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Old 06-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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We are in the process of upgrading our tt. We know our next rig will be 50amp power as all 3 finalists are 50 amp. I saw This surge protector on sale and was thinking it is something we should have. Is this one a decent one? Will it protect our next tt/5er? I know nothing about them other than it is highly recommended to have one. Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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We are in the process of upgrading our tt. We know our next rig will be 50amp power as all 3 finalists are 50 amp. I saw This surge protector on sale and was thinking it is something we should have. Is this one a decent one? Will it protect our next tt/5er? I know nothing about them other than it is highly recommended to have one. Thanks.
I would say yes, and that is a good price. I bought the 30 amp one. Have used it several times since. Have not had any issues. Some will probably tell you that you need a hard wired one to avoid theft. They are quite a bit more expensive. Forget about the locking hasp they sell. It is plastic crap. Mine has not been stolen yet but I have been on the look out for a metal locking hasp. I have seen them, but since I want one I can't find it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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I will not tell you that you need a permanent surge guard, but I will tell you I am glad that is what I installed. I went with the TRC unit and added the remote display.

I really like being able to glance at the display and know what the voltage is and the current amp draw. Down side, the unit was a couple hundred bucks and the display was $99.00 At the very least go over the comparison chart and do not decide strictly on price.

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Old 06-13-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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How often do these things get stolen? Have any of you experienced this before? As some of you know, I'm new to this. I don't have a SP yet but I know I need one. I'd be fire mad if I spent a couple hundred bucks on one only to have it stolen...
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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How often do these things get stolen? Have any of you experienced this before? As some of you know, I'm new to this. I don't have a SP yet but I know I need one. I'd be fire mad if I spent a couple hundred bucks on one only to have it stolen...
I think most campers are probably honest people. I don't have a lock on mine, yet. I also usually leave my grill, chairs, etc out and have not had a problem. The portable fit my budget and gives me a little piece of mind.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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I saw some SP's on ebay much cheaper than the ones in Camping World and Tom Johnson. What are your thoughts on those?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SSP-30-30-Am...5c4e32&vxp=mtr

Here's one I found.
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Based on advice from posters on this site I had this one installed: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ge-guard/69523
Although I have a 7 year warranty, it would still suck to be left high and dry with a fried electrical system until I could get warranty work done (if they would even cover it). For me, it is piece of mind and cheap insurance. I went with hard wire vice plug in......
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Surge Guard installed.

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Now, I can feel safe if I ever get in one of those campgrounds artgpo was talking about.
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I have one similar, have used for 10 years, and no one has ever bothered it. Just like the Veu Qube
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How many Joules are recommended?
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