Originally Posted by jonitza
We purchased a White Hawk 28dsbh back in the summer and love it. I have a couple questions for the experts here. I want to get a surge protector to protect the trailer against poor rv park wiring and have heard the one's from progressive are really good, but i have also seen threads on autoformers to protect against low voltage. Which one does everyone here use??. Also how do i check to see if my inverter is one that monitors the charge on my battery, i will be leaving the trailer plugged in over the winter at my house and i'm not sure if i should install a batteryminder to protect against boiling the battery. Thanks
We bought a White Hawk 27DSRL in November. The installed converter is a Progressive Dynamics 40 amp w/ Charge Wizard. If you are plugged in all winter, your battery maintenance is minimal, since the converter is "multi-stage" and doesn't run at a constant voltage. Only needed maintenance is to occasionally check battery electrolyte level; shouldn't be much lost with this converter/ charger.
As far as surge protection, I installed the hard wired version of the Progressive Industries 30 amp EMS. No theft worries like one has with a pedestal plug in unit. For my money (paid $249 for it and included the remote display from an RV dealer in Texas that is an authorized reseller), the best RV electrical protection you can buy, period. It also warranted for life. Had the 50 amp model in our previous fifth wheel, saved us heartache twice.