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Old 07-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I am New to owning an RV and wondering if anyone has some advice or anything o should know about my RV. Also was curious if I need a surge protector. I have read people argue both sides. Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Chris, there is TONS to learn about RVs. Yes you do need a surge protector. You also need a water pressure regulator and water filter. I would also get a clear elbow for the sewer line. Also start reading threads on here. Helped me a lot when I first started and knew nothing.
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Thanks Skipper,
The clear elbow is a new one I haven't heard. The surge protector I wasn't sure on because I've read both. The women at work has never had one but she maybe just lucky. She is also at a permanent site now too but wasn't always. Again, thanks for any and all advice!!
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I've had it put to me this way: the $100 or so is great insurance to have vs. Having expensive damage to rv electronics. And even in well established parks, stuff happens to cause surges and fluctuations, especially during the severe heat. I know it happens because I've run across people trying to sell rvs with fried appliances or systems. Beats me. I wasn't buying anyway.
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Chris, there is TONS to learn about RVs. Yes you do need a surge protector. You also need a water pressure regulator and water filter. I would also get a clear elbow for the sewer line. Also start reading threads on here. Helped me a lot when I first started and knew nothing.
I've been RV'ing since 1957, have never had a surge protector and have never had anything ruined by a power surge. YMMV though depending on where you live. We don't get the huge lightning storms out here like the midwest does.
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