Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
Surge Protectors

Just wondering how many people are using surge protectors for there RVs? What is the name of the protector if you are using one? Do you see many problems at campgrounds with the wiring?
Thanks
__________________

__________________
Capt023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
UFO Pilot's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 4,612
I use the SurgeGuard model. I have seen power problems twice in the last 3 plus years. The SurgeGuard shut the power off both times.
__________________

__________________
Wayne & Roberta and Maggie the Miracle Dog
08 Winnebago Destination 39W Gas UFO Workhorse Chassis
Making the Journey in our Destination

UFO Pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
Member
 
SouthernNite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 53
Just got done installing a Progressive HWC50 in our new coach. Many years ago I did not use one and never had a problem but todays RVs have so much more in them in the way of electronics; including computers that we travel with, that I feel they are an absolute must.

Even if you never run into a cg with wiring problems, all it takes is one thunderstorm and the possibility is there to "zap" everything in the coach.

Just think about it as insurance-you need it, you want it but you don't ever want to use it.
__________________
Samantha and Larry
Furkids-Duchess and Sweetie
Clouds and Oceans
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
SouthernNite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
OSP1268's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 524
We use the Surge Guard model 34750. We have been to quite a few campgrounds and yes it has worked several times. If we were not in the RV at the time we could always tell because the time on the microwave would be flashing when we returned.
Here in central Florida however,the power must surge at least once a day or more. Because everytime we check the RV in storage the microwave is flashing again.
I would not be without one!
__________________
R & E
No RV at the moment
OSP1268 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
ajm12's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Orleans, La.
Posts: 216
I also use the progressive surge and line protector. But there is one more thing you should do. Put some kind of insulting material under your levelers. In a thunderstorm Lighting could enter your motor home or 5'er though your levelers.
Just a though
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Al & Katie
2005 Excursion 39L Cat C7 350 HP
Retired 33 years NOFD and survived Katrina
ajm12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
Thank you everybody. That is great information and will be buying a surge protector. Have a good camping season this coming year all.
__________________
Capt023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 58
I have the Surgeguard 50 amp portable model. If I had to do over I would have a hardwired one installed. It is a hassle to hookup and lock to the powerpost each time we camp. Especially when overnighting at public campgrounds. It has saved us from under voltage when camping in Virginia at a membership campground. With ALL the electronics on our 08 Winnebago Voyage it's a must.
__________________
jwd53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
OSP1268's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwd53 View Post
I have the Surgeguard 50 amp portable model. If I had to do over I would have a hardwired one installed. It is a hassle to hookup and lock to the powerpost each time we camp. Especially when overnighting at public campgrounds. It has saved us from under voltage when camping in Virginia at a membership campground. With ALL the electronics on our 08 Winnebago Voyage it's a must.
I used to do what you do. After some thought, I moved it inside the
electrical bay. Just cut the 50 amp cord, put new ends on, and plugged the surge protector in. Now the surge protector is inside, out of the weather and out of sight. One of the best mods I have ever done.
__________________
R & E
No RV at the moment
OSP1268 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
My TT uses 30 amp service. If I go to a park that has only 50 amp service, do I have to use some kind of pigtail to match up the plugs? Also how does my 30 amp surge protector work?
__________________
Kerry & Lynette
2011 Flagstaff Shamrock 233S
Marietta, GA
Km0060 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Pricejh's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Km0060 View Post
My TT uses 30 amp service. If I go to a park that has only 50 amp service, do I have to use some kind of pigtail to match up the plugs? Also how does my 30 amp surge protector work?
You will need an adapter. And, yes, your surge protector should work. My Onyx is 30 amp and I have adapters for both 50 and 15/20 amp service. They are basicilly just pigtales that plug into the box or into the trailer.
__________________
John Price
2016 Denali 289RK w/a Hensley Arrow Hitch
2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings
Pricejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
KBolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by OSP1268

I used to do what you do. After some thought, I moved it inside the
electrical bay. Just cut the 50 amp cord, put new ends on, and plugged the surge protector in. Now the surge protector is inside, out of the weather and out of sight. One of the best mods I have ever done.
Great idea OSP, I was about to purchase a hardwire unit but I like your idea better. If the surge protector should ever fail I can bypass it and keep running. :-)
__________________

__________________
KBolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surge Protectors etc. Piledrive Class A Motorhome Discussions 50 09-17-2011 05:52 PM
Surge Protectors tipaulfla Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 28 05-04-2011 01:51 AM
Coachmen: Surge Protectors DRosedale Forest River Owners Forum 13 04-17-2011 05:27 PM
Surge Protectors Winter Texan RV Systems & Appliances 5 06-10-2009 06:47 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.