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Old 05-16-2014, 10:47 PM   #11
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When you put a pencil to the cost of everything electronic in your rig that can be toasted, I think $300 is a cheap investment....

Had a friend lose $8K worth of electronics in his rig when the campground suffered a major spike.... He, like I, now has the PI $350 hardwired unit....

My first trip out with mine a few years ago, it protected my rig on three different occasions one night....
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:48 PM   #12
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in the grand scheme of things .. why would a company charge 300 bucks for a surge protector ....i can buy a notebook pc for the same ... alot more thought/research/innovation in a surge protector????
yea ..i understand .. peace of mind .. insurance ... and all that .. but hey .. dont you think someone is making a fortune off these units??

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Ahhh, lets see. Notebooks are made in a huge factory with 250000 workers making 8 bucks a day, while PDI is a US company making a low volume of high quality units the have a lifetime warranty.

No one is making a fortune, but workers are getting a fair wage.

High volume vs low volume. Wages vs slavery. Hmmm.
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in the grand scheme of things .. why would a company charge 300 bucks for a surge protector ....i can buy a notebook pc for the same ... alot more thought/research/innovation in a surge protector????
yea ..i understand .. peace of mind .. insurance ... and all that .. but hey .. dont you think someone is making a fortune off these units??

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a quality American made product with a lifetime warranty and a great reputation for support/warranty, vs a cheaply make product with a 90 day warranty and all "support" calls go out of the country to someone you can't understand. HMMM
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:48 AM   #14
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Another vote for Progressive Industries protection, sure would ruin a trip if the converter and everything else got fried.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:12 PM   #15
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Hard wired or portable?

What I have.

Thats the same one we run. I wouldn't hook up with out it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:25 PM   #16
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If I had the room I would buy a hard wire Progressive, but I bought a TRC just like Jammers above. Works great a little cheaper but not a lifetime warranty. If you buy it at CW they will exchange it even after the warranty. They did mine no questions asked. That's the only good thing I can say about them, they will take anything back just about. I should have listen to Turbo on that one, but just couldn't find a easy place to install it.
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I just installed the progressive industries 50 amp hard wired after a lot of research.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #18
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Thats the same one we run. I wouldn't hook up with out it.
Nor would I.
I Like it because all I need do is plug it in, if I buy another trailer all I need do is a 30 second job of picking it out of one and placing it in the other.

Got a couple of pad locks and a chain on it hoping it does not grow legs.



And yes I use it even here at home.
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I also use a cable lock around mine, But I have never heard of one being stolen yet. But it just to keep the honest people honest. If a rotten thief wants one I guess they will just cut the wire and take it like anything else.
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If you have a 30 amp you can just loop the cord thru a longer master lock and back around the trailer power cord, at least that's what I did on my 30 amp trailer


(This pic is of the lock shown on a welder cord, since I dont have the 30amp trailer or surge protector anymore.....you can get the idea though)

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