Originally Posted by bigguy214
Hey guys going on our first trip to a campground with our new trailer and I believe I should get a 30 amp surge protector.I have read a few threads and was wondering if the campgrounds have breakers or their own surge protectors or should I buy one?I would also like to know what are good brands of surge protectors so that I know it will trip if it does get a surge I just don't want to buy the cheapest one and hope that works thanks for any replies.
In the past we had never given one iota to having a surge protector for our Used Pups and HTT. Only until, and after getting a little education, and the importance of Surge Protectors from this site did we invest in one when we purchased our new TT this year.
Glad we did. Roughly a month ago we had a bad storm come through the CG we were staying at. Took out some trees and knocked out all the power. Was out for approximately 3 hours. Now, I don't know whether or not having the EMS-PT30C purchased from Progressive Industries helped, but I sure felt a whole lot better knowing we were connected to it. Once the power was regained, we were back to "camping business as usual".
Also, just as Flybob stated regarding the number of A/C units nowadays and some CG's not being designed for the heavy usage, is a good reason to invest in one considering the investments we put into our TT's.