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Old 01-28-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
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Escape 21 Installation: Surge Protector Location

I'm getting my new 21 ready for its first voyage next month and decided to add some goodies. It was too late to add them to my build list when I finally made a decision.

Could anyone show me where Escape wired the surge protector under the seat and how it is connected to the electrical system? A couple of photos would do the job I think. I DO NOT have the u-shaped seating.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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I installed one in my Escape 19, you have to go where the wire enters the trailer and goes to the converter/fuse box. In the 21 that is under your street side rear dinette seat. This where you cut the wire and install the Progressive "in line" before the electric gets to your fuse/converter. The wire may be colored different, like green or orange as it is 30 amp wiring. Follow the instruction provided by Progressive in mounting and wiring, very easy. Remember to unplug while working and when you plug back in, there is a 2 minute delay while Progressive analyzes your circuits.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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Thanks. I was trying to find the "preferred" location by Escape. I ended up finding a cozy place that was out of the way and the leads ran efficiently. One down and ....
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good, post pictures if your accomplishment....
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Go here to find instructions with screen capture illustrations:

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Photo of Install

And it works!
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File this under "Just Curious..." I don't have a surge protector but have been thinking about adding one. I have seen them selling for as much as $350. Can anyone tell me why the $49 one you attach to your shore power plug is not the better choice?
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:16 PM   #8
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First off, that is only a surge/spike protector whereas the Progressive protects over and under voltage, surge/spike, and miswired cg pedestals.
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Ok, I can see that's important. Guess the next question is what are the odds? I suppose it would be essential ...if I had a 3o foot Montana loaded with 50 amp appliances.
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Well, let's see, your refer can blow a circuit board, your converter can fry and your a/c can burn up on low voltage, anything else you want damaged? How about anything you plug into a misfired outlet, like your tv or computer?
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