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Old 09-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Voltage spikes can happen anywhere. A car can hit a pole and blow a transformer, lightning can hit in the area. I have to much invested in electronics not to have surge protection regardless of where i am.

For the fifth-wheel it was a no-brainer, but we went above that level of pretection and invested in a Franks autotransformer.

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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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We have a surge protector on ours. It is never plugged in without it!


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Old 10-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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Our 320RS came with 50 amp and a 25' shore power cord and our first trip out...the electric outlet was about 29' from the back of the trailer. So - fortunately, we were within 20 miles of Camping World and we now tote a 20' or 25' (can't remember) 50-amp extension cord.

And surprisingly, we have had to use it. I never bothered to measure the power cord on our previous RV (Sandpiper fiver) - but we NEVER had issues. other thing we bought that came in handy last week. We frequent a spot where 50-amp plugs are rare, so I had ordered from Camping adapter that uses two 30-amp plugs to give you 50-amp power.

50-Amp RV Box Adapter - Intersource Enterprises D11-136 - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

Worked flawlessly and it's a good investment since we visit this spot once a month year-round for a week.


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Nights Camping 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015: 458 ~ Nights Camping 2016: 95 So Far
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #14
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