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Old 09-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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on board surge protector

Before we tried out our newly installed shore power, we wanted to make sure the PDI tech was correct in telling us our model has an on board surge protector.

I dragged out every book and pamphlet that came with our TT and scoured through them all.

Couldn't find a thing about a built in surge protector.

Anyone know if he was correct?
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It is VERY unlikely! But someone may have more info if you could post the TT model you have. :-)
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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Very unlikely in a brand new Forest River trailer. I know for a fact CC does not. You can trace the wiring from your panel and take a look. It would be in a conspicuous place and should be easy to spot.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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My dealer told me the same thing! Still bought one though through Camping World.

Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - 30 Amp - TRC 34730-001-LCD - Surge Protectors - Camping World

Dont know if it was a waste of money, but I feel better knowing its on there.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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My dealer told me the same thing! Still bought one though through Camping World.

Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - 30 Amp - TRC 34730-001-LCD - Surge Protectors - Camping World

Dont know if it was a waste of money, but I feel better knowing its on there.
For any others that may be looking, the unit linked to above has a one-year warranty and is made overseas somewhere. Camping World also sells the Progressive Industries units that are "made in USA" and have a Lifetime warranty.
(I don't see the 30-amp portables there anymore, but they are available.)
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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I picked up mine from Makarios Rv. Best pricing I could find.

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I picked up mine from Makarios Rv. Best pricing I could find.

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X2! They have the best pricing and quick delivery!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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It is VERY unlikely! But someone may have more info if you could post the TT model you have. :-)
It's in my signature....



I wonder if it's part of the upgrades in the Platinum Package model we bought.

In any case, I'll be contacting our dealer or FR regarding this...and yes, consider buying our own.
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Weezer, sorry but signatures don't show up in the app on iPad. :-)
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Weezer, sorry but signatures don't show up in the app on iPad. :-)
Go into More->Settings->Forum Reading Options and turn on Signatures there.
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Weezer, sorry but signatures don't show up in the app on iPad. :-)
Well, color me naÔve! LOL

Here ya go:

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Thanks Barry... For showing me the way to do

Weezer, it was my error of not setting this up properly.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:41 PM   #13
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Nawww FD! I should have taken that into consideration.

And I should have known better, since I posted from our ipads while on our last trip, didn't even notice there were no signatures showing.
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Weezer, ypu may have done better than me and had set up to dow signatures. Now signatures are shown! :-)
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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We have the V-Lite 2013 30WIKSS with many upgrades, but not a particular package as far as I know. Anyway, after our trip to Goshen and following some of the Forum threads we had a Progressive Industries 50 amp Electrical Management System with remote display hardwired into our trailer. Tweety's had the best price, but by spending another $75 plus the install our dealer will support the lifetime warranty from Progressive as well as any labor that may be required. Electricity is not an area of expertise for either of us and we have a great relationship with our dealer so we went with that. The remote display is mounted on the front of the pseudo end table on the drivers side of the couch which I believe is on the other side of the wall from the shore line connection.
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X2 on Makarios, and great customer service. I have the 50 amp hardwired version..

The service tech probably is referring to the circuit breaker box. LOL
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #17
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My setup.


The box is right behind the distribution panel.
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I just got my progressive industries 50a hard wired unit. Do I wire it in right before the fuse panel? I was gonna un wire from the fuse panel and hook that wire in to the imput see than add some wire from the output side and back in to the fuse panel. Is this a good way to optimize this unit? This way I don't actually have to cut any wire in my unit in case I trade it later I can easily remove the PI surge protector.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:10 PM   #19
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Btw nice job Garbonz. Looks great.
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Yes, that's a good plan. You need 6-3 w/gnd.

Be forewarned that working with #6 wire is difficult. Also, you need to diverge from the instructions and cut the wires to slightly different lengths because the cable comes into one side of the box and some wires go to close connectors and other connectors are further away.
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