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Old 08-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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Surge protector

What is a good external surge protector? I've read a lot about using them and all say they are the best. I'm getting kind of confused on this.

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Old 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Progressive industries.

I'd still recommend the hardwired version ems with monitor.

There's a 30 amp used for sale in the classifieds here.

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I was torn between the internal and external too. Went with the external only because I want to be able to take it with me to the next rv. Also I think I'm lazy too!
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I was torn between the internal and external too. Went with the external only because I want to be able to take it with me to the next rv. Also I think I'm lazy too!
I can take my hard wired with me.
I put male and female cord ends on mine.
Simply unplug the ends pull out ems plug two other ends back together.

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Old 08-14-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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I have the Progressive Industries external 50 amp protector and its worth every single penny.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:36 PM   #6
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I can take my hard wired with me.
I put male and female cord ends on mine.
Simply unplug the ends pull out ems plug two other ends back together.

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While I'd prefer a hardwire, I also know that we won't be long in this TT. Heck, the DW was already looking through the 5er's at Goshen and asking what it would take up update the truck.

So, when I bought my unit, I went with an external 30A for the resale value. I figured that if we did change, we'll probably be going from 30 to 50, and then I'd either be stuck with a 30A hardwire I couldn't put in the new rig, or i'd have to let it go with with the old rig where it wouldn't be factored into the trade in value. With an external unit, I can try to sell it independently to another camper who's still on 30, like my brother or a cousin or something.

Edit: Forgot to mention, we went with a Surge Guard because that's what was in stock at Camping World, and their reviews seemed "good enough". The preference would be for a Progressive Industries but they were exorbitant to try to ship to Canada and I couldn't find one in a local brick and motor store.
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I'm looking at a Surge Guard Model 34730 by TRC. It's "on sale" right now so it's a little less than the Progressive.

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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I went with a portable unit due to budget and lack of electrical knowledge & experience.
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That's the one I have, from CW. I haven't had an issue with mine, but one of the major differences with the Progressive units is it's lifetime warranty. I don't have that with the Surge Guard one.
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That's the one I have, from CW. I haven't had an issue with mine, but one of the major differences with the Progressive units is it's lifetime warranty. I don't have that with the Surge Guard one.
And made in the USA !

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