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Old 05-26-2013, 11:19 PM   #29
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AN Electric Management System is cheap insurance when you look at all the electronics and electric appliances and the cost to replace, plus all the concealed wiring. No big deal on a tent trailer, but over/under voltage and spikes and the repairs are $pendy on the larger and newer units. Get the hard-wired units.
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I just bought a 2013 Heartland Cyclone 3800 5th wheel toy hauler It's a big boy. My question is do I really need to buy the portable surge protector. I have been rving for the las 3 years with my 28ft forest river stealth toy hauler and never use a surge protector. Since my 5th wheeeler have more electrical goodies on it do I need to pay hundreds of dolllars for it. Help the still newbie out
Do you carry insurance for damage to your RV?? This would be investment in more insurance. I don't think that RV park owners do any non-corrective electrical maintenance, they just fix the reported broken stuff. This can lead to conditions your EMS is meant to stop.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #31
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Yes,yes and yes!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #32
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75 percent of campgrounds you won't need it but if you want to be safe don't leave home without one. They will pay for them selfs with peace of mind.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #33
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Never had one.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:10 PM   #34
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My PI PT-50C has saved me two $500 deductibles and an untold amount of grief getting things repaired/replaced.

The neighbors, not so lucky.

That was just in 1 year. I am about $600 and many hours ahead already.

I think I will keep it.
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Takes 2 minutes to lock in. If you like to fire up your eu2000 for a quick warm up of something in the microwave, it is a pain. It also draws power and produces heat. Mount it where it has good ventilation. Bought one after 18 years. It is a pain sometimes but it is installed now.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #36
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progressive EMS

just purchased a new to me 2007 Monaco Beaver with I believe a built in surge protector I have a Progressive EMS portable. Woould there be any harm in using both

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #38
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Well to add to the reasons why to have one, this morning about 3:00am we had a storm come in and the power went out in the campground. I saw lights on at the shower house, so I went and checked my EMS unit. Voltage was 73 volts. We had both airs on (only one was running at the time).Power finnaly was restored at 9:30 am. Saved me at least one AC unit from running on low vloltage.
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I have one hard wired so why would you was meaning one should be enough. Chevman
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paid $300 for the EMS and also not sure if Beaver has built in surge protector I don't see one but if factory installed it could be hidden. So I was thinking if in doubt why not use it

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75 percent of campgrounds you won't need it but if you want to be safe don't leave home without one. They will pay for them selfs with peace of mind.
I think its more like 99.9999999999 percent.
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Just have to agree: Get one! I have the kind that shuts down (as others have noted) with over or under voltage and it has saved me several times already in about 2 months of use!
Worth the money IMHO.
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