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Old 06-01-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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I was told this weekend that FR installs factory surge protectors in some of their units and the person who made the statement told me my 2016 Silverback 29re is one of those units. Anyone know if there is any truth this? Dealer never said anything.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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Somewhere in the factory info it would have been BOLDLY stated!! These units cost $300 on the open market and even IF FR were to get them for far less $$, the added safety benefit of factory installed Surge Protection would be a HUGE selling point!!
Just ask any of us who have experienced a surge issue and subsequent electronics damage!!
SO, don't think you have anything to protect you from Campground Ghosts!! 😖 I hope someone proves me wrong!!
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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I have a 2016 Cedar Creek 34RL and the factory installed surge protector was not (was not) an option, not listed on the price list. Although I do not worry as I have my portable unit that I bought for my older 5er that I am using.

If you do do not have one this is the first thing I would purchase to protect the camper electronics. There are several very good ones on the market today, I would just goggle surge protector and see what you can find for a good price.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:26 PM   #4
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I doubt it has one.
With that being said there's an easy way to tell.
Have some one plug in the trailer while you have a fan plugged into an outlet and turned on .
If it has a hardwired surge it'll have a delay before it turns on power.
Around 15 seconds I believe.

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Old 06-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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Just remember: Progressive offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY!
Also BIG DIFFERENCE between GUARD AND PROTECTOR!
Do your homework before deciding.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:32 PM   #6
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I have a portable unit that I purchased while waiting delivery of my 29re. I didn't think this guys statement was true. He said he had a built in protector in his new Rockwood TT.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:33 PM   #7
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I've yet to see a factory installed unit.

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Just remember: Progressive offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY!
Also BIG DIFFERENCE between GUARD AND PROTECTOR!
Do your homework before deciding.
X2. EMS system well worth the $ compared to just surge protection.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:48 PM   #9
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Why you should.
Power surge.
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Dealer never said anything.
Term 'surge protector' can address completely different anomalies. For example, a surge protector some recommend for lightning is completely different from a completely different anomaly (also called a surge) that might damage motorized appliances.

A surge can be a high voltage, a spike, a low current, a low voltage, a floating voltage, or a high current. Which anomaly concerns you?

Some anomalies seen in campgrounds are low and high voltage (ideal for electronics and harmful to motorized appliances), floating ground, and reversed polarity. Your protector might be designed for those anomalies. And does nothing for a completely different surge maybe created by lightning.

Surge is a vague term. Better recommendations define the protector in terms of each, different electrical anomaly.
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