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Old 12-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #21
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Never thought of putting a lock on the box itself, now i feel stupid, that's an easy thing to do..Thanks....
Yeah. I thought of that AFTER I got back from the hardware store with my bike lock cable.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:11 PM   #22
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Portable here, put lock on the first year and never bothered after that. I guess it all depends on where you are.
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:45 PM   #23
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A few years ago we bought a Surge Guard Portable for our TT and have liked it. Never had a security issue with it but then again we stay in better than average places.

We traded the TT in August for a CC 5th wh. We had it several weeks when the Power Cord shorted out with an Open Neutrual where it plugs into the trailer. The surge guard was no help since it was up stream at the pedestal, had we had a hard wired unit it would have saved us a tremendous amount of frustration.

The ON screwed several things up and we are still dealing with it.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:37 AM   #24
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No idea why the entire park blew out. My Progressive unit read PE-03 which is high voltage. One reading was as high as 183 volts on one line. (it shuts down at 139 or low of 103). Had power company trace voltage to box, then park electrician to my pedestal. All is ok now, but the unit took a big hit and will no longer reset automatically. Called Progressive and they needed me to ship it back to them for repair. On its way, but now nervous as we are running "bare".

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Old 12-07-2015, 09:47 AM   #25
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Might be if you have a portable and go to a progressive, keep the portable for just in case.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:59 AM   #26
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I own a 2015 Rockwood 2618 Ulta V and I'm try to decide whether to get a portable or hardwired surge protector (Progressive EMS).
I think I prefer the hardwired because it really can't be stolen but I don't see where to install it. There is no access where the electric line comes into the camper. Can anyone give specific advice on installation location?
The second option is a portable unit. I'm a little concerned that it would be stolen. Is this an unfounded concern? Is there is good way to secure them?
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:02 AM   #27
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No idea why the entire park blew out. My Progressive unit read PE-03 which is high voltage. One reading was as high as 183 volts on one line. (it shuts down at 139 or low of 103). Had power company trace voltage to box, then park electrician to my pedestal. All is ok now, but the unit took a big hit and will no longer reset automatically. Called Progressive and they needed me to ship it back to them for repair. On its way, but now nervous as we are running "bare".

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Old 12-07-2015, 10:37 AM   #28
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I've never locked mine, nor have I had an issue.

The way I figure it, if I lock it up, then somebody will recognize that it's valuable and try to take it. If it's not locked then they might not think it's worth stealing.

(Or at least that's the justification I use for just being too lazy to go get a cable and lock it up. )
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We lock up our portable unit with a small chain and padlock. It won't stop anyone if the're determined to take it but it will keep it from just walking away. Peace of mind for me trumps the couple of minutes it takes to lock it. cincic
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We lock up our portable unit with a small chain and padlock. It won't stop anyone if the're determined to take it but it will keep it from just walking away. Peace of mind for me trumps the couple of minutes it takes to lock it. cincic
Was talking to the owner of the dealer I work with. She told me she never heard of anyone having their surge protector stolen. However because of the price of copper quite a few have had their electrical cords stolen. The dealer had about a dozen stolen from their lot about a year ago. Dealer had them on camera but the police never caught them.

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