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Old 03-01-2016, 08:14 PM   #15
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"RoyalRaven"......Out of curiosity, why do you want the portable unit?

Personally, the easier it is to set up camp and pack away, the simpler RV life becomes. With the portable unit, you're having to drag it to the power pole and then worry about securing it. I know a lot of people do it, but it just seems like extra work. If you intend to take it with you when you sell the coach, just remove it.

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:57 AM   #16
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Water PROOF is a needed spec. as we learned the hard way. Progressive repaired it under warranty but we were without protection for a few weeks. I suggest the permanent installation as the best way to install this very necessary device. Big lighting strike taught us about the need, fried an air conditioner.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:14 AM   #17
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Anyone have their PI stolen off the pedestal?
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:40 AM   #18
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Anyone have their PI stolen off the pedestal?
I asked that 6 months ago, no response.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:54 AM   #19
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I asked that 6 months ago, no response.
I have the hard wired version. I was not concerned with theft so much as weather and Convienience. I am a firm believer in the KISS method.
I agree with Don, removal and installation is not a big deal if and when you want to transfer to another coach.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:00 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by RoyalRaven View Post
I want a portable, what features on them is important?
I would recommend you get the permanently installed version.

Here's why - a fellow camper from another forum had the portable version plugged into the power pedestal. That protected the rig from anything upstream of that point. However, he experienced a short in the power adapter at the rig which burned out some electronics and nearly caused a fire. If his rig had the internally installed version, it would have detected the problem and immediately cut the power. The portable version is fine but if the problem occurs downstream, it likely won't know the difference.

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