Surge Protector

Buyer guide
Camco Heavy Duty Dogbone Surge Protector, 30A
This is your budget (though they're still a little pricey) surge protector. It informs and protects you from power issues, but doesn't have any extra features beyond that. If it encounters a surge, it will sacrifice itself to save the {home}'s electrical system (which means you'll need a new surge protector)
Progressive Industries 30A EMS
This is an internal surge protector that you wire in inside the {home}. It's the most popular brand for this sort of thing and has excellent reviews
Southwire Surge Guard, 30A
This surge protector is a little pricier. It has all of the usual analysis for power problems and will auto-shutoff. This unit is able to reset itself after power issue (it does not "sacrifice" itself)
Why you need it

Electricity is not something to mess around with - one bad electrical hookup and you could fry your {home}'s internal electrical systems. Surge protectors will let you know when a hookup is going to cause problems, and even prevent issues with power surges and outages.

Decisions to make
30A vs 50A

This one is pretty straight-forward. If your RV has a 30A (30 Amp) plug, you'll need a 30A surge protector, if it's 50A, you'll need a 50A :)

Self-sacrificing vs Resettable

You can spend less to get a surge protector that will sacrifice itself if there's a bad surge (meaning you'll be protected, but need to buy a new surge protector); or spend more for an expensive surge protector that is able to be reset after power surges

Internal vs External

Internal surge protectors are wired into your system from inside the RV. External surge protectors just plug straight into the pedestal, and you plug your power cord into it. Internal will cost more and be more difficult to install, while external are more easily stolen

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