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Old 12-08-2014, 11:10 PM   #11
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Maybe Hugh, you could provide more information on how you intend to use your trailer, and then we could provide informed information that's more useful to you.
But then we'd have to be focussed.

And speaking of opinions
I love my quick connect. Worth every penny of my wife's hard earned money. No messing with tanks. And enough length to move the barby (or should I say (grill) for my southern US posters) so smoke doesn't bug us. And don't even get me going on how much I love the front storage box. The digital thermostat is kind of cool too
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #12
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Hi Hugh and welcome to one great forum.

You’re getting a bunch of “opinions” and I’m now giving mine. For upholstery and Formica I opted for the standard affair, after all I’m color blind and my dog couldn’t care less. The sink, stove and fridge are the standard “cookie cutter” ones ETI offers and I stuck with them. Beyond that I think I added dang near every option ETI offers, not all but most, but then I had only 10 days from the time I made the down payment to when the build sheet was due.

The surge protector, in my opinion, is a must even if you boondock 99% of the time. The one time you don’t you could fry some expensive stuff. Another suggestion; even if you opt out on A/C, TV and Stereo have your trailer pre-wired for them. Who knows, sometime down the road you may want them.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:01 AM   #13
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I gather the greatest risk that a surge protector deals with is brownout conditions that would affect air conditioning ( if you have it ).
Is it also an issue with the fridge? What else?
And, would this AC receptacle go some ways toward remedying that situation?
Wouldn't help with a lightening strike, but just to ensure proper wiring in the campsite?
I have one, but I haven't gotten into the habit of using it. Cost about $12.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:15 AM   #14
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And, would this AC receptacle go some ways toward remedying that situation?
Wouldn't help with a lightening strike, but just to ensure proper wiring in the campsite?
I have one, but I haven't gotten into the habit of using it. Cost about $12.
The device just alerts you to incorrect polarity and/or incorrect or non-existant ground. The red button is for testing GFCI receptacles.

It does not have anything to with voltage, high/low/brown/etc.

The surge protector is something I added to protect all of the line voltage (120V AC) stuff in my Escape from the irregularities of shore power. If you're ever going to plug in to shore power, I would say that it needs to be on your list.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:20 AM   #15
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If you don't want the built in surge protector, you can get after market ones at cramping world or other places. I had an $89.00 surge protector I got from Little House Customs. The only problem is that either I or d.w. forgot in some campground. So my two escapes have had the built-in ones. Much more convenient, if they are more expensive.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:28 AM   #16
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The only problem is that either I or d.w. forgot in some campground.
More likely, somebody walked off with it and plugged your shore power back in so you didn't notice.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:43 AM   #17
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The device just alerts you to incorrect polarity and/or incorrect or non-existant ground. The red button is for testing GFCI receptacles.

It does not have anything to with voltage, high/low/brown/etc.

The surge protector is something I added to protect all of the line voltage (120V AC) stuff in my Escape from the irregularities of shore power. If you're ever going to plug in to shore power, I would say that it needs to be on your list.
Weird thing is we hardly ever use shore power, yet this last trip to AZ had us using it as it included in most state campgrounds so they don't have to mediate generator disputes. Hooked up mainly to save propane for the refer. After noticing the damage to our Bose despite the surge protector am a little hesitant to use AC again and just use DC w/solar. Why do campgrounds have the power fluctuations that seem to be so prevalent?
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:49 AM   #18
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How do you know that the damage was caused by a surge?
Is the problem the campground, the surge protector or Bose?
And then there is me. I fried a short wave radio and can only blame myself.
Just curious what the evidence is that leads you to your conclusion.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:02 AM   #19
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No proof, just coincidence. What do we say about coincidences? Takes a lot of planning. Seriously, who knows? Could've just decided to go to the other side(DC) exclusively.
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Well, that's all I have to offer, since I don't know my AC from my DC.
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