Originally Posted by CoastieChief
I have been on the fence about buying one, think it might have just move up the list!
We waited a week longer than we should have before buying one for our old motorhome. We were camping in a Canadian Provincial park when a thunder storm hit. There was a lightning strike nearby that scrambled the brains of our energy management system. Everything still worked, but we had weird readings on the panel.
When we got home we took it to the Winnebago factory to have it looked at. It turned out we needed a new display, but since it was an obsolete model we had to buy both the display and the sensor. Fortunately Winnebago had run 4 conductor wire even though the original system only used 3 conductors. We ended up with a bill of roughly $250.00 which wasn't all that bad considering I was expecting to hear many other things like the fridge and microwave had been damaged. We lucked out once. We installed a surge protector in that coach and another one in our current coach before it even hit the road.