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Old 08-30-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Surge Protector- yes or no?

Bringing home a brand new Sandpiper 376BHOK and the dealer told me I should buy a surge protector as I plan on keeping it hooked up at a campground full time. I've never heard of anyone having issues - but I am interested in protecting my investment. Your thoughts? Recommendations on type-how do you keep it dry and safe from being stolen? Thanks much - appreciate the wisdom of those that have been there - done that!!

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:11 PM   #2
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Yes definitely get one. I am permanent in a park also and wouldn't be without one. You can go with a portable one or a permanent install. I have the portable and it is secured to the power tower. It is useful for spikes, outages etc. It will delay your a.c. from coming back on immediately during a surge....well worth the cost. I have a progressive industries model and got it from techno when you think of the electronics in the rv it is money well spent. It has saved me twice so far...paid for itself already.

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:17 PM   #3
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After reading some of the post on this forum I did get a portable Progressive surge protector . It sounds like good insurance to protect our investment .
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:18 PM   #4
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For 30 + years I never had one til this year & have never needed one but having said that with the newer / costly electronics they are good insurance.

I do suggest getting one.


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Old 08-30-2015, 06:18 PM   #5
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I consider the $318 I paid for the unit cheap insurance. I have the Progressive Industries 50A hardwire unit. If you are going to be on a seasonal site and hooked up all the time, I'd go for the hardwire unit over a portable personally, you don't need portability. I went hard wired because it's one less thing to drag in and out when setting up.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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Good Insurance. Get one!

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:29 PM   #7
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Trust me, I have my Heartland 5er on a permanent site and have gone in several times to see an indication of low voltage having been detected. Has saved me each time as all is still running well after 3 years. Not sure I could say that if I hadn't installed the 50 amp Progressive Unit. Also purchased a portable for our new TT. Recommend the Hardwired as stated above if you plane to leave on site. The LED remote for the hardwired is good and hardwired also prevents an "honest person from becoming a dishonest person".
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Excellent comments! Thanks all!!

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