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Old 04-17-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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Morning all,I need some feedback on portable surge protectors. Any pro's or con's would be welcomed.Thank's Mike

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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Hi from Tampa/St. Pete. We've been full timing since 05 (no house/no stuff) and have used a 50 amp SurgGuard from the git-go. Now, I'm no electronics whiz by any means, but we do KNOW that our surge protector HAS tripped out and apparently saved our circuitry from overloads at least three, perhaps a couple more times, since we've been using it. We use a portable unit which we store with the cable when traveling and simply plug it into the campground pedestal when parked and hooking up. Never had ANY problem with anyone trying to steal it. We think it's a good item.

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:25 AM   #4
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We do Mexico and the surge protector has saved us many times from high voltage which is sometimes a problem in Mexican rv parks. I hard wired mine into our rig but the portable ones are just fine. The only problem may be someone deciding they want it more than you do. If you get the portable I would recomend getting a lock for it. I think camping world (and other RV Dealers) have them.
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Welcome to irv2 jano.
Here is the latest thread on Surge Protection, its a item that will save your control units and appliances in your coach.
There are links within this link.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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Welcome. I have a Progressive 50 amp surge protector installed in my service bay. Has save me at least 3 times and 1 time at least 10 other RV's as the RV park had a major problem on our loop. A lot cheaper than replacing all your appliances.

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