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Old 06-09-2014, 06:46 AM   #11
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Pay a few hundred for a good surge protector now, or pay a few hundred for replacement electronics circuit board later. Newer campers have lots of electronics in them as consumers demand the creature comforts of home. First time you have a lightning storm, you are in the camper, and the lights go out because your surge guard kicked in, you will feel the price you paid for the surge guard was worth every penny. Why, because when the power automagically comes back on, all your electronics still work!
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:53 AM   #12
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your more likely to experience a low voltage, high voltage, open neutral or open ground situation than a surge. A Progressive Industries unit will protect you from all those, and is only unit with a lifetime warranty.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:51 PM   #13
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your more likely to experience a low voltage, high voltage, open neutral or open ground situation than a surge. A Progressive Industries unit will protect you from all those, and is only unit with a lifetime warranty.
X2 - Progressive is the best on the market - GREAT customer service to boot!
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:19 PM   #14
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From what I've read the PI is the better unit, but since they only seemed to be available shipped, and shipping to Canada was astronomically ridiculous, I ended up picking up a Surge Guard from a Camping World brick and mortar store. At least this way, while it's not as good as the PI, I'm still way, way, way better off than not having any protection.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #15
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Well I did it! I pulled the plug and brought the more expensive one.
Ughh I been holding off on doing that but maybe it will save me some headaches.
The first time you notice that it worked when a problem occurred you will be glad you did invest in it. And once that happens you won't feel comfortable plugging in without it again. At least that's how I felt.
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The Progressive is available in Canada though RV stores, I bought mine from Owasco RV in Whitby Ontario, you just have to ask your RV store to order it As Visa says "Don't leave home without it!!!" Cheers
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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I have the TRC unit with the read out, bought it at CW, had a problem with water when it rained. Called the TRC help line, they said take it to CW and get a new one after my year warranty. TRC was very helpful. I also said to the tech what about be after a year warrenty, he told me that if I have a problem with the unit CW will replace it without question and he was right. It's kinda of unspoken but if it is a TRC problem they will give you the option of either sending it to them for repair or just give it back to CW they would handle it. I took 1 back to CW no problem, 2nd one went off in the rain, I called TRC again. They asked if I would send it to them. That was really strange. Within a week I had a new one sent to me by TRC and they said there was a crack at the top where the plug in wire was. Said they thought that they might of had a bad bunch. Also said thank you for helping them find a defect. Also said that they didn't care how old it was if I ever had a problem take to CW, but would rather have it sent to them so they can see the problem. To me that was a unspoken life time. But still would rather have it in writing. TRC is a very good Company in my opinion. Well worth the money spent but like Bamma said next time I get a hard wire. But Have not had a problem since do not believe everything you read on forums. I have had things over 3 years old and taken it back to CW and got a new one for replacement NO QUESTIONS ASKED. My hole point is that people with the TRC do not worry they are responsive and a very good company. ( next best to progressive) and you are protected the same way when you plug in.
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The Progressive is available in Canada though RV stores, I bought mine from Owasco RV in Whitby Ontario, you just have to ask your RV store to order it As Visa says "Don't leave home without it!!!" Cheers

I had inquired at the local dealer. It was an order only item and they wanted about $500 up front for it (I think it was something like $480 after tax). I can find it available online in the states for under $250, shipped only to the states, or online in the states for about $500-600 shipped to Canada. I bought my Surge Guard for around $230 in the store.

Now that I have the SG, I highly doubt I'd be able to get away with spending another huge chunk of change on yet another surge protector until we upgrade to something with 50A.
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