Originally Posted by EV4D
Does anyone have a horror story to convince me to spend $200 on a surge protector? Because after 25 years of camping and between 7-10 RV's in our extended family I have never heard of a time where bad power damaged an TT.
My FIL is a retired lineman and I figure if he never thought one was necessary why would I consider one?
At 11:30 one evening my air conditioner sounded unusual. I got up to see what the problem might be. I observed the volt meter that is always in the kitchen receptacle. I reads from 100 to 130 volts. It was pegged out. I shut off the power to the camper immediately. Too late. The converter was toast.
The problem was the campground had an open neutral. It impacted all the sites in my loop.
Three hours and $300 replaced the converter there at the campsite.
I now have a Progressive PT30. If I had had it during this event I would have had no damage. Had I not been there when it happened it could have destroyed the air conditioner as well.