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Alpena Jeff

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I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:11:10 PM »
Is this possible in a coach that cost this much?
Jeff & Judy
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SeilerBird

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:15:40 PM »
I have never seen or heard of an RV coming with a surge protector.
I would like to apologize to anyone I have not yet offended. Please be patient and I will get to you shortly.
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Alpena Jeff

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 07:22:43 PM »
Ok then.
Thanks Tom. I have a lot to learn.
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QZ

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 07:24:06 PM »
Not surprising so keep stimulating the economy and get a nice Progressive industries hard wire and get away before the snow hits up there. :)

HueyPilotVN

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 07:45:39 PM »
I have never seen or heard of an RV coming with a surge protector.

Some do.  My Country coach has a hard wired surge protector that will also manage the load and shed loads if there is not sufficient power.
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Alpena Jeff

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 07:49:04 PM »
Thanks Bill. Back to online shopping!
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SeilerBird

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 08:31:03 PM »
Some do.  My Country coach has a hard wired surge protector that will also manage the load and shed loads if there is not sufficient power.
I am sure the top end coaches do like Prevost, but I have never heard of one until now.
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Larry N.

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 08:46:17 PM »
Is this possible in a coach that cost this much?

I specifically added one in my 3709 -- didn't come with one. And Ventanas, though not cheap, are rather low on the diesel totem pole.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 05:04:56 PM »
All the American Coach models have them (and a power line monitor too) as standard and have for well over a decade. Many Fleetwood models now have them as well. At least some of the Winnebago diesels,  e.g. the Tour, have them, and have had them for several years at least. Probably some others too.

For whatever reason, Newmar seems to leave power monitoring and surge protection as an owner option. It's easy enough to add at the dealer in if a buyer wants it, and no particular technical advantage to making it factory standard.  Perhaps they feel that high dollar coaches typically go where power is solid, or they use their genset or inverter anyway.
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Peteyboy

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 06:52:06 PM »
Pretty sure the 2015 Winnie 38Q had one also.
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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 07:53:51 PM »
My new Bus had a rudimentary one. I added a Progressive to it.
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bross

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
Read the literature that came with your transfer switch. Some transfer switches will not connect to shore power unless the voltage is correct and have a surge protector built in.
Bill & Doris
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billwild

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 02:58:03 PM »
My 2005 Holiday Rambler did not until I pulled into an Rv park in Arizona and and had a surge as soon as I plugged in. Finally got it corrected with no damage, but about $340.00 later I felt much better adding the 50 amp surge protector for protection.

Alpena Jeff

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 04:37:52 PM »
Confirmed. I do not have one. Amazon here we come!
Jeff & Judy
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HueyPilotVN

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 05:11:45 PM »
I just got an email from PPL about a sale on surge protectors.  Maybe they are reading this post...LOL
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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 10:52:18 AM »
I have never seen or heard of an RV coming with a surge protector.

This is what it looks like, Tom. Standard equipment.
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Mile High

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Re: I don't see a surge protector in my coach
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 05:41:58 PM »
Is it combined with the transfer switch like Winnebago does?  They use a TRC Surge-Guard 41260.  There is a fancier Surge-Guard that does more functions (40350-RVC) but the 41260 does most of the critical protection.

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