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Old 05-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by billb800si

What I'm saying is "if all else fails call your insurance company and have your RV repaired. That's what we have insurance for.
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Yes of course. Sorry for being flippant. Just feel very strongly about the SP (and in my case) the Voltage Controller. Not everyone will want or need the expense of the VC. I think that's optional. The SP is not optional to my thinking. Would hate for someone to rationalize not getting a SP because "insurance will cover any damage". Somebody once joked that RV stands for Ruined Vacation. An SP makes that notion less probable. Apologies again.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #16
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Talking Great advice!

Originally Posted by Dr4Film View Post
They won't protect you from a nearby direct lightning strike and hopefully that will never happen.

Your best protection during a severe lightning storm is to disconnect the shore power cord until the storm had passed. That way if there is a nearby strike it won't have a path into your RV.

The strike would have to hit your RV directly which I hope will never happen.

Dr4Film ----- Richard

Thanks for the advice. Last summer, within a period of two weeks, we had two weather related problems here at home. We had direct lightning strikes in the yard, frying our electric dog fence as well as many small appliances - surge protected.

Unplugging makes huge sense! But sometimes it just needs to be stated. Truly appreciated!!


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