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Old 07-12-2016, 10:02 AM   #15
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You mean a EMS , Yes , seen what can happen without one ...expensive . A TRC but will probably replace with the Progressive cause of lifetime warranty .
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:14 PM   #16
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Yes, after 9 years of not having one I figured I pressed my luck far enough.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:22 PM   #17
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Yes, aome big heavy $300.00 or so one. I read here afew yeRs ago, that it was important to protect qhat is an expensive system. My first two times out this year I was at Fairground campgrounds. Both times it stayed red and kept saying open ground. My friend insisted it was overkill and broken. Next place I went and since then it has been perfect. Something was wrong with power towers at fairgrounds. I call it insurance. My work computers are plugged in there.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:26 PM   #18
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Have used my surge protection for the past 3 years, never found a problem until this spring. Wasn't going to use the surge protection in a regional park, but thought what the heck. Plugged it in and got the error message that there was an open ground. Checked a couple of other sites and all were the same.

Alerted the campground ground managers, who promptly fixed all the power monuments.
A simple $10 circuit tester, which my dealer included and I leave plugged into an outlet all the time, would have shown that. I also leave a Watt Miser plugged in which shows me the voltage. OK, I'm not protected from surges, but they are rare and can do damage before the protector can react.

YMMV, but I'm content.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:17 PM   #19
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Not the result I would have guessed so far...
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:50 AM   #20
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Not the result I would have guessed so far...
So are you thinking about getting a surge protector?

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Old 07-14-2016, 09:56 AM   #21
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Not yet, but the results are surprising. Lew recounted a horror story costing $10K but admitted that was for a trailer that was outfitted even more than my Classic. So, if a really bad, terrible event occurs that causes damage, maybe I'm on the hook for $5K or less. Still seems worth sticking to my no insurance policy for things you can afford to replace yourself.

As an aside I was at Best Buy with my wife yesterday and she bought a $20 pair or headphones. They asked if we wanted to spend $4.99 on insurance in case they fail... haha.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:24 PM   #22
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Yes, always, for 15 years.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #23
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:42 PM   #24
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Yes got my Progessive EMS a couple weeks ago.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:07 PM   #25
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Yes, it is cheap insurance. I found a problem once last year so definitely worth the effort.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #26
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Never leave home without it. Like the others have said, cheap insurance.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #27
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Protection for surge

For sure we use one.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:03 PM   #28
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Yes. It's a logical thing to do. So far, we have not identified a low or high voltage condition. Hope it stays similar. Pat
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