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Old 08-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Surge protector

I see places like Camping World sells these portal surge protectors for your MH. 30 AMP for my greyhawk would be about $250 there. May can find it cheaper somewhere else.

Are these needed? My son in law has had a trailer for 4-5 yrs and says they are not needed.

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You don't need it until you need it. Then it is to late!
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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Many campgrounds are miss-wired and you wont know till it fries something in your RV... look at is as cheap insurance... Mine has saved me twice that I know of so far....
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In a cg in Ohio when cg was hit by a lightening strick. Saved my butt. Others not so lucky.
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You don't need it until you need it. Then it is to late!
This is correct - cheap insurance. I have used this model:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Portable+30+amp+Surge+Guard&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=5596523127157459471&sa=X&ei=n2ZKToP RCYiwsAKdicS_CA&ved=0CDoQ8wIwAQ

for a number of years and it does the job just fine. In fact, this was sold by Camping World for quite a while - not sure why they stopped (maybe not enough profit?).

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Why not get total protection with an Energy Management System. IMO surge protection is not enough. I use this one.

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Progre...0C-p/pt30c.htm
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This is correct - cheap insurance. I have used this model:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Portable+30+amp+Surge+Guard&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=5596523127157459471&sa=X&ei=n2ZKToP RCYiwsAKdicS_CA&ved=0CDoQ8wIwAQ

for a number of years and it does the job just fine. In fact, this was sold by Camping World for quite a while - not sure why they stopped (maybe not enough profit?).

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Sorry Joe this one is not enough... the other one will cut off power to the camper if the pedestal is not wired properly or if there is a brown out (saves your A/C)
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Good point, Seann.

I didn't realize that this model didn't cover that possibility.
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I believe I got mine through etrailer.com. It was cheaper than CW or the other on-line places I tried. We spent about $230 for it, I believe. It cuts off for either surges or drops in voltage. We were camping last summer when a storm hit pretty big. It cut the TT off even though the CG still had power. I assume the voltage fluctuated and tripped it. If it saved anything in my TT that night it paid for itself right there.
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