Originally Posted by rabbit
What is the incidence of over or under voltage in campground power distribution?
There are several folks on this site who have never had a problem and therefore decided to forego surge protection devices. A decent one will cost over $200.
But, I keep running into people who had to replace their appliances due to voltage problems. The electrical
lines run underground and are pray to all sorts of rodents, dampness, etc. The problem is that even the best campgrounds have trouble detecting defective lines ... until disaster strikes someone's trailer.
Because I have an AC, I wanted a surge protector that can handle over and under voltage situations. After much research, I invested in a portable 30 AMP Surge Guard (Model # 34730) and a 25 foot RV extension cord. A great investment for your piece of mind. The extension cord allows me to keep the surge protector (which is expensive) in the battery
cubby hole. I got both items at Adventure RV.
Before I unhook the trailer, I test the campground's electric hookup. It takes an extra 3-5 minutes to take out the extension cord and hook it up with the Surge Protector. Once my Surge Protector verifies the electric hookup is safe, I go ahead and set up camp.
I can take off for the day, and don't have to worry about voltage problems or theft.
Because it is portable, I can take it to my next trailer!
Once again, a great "piece of mind" investment. I put it up there with my break controller, safety chains and weight
distribution bars, and wheel cocks.