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Old 04-09-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Surge protector?

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My family and I just brought home our new Zinger from Camping world. We are not new campers, but are new to this TT. We were previously in a small 1980's something Shasta. Great little TT, tough as nails but needed to update. During the PDI, we were told we needed a surge protector. We did not use one with the old TT. We will be connected to power continuously, and city water as well. Any suggestions? I have seen mixed reviews on different products and as well as pricing. Also if anyone has any opinions on a slide out cover as well, that would be great. We got an estimate from the dealer for about 700$, seems a bit high. My husband thinks he could install himself. Thanks, for your input and suggestions.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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you did not specify if you have 30amp or 50amp service, but I use this for my trailer which has 30amp service.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...y-30-amp/58464

These newer trailers have alot of sensitive electrical equipment in them and I would rather have the piece of mind that the pedestal is wired correctly and that I am receiving the proper voltage than take a chance on having to replace an expensive part.

As for slide out covers I had this installed. not to expensive and it works well
http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/ca...&categoryid=38
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Sorry, yes it is a 30 amp. Thanks for the input. I would feel better knowing that we have our camper protected as well. That one seems to be the most popular. Thanks again for the input.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=cw3jason;74834]you did not specify if you have 30amp or 50amp service, but I use this for my trailer which has 30amp service.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...y-30-amp/58464
I have the same one also. Went years without one till I had a bad pedestal do 1200$ worth of damage.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:13 PM   #5
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I personally went with the hard wire version as I know it will not walk off while no one is around the site. BTW Yes, I could remove it if I changed RV's in the future.

Permanent Surge Guard 120V Hard wire 30 Amp 34520
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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Hello,
My family and I just brought home our new Zinger from Camping world. We are not new campers, but are new to this TT. We were previously in a small 1980's something Shasta. Great little TT, tough as nails but needed to update. During the PDI, we were told we needed a surge protector. We did not use one with the old TT. We will be connected to power continuously, and city water as well. Any suggestions? I have seen mixed reviews on different products and as well as pricing. Also if anyone has any opinions on a slide out cover as well, that would be great. We got an estimate from the dealer for about 700$, seems a bit high. My husband thinks he could install himself. Thanks, for your input and suggestions.
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I would suggest you go with the Progressive Industries Surge Protector rather than Progressive Technologies. Confused yet?

They both do the same thing, PTC has a 1 yr warranty and PI has a lifetime warranty. About the same price. Camping World sells PTC

Go to www.progressiveindustries.net to read about them. 24/7 tech support even.

They make a Surge Protector (SSP-30 $89) and also a surge/low voltage/overvoltage protector(EMS-PT30C $310).

On the slideout cover go to camping world and price one. Then call and see if the $39 installation applies at your local store.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:52 PM   #7
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I personally went with the hard wire version as I know it will not walk off while no one is around the site. BTW Yes, I could remove it if I changed RV's in the future.

Permanent Surge Guard 120V Hard wire 30 Amp 34520
Was it hard to install? or pretty simple setup?
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I personally went with the hard wire version as I know it will not walk off while no one is around the site. BTW Yes, I could remove it if I changed RV's in the future.

Permanent Surge Guard 120V Hard wire 30 Amp 34520

I went with the hardwired one also.
The install was pretty straight forth after you figure out where to put it.

Here's a link with some good info.
http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...ht=surge+guard
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:38 PM   #9
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I have a power master progressive unit and love it. It can be plugged it at the post or with a kit be wired inside. The part I like about that is that it can be disconnected and bypassed if needed. It cost some $$$ but well worth the fear of over / under voltage and damage to equipment that need a min power to work like the air con. It will also handle a surge. Well worth the peace of mind whatever one you may get.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:56 AM   #10
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I would have gone with the Hardwired one as well, but I knew I will be upgrading in the future. DW wants a 5ver. So I went withn the cheaper option for now and Camping World thru in the lock for free.
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