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Old 12-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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Surge protectors

I need a portable 50 amp surge protector for a 2006 Georgetown 370xl.

The Technology Research (TRC) Surge Guard model 34850 and the Progressive Industries model EMS-PT50C are both in the $350 range. The Surge Guard has a 12 month warranty, and the Progressive has a life-time warranty (non-transferable to future owner).

Following is a site that gives a capabilities comparison on various surge protectors. Don't think this is a hot-link that can just "click and go to". You may have to key-in the link.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-Su...tion-s/142.htm

Would appreciate some comments from you more-knowledgeable members relative to capabilities/protection of the 2 above-mentioned models. Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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Go with the Progressive. The Progressive is life time warranty. It has saved my unit a few times. Only once did I have to send it back to them after a problem. In a timely manner I got it back good as new at no cost to me except for mailing it to them. With the other unit you mentioned, it will cost you money in the long run. After the 12 month warranty runs out and you have a problem with it, you will be spending another $300 - $350 out of your pocket to get another one. Just my opinion.........

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:21 PM   #3
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Progressive for sure. Mine has served me well. Several saves in first 2 years. Could have been catastrophic a couple times.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:46 PM   #4
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I agree go with the Progressive, as with others mine has served
us several saves in a number of years, once from a real bad
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So, the surge guard won't protect as well?


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Old 12-29-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
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Surge Protector

We use the Progressive mobile plug between the cord and box. Too much trouble installing the permanent unit. Just my choice.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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So, the surge guard won't protect as well?


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If you look at the comparison chart in the link provided about, you can see several important areas where the Progressive unit offers protection that the Surge Guard does not.
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If you look at the comparison chart in the link provided about, you can see several important areas where the Progressive unit offers protection that the Surge Guard does not.

There's only two things that the ems does, that the higher end surge guard does not.
Fluffy things.

The surge guard offers much higher spike protection though.


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Old 12-29-2015, 11:34 PM   #9
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My Surge Guard (bought at Camping World cause I was there and so was it) has been quirky the later bit of last season. Now it only works if absolutely upright, I can't have it laying on the ground like I need to sometimes.

Don't have experience with the Progressive, but considering the stories on here and my own experience with the Surge Guard should have got the PI.




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I bought my Progressive EMS 30 over seven years ago. 2nd trailer with it and we were seasonal at the beginning. Halfway done our our very first road trip we were setting up in the pouring rain. I was holding the unit parallel to the ground plug side up, yes not thinking. Water got into the holes and it fried when I plugged it in. When we got home I called Progressive, professed my stupidity and they said mail it to them and they will fix it. That was six years ago and no problems since. They were very nice on the phone and didn't make me feel like the idiot I was.


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