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Old 03-10-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Surge protectors

I am thinking of buying a surge protector for my 2012 30wfkss v-lite, 30 amp. Just curious what others think about the need for this item. Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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I think its a great investment !
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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I picked mine up at camperworld for 100.00 for a 30 amp
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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I got mine last year and it has saved the TT several times. Mine tripped during a thunderstorm last summer and we had a power spike. Worth the money paid for it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Do y'all recommend the portable or hardwired type. Any advantages one way or the other?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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I just received mine, a progressive SSP-30 surge protector for about $83 from Tweetys. Also ordered a right angle 30 amp cordset adapter for $39. Figured it was about time to protect the investment & keep the power cord with less stress from bending every camp outing.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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Do y'all recommend the portable or hardwired type. Any advantages one way or the other?
Lots of good informations from this previous thread.
30amp Portable vs Hardwired Surge Protector

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #8
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i installed an eaton in the trailer last summer. cost was under $100 total or i would have not done it. my trailer stays plugged in unless it is on the road and didn't experience any problems before or after. figured with all the problems others have had at campgrounds in less time, it was only a matter of time that i would be hit. just understand that they are just surge suppressor. they won't do all the claims that some would have u believe they will. it doesn't protect the DC side. strikes coming thru the antenna or the campground cable will have to be dealt with with another suppressor.
it's like insurance, u only need it when the unexpected happens.
most of the wiring problems with campgrounds can be found with a $2 checker before u plug in. the problem is that most, including myself, is not going to check every recpticle.

that last point would be an argument for one installed in the trailer. it will always be there, u don't have to make an extra effort to plug it in.
problems produced by ur own power cord ie open ground or neutral due to bad contacts won't get by a hard wired one.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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I brought the portable one last year. It came in handy the second time I used it. It was the 4th of July holiday and the campground has seveal brown outs until the big power outage happend for some 18 hours. I was staying at a new campground too.

There were two campers that lose their A/C units that day.
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I have read all the story's so i just ordered a 30 amp 570 j from tweety's 79.00. If someone steals it I can not stop that, but I have never lost anything in a campground yet and I leave a lot more $ sitting around then the surge protector.
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