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Old 07-31-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Surge protector

How is this surge protector? Its on sale at Camping World

Portable 30 amp Surge Guard with Ground Fault - TRC 44740-004-012 - Surge Protectors - Camping World
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Better than not having anything. Check these out.

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/catalog.htm
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Better than not having anything. Check these out.

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/catalog.htm
I like the ssp 30. How do you keep it from getting stolen?
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That offers no protection against over or under voltage situations. You should look into the "Power Protection" (EMS) units at the earlier link. Those are "Made in USA" and have a Lifetime warranty. What you're looking at has a 1-year warranty (and isn't).
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We do not have a surge protector is it really a must we didn't have one with our old camper?
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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I wouldn't hook up without an EMS unit. It checks the polarity and voltage before it passes the voltage to the camper and has surge protection. It also has a remote display so you can always check the voltage, frequency and what I really use a lot, amps. It's good to know when you are getting close to max such as when using the AC, coffee pot and water heater etc. I have camped through a lot of thunderstorms and it's nice not having to worry about the electric.
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Buy a hardwired progressive industries and you'll never look back.
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I use this model and have been very happy with it.

Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - 30 Amp - TRC 34730-003 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

Its the first thing I plug in when I get to a site - before I do anything else. If the electric doesn't check out I request another site. Gave me peace of mind the last time we were out when the a storm knocked out the transformers in the park we were staying in.

Its a little pricey, but compared to the cost of replacing appliances and electronics, it's cheap insurance.
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Buy a hardwired progressive industries and you'll never look back.
X2. And hardwire eliminates the possibility of theft. 3 wires and about an hour, and peace of mind. Made in USA and warranty is a additional benefit.
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If all you afford is a surge protector than that is better than nothing.

If you can pay a little more then go with a power protector.
I did not have anything on my 1st fifth wheel and burned up 2 converters
When I bought my motorhome I went with an EMS-HW50C. I paid 284.00 including shipping. It is a hardwire type. I don't have to worry about someone stealing it. A little pricey but a great piece of mind.
You can buy boxes that protect you device from thieves but the why not install a hardwire unit. Just a thought.
Here is where I bought mine.
http://makariosrv.com/
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