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Old 10-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #15
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I installed one last year so that when using the roof A/C while driving down the road I am protected should the generator act up. I think every MH should have one. I installed a hard wired one after the transfer switch so I am protect both when in shore power or the gen set.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #16
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I bought a Progressive portable unit last year. I spent three weeks in the parking lot at Cleveland Clinic while my wife had two heart surgeries, connected to their electric. The power was inconsistent and low amperage. The surge guard protected my coach several times by shutting off the electric when it dropped below 104VAC. While it was a pain, I know it saved my coach and a/c. I ended up using the generator a few times at night because there wasn't enough power to run the a/c or even the microwave.
Well worth the money in my opinion.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:51 PM   #17
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Had 2 Surge Guards. Switched back to Progressive. Better unit.
Wiring is simple.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:50 AM   #18
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I trust my generator.. For one thing a computer monitors it and if it goes wacko it shuts down.. Though there are places where I use "Belt and Suspenders" (times 2) this is not one of them.

What do I recommend: A Progressive Industries HW-##C wired in the shore line AHEAD of the transfer switch (personal choice) the ## is the same as your RV (30 or 50 amp).

And set it for long power delay (Clip the jumper)

WHY the HW.. Well you never forget the HW.. It's is less to "Wrangle" when connecting and it never grows legs and wanders off when you are not home.. PT's can have problems there.

True story (Funny type) Parked at a Moose Lodge (I am a member) and the governor ask me if I had tried the 60 amp outlet.. (I had not even found it but I had found the circuit breakers that fed it.. Dual-Ganged, 240 volt configuration) I said NO, what is it 240 volt.. He confirmed and I told him I'd found the breakers so I knew that.

The outlet looks a whole lot like a TT-30 and I think my 30 amp adapter would fit much to my displeasure had I tried it.

MANY have tried it at such outlets at this or that house or garage or other place.. WITH a Surge guard... You may get some damage to your pride, but that's not all that expensive.

Without the surge guard
New TV, New Microwave, New Converter, New most everything that runs on 120vac. This can get kind of expensive.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:39 PM   #19
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I use Progressive Industries. But no matter what brand I don't plug in anywhere - not even at home without a good quality surge protector. It found an otherwise undetected open ground at home which caused the trailer to develop a hot skin, when plugged in without the surge protector. when it detected the problem it shut off power to the trailer. I think it is a must have.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:10 AM   #20
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Surge Guard

The first time it saves your electronics, it will definitely be worth the money. Saved my stuff several times! "Don't plug in without one!"
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