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Old 06-26-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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is this a big problem as i read how people recommend hard wire to keep theirs out of sight do that many of them get stolen
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is this a big problem as i read how people recommend hard wire to keep theirs out of sight do that many of them get stolen
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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I don't think so. Most campers are nice honest people.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:16 AM   #4
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Chuck Linn: G'morning from the prairies of S. Dakota. We've been fulltimers since 05 and have used NON-hardwired Surge Guard since starting. Haven't yet lost it NOR have we met anyone who has had their unit go missing. Ahhhhhhhh....now that I've said that.....spose it'll be gone shortly...eh? It sure is worth having one whether hardwired or portable...it's saved our electrical system and components a number of times. Bye for now. Steve & Lynette
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:14 AM   #5
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I do know one of our members actually locks his portable one somehow so he does not have to worry...but then...he is in law enforcement and deals with the type of people on a daily basis who would take it...


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Don't let the possibility of theft keep you from getting a protector. As Steve & Lynette stated, it's better to have even a portable one than none at all to safeguard your system & electronics from bad voltage.

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Ditto to the above. The only difference is that the portable one is more exspensive. The extra plugs attatched to it is the extra cost. However, the labor costs on the hardwired one could make up for it unless you install it yourself. The peace of mind is priceless. If you want peace of mind times 2, get the hardwired one.

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For the last 4 years,I have used the Progressive 50 amp portable, with the collar that locks it to the shore power cable's plug. I don't know if that has deterred anyone from stealing it. If they do steal it they will have to cut through my shore line. That will ruin my day.
I don't think it is at much risk from being stolen. Most RVers don't use one and a lot don't even know what they are.
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Whats the cost of a portable surge guard?
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Don't know if you saw my recent posts or not. I made the hard wired Surge Guard portable by installing a plug and receptacle on it. It is mounted in the electrical bay but can be removed from the circuit if necessary. I am not the first to install this way, others have done the same thing.
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Price depends on amps. Quality ones sold through the RVUpgrades link at the top of the pages run anywhere from $300-400.

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A complete electrical protection unit is much more important than just a surge protector.

High or low voltage and campground wiring problems are quite common compared to surges.
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