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Old 04-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #11
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Progressive Industries EMS-30... Your choice hard wired or portable pedestal unit...
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:22 PM   #12
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We have the portable SurgeGuard and so far, so good. Camping World has the 30amp version on sale for $74.98. Yes, it is like an insurance policy in several ways, 1) It protects your investment, and, 2) You don't know how good it is until you need it.

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Old 04-26-2015, 05:44 PM   #13
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Definitely a good investment, I purchased one with our new trailer and it saved us the first time out. (Surge Guard 34730-001-LCD Portable RV Surge Protector With LCD Display 30 Amp) For 215.94 and free ship.
Even if you keep the trailer for 5 years, it's only 43.18 per year on your investment, vs thousands on an electrical repair.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:12 PM   #14
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I recently purchased the Progressive EMS-PT 30 from RV Safety Accessories for $230.00 No tax here in Georgia. No shipping. Arrived in two or three days. Nice people.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:36 PM   #15
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We have the portable SurgeGuard and so far, so good. Camping World has the 30amp version on sale for $74.98. Yes, it is like an insurance policy in several ways, 1) It protects your investment, and, 2) You don't know how good it is until you need it.

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I would not get this one personally.. The bigger more expensive units check for all kinds of things the small one does not check for.. like proper polarity of the plug.. and high or low voltage.. it only protects from a lightening strike. RV parks are notorious for badly wired plugs...
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I have a dogbone with Kill-A-Watt meter that I will be using to check the voltage before connecting the TT. As far as mis-wiring is concerned, I have to believe that 99.9% of the campground outlets are wired properly so I'm not worried about it. If I have to worry about every little detail, I'll just stay home.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:51 PM   #17
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Has anyone picked one up here in Canada, if so where? I can get the Progressive Industries EMS 50 amp for $365 delivered UPS from Tweety's online. Any other suggestions. Thx.
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We went with the Surge Guard 30A portable that cost around $215. PI would have been our 2nd choice. Hope you find one that satisfies your need.
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I order the "Technology Research 44750" surge protection at $68 from Amazon. Reviews were good for just a surge protector. Just looking at a decent protector for new TT. Note I've been hooking up to campsite power for 35 years w/o any protection and never had a problem, but reading all the chatter has got me running bit scared so jumped in with just the basic unit. Almost all our camping is at State Parks where we enjoy the views & a camp fire much better outside so we rarely use AC, heat, or ever cook inside TT, just like doing the cooking outside often even when weather not good... (but been know to watch movies inside when it rains for 40 hours straight)

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All the years camping with 30amp service I never had an issue. I always checked voltage to see if it's low and then plug in and camp. 50amp is a bit different because of the potential for high voltage based upon a bad connection in the pedestal.

I looked at 30 amp this way: Low voltage will not harm electronics but can harm motors. But since the current drawn by motors running on low voltage is so high it trips the breaker and gives you a hint of the issue.
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