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Old 06-18-2019, 11:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone found a good surge protector to use on the RV park hookup pedestal site.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:02 AM   #2
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Yup! Progressive's EMS does a GREAT job!
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:44 AM   #3
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I've had great luck with the Surge Guard 34830
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Yup! Progressive's EMS does a GREAT job!
But the Progressive Industries EMS is MUCH more then just a serge protector.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:50 AM   #5
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I've had great luck with the Surge Guard 34830
I've had the 50 amp version on the end of my power cord since April 2011. It may not look as good as it did way back then but still doing its job 24/7/365.

These things are a bit expensive but its a one time insurance policy against power problems, human error and potential mistakes that will make life on the road difficult if you experience them. Don't go cheap, spend the money and get the versions that checks power for multiple problems. High/low volts, miswired pedestal, open neutral/grounds and such.
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But the Progressive Industries EMS is MUCH more then just a serge protector.
Yes it is... All the better!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:14 AM   #7
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but the progressive industries ems is much more then just a serge protector.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:20 AM   #8
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Has anyone found a good surge protector to use on the RV park hookup pedestal site.
Do not wast you money on just a surge protector. Buy an EMS. Low voltage is your enemy in a campground. Research Surge Protector, EMS, and Auto-transformer. 3 different items the do three different things.

Surge Guard and Progressive Industries are Company names.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:40 AM   #9
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Yup! Progressive's EMS does a GREAT job!
I agree. I have the 30amp along with a 50amp adapter. It lets me know that it's safe to use the shore power before I plug anything in. It's well worth the money.
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Thanks for all the good feedback.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:51 AM   #11
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Please let us know which one you get!
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:15 PM   #12
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Yes it is... All the better!
I agree, but they just asked about a surge protector. Just Googling RV surge protector come up with about 4-5 different options.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:19 PM   #13
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hardwired surge guard
its been in since the day after we brought her home
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I agree, but they just asked about a surge protector. Just Googling RV surge protector come up with about 4-5 different options.
The term "surge protector: is often used; when the person asking the question is actually asking about something that offers MUCH more protection.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:29 PM   #15
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Another vote for Progressive Industries EMS. I went with the portable version because it is just that, portable. The company provides a lifetime warranty and they really stand behind their product.
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hardwired surge guard
its been in since the day after we brought her home
Surge Guard is a company name. What piece of equipment did you buy from Surguard?
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #17
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Surge Guard is a company name. What piece of equipment did you buy from Surguard?
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Surge...p/55-2708w.htm
this one, not from this vendor but the model
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:24 PM   #18
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The term "Surge Protector..."

If you feel as if you'd like to better describe what you've bought to protect the electronic systems in your rig: you could always refer to it as a "Power Management System"


...And then tell everybody that you've got P.M.S.!
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:47 PM   #19
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Good Old Bob.... what are we going to do with you?

We can take you anywhere. LOL
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I Hard wired the Surge Guard for my 30 amp Axis. Works great. I decided it was easier than using at the pedestal plus eliminates someone stealing it (now they have to take the entire RV to steal mine )

I figured once you get in the $200 range for something like this it was worth it to hard wire in the long run.
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