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djcordel

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Posted: 10/11/12 10:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, anyone have an opinion on whether or not its worth making an investment in something like this bad boy, or whether there are more economical options that will provide the same results?

Are you using surge protection? If so, which one?

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Posted: 10/11/12 10:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Often debated here on the forum...
Those that have it say, "Worth the peace of mind." and, "It has saved me a number of times.


Those that don't have it say, "Been camping forever and never had a problem."

If you decide to go with surge protection, get a system that protects from BOTH high and low conditions.


The best out there is Progressive Industries..HERE


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I'm using the 50amp version and its been great. Not only has it saved me from two lightning hits nearby, it wouldn't power up when the power post had ground issues. The delay in restoring power works great when a storm is going on and the power goes off and on. Expensive but well worth it to save the costs of repairs to my unit.


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Posted: 10/11/12 10:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

downtheroad wrote:

Often debated here on the forum...
Those that have it say, "Worth the peace of mind." and, "It has saved me a number of times.


Those that don't have it say, "Been camping forever and never had a problem."

If you decide to go with surge protection, get a system that protects from BOTH high and low conditions.


The best out there is Progressive Industries..HERE


Golly... Downtheroad said it better than I ever could. I, too, have the Progressive Industries and do not plug into anything without it.

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downtheroad wrote:

Often debated here on the forum...


Whoops, sorry if this stirs up anything. Guess I could have spent a few more minutes searching before posting my question.

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blangen wrote:

Golly... Downtheroad said it better than I ever could. I, too, have the Progressive Industries and do not plug into anything without it.


Yep, it looks like a good balance of quality and doing what it needs to do, without overdoing it with LCD screens and such.

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Progressive Industries EMS either 30 or 50 Ampere.


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are these available that work for both 30 & 50 AMP. most Indiana state parks are 30 AMP, but a few are 50. I use 50 when avaialbe.

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Anyone had any issues with them being stolen? Video for the one I originally posted about seems to have an additional lockbox around it. I mean I guess people will steal anything these days, but I wouldn't have thought it was a common occurrence.

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Posted: 10/11/12 10:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Didn't think that we needed SP until last February at the Yuma Fairgrounds. Lost a microwave, dehumidifer, power bar and so now we have SP. Don't know what brand just know that it cost about $300.

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