Originally Posted by ssratcm
We have a 2019 17bhs and are newbies, so if this isn't really an issue, let me know. If electricity is such a problem, why isn't there some type of surge protection built in? I know the word boat is just an acronym for "break out another thousand," but this ot is just as bad when you have to drop $500 every other day. Thanks for letting me rant.
Kind of depends on your preference and where you camp.
If you can check polarity voltage and ground on your own and you don't camp on busy holidays where people use AC when voltage drop is most prevalent you may be able to get by. Personally I am not willing to make the gamble so I bought one.
Yea RVs require a lot of cash right when you buy them for some necessary gear. The trick is figuring out what is necessary for you. An EMS to me was top of the must have list. After the initial must haves the major costs are gas assuming you can get your hands dirty and work on things yourself.
I look at it like this, my new home did not come with curtains, furniture, appliances, surge suppressor, hoses, or much landscaping. New major purchases require a additional investment and hobbies require that as well.