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Old 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone! And thanks for pointing out past threads covering the same topic...I'll do better research next time. I think I'll go with a HW and get that done right after new tires.
Just curious...has anyone ever had a portable surge stolen? I've seen locking mechanisms--just wondering....thanks again!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:56 PM   #16
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This has been discussed in depth many times. Check threads HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE as well as many more places.

Give a read through of them & you'll get the gist power protection is quite important.
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Thanks everyone! And thanks for pointing out past threads covering the same topic...I'll do better research next time. I think I'll go with a HW and get that done right after new tires.
Just curious...has anyone ever had a portable surge stolen? I've seen locking mechanisms--just wondering....thanks again!
Don't worry about it some post get answered over and over. I have mine hard wired you don't worry about it being stolen and you don't have to mess with it when plugging in you just have the cord to deal with.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:25 PM   #18
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I Installed my hard wired surge guard as a "portable". I plan on replacing it with the Progressive Industries unit so I can also be protected from high and low voltages.

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Thanks everyone! And thanks for pointing out past threads covering the same topic...I'll do better research next time. I think I'll go with a HW and get that done right after new tires.
Just curious...has anyone ever had a portable surge stolen? I've seen locking mechanisms--just wondering....thanks again!

The Progressive Hard Wired is the only way to go. IMHO. Best warranty in the bus and don't have to worry about it being stolen. If there is a problem with it, it can be by-passed until repairs are done. The rest are in the back seat to this product.


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I have the surge guard portable with the locking box and it works great. I needed one quick for my piece of mind after only dumb luck prevented major damage. (The skies opened up and I blew off hooking up to power at an RV park until the rain stopped. Lightning did a number on both units next to me as they fried lots of equipment) I would go with the hard wired unit if I had to do it over again.
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There should be no question here...go get one immediately. The Progressive Industry hardwired is a good one. I have personally seen a brand new coach get his electronics fried in the Florida keys a few years ago. He didn't know what the surge guard was. I felt bad for him as I was next to him and mine shut down my power but I suffered no damage. You just have to have one. Without it, it is like Russian roulette!
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I put it off to long. Under voltage took out my convection/microwave. Repair was $200. Now have a progressive unit and have no fears. Campground plugs are abused by people pulling the cord to disconnect which put strains since the plug head is at a 90 degree angle to the cord. Few of us pull the plug straight out by the plug head.
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Just curious...has anyone ever had a portable surge stolen? I've seen locking mechanisms--just wondering....thanks again!

I have a portable. I plug it in and know right off if there is a pedestal issue. Then plug in my cord, put the cable lock on it, and never worry.

This is the 2nd RV for this PI unit. It moved real easy.

Never heard of a unit walking away. I think they would prize my Weber Q100 more. Never had anything taken from our camp ever in my lifetime.

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Surge Guard is a brand competing with the Progressive brand. Both brands make models that protect from pedestal mis-wiring as well as over/under voltage. In this thread it is also used a generic term with regard to the device everyone is suggesting be used. So it gets kind of confusing. Both companies make good products. Either will do the job, depending on the features you are opting for.
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Surge Guard is a brand competing with the Progressive brand. Both brands make models that protect from pedestal mis-wiring as well as over/under voltage. In this thread it is also used a generic term with regard to the device everyone is suggesting be used. So it gets kind of confusing. Both companies make good products. Either will do the job, depending on the features you are opting for.
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This is true.
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Well I took the advice of many and purchased a HW progressive EMS....should get it next week when I pick up my MH. Also getting new tires to replace the original ones.
Thanks again everyone!
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Well I took the advice of many and purchased a HW progressive EMS....should get it next week when I pick up my MH. Also getting new tires to replace the original ones.
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I needed it sooner (twice) but bought it later.
Great share. Not only a good sense of humor but also education

Whole RV surge protector and point of use protectors at the electronics for extra insurance. Don't forget to protect the antenna
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