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CPJeff 10-19-2020 01:55 PM

(soon to be) New DT 271BH owner here - Central TX
 
Hope this finds everyone as-well-as can be expected. Just ordered my Della Terra 271BH. Should be ready by mid-Jan. Moving up to slide unit from smaller Jayco. Might have questions about slides in the near future. One question I do have today is, any recommendations for 50amp surge protection?
Camco has a 50amp Defender for $330 (amazon). Thoughts on quality, price, etc.?
Thanks in advance...

Thomas ho 10-19-2020 02:57 PM

welcome from north tx. camp mid tx , ok, az, ark . never had a problem with surges. see them once in a while on pedestals. most st parks and army corp. parks have new pedestals. 15 years + and never owned one. its your $$$

CPJeff 10-19-2020 04:29 PM

Everyone's experience is different. Recently, we had a pedestal with a faulty 30amp connector that was overheating and tripped twice before I had to use my 30-to-50 adapter and the park staff fixed the 30 amp breaker and connector. So, yes, I will always use a surge protector. Not going to fry my rig's wiring for lack of inexpensive protection.

EdJunior 10-19-2020 08:55 PM

Welcome CPJeff from across the way a bit (just north of Houston). Can't help much with the surge protector. Have not had any issues not using one (so far). But I just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hope to see you down the road!

Tundra 2014 10-20-2020 12:49 PM

Surge
 
If you plan to get one, get an EMS-Progressive or Surge Guard brand. Long discussion, which one is best. They will list the voltage and condition of the power pole and have about a 2 minute check they due prior to powering up your trailer. Basically an insurance policy for all your trailer electronics. They protect you from low voltage, the biggest danger. I agree, if only camping in major state and national parks not a must have. We travel across country and DW likes to hit the small private campgrounds. In 10 years it has saved us 3 times by disconnecting power due to low voltage. One time it was due to construction crew hitting power lines w/ a back hoe, it did get my neighbors A/C. To me, it is worth the peace of mind.

DouglasReid 10-21-2020 03:47 AM

I liken the EMS to an insurance policy on your car (Except the state does not mandate you have one).

You may have never been in a wreck, but still you have the insurance and are glad for it.

I agree wit having the EMS ours is hardwired from Progressive Industries :trink39:


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