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Old 05-21-2016, 02:00 PM   #15
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If you don't have one, don't buy the $100 variety. The real deal costs about $350 and can be portable or hard wired. Progressive industries is the brand.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #16
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BarryN that transfer switch does have the protection however it is somewhat prone to failure. It has 50 amp connectors where the Model 40350 has 65 amp connectors. If you hear knocking or thumping when you connect then you really need the stronger unit. I have the same model but I chose to add the Progressive unit rather than upgrade. Progressive has a lifetime guarantee and they mean it. I had one that sacrificed itself at a campground when a huge Surge came thru. Progressive helped me over the phone o. Bypassing it to Surge only until they could ship a replacement to me at the next stop. Great folks. Anyway that new unit has saved my bacon twice now with overnight stops at older campgrounds. I think I made a wise decision to add it rather than replace the 41260. I have seen several people lose AC units, microwave, and other appliances to bad power. Too costly to take any chance.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:50 AM   #17
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Why would you doubt the specs for that unit? It does exactly what it says. I have a Surge Guard #40250 in my coach and it works as advertised [and has demonstrated it on occasion!].
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:54 AM   #18
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I have a portable one that I bought for my older coach that plug into the Electricial box then plug in my cord, double protection I guess.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:05 AM   #19
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There are some things yours doesn't have that would concern me. The biggest is low/high voltage protection. My understanding is low or high voltage can be just as bad for the electrical/electronics. You also have only 3-4 second delay for a/c's. Mine is 2 minutes 15 seconds.

My Bounder came with the same unit Gary has, the 40250. In my post above you can see the differences between ours and yours. On a side note, the 40250 has been discontinued and replaced by the 40350.
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