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Old 06-22-2018, 10:47 AM   #29
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…..gosh, I bought a life insurance policy in my 20s but never had to use it …guess I was just lucky....so guess I just got caught up in the "marketing."
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Just bought one for the cord . $75 Camping world will work great . When it's junk I will throw it away get another one . Keeping it simple is the goal .

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The most common problem with shore power that causes damage to RV's is low or high voltages, not surges. A good protector will shut off power to the RV when it detects either extreme, a situation which often occurs after one has connected to shore power that initially tested as safe.

The protector you purchased does not do that.
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Glad to see you want to be a test station.....after all, someone needs to be!.....lol
Yup, Me and the million others. I'll let you know when everything smokes.
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…..gosh, I bought a life insurance policy in my 20s but never had to use it …guess I was just lucky....so guess I just got caught up in the "marketing."
You did, just like RV service contracts.
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I've never used a surge thing on my RVs or boats. Marina electric is the worst.

I don't have one on my house either, do you ?


I'm just not buying into the marketing.

These^^ are your choices, made on your own understanding of potential issues and the odds of those issues affecting you. Surge/voltage extreme protection is more likely to happen to an RV or boat given that they repeatedly connect to electrical sources of unknown reliability. Still, the odds of having it happen to a particular individual are relatively low.


Not having such a device on one's home is not, IMO, analogous. Corded protector strips for sensitive electronics may be a close comparison regarding the "marketing" aspect, however. Again, personal choice as to whether or not to protect sensitive equipment in the home.


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…..gosh, I bought a life insurance policy in my 20s but never had to use it …guess I was just lucky....so guess I just got caught up in the "marketing."

If this is a rebuttal to twinboat's post then, yes, you got caught up in the marketing. So what? It was your choice to get, I assume, peace of mind, for those you'd leave behind.



The odds of a young person dying are low, that's why the premium for such policies are low when you are young. You weren't lucky, you were part of the statistical norm who are still living. Life Insurance is betting that you will live, and the odds are in their favor--by a long shot. Meanwhile, they will receive your premiums, invest it and make a nice long term profit. That's their business model and there's nothing wrong with that, but yes, it has to be marketed to work because the odds are in your favor to never need their product.
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As far as life insurance goes, can one leave a forwarding address? Might have to bribe someone......
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Not that I’m a CW promoter, but CW does sell PIAttachment 207982

WOW! Thanks for correcting me! That must be something recent
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Everything except the poop pyramid and a broken heart!
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We have just returned from a two week outing. I was a bit surprised how many people we camped next to....that don't use any type of surge protector.
These same people usually had no type of water pressure regulator either.
A lot of people either take chances, or just don't know any better I suppose.

Many folks, including us, have the hardwired protectors inside the bays so unless you asked they may have had one that you didn't see.
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Many folks, including us, have the hardwired protectors inside the bays so unless you asked they may have had one that you didn't see.
Same with the water pressure regulators. Many are behind the wet bay face panel.
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37 years of motorhoming no surge protector . I buy one it's not good enough.
That sounds about right if everyone believes the guy selling EMS units . lol

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Since you only sell PI units, I understand why you wouldn't support Surge Guards.



But if popularity is the "gold standard", then McDonald's is the best place to dine, right?


Sorry, I don’t sell anything. Just an RV Tech specializing in RV electrical systems.

Everyone has a right to their opinion. However, in this case, there is plenty of history to do your research on.
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I'll also chime in on the PI Hardwired. Already saved me a couple times from low voltage situations on warm days.
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Same with the water pressure regulators. Many are behind the wet bay face panel.
In some cases, yes. But then also....with rather entry level rigs like our current Winnebago Class C and many others, there is no water bay face panel, or a water utility compartment at all. The water hose simply attaches to the city water inlet right on the side wall of the RV. So even a casual observer can easily see if a water pressure regulator is being used, or not.

One RV park we stayed at on this recent trip even warned verbally at check in, of high water pressure. (in the 90+ range) And it was again noted in their paper handout...along with space number, map, rules, etc.
Walking the dog in the evening, we still noticed some with obviously no water pressure regulator in use.

I have no dog in the fight. Simply an interesting and surprising observation during our travels.
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