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Old 09-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #41
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I know what you mean. That's absolutely true in most cases, especially if the package is shipped via UPS. I don't order from CW for that reason, and Amazon is usually the same but not always. I ordered 30A plugs from Amazon and after shipping they were still cheaper than going down the road to Home Depot. I guess it depends on the product.

If you can find places to ship by USPS it can be less expensive. You're probably aware that if you live close to the border or you cross regularly, there are places that can receive and store your parcels for a very small fee. Unfortunately that's not a cost-effective option for me.


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Old 09-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #42
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Progressive are not CSA approved and won't be sold in Canada according to 2 retailers I talked too. I purchased a Camco copy of the Progressive at Goshen Discount Camper Mart for $150, same protection.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:40 PM   #43
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I highly doubt the cause is "from" the surge protector.

Low voltage and in turn high amps cause heat along with bad connections.

I've not ever heard of anyone say that there electrical was fried from the pedestal to the hardwired ems.

you guys are WAY over thinking this!



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Old 09-05-2014, 12:25 PM   #44
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To updated my previous post and being redundant:

OK so I talked with him. He said he was hooked up for about 6 hours when the surge occurred. I asked him If the pigtail from the Pedestal to protector was fried he said no just the protector so I guess it would be safe to hardwire one inside but, what do I know?
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #45
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To updated my previous post and being redundant:

OK so I talked with him. He said he was hooked up for about 6 hours when the surge occurred. I asked him If the pigtail from the Pedestal to protector was fried he said no just the protector so I guess it would be safe to hardwire one inside but, what do I know?
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:45 PM   #46
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OK so I talked with him. He said he was hooked up for about 6 hours when the surge occurred. I asked him If the pigtail from the Pedestal to protector was fried he said no just the protector so I guess it would be safe to hardwire one inside but, what do I know?
It is safe to wire it inside, 100's of people do it. They wouldn't be selling hard wire protectors if wasn't safe. If i'm not mistaking and I'm sure someone will correct it if I'm wrong but MH'S mostly come hardwired from the factory.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:19 AM   #47
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Ok I just ordered the 50 amp Progressive hard wired protector mostly because of the lifetime warranty and the built in digital display. I'll post pics of it mounted once I install it. Hoping it is here before next weekend.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:46 AM   #48
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I have the Progressive Industry 50amp external. It has never failed me. I have exercised the lifetime warranty and it was replaced immediately. It developed internal moisture after a deluge. I called the company after hours and the phone was forwarded to the owner of the company! Now that's awesome service and as Turb's said "Made in the USA"...I wholeheartedly endorse this product
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:50 AM   #49
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I forgot Made in USA and Life time warranty are the 2 reasons I bought the Progressive.
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I forgot Made in USA and Life time warranty are the 2 reasons I bought the Progressive.
I concur.

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Check the capability of your RVs existing electrical system. It will likely have under voltage and overvoltage protection built in.
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Check the capability of your RVs existing electrical system. It will likely have under voltage and overvoltage protection built in.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:23 AM   #53
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That's what I was wondering. There's no device on mine 5er that monitors high/low voltage. That's what the Progressive protector will do.
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Know for a fact my unit doesn't, plus besides showing polarity and ground problems, there is nothing built in for any of that. Oh Yea I forgot it will tell you when all of a sudden nothing works anymore.
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I shouldn't have said 'likely', rather 'might' have protection built in.
This is an excerpt from my converter manual, " Electronic current limiting automatically shuts down the power during overload or short-circuit conditions, protecting the life of your power center and electrical system."
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I shouldn't have said 'likely', rather 'might' have protection built in.
This is an excerpt from my converter manual, " Electronic current limiting automatically shuts down the power during overload or short-circuit conditions, protecting the life of your power center and electrical system."
This may be referring to the reverse polarity fuse(s). In case the battery is hooked up backwards.
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This may be referring to the reverse polarity fuse(s). In case the battery is hooked up backwards.
That's what I'm thinking .
Has nothing to do with the 120v side.

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I do know if I'm running the generator and shore power is hooked up my 5er will recognize it and shut the generator off. Likewise if I start the gen with shore power on the gen will run a few seconds and then shut back off.
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As a quick side note, my PI hardwired is making a humming noise. It's always been dead quiet. I called them and it's prolly the power supply. They had me push the center actuator (spring loaded) down a few times to clear out any dirt \debris but that only made the PI hum louder. I swear I heard it hummin' Dixie...*s. So, when I get back home I'm sending it in for warranty repair. The sucker didn't even make two full seasons.
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As a quick side note, my PI hardwired is making a humming noise. I called them and it's prolly the power supply. They had me push the center actuator (spring loaded) down a few times to clear out any dirt \debris but that only made the PI hum louder. I swear I heard it hummin' Dixie...*s. So, when I get back home, I'm sending in for warranty repair.
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