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Old 02-25-2016, 03:16 AM   #1
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Question Need Advice on Surge Protector, Please

Last Saturday, my husband and I bought a new Salem 241QBXL. However,
we have absolutely NO experience with an RV. So, I'd appreciate advice.
Our salesman says that we do NOT need to buy a surge protector, but our RV friends recommend that we have one to protect our electrical system.
I doubt that we will go to the best and newest private RV parks but will prefer state and national parks that are older. Please join in with your advice.
Many thanks,
Cyn Cyn

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:09 AM   #2
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Whether you go with hard wired or portable, the best is Progressive Industries. Their units have a lifetime warranty.

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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Over the "Long Haul" a Electric Entrance Protector will/Can reduce your "Surprises" that interfere with having a Good/Wonderful time! Youroo!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:40 AM   #4
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I consider it very cheap insurance. They cost less than $300 and your RV cost how much?

I too will recommend the Progressive Dynamics EMS. I have had mine cut the power a couple of times at a state park due to low power, which can be just as damaging as other situations. I have used the portable version for many years. Picking up our new RV today and will upgrading to the hard wired version just as soon as I get the chance.

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:43 AM   #5
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:23 AM   #6
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Regardless of the brand name a surge/low voltage protector is a required piece of gear. It matters not older park or brandy new park the pedestal can be wired wrong and you can get a surge. Myself I have the Progressive 30 amp. portable. Congrats on the new rig.
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Progressive industries hardwired ems!

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Old 02-25-2016, 08:19 AM   #8
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:31 AM   #9
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X6 my progressive hardwired unit has saved me several times from open grounds,reverse polarity, and low voltage problems.I opted for the hardwired type so that it can't walk off. but the portable unit will work just as good.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:27 AM   #10
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X7, agree with all the comments about Progressive Industries. Consider what it would cost to replace your microwave, tv, radio, circuit boards in furnace, AC, water heater, etc, it's cheap insurance.

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