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Old 09-19-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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First day out

Just brought our new passport bh home today. Fought the winds on the highway from some crazy storms, but no issues. Looking forward to the first trip out. Just need a surge protector.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:53 AM   #2
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Nice looking rig! Getting it at a great time of the year to get out and RV.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:31 AM   #3
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I'd suggest an EMS instead of a surge protector. Progressive seems like the popular choice around the forum.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:40 AM   #4
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I'd suggest an EMS instead of a surge protector. Progressive seems like the popular choice around the forum.
This depends on the type of camping. I opted for the surge, so I don't get issues when using a generator. If you only use shore power, then the EMS would be a better option.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:10 AM   #5
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We have a generator, tho I plan on mostly just going the route of parks with shore hookups. However I may save Abit for the EMS in the chance I'll use the generator, since the EMS is like twice as much as the surge protector.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:27 AM   #6
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We have a generator, tho I plan on mostly just going the route of parks with shore hookups. However I may save Abit for the EMS in the chance I'll use the generator, since the EMS is like twice as much as the surge protector.
And covers you against less than half as much!!
The EMS is pricey, but check the price an ac or 2, fridge, microwave & however many TV's onboard, pretty cheap insurance in my books.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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Yes, there are ways to make the EMS and Generator play nice. I would not consider that a good reason to not get an EMS. In my opinion, the EMS is the way to go. I purchased the hard-wired unit, which I installed behind the power panel in my trailer. It wasn't too hard to do and now I don't have to worry about it walking away from the park pedestal.

This is the one I got: https://www.amazon.com/PROGRESSIVE-I...dp/B002UC6RSA/

Congratulations on the new trailer!
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:44 PM   #8
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I have the progressive industries hardwired EMS unit, it was around $200 and it is cheap insurance and piece of mind, as the others have mentioned.

I made a “bonded plug” to plug into the generator so it doesn’t show an open ground to the EMS system. I had the same concern regarding EMS and the generator but the bonded plug was easy to make or you can buy one. Just search YouTube or google for bonded generator plug.

Here is a video about making your own

https://youtu.be/iELx2ZxVv1E

And here is a link to buy one

https://www.microair.net/products/ge...r-bonding-plug

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:13 PM   #9
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Nice set-up you have, just like ours except the color of the truck! We just hit 6,000 miles towing since April and it has been a great experience, enjoy!
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:07 AM   #10
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Thanks! We love it so far. Trying to find a nice balance of traveling light with gear since I'll be adding 2 adults and 2 kids to my payload when we get rolling. Seems like you've logged quite a few miles.. how's the truck done? Mines only the 5.0 but it's got the tow package with 3.55's.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:09 AM   #11
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Thanks! Ordered the progressive EMS since it seems to come highly recommended.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:36 AM   #12
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Get a water filter too.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:16 AM   #13
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I’ve got a 2017 just like yours. Like it a lot but had many problems. Floor bubbled up, had to get CW to reglue. The Auxiliary plug under the TV for iPhones didn’t work.The top bunk front board wasn’t nailed correctly to the bottom board. The dinette pony wall is not reenforced so came lose. The couch/bed is only screwed into side wall with very short screws so came off wall. And many more so check it out good before your warranty is up. What kind of toy vehicle Is that in your photo?
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Old 10-26-2019, 12:34 PM   #14
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So, any warranty problems since you got it. ? Ours is nearly ten years old and 80k miles and thinking of a new one and curious about new build quality?
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