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Old 11-27-2018, 10:03 AM   #11
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We used a surge arrester for a long time, thinking I would install an EMS eventually. Well, eventually finally happened, after a voltage problem from a utility problem when a tree fell across the lines. Lost both satellite boxes. After replacing the boxes, I purchased a hardwired Progressive EMS that has the remote display. It has saved our rig a number of times from missing grounds, missing neutral, and bad voltage, high and low. $300 or $400 is chump change compared to the damage that can be done by voltage issues, especially with all the electronics in these rigs that are very sensitive to the slightest voltage deviation. Don't wait until you have experienced several hundred to several thousand dollars of damage that could have been avoided with one of these devices.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:23 AM   #12
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Spending another couple hundred dollars or so depending on type and manufacture is extremely cheap insurance to protect that 50K RV investment. Something to consider. For examples of what can happen without one, try searching this forum By the way just because you do not see one hanging on the pedestal (portable) does not mean an Rv owner does not have one, some are hardwired internal units.

I failed to mention this in my earlier post. There are 2 Winnebago Journey Class A 350 diesels in the row in front of me about 4 spaces apart. One is right in front of me. His EMS is inside. I did not ask if it was factory or not. I suspect the other is the same - pretty nice units. So, as paraptor said, just because you don't see it on the ped doesn't mean they don't have one.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #13
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Nope, no EMS protection...expensive and i just paid 50k for RV, 32k for truck in Aug, so have to watch my money...will look into it for perhaps a future purchase. No one that i know that RV's or met on the road or in parks owns one either...though i have only been doing this since Aug..
Do yourself a favor and get the EMS. In the long run it will save you money. We had to replace our converter and our aftermarket blu-ray player because I hooked our trailer into a friend's home made extension cord which was miswired. The converter cost more that the EMS would have. I have one now!
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:02 PM   #14
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Nope, no EMS protection...expensive and i just paid 50k for RV, 32k for truck in Aug, so have to watch my money...will look into it for perhaps a future purchase. No one that i know that RV's or met on the road or in parks owns one either...though i have only been doing this since Aug..
Do you have insurance on all that expensive stuff? The EMS will protect your electronics, think of it as insurance that you only have to pay for one time.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #15
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From our experiences the last 10 years across this great land, the ONLY time I wouldn't connect my EMS, mines portable, is if we weren't needing electricity, otherwise will NEVER EVER power up without it.
It won't do anything for your 32k truck, but could save you several thousands of $$ replacing electronic equipment in that 50k rv.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:48 AM   #16
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Nope, no EMS protection...expensive and i just paid 50k for RV, 32k for truck in Aug, so have to watch my money...will look into it for perhaps a future purchase. No one that i know that RV's or met on the road or in parks owns one either...though i have only been doing this since Aug..
$300 to protect that $50,000 RV is cheap insurance.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:13 AM   #17
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A good EMS protector would be a nice Christmas gift to you and your RV.. its the first thing I do when pulling into a new spot. The surge protector gets plugged in and I verify the AC pedestal is wired correctly and good line voltage. Well worth the small investment to protect several thousands of dollars worth of electronics
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:32 AM   #18
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If you are really good you can possibly even request an EMS with a monitor preferably a remote one from Santa. Not only will you have protection you will have a tool for trouble shooting. Example: Is the electrical portion of my HWT working. Watch the monitor for overall current consumption as you turn the electric portion of the HWT on and off.

Excellent request to Santa
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