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Old 08-23-2018, 09:24 AM   #1
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Surge Protectors

We have a 30 amp rv looking at a 30 amp surge protector. However unsure if 30 amp surge protector is enough. Due to if the campground only has a 50 amp hookup. Would we use a 50 amp dog-bone to a 30 amp than plug in the surge protector then plug the rv in? What surge protector do you recommend?
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:31 AM   #2
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I am a fairly new glamper as well and that's what I would do so I am curious is there will be other "suggestions".

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Old 08-23-2018, 09:35 AM   #3
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correct. use a simple adapter to convert to a 30 amp receptacle. then 'surge protector' then trailer cord. you have three decisions to make. portable or hardwired, and surge protector or full ems, and brand.

it takes work to install a hard wired unit. a portable is out in the open weather and can grow legs.
a surge protector protects from surges. a full ems monitors and protects from improper electrical connections, over and under voltages, as well as surges.
many many people prefer the progressive industries brand.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:51 AM   #4
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X2 on Progressive EMS Units! Link to their stuff: Rv Surge Protection | United States | Progressive Industries, Inc.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:12 AM   #5
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Surge Guard

I helped my brother install one we found on Amazon. Search for "Technology Research (34520 120 Volt 30 Amp Hardwire Surge Guard". Its nice. Paid $200ish for it. My opinion is have it professionally installed before the transfer switch or breaker box. Two guys drinking beer and doing this may not have been the best thing but we accomplished it. His trailer is still standing so I would assume it was done right. LOL
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