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Old 08-24-2016, 12:56 PM   #43
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after hearing all the horror stories from other RViers, I hardwired a 50 Amp unit on mine. Didn't want to take a chance
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:00 PM   #44
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This one has surge/spike protection but only reports other problems and doesn't cut power to the RV when these are detected. The Progressive EMS models cut power to the coach when these problems are detected.
Steve, Thank you for that info. I am still trying to learn this site, so not sure if you got the Thanks message with question. But this was the one that shows out of stock (I can find it elsewhere) but is this more of what I need? I feel like a dummy with this stuff, but really want to make sure I have the right protector from the get go and not lose anything. Thanks. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
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Steve, Thank you for that info. I am still trying to learn this site, so not sure if you got the Thanks message with question. But this was the one that shows out of stock (I can find it elsewhere) but is this more of what I need? I feel like a dummy with this stuff, but really want to make sure I have the right protector from the get go and not lose anything. Thanks. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

That one will do what you are looking for. It's also available as a "hard wired" model.

These guys might have it in stock:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2016014...&ul_noapp=true
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Answering this old thread, we don't use a surge protector. In my case, we don't have much to ruin if a surge/low/over voltage event occurred. The converter, TV, AC, and microwave are about the only things we have to worry about. We've been RVing for 30 plus years and have never lost anything due to this. (i probably just jinxed myself, oh well)

Lucky!
My Progressive Industries PT-50C saved me when a pole transformer exploded, but the neighbors had $3500 in damage. They waited weeks before it was fixed. My PI unit just waited for good power again.
My PI unit identified 2 low voltage issues that destroyed the A/Cs of 2 neighbors. (Cha-Ching!!!)
It also pre-alerted to 3 misswired pedestals that were quickly repaired.
All of the above in 5 years at high rated campgrounds.
You are overdue. Be wise.
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Lucky!
My Progressive Industries PT-50C saved me when a pole transformer exploded, but the neighbors had $3500 in damage. They waited weeks before it was fixed. My PI unit just waited for good power again.
My PI unit identified 2 low voltage issues that destroyed the A/Cs of 2 neighbors. (Cha-Ching!!!)
It also pre-alerted to 3 misswired pedestals that were quickly repaired.
All of the above in 5 years at high rated campgrounds.
You are overdue. Be wise.
I do agree that it can happen anytime, anywhere. I'm definitely not rich but i treat this like i do all my insurance purchases. I figure out what i can afford to replace if something goes wrong and then buy insurance accordingly. Sure, there is a possibility of frying something, maybe everything at the same time. I'd hate for it to happen but i'm prepared to take care of it if it does.

Not that this makes much difference but, everything on our 03 is original so i kinda halfway expect to see problems because of their ages anyway.
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I use the Progressive Industries portable EMS (30 amp).
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I do agree that it can happen anytime, anywhere. I'm definitely not rich but i treat this like i do all my insurance purchases. I figure out what i can afford to replace if something goes wrong and then buy insurance accordingly. Sure, there is a possibility of frying something, maybe everything at the same time. I'd hate for it to happen but i'm prepared to take care of it if it does.

Not that this makes much difference but, everything on our 03 is original so i kinda halfway expect to see problems because of their ages anyway.

I understand but don't understand.
A $300 sure thing has paid me back in multiples.
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We're in on this we use the Technology Research Corp 34850 50 Amp Portable Surge Guard w/LCD Display. No sense in taking a chance to much to loose for such a small investment.

Won't hook up without it will use generator instead.

Have seen to many power brown outs and fluctuations.

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I use the Progressive Industries portable EMS (30 amp).
Ditto... Money well spend for piece of mind alone!
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I use Progressive Ind. EMS 50 amp wired in place.
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We lost our microwave and the GFCI panel breaker at the same time and I suspect it was due to a surge. I replaced the cheesy OEM microwave, replaced the bad GFCI breaker and bought a PROGRESSIVE INDUSTRIES EMSPT50C 50AMP surge protector, found it on craigslist for $200 from someone who just bought a new MH with the same SP built in. Works great and well worth the peace of mind!!
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Thank you all for the input. I am purchasing the one I listed (2nd one I linked). I had no idea what to get, so this thread has been extremely helpful. Now to order that and the extension cord we will need for one place we will be going in a few weeks. Will say I am so glad to of found this site. Have been reading through many posts and as a new rv'er I am finding much of this extremely helpful.
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