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Old 12-01-2015, 03:57 AM   #1
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Question Surge Protectors

I am new to this and have read several articles on the importance of a surge protector. I see prices rangeing from $70 to $400, good and bad reviews on all of them. What are the best brands/models? I have a 2016 Hurricane 35C so I think I need a 50 amp?

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Old 12-01-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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Here is the one that I use and so far it has served me well.

Portable Surge Guard Protectors, 50 amp - TRC 44270 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

When I bought mine in February I only paid 89.00 at my local RV dealer.
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:14 PM   #3
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Spend the money and get an Electrical Management System (EMS). While an electrical surge can ruin your day, you will encounter high voltage, low voltage, and Ground issues far more often and those problems can cause a lot of damage. Surge protectors only protect against electrical surges (usually lightening).

Figure on over $300. TRC and Progressive Industries are the main players in this market.

They can be wired into your coach with the advantage of a remote display someplace convenient inside.

Or you can get a portable unit that plugs into the power pole and then you RV power cord plugs into it. One advantage of a portable unit is that you check out power poles without moving the RV when you run into a bad one in a park.

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Old 12-01-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Surge Protection

Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C. This one does it all. High, Low, Spikes Etc.... Get the Permanent mounted one and you'll never lose it. 30-60 minutes to install, dependent on your knowledge. Progressive Industries stands behind their product and service is great. Compare the specs.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:42 AM   #5
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I've had the progressive in every RV I've owned. Would not be without it. I have come across two campgrouds that had their elecric wired wrong, that is in 10 years, but none the less, it saved me. I have the hardwired EMS-HW50C. Go to their website and read about it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:48 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for your info. I tend to "error on the side of caution" so I ordered the Progressive HW50C this evening at Amazon for $301. Progressive has a good installation video so I will install myself this weekend. Thanks again fellow RV'rs.
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