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Old 03-15-2016, 02:48 PM   #11
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There might be a retailer on your way to your campground....

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Old 03-15-2016, 03:46 PM   #12
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Camped for over 40 years and never had a surge protector, Never had any problems.
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We've camped with our Roo for 10 years and never had a surge protector.
But 75% was dry camping.

If you use electric hookups all the time, then get one.
But many of us haven't ever used one and have never had a problem.
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Same argument could be used against carrying a spare..."Haven't had a flat in 10 years".
Until your out boondocking, middle of nowhere, and wake up on a Sunday morning to get going and find you have a flat!!
Bet you'd wish you had a spare!!
Better to have it and never, ever need it, than to be without, stuck for a loooong time.
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Glad you didn't get the 30vs50 amp discussion. Whole new topic



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Old 03-15-2016, 04:20 PM   #15
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I'd risk it once, then get one ASAP.
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Ohh. One other thing. Our local/favorite camping area was under water for weeks...we camped after and was GLAD to have EMS when we went after.


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Old 03-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #17
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I was unaware of the need for a surge protector until today. We are brand new to owning a trailer and we are going camping tomorrow for three days. I can't get a surge protector today and need to order online. Would you risk it and still go camping and just hope everything is OK or would you cancel your long awaited camping trip with the kids? Any temporary ways to fix this til we get our surge protector?


I would still go camping. Although the risk of electrical damage is there, it is extremely low. The vast majority of campers do not have this protection and very few ever get damaged during their entire camping careers. You have a much greater chance of being in an accident on the way to or from your destination.

Pick up a Surge Protector when you get back and you will have peace of mind moving forward.
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Thank you everyone for your ideas and thoughts and help. I really appreciate it. We are going to go on our trip and do some of the things you all talked about. You are all great.
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Same argument could be used against carrying a spare..."Haven't had a flat in 10 years".
Until your out boondocking, middle of nowhere, and wake up on a Sunday morning to get going and find you have a flat!!
Bet you'd wish you had a spare!!
Better to have it and never, ever need it, than to be without, stuck for a loooong time.
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The old insurance reference better to have it and never use it then to need it and not have it. My uncles favorite quote
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Only takes one hit to take out $4000.00 worth of electronics.

Progressive industries hardwired is the only one I'd recommend .


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