I've NEVER needed my surge protector,,,,,,,but,,,it's like car insurance.....you better have it when you need it.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:54 PM   #50
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I have not had my SP shut off but I have seen many a time of having low voltage. A few times I've switched to the 50amp side to prevent a shut down and a few times even ran my geni instead... Like you said, Jim, cheap insurance.
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