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Old 12-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #1
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Weatherproofing a Progressive Surge Protector

Hi all..I currently own a new Jayco Eagle Ht fiver. Recently purchased a new Progressive 50 amp surge protector. All works well but I cannot use the Progressive clear weather enclosure over the plug-in because the Jayco 50 amp handle on the plug makes it too deep to fully close. Has anyone experienced this problem, and does anyone have any kind of resolution they can share to make this connection weatherproof? Thanks
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Is it possible to exchange it for the hard-wired model? No worries of weather or theft!
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hi all..I currently own a new Jayco Eagle Ht fiver. Recently purchased a new Progressive 50 amp surge protector. All works well but I cannot use the Progressive clear weather enclosure over the plug-in because the Jayco 50 amp handle on the plug makes it too deep to fully close. Has anyone experienced this problem, and does anyone have any kind of resolution they can share to make this connection weatherproof? Thanks
I have the Progressive EMS-PT50X and my RV plug fits inside the closure lid without a problem. Perhaps you could attach a picture.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #4
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I have a 50A portable PI from 2007----Open face
It has hung from power pedestals all over the USA during our 7 yrs FTng
In Rain, In Snow, In Sleet, In Ice, In Dust Storms, In extreme heat......name it
Still working as designed w/o issues
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:40 PM   #5
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Maybe you could cut/saw the grip off to permit a better closure. Our plugs keep the clear cover open a bit, maybe 20%. No problems in 10 years.
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Hi all.. Has anyone experienced this problem, and does anyone have any kind of resolution they can share to make this connection weatherproof? Thanks

2 gallon zip lock freezer bag--cut slot in bottom long enough to put progressive plug thru hole-- close hole by taping slot shut and to progressive round chord. It's open at the bottom, but water proofs plugs.

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Old 12-03-2019, 11:09 PM   #7
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Weatherproofing a Progressive Surge Protector

I place a cut open 13 gal kitchen garbage bag over the autoformer and Progressive EMS. I tape it to make a little tent and all has been good.
Also, I set both on a couple of leveling block to raise them off the ground.
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Hi all..I currently own a new Jayco Eagle Ht fiver. Recently purchased a new Progressive 50 amp surge protector. All works well but I cannot use the Progressive clear weather enclosure over the plug-in because the Jayco 50 amp handle on the plug makes it too deep to fully close. Has anyone experienced this problem, and does anyone have any kind of resolution they can share to make this connection weatherproof? Thanks
That is probably the most common complaint about the newer portable PD units. That, and moisture getting in. Wonder why? I want one, as we rarely camp in CGs, but will likely end up putting in a hard-wired unit. So far, PD has yet to address these issues, from everything I've read.

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I have a 50A portable PI from 2007----Open face
It has hung from power pedestals all over the USA during our 7 yrs FTng
In Rain, In Snow, In Sleet, In Ice, In Dust Storms, In extreme heat......name it
Still working as designed w/o issues
That was the "old" model, O-B. The newer units have been having this issue since they came out, as well as water intrusion.

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We have 2 rigs- on one I have the new 30a unit and on our daughter's trailer the older style without cover. Never a problem with either one being at the pedestal hanging straight down- rain or not. I'd just close the cover as far as it goes until it hits the plug and leave it that way. As long as the unit doesn't get submerged you're ok. Someone else suggested cutting the handle- you could do that I guess. I believe covering it in a bag could cause condensation which is exactly what you're trying to avoid.
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Put a large black plastic trash bag over the whole power pedestal problem solved. Plus the unit is out of sight and out of mind for sticky fingers.
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Well, we've used our 50 amp PD EMS for 3 years in rain and sprinker systems shooting water all over it. RV parks are notorious for this.

Never been and issue. always works. Plug it in, wait 2 minutes and power.

I just wouldn't submerge it in water!
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Small tarp or big trash bag over pedestal allways works for me . I never let it get submerged . And always unplug from pedestal during a lighting storm, and run generator til storm is over. I have been in a campground when lightning hit a tree and ran over to a pedestal then ran to other pedestals in campground and did damage to R/Vís....
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I seen people put the unit in a plastic can that has two slots cut in the side wall. The cables go in the slots, connect the plugs and the lid goes on.
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