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Old 09-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Surge Protector

How many use one?????

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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I have the Progressive Industries on my MH and on the 5er we have. Wouldn't leave home without it!

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Absolutely a must! I have a Progressive also but I am really thinking about an autoformer now.

A lot of campgrounds seem to be putting off maintenance just to make ends meet. In doing so it seems we are running into power issues more often.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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I went 5 years without one and since I just bought one, I feel that I am very lucky that I didn't have anything bad happen. I too believe that I will never be without one.....it's not worth the damage it can cause.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Would not be without one, ever!
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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Never had on on trailers or 5th wheels I had but have a Progressive Industries one on my motorhome and use it all the time. Most surge protectors RV manufacturers put in there RVs are not powerful enough or check enough electrical items. Progressive Industries also gives a lifetime warranty on their products. I have the portable one. Plug into campground pedestal, plug RV cord into it. Still have the surge protector/transfer switch in the RV that came with it so have double protection-I hope.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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Another Progressive user here.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Progressive here. To me is a must have item. Cheap insurance against CG power problems.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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My coach has EMS and surge, factory installed. Not sure if the surge has saved me yet but I do like the option of hooking up to 30 amps with load shedding.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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A must to protect your investment! Mine has saved me a bunch of money I suspect..
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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You might want to also consider the power booster that raises the voltage a bit when needed. Seems like many RV parks have low voltage now a days. I believe Powermaster does both, surge & boost.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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We have the Progressive 50 amp portable. If I had bought it earlier it would have saved me nearly a thousand dollars in damage. Won't have an RV without one now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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The Progressive model seems to run 1/2 the price of a Surge Guard. Does anyone know why there is such a big difference in price? If I were to buy the Progressive model, am I leaving myself exposed in some way?

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