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Old 06-13-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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New 26rlws

We have just brought home a new 26rlws, everything seems good so far. Our 2013 ecoboost pulled it home in cruise control and did not downshift on small hills.
Wondering if anyone has installed a surge protector and where to install it?


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Old 06-13-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Welcome from Iowa and congrats! Great truck to pull it with too. Nice setup

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:59 AM   #3
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There are so many horror stories about people loosing there electrical appliances that we bought on. We bought the portable surge protection.
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Used a plastic covered wire wrapped and crimped around the surge protector an a padlock to keep it from walking away.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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I have a 27rlws so I am not sure if it is laid our exactly the same. I installed the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C in my TT. On mine the intake for the furnace is directly below kitchen sink. I removed the intake vent and found the wire coming from the outside power connector to the breaker panel right in front of the furnace. I cut that wire and mounted/installed the power protector there.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hey slympicins

Hey what a clever idea to secure your surge protector with a cable and lock, thanks!

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Old 06-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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Hey Thanks for the ideas, the portable is tempting but after 25 years of dealing with power cords on my boats I would like to minimize the connections out in the weather.

We had our boat for sale for 3 years before it sold so we attended a few RV shows when my wife saw this model she said I don 't want to look any more this is the one. I was outnumbered. Purchased at Daly RV Goldsboro NC. I was going to buy a Propride hitch but when all negotiations for the sale were finished the lady said she would include a Husky Centerline hitch so I am giving it a try. It seems to handle OK. The guy set up so the trailer is almost level nose down a hair, truck almost level tail down a hair. Only passed by a couple of big trailers that had little effect. Heading for the west at the end of the month.

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:39 AM   #7
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new camper.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:50 AM   #8
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Congrats on the new TT. The F-150 Eco will be a good match with it.

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Old 06-14-2014, 11:15 AM   #9
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Thanks All. Will be leaving New Bern NC and will probably go as far as Idaho.

Found a spot for surge protector under reefer behind electric panel


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