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Old 05-07-2015, 06:12 PM   #15
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Of all the $4-500 items you will buy for your coach, the Progressive is the best investment you will make. Lifetime warranty and WILL prove itself somewhere in your travels. This is NOT a gimmick.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:27 PM   #16
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I agree with all of the above. When my RV garage was built the electric was installed by a professional licensed electrician. I plugged in my Progressive unit which indicated their was a problem. Electrician said my unit was faulty until he removed the cover and found crossed wires. I never leave home without it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:31 PM   #17
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I guess you got the answer to your question. ???
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:39 PM   #18
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I have this portable unit.

http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-In...urge+protector

It has saved me from two bad pedestals in a two year period. Best money I have spent.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:49 PM   #19
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As has been said, won't leave home without it. Saved three times so far, two low voltage shutdowns from sub par electrical systems and one lightning strike in a campground.

No gimmick, best money spent so far!!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:03 PM   #20
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Ok, so I have not seen one negative post on the Surge Protectors.

So.......I have a 95 Brave, nothing fancy inside just the usual T.V. micro etc.... 30 amps.

what would be a worth while surge protector?
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:20 PM   #22
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Nearby lightning strike/power surge caused our battery monitoring system to give out....$80 repair wasn't bad cost wise but decided to purchase a protecter last year..so far, no problems.
A similar thing happened to us a few years ago. A nearby lightning strike took out the energy management system on our 2001 motorhome. It cost several hundred dollars to repair it. We put a surge protection system on that motorhome. We also put one on our new motorhome.
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Ok, so I have not seen one negative post on the Surge Protectors.

So.......I have a 95 Brave, nothing fancy inside just the usual T.V. micro etc.... 30 amps.

what would be a worth while surge protector?
I would get one if I were you, but I would get the 50 amp one and use an adaptor, who know when you will upgrade to a 50 amp coach down the road. You can get the "dog bone" adaptors to go to go 50-30 and 30-50 so that you never have to worry about finding a 50 amp hook up at a camp ground. Just a thought...........
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Even know the permanent one with remote is about the same price, not sure I would have to room to mount it.

So looks like the portable one would work out better.
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I had the rv dealer install one before I left the lot after researching RVs before we bought.

It saved me at least once last year when I visited NY brother in LA. He had a handyman friend install a 30 amp plug. It was wired for 240 instead of 120

Would have ruined our trip to Disneyland.

Well worth it.

Personally I am wondering if I should gave installed the Hughes autoformer. It looks like it would prevent low/high voltage issues
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Ok any stories out there of someones RV getting messed up because they didnt use one?

Seems like a $200 to $400 gimmick

Would also like to hear about people who have never used them
They are definitely not just gimmicks because I had one when the campground voltage sat at 90 - 95 Volt and you do not want your AC or microwave or TV running under these conditions.
Cheap insurance.
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"CJ7365"......I have one because my coach ahs a ton of electronics. On a few occasions my Progressive Ind unit has shut down my power because the campground power dropped too low. On the first trip with our new coach (bought the PI unit even before I brought the coach home) we found a bad pedestal at the first campground we stayed at.

With that said, my daughters both have newer TT's. I would never recommend a surge protector for them because they don't camp that often and really don't have much to protect. I know some will take offense to this statement, but I wouldn't spend the money on an older coach with just a few electrical items.
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Ok, so I have not seen one negative post on the Surge Protectors.

So.......I have a 95 Brave, nothing fancy inside just the usual T.V. micro etc.... 30 amps.

what would be a worth while surge protector?
When I traded in my old MH that was set up like yours I had already replaced one air conditioner and the other was starting to act up. We like to stay at a lot of older camp grounds and state parks. Since we have been back to the same places with the new rig and protection, it has shut us down three times for low voltage. I always thought my air conditioners had problems from being old but gotta believe now it was the low voltage that caused the issues.
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