Being a nu-bee at RVing I've been doing the due diligence on learning all I can from other's mistakes. I was all set to buy a hardwired surge guard (TRC 34520) so as to not run the risk of having a valuable piece of equipment outside all night. I was inquiring as to how expensive it would be to get one installed and was told $100.
And then the installer, at a well known nation wide RV retailer, told me he'd advise against the hard wire, as if something goes wrong - that's it....no electricity until you get it replaced/fixed. He advised a plug into the post model and hasp to cover the connection to the power supply line. " no one is going to cut thru 110"
I found the whole argument to be flawed, 1) if I do destroy an outside surge protector....am I REALLY going to plug in without one ? (assuming inside wouldn't stop me from using generator - and I'm probably wrong there) 2) So they unplug before cutting your power cord....it's not like I can get dressed in the middle of night that fast when my CPAP turns off and I'm trying to figure out what's going on (and would I WANT to?)
1) How many folks have had to replace their surge protector due to electrical damage (failure) ?
2) Should it be this expensive to install ?
3) have people lost Surge Guards before ?
Thanks for keeping the nu-bee safe with your answers.....