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Old 01-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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I'm new to the TT world myself and have read too many horror stories about fried electronics to sleep at night without one. It's cheap insurance for a potential disaster.

1x on the 30 amp Progressive Industries.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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Two things I forgot to mention when comparing Progressive Industries and Surge Guard hardwired EMS units is the Progressive Industries' units are considerably less expensive than Surge Guard's and The Progressive Industries' EMS can usually be repaired while the Surge Guards have to be replaced. Once out of warranty (which takes twice as long with the PIs), replacing instead of repairing is a lot less expensive.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:03 PM   #13
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Guess I've been pretty lucky, never owned a surge protector and never had an issue with any of my TT's over the years....... BUT, now with some of the costly electronics we plug into our RV's these days some degree of surge protection merits a strong consideration.

So, looks like I will add a P.I. EMS-HW30C to my spring to-do-list along with the new set of tires.

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Old 01-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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I have been thinking about surge protection also. Perhaps next fall when we head South.
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We have had 5 Travel Trailers and a 5th Wheel prior to our current Pinnacle 5th Wheel and have never used a surge suppressor.
But now the we are fulltiming and with the costly electronics in our Pinnacle we bought a surge suppression to protect them.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #16
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Watch the Camping World on line ads. We bought the 30 AMP unit for $260 at a Camping World store and they had it on sale for $180. We received a $75 credit in the mail as a result of their policy.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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We have had 5 Travel Trailers and a 5th Wheel prior to our current Pinnacle 5th Wheel and have never used a surge suppressor.
But now the we are fulltiming and with the costly electronics in our Pinnacle we bought a surge suppression to protect them.
So Rob what did you buy?
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I have the Progressive EMS-PT50C. This is the portable unit. This past summer while a host in Panama City, FL I came back to my 5'er three times during the summer when I knew the power had been off while I was gone. The microwave is a good indicator since the clock won't be on. This unit stores the reason for the most recent problem so I knew on two of the occasions that there had been an open ground and the third time it was an open neutral.

This unit has a lifetime warranty now also.

I bought mine from CW mail order only which included free shipping. They had the best price even without the free shipping.
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I have the Progressive EMS-PT50C. This is the portable unit. This past summer while a host in Panama City, FL I came back to my 5'er three times during the summer when I knew the power had been off while I was gone. The microwave is a good indicator since the clock won't be on. This unit stores the reason for the most recent problem so I knew on two of the occasions that there had been an open ground and the third time it was an open neutral.

This unit has a lifetime warranty now also.

I bought mine from CW mail order only which included free shipping. They had the best price even without the free shipping.
I just bought my PI EMS-PT50C from Lawrence RV Accessories for $359 and free shipping. According to CW website theirs is $396.99 with free shipping if you are a Good Sam member. YMMV.
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I bought mine in April 2012 and it was right at $300.00 including free freight. Their prices vary like every company does. I just hit it right I guess.
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