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Old 02-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #11
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I had a 30A Progressive Ind pole-mount on the first TT. When we upgraded to the 5th I bought a permanent install 50A from them. I did the installation in an afternoon. I can't say that it's ever saved us from a disaster but I camp a little happier knowing it's there. The 50A did catch a low voltage event while we were away.
A side note on Progressive Industries. I had a question during install and I called their 800 hotline on a Sunday afternoon and left a message with my question and tele number. A fellow returned my call within 2 hr and answered my question. I guess you could say that I'm one of their fans.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:56 PM   #12
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I have the Progressive Industries 30 amp hard wired into my TT. I installed it in a few hours one afternoon. It caught a few low voltages issues at a campground in Nashville, TN and a surge in another campground WV.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:41 PM   #13
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Lightning hit a pine tree in the backyard of our previous house. It traveled down the trunk to the roots. One root crossed over the wire for the invisible dog fence and the spike followed that to the base unit which was plugged into the garage. It literally blasted it across the garage. The spike got into the house wiring there and fried the Panamax surge protector protecting the flat screen TV and the surround system receiver.

So, when we bought the Greyhawk last August, a good surge protector was one of the first items I acquired. Even if the campground has clean power, a lightning strike can hit anywhere.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:50 PM   #14
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I use one, I had high voltage take out my converter on a pop up I had a few years back. Its alot cheaper than replacing everything.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:04 PM   #15
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I use a Progressive Dynamics 50a surge guard. Never hook without it.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:23 PM   #16
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I have a surge protester.....it was the first thing that I bought....small price to pay for the protection and the peace of mind...
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:34 AM   #17
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I have the Surge Protector 50 amp hard wired unit. It has saved my bacon twice due to thunderstorms and poor available power at a campsite we visited. I wouldn't leave home without it!
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What do you do when you go to a park that only has 30 amp available ?
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What do you do when you go to a park that only has 30 amp available ?
Plug the 30 to 50 dogbone in the cg 30a and the other end into the surge guard. It works perfectly. Just remember the portable surge guard must be upright to protect it from water intrusion..
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We have ordered a new 36fbts that is supposed to be in next month. I ordered it with the hard wired 50 amp surge protection and voltage monitor. After reading some.other posts on this site I think I am also going to add a 50 amp surge protection only at the post. This will help stop any damage to the shore cord if there would be a.problem. Is this too much, probably. But I will know that all of the electrical is covered and I will still be able to monitor the voltage from inside the trailer.
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