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Old 12-16-2014, 04:24 PM   #15
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A good surge protector is IMHO the single best addition you can make to your motorhome. My personal preference is the Progressive Industries unit. As said by others, good warranty, good customer service. I use the portable unit simply because I like to check out the power pedestal condition before I plug the motorhome in. The hard wired ones will check the condition too before releasing power to your coach, I just like to check before I plug in, I'm funny that way.


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Old 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #16
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I use this one.

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A good surge protector is IMHO the single best addition you can make to your motorhome. My personal preference is the Progressive Industries unit. As said by others, good warranty, good customer service. I use the portable unit simply because I like to check out the power pedestal condition before I plug the motorhome in. The hard wired ones will check the condition too before releasing power to your coach, I just like to check before I plug in, I'm funny that way.


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X2 ... I'm already at the pedestal ... not that hard to plug in the Progressive and have a look at voltage and phasing.
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I use this one.


I use the same one with a padlock that goes around the cord, a chain on the padlock, a few wraps around the pedestal, and a 2nd padlock that pulls the loop tight on the pedestal.
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I use the same one with a padlock that goes around the cord, a chain on the padlock, a few wraps around the pedestal, and a 2nd padlock that pulls the loop tight on the pedestal.

Lol I guess I'm to trusting. I just plug mine in.
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Ditto Ditto. My HW50C has been serving me for 11 years, in two different RV's and has never let me down.
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Lol I guess I'm to trusting. I just plug mine in.

Sometimes I skip the chain ... depends on how I'm feelin' bout stuff
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Sometimes I skip the chain ... depends on how I'm feelin' bout stuff

That's why I installed it inside the bay. Never had to think 😉
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That's why I installed it inside the bay. Never had to think 😉

Just wondering if a hard wire one craps the bed how do you power the coach until it can be fixed. Is there some sort of bypass or un wire it and wire back like it was originally.
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Just wondering if a hard wire one craps the bed how do you power the coach until it can be fixed. Is there some sort of bypass or un wire it and wire back like it was originally.
There's a bypass on the hard wired and on my portable you simply unplug it and connect the power cord.
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Guess I've been lucky too. Never have locked mine to the pedestal...yet.




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Another vote for Progressive Industries 50 Amp EMS.
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I actually should lock up my cooler. There is more $$$ of beer and booze in it than replacing the surge guard.
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I had the Surge Guard on my first DP because Progressive Industries was just hitting the market. I bought the Progressive Industries for my second DP because it has more features (bang for the buck). I like to keep things simple, so I have the hardwired model that I don't have to deal with.

I mounted the remote on the bay door so as I connect, I can look and see that the power pole is working properly. When purchasing the 50 amp hard wire Progressive Industries unit, it comes in two models. The more expensive has a by pass switch. The other requires you to open the box and change a jumper if the unit fails.
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