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Old 09-27-2017, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Need for surge protection on A.C. hookup.

How many of you use surge protectors on your AC hookup?
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:53 PM   #2
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Are you a dealer for Progressive Industries? Lol. Just kidding.
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One of the first items purchased after the camper was a 30amp Surge Guard like this one:

Portable Surge Guard with LCD Display, 30 Amp - TRC 34830 - Surge Protectors - Camping World

It has saved me more than once so well worth the investment. Many campgrounds have mis-wired pedestals/power spikes or low power....most common in older campground setups.

I call it cheap insurance to protect a far more expensive investment.
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I have the same TRC one that Eagle has. Progressive Industries used to be the go to brand, but I understand they were bought out a few years ago and quite what they used to be.
I can't say it's ever saved me from anything, at least not yet.
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Well, after looking at all the wiring checkers/surge protectors available, I decided to get a relatively cheap one:

Camco 55310 Power Defender (~$38 )

My rationale is 1) if it gets stolen I won't be to upset and 2) as long as it checks for bad wiring and offer some protection from surges, I'm ok with that. Lastly, since I almost exclusively camp at state parks, I feel the probability of an electrical screw up goes way down versus camping at private campgrounds.
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