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Old 05-01-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Surge protectors

Does anyone use a surge protector for their a frame camper and if so, what type do you use? Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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I got the progressive industries EMS-HW30 based on reviews. I like that it does more than just surge suppression and detects issues with wiring.

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I bought mine on amazon. The one i went with requires a bit of wiring, but if you have any basic electrical knowledge its an easy install. If not there is a "portable" one that plugs in. I didn't go with that one mostly because i didn't want to have to deal with it vs an always installed and functioning unit
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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i know of talk of variances in certain parks on the 120 side of things .. but why do you need this?

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i know of talk of variances in certain parks on the 120 side of things .. but why do you need this?

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For the protection of your electronic equipment and your piece of mind.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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I don't know how much you paid for your A Frame, but I would think that no matter how much you paid for it you would want to protect it.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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The reason I was wondering about surge protectors was a review on trip advisor regarding a camp ground we were interested in visiting. The people said they were glad they had one because there were lots of spikes in service. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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For me the risk is not high enough to warrant a $300 investment. But when I do have hookups they are generally at campgrounds with reliable and well maintained service.

The a frame is relatively devoid of electronic wonders compared to a pimped out 5er or class A.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:26 AM   #8
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I use this one from PPL for about 75 dollars, I had my inverter fried with spikes. With this I have experienced several spikes but no damage. RV Surge Protector - PPL Motor Homes
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:08 AM   #9
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The way I see it is we have insurance on everything else, why not buy a little more to protect the electrical system on our camper. One time expense of $300 is nothing for that peace of mind.

We *JUST* switched up to a TT; but even in a pup we still plugged our phones and occasionally our computers in when we HAD to be connected for work, not to mention the fridge and other electronic systems on board.

I may owe some change; but that's my two cents.
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i know of talk of variances in certain parks on the 120 side of things .. but why do you need this?

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Mostly for insurance. Since i have gotten it I already discovered a reverse polarity issue in my house. For me it is a pence of mind thing. Its a I rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it kind of thing.
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