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  • Cinn
    Cinn Full Time RVers:
    January 27, 2020How important do you think it is to use a surge protector at the pedestal? I'm always off-grid myself, but I know a newbie who changes RV parks every few days and doesn't have a surge protector. Is his rig at risk?
    • L.D.Clark and 3 others like this.
    • Cinn
      L.D.Clark January 27, 2020 Absolute must. Foolish not to have one unless you have one in your RV.
    • Cinn
      Terry & Donna Schroeder January 27, 2020 Wouldn't leave home without it....oh, RV is my home!  LOL
    • Cinn
      rick&dee January 27, 2020 Unless you want to take the risk of spending THOUSANDS OF $ to fix the stuff in the RV after a

      failure from an old pedestal surge or short then yes. I call it cheap insurance
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      • Cinn
        pokeysRVadventures January 27, 2020 Exactly rick&dee, Cheap insurance that will prevent possibly $1000's in repairs or worst case a rig catching on fire due to the electrical going haywire.
    • Cinn
      LarandSus January 27, 2020 Definitely agree it's a must. We've experienced multiple campground surges where the protector saved us.
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      • Cinn
        pokeysRVadventures January 27, 2020 @larandSus, I was at a park once where a huge power surge totally ruined all of the major appliances in someone's rig only by not using an EMS system.
    • Cinn
      pokeysRVadventures January 27, 2020 How much would you like loosing your rig and everything inside? A surge protector it's self will help somewhat. An EMS, electrical management system plugging it into the pedestal first to make sure there's no issues before plugging in to your rig. It will...  more
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      Dan Aldridge (dadesigns4u) January 27, 2020 I agree with all the above comments!
    • Cinn
      Kevin/Yvonne & 4 Doxies January 27, 2020 I wouldn't go without and have never had a problem, but I did see one person who had completely set up and then plugged EMS into bad pedestal before plugging camper into pedestal. Bad pedestal, EMS survived, but could have damaged camper. They did move sites🤠😎🙂
    • Cinn
      RamblingRozeta January 27, 2020 Yesterday our power went out caught by our surge protector. Low voltage on one leg. Electrician said he needed to replace pedestal breaker but it was so old he did not have a spare so we changed sites.
    • Cinn
      Habadabeer January 27, 2020 I’m a cheap SOB so I balked big time when I saw the $300+ price for a SurgeGuard, but even I understood that spread out over the time we plan on traveling, that it’s pennies a month to prevent a catastrophe. When you factor in the value of time lost waiti...  more
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      • Cinn
        Cinn January 27, 2020 I think I only spent $150 for mine. Cheap insurance, one-time expense.
    • Cinn
      Halfloaf January 27, 2020 I've plugged into several reverse wired plugs. Not such a big deal, but how many years were they sitting there before I was the first one with a "surge protector" (EMS)??? Had it cut out several times during lightening storms. One park had it cutting me o...  more
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      • Cinn
        Halfloaf January 27, 2020 I further have my computer equipment on a Goal Zero. Computer stuff is plugged into the Goal Zero, Goal Zero is plugged into the wall. I don't have to change anything on or off grid to have my computer work and my computer is more more step isolated from ...  more
      • Cinn
        rick&dee January 27, 2020 I have my computer plugged into a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) It basically has a battery in the powerstrip that gives you time to shut down the computer in the event of power loss. Amazon Goal Zero you will see what that is
      • Cinn
        Cinn January 28, 2020 Thanks. I am familiar with a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), I had several when I lived in a sticks n bricks, but I don't see the need for one being solar-powered, running off batteries already. The powerstrips I use have surge protection built in for...  more
    • Cinn
      Halfloaf January 28, 2020 Cinn, a Goal Zero is a battery (they have lead acid, mine is lithium) with integrated Thingz- various power supply plugs, various outlet types, battery management, and an inverter, all in one box.
    • Cinn
      Steve Flaming January 28, 2020 Hey Cinn
      Hope you are doing good
      I would say why take a chance not much money for more peace of mind. ✌️take care
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      • Cinn
        Cinn January 28, 2020 Yup. That's what I told my friend. He's out shopping for a surge protector today after seeing this discussion.  :)
    • Cinn
      Dwight Thomas January 28, 2020 Cinn, Tell everyone they should buy a good surge protector, those that frequent parks or just plugged in at home. Mine has saved me many $$ a couple of times, others in the same area were replacing everything from TV's to Refers, and water heaters.
    • Cinn
      Roy and Evelyn January 29, 2020 Don’t leave home without one. One of the most important attachments you can have for your rig. 😎
    • Cinn
      Mike&CherylM December 17, 2020 Last year our campground had a power surge that friend the electrical systems in everyone’s RV on that circuit. The next day I got a surge suppressor but get a good one. The cheaper ones protect you 1 time and burn out. You need one that will reset itself...  more
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