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Old 12-08-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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Which surge protector to buy?

Newbie looking for recommendations on which surge protector to buy. Iíve seen some that are internally wired and others that plug into power pole prior to trailer hookup.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:52 PM   #2
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Is your rig 30 or 50 amp?
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:00 PM   #3
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Need type of rig and 30 or 50 amps.

For my fifth wheel, love the Progressive Industries 50 amp Electrical Management System that plugs into the Campground power pedistal.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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You don't want a surge protector. You NEED a Progressive Industries Electrical Management System to match your rig's amp draw. I had a portable unit with the last rig but went to a hardwired on the new one.
Here is a link to the best deals out there.

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Old 12-08-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
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Which surge protector to buy?

Got me a Progressive 50 amp EMS on the way.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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Got me a Progressive 50 amp EMS on the way.
Portable or hard wired? Good decision BTW!
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:29 PM   #7
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I opted for the portable.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:39 PM   #8
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I opted for the portable.
ok cool, you won't need help from us on the install then. There are many threads on install of the hard wired units, I think there is probably one in every Forest River line.
Enjoy your protection.

EDIT; I used a RV extension cord from the pedestal to the EMS, and plugged the rig's umbilical cord to the EMS. This setup allowed me to lock the EMS to my rig's steps to keep it out of sight of thieves and protected from the elements. Worked out very well.
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I opted for the portable.
Most power pedestals have a cover that closes and allows you to lock your surge protector. Buy a lock similar to one you would use for a locker room locker to secure your new surge protector.

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Flagstaff 29FKWS with 30 amp electrical system.
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