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Old 01-18-2014, 09:56 AM   #15
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I have installed the Progressive Industries HW-50C on a 5er that I kept for 10 years, and also on the MH we bought last year.

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I use a TRC SurgeGuard. Bought it at an RV show and saved me about $60 over buying at CW. In any case, a wise investment worth every penny. Be safe, and guard your coach against potential harm, costly repairs, and downtime.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:31 PM   #17
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Very important - nearly a grand when finally repaired. Mis-wired new park the guy wired himself. Went all summer with no electric water heater (gas only) Tech worked on it at the park and cost me a pile, and still could not fix it. Finally got back to Georgia and had a top notch electrical man at Winnebago dealer put it back together and get it working again. Bought the Progressive 50 amp portable. When we bought the present coach it was a simple matter of moving it with the other MH stuff from the old to the new one
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We weren't believers and didn't have one for several years. I use a Good Governor to test the polarity, cycle rate, and voltage before hooking up. We've found a few places with mis-wired, or inadequate voltage over the years. In those cases we just moved to another site to solve the problem.

However a couple years ago we were in a Canadian Provincial Park when a thunder storm rolled in. A lightening strike close to our coach took out the One Place monitoring system. Nothing else was damaged, but it cost a few hundred dollars to repair the system. After that we invested in a Surge Guard surge protector. The newest generation protects against low voltage as well as surges.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:06 PM   #19
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I don't have a surge protector / management system. I almost always boondocks but when I don't use the mh I am hooked up to a 110 outlet at storage place to make sure I have minimal power and charge. Am I just as likely to get damage from spikes or low voltage being hooked to a 110. Would the portable unit work for me instead of being hard wired ?
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I don't have a surge protector / management system. I almost always boondocks but when I don't use the mh I am hooked up to a 110 outlet at storage place to make sure I have minimal power and charge. Am I just as likely to get damage from spikes or low voltage being hooked to a 110. Would the portable unit work for me instead of being hard wired ?
Yes, spikes can happen anywhere. Low voltage is also possible, but really is only damaging when operating air conditioners or other devices specifically hurt by those conditions. Since an EMS covers all issues, it's a good idea to have one where ever you plug in.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #21
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The TRC Surgeguard for us with remote monitor. I've read the horror stories and think I'll relax a little more now.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:36 PM   #22
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The cheapest prices for Progressive components that I have found is at Tweetys RV supply. I got the 50 amp portable rather than the hard wired. I'll use it on the next RV. If you worried about theft CW has a locking device for it. Happy Camping http://tweetys.com/progressive-indus...rotectors.aspx
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Actually there is a vendor that is cheaper than Tweety's.

Try this web site for the very BEST prices on the Progressive Industries units.

Not sure about shipping costs differences.

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Actually there is a vendor that is cheaper than Tweety's. Try this web site for the very BEST prices on the Progressive Industries units. Not sure about shipping costs differences. RV Surge Guard Protection | Progressive Electrical Management Systems Dr4Film ----- Richard
Tweetys : EMS PT50C - $326.80 + 12.24 shipping (to my zip code) = $ 339.04

Makarios: EMS PT50C - 340.80 + 13.73 shipping ( to my zip code) = $354.53

Not trying to pick an argument. I just bought one not long ago and had the links saved. It was easy to compare.

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Heavyhaul,

I guess I was doing my comparison on the EMS HW-50C unit as that seems to be the most popular one people are using.

Markarios RV - $296.88 + shipping

Tweety's - $309.80 + shipping

Or well, the point is for people to check vendors prices often as they can change one day to the next.

Once you pick out a model, do a thorough Internet search and chances are you will find a great price.

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30 ----- 50 Question?

I have a 30 amp motorhome and hope to upgrade to a newer 50 motorhome but for now can I purchase a 50 amp surge protector and use my 50/30 pigtail?
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I have a 30 amp motorhome and hope to upgrade to a newer 50 motorhome but for now can I purchase a 50 amp surge protector and use my 50/30 pigtail?
Yes, the 50 amp EMS will protect any amperage draw, from 0 to ~ . Thinking ahead can save you money in the long run.
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