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  • Pedestal SURGE PROTECTOR -- do you use one?

    We have a 50 AMP surge protector --- one you use at the Pedestal. Does anyone use one in addition to the Power Management system that we have in the 5'ver?

    Don
    Don & Patti
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  • #2
    I own a pedestal connected 50amp surge protector as well but do not use it in conjunction with the power management system. I carry it as backup in case the PMS goes bad and needs to be bypassed.
    2018 MS 38 RSSA, 2017 Ford F450 Lariat

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    • #3
      I use a PI 50amp portable surge protector on our '15 RSSA at every hookup.
      2005 36TK3 #1869
      2010 F450 Lariat

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      • #4
        I use my 50AMP in conjunction with the one in 2015 MS. It hasn't created a problem and it has OVER and UNDER voltage protection. I had it from my previous 2013 Cyclone. I haven't seen much documentation on the MS setup, so I'm happy to have additional protection.

        Cheers, Ron

        2015 Mobile Suites 38RESB3 "Very Suite"
        2017 Ram 5500Laramie Crew Cab 4X4, 9' CM tow body

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        • #5
          We have over kill, 50 amp at pedestal and a low voltage transformer. Use the one at the ped for the reason Slade said " you want to burn up the one inside or outside?" We have had a 50 amp burn up due to lighting on a SOB. And lost a AC motor due to low voltage.
          Chuck & Debra Johnson
          2015 Tradition 384RSS
          2016 RAM Longhorn Dually

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          • #6
            We initially had only what came with the DRV in the way of a surge protector. While still working but living in our RV, we were in a small mobile home park in Oklahoma City. There were issues with the electricity there, and we ended up having a washing machine get killed. Got that one replaced and when we retired and moved to Colorado on our first venture, we had Slade at Rolling Retreats install a 50 amp Progressive Industries unit in the coach. We did still lose the second washing machine, but I think it was because it had been subjected to the same bad electricity at the mobile home park.

            After havving that machine replaced and with the use of the PI 50 amp unit, we've not had any electrical issues. The PI unit is not just a surge protector. It also guards against low voltages.

            Terry
            Terry and Jo

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            • #7
              I see there are two models. One is significantly lower priced. There is the the SSP-50XL @ $120.25 and the [email protected]$328.29. Whatís the difference between the two and would the less expensive one suffice for our DRVís?

              David

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              • #8
                Originally posted by David&Sheryll View Post
                I see there are two models. One is significantly lower priced. There is the the SSP-50XL @ $120.25 and the [email protected]$328.29. Whatís the difference between the two and would the less expensive one suffice for our DRVís?

                David
                Don't waste you money on the cheaper surge protector. Get the EMS version as it will also protect your rig against low voltage, incorrect polatity, open ground and open neutral, all things that are more likely to happen in a campground than a voltage spike or lightening strike. Our EMS has protected our rig from these issues several times in our 6 yrs. of full time life but never from a lightening strike or power surge, yet.
                Rick Binns


                2006 MS 32TK3, #2765, MorRyde I.S. & Pin Box, Level Up One Touch, 17.5" Wheel Upgrade
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RickandJaniceBinns View Post

                  Don't waste you money on the cheaper surge protector. Get the EMS version as it will also protect your rig against low voltage, incorrect polatity, open ground and open neutral, all things that are more likely to happen in a campground than a voltage spike or lightening strike. Our EMS has protected our rig from these issues several times in our 6 yrs. of full time life but never from a lightening strike or power surge, yet.
                  DITTO!

                  I have NEVER lost a single component in the last three RVs, thanks to the premium device. There are a few RV parks we stayed at that had such dirty power, we disconnected shore power and ran the generator.

                  Another point, we've never had one stolen. Even in some shadey parks, no one ever bothered it.

                  This is really cheap insurance.

                  Cheers, Ron
                  2015 Mobile Suites 38RESB3 "Very Suite"
                  2017 Ram 5500Laramie Crew Cab 4X4, 9' CM tow body

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