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Old 05-31-2011, 07:56 PM   #15
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Will the portable one be as good as the hard wired
Yes!
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I have the Progressive 50-amp wired in unit with two remote readouts. It has shut down 3 times in the two years that I have had it. Once for low voltage and twice for high voltage.

Not much to do about low voltage, but the engine block heater makes a great load resistor.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #17
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Do you need one for 50 amp and one for 30 amp, or can the 50 amp model be also used on 30 amp power hookups?
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:18 PM   #18
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No. The 50-amp works for anything up to 50 amps.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:42 PM   #19
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Would not leave home without one. Either way, port or hard wire you are good to go.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:19 AM   #20
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I chose a portable one because if it Is hardwired and stops functioning you will have to do some rewiring before you can get power into the RV.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:34 AM   #21
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I chose a portable one because if it Is hardwired and stops functioning you will have to do some rewiring before you can get power into the RV.
I got the portable EMS unit as, if a surge does happen, it can be sent in for rebuild. The hard wired one can also be rebuilt but is obviously more involved to remove and replace. You would also need to either reconnect the power cable back to original while the unit was off for repair OR not use the camper!!!
I use a cable and padlock to fend off quick grab thieves. Anyone that wants it bad enough can get it but not very easily.
I really considered the hard wired unit because of the remote readout feature but decided as explained above.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:15 AM   #22
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As you decide on which one to use, keep this in mind. Will you be keeping this motor home forever or will you be trading it in for another unit at some point down the road?
If you plan on trading sometime in the future, who knows when, a portable unit can be transferred to your new unit. I have a portable that is inside a storage bay, so it is out of site and out of mind as one says. Like a previous post I have never heard of one being stolen off a pole, but at the price of the surge protector, why take a chance.
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I have a 03 holiday rambler vacationer and wanted input on your thoughts I have been looking and pricing 50 amp surge Thanks steve
I recieved a ROI on the first trip after installing a 50 amp surge protector. We stopped the first night in Nephi Utah and a storm hit and blew the electricity out at the RV park we were staying at. The guy next to me was on his maiden trip and lost his tv, microwave and more. The reason that I installed it was because when I made reservations at an RV park in Montana the lady asked me if I had one because they have alot of electrical storms that time of year. Im glad I took her advice.
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wanted to thank you for your help on this just ordered one from rv upgrades, steve
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just ordered one from rv upgrades, steve
That's where myself and many others got their EMS-50 from.
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Does Winnebago power mgmt system have a built in surge protector?

I'm thinking of getting a 30 or 50 amp surge protector for my 2010 vista but wonder if Winnebago's power management system already has one built in. Anyone know? Thanks!
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I'm not very confident installing any thing electrical however I found installing one much less complicated then I thought.
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Bought one from rvupgrades and got it in 2 days that's fast shipping
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