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Old 04-29-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hard wired surge protector, Minnie Plus 27RPDS

.Anyone have this model and installed a hard wired surge protector? I’m having a hard time finding a place to mount it.
Looks like most likely scenario is to pull the breaker panel and run a pigtail up into the bottom of the pantry??
Any ideas most welcomed.
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ETA - Apparently I can’t edit the subject? It’s a 27 RBDS, my apologies
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:37 AM   #2
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Since I wanted a Progressive EMS, I decided to get an external unit so that my significant investment followed me and not the trailer should I decide to move to something else.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:07 AM   #3
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Now I’m kinda’ wishing I had gone that rout as well. The reports of them being stolen swayed me to the HW model.
I purchased the surge protector in anticipation of the TT purchase so I could get it installed right away. All the YT videos I watched showed an access panel of some sorts so I assumed.......there would be one. I know.....

I keep the camper in storage so my ability to work on it is limited, I’ll delve into it a little deeper this weekend.
The side of the bathroom vanity is against the wall that the breaker panel is located, hoping I can run a camera in and find the wire. If so I can mount the unit there and run the remote into the pantry maybe.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:19 AM   #4
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I have the Progressive external unit, also. I have a locking cable which I can use to lock the unit to the pedestal. Or use a longer cable and lock to my trailer.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Since it’s so hard for me to find time to work on the Minnie, I decided to return the hard wired unit (ain’t Amazon great) and ordered the external one.
I’ll get a cable lock for it.
Thanks for the suggestions, this just made life a little easier.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:43 PM   #6
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Yup, Amazon is great. My fav supplier of trailer stuff!
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:49 PM   #7
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I went with the hard-wired Progressive 30 amp surge protector. I installed it on our travel trailer after a surge trashed our microwave and transferred it from the trailer to our Suncruiser 35U. If you can change an electrical outlet in your house, you can install one of these.

Note that the surge suppressor module is replaceable so you don't have to replace the whole unit. I don't believe this is true of the external/portable units.
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On the portable units, they ship you a new unit and you return the defective one.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #9
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I went with the hard-wired Progressive 30 amp surge protector. I installed it on our travel trailer after a surge trashed our microwave and transferred it from the trailer to our Suncruiser 35U. If you can change an electrical outlet in your house, you can install one of these.

Note that the surge suppressor module is replaceable so you don't have to replace the whole unit. I don't believe this is true of the external/portable units.

On my camper there is no easy access to install the HW unit. Iím sure I could cut things apart and get it done but just donít have the time or place to do it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:21 PM   #10
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Hard Wired 50 Amp Progressive Surge Protector

I installed above unit in our 27RBDS behind circuit breaker under pantry. It was a snug fit, but has worked out great. 50 amp feed cable is 6 gauge, so was tough to bend as needed. Other than that, installation was not bad. Instructions provided were very good.

Note that the Progressive unit protects lots more than surge protection such as under voltage, etc. and has in indoor monitor which I find very handy. Unit would not be difficult to remove if we every decide to upgrade RV.
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The Progressive Industries EMS HW30C is the first accessory that I purchased for our 2250DS when we bought it last March. I think it or a similar one is a necessity. The instructions that came with it were good and I had no trouble wiring it in. Fortunately it sits right above the power panel so the wiring run was very short.





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I suggest putting and outlet set on the input and output of the EMS. When it fails you can simply bypass it with the moving of a plug.
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Use one outlet at the end of the shore cord, a plug on the input of the EMS, a outlet on the output of the EMS and a plug to the ATS.
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Nice Winniehurn!!
I was not willing to tear into that breaker panel with my situation. I keep the camper at a storage unit and can’t bring it home to work on it.

Bigbird, yours looks like a similar arrangement to the RBDS, looks great!

I ended up getting the portable unit.
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