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Old 07-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

Hi all,

I'm looking at buying a surge protector but am lost on which one to buy. I see a 30 amp and a 50 amp one is 120 VDC and the other is 240 VDC my camper is a 2012 Puma 26 FBSS I would assume its 120 as I can plug it in my home outlet.

Any advice would be helpful.

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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That is a 30 amp 120 VAC service trailer.

Buying a 50 amp surge supressor would be a waste of money. Buying the 30 amp one would NOT be a waste of money in my opinon. Too many computer boards in these new campers.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I recently brought the portable 30 amp surge protector from CW and was so glad I did when there was a big blackout at the campground over the 4th of July holiday. Found out later there had been several brownouts the day before.

Portable Surge Guard - Product - Camping World
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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Good thing I bought the surge protector as the site I was in this weekend had a open ground and the surge protector warned me.

Good investment!

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Old 07-31-2011, 02:27 AM   #5
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Which one did you end up getting?
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #6
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Camping world's 30 amp model
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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I have been looking at both the 30 amp portable and the 30 amp hardwired. I like the portable one because of ease of use and I like the hard wired one as its mounted in the trailer and I can sleep at night knowing someone didn't walk off with my $200 surge protector.

Are there any other pros and cons to owning both? Im leaning towards the hard wired one but am waiting to here more feedback.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:59 PM   #8
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I really wanted a hard wire one for security reasons but opted for a portable unit in the end. Between the cost of a hard wire unit and paying to have it install the cost was the main reason I opted for a portable unit.

The pro for the portable is that you can use it in another unit easily. The portable unit is plug and use ready.

Between a good sale and a great coupon I paid $137 at CW for the portable one. At many cgs it can be secured by adding a lock to the power pole cover.
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We use the Progressive 50 amp portable model on our motorhome. We've had no issues yet with security and the unit has served its purpose very well. For a few hundred dollars you can save yourself thousands if there is a problem at your campground.
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Does the 50 AMP work if you are hooked into a 50 to 30 AMP adapter?
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