When we came out to this gate (our first) our Gate Guard Services maintenance man suggested we buy a portable surge protector. This was in case the 15,000 watt generator “threw” a belt and send a electrical surge to our rig. We had talked of getting one before but we don’t spend much time with hookups so we rationalized that we didn’t need to spend the $400. But we went ahead and bought this one from amazon.com and boy are we glad we did!
Progressive Industries 50 Amp Portable Electrical Management System, EMS-PT50C
Last Sunday Jim and I were sitting outside “guarding our gate” when all of a sudden it got very, very quiet. The generator had stopped. Sure enough, Jim found that the generator had “thrown” a belt, but the surge protector had protected our rig and we didn’t suffer any damage.
We called our company contact and Jamie came out and replaced the belt and we were back in business within an hour.
Sure glad we bought that surge protector because I’d hate to think how much it would have cost us to repair the damage and/or appliances.
So……how many of my RV buds out there have a surge protector for your electrical hookup??????? If you don’t I highly recommend that you look into it. Like Nick Russell once wrote in a blog post, it only takes one time to do all the damage.
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