RV Surge Protection & Essential Electric Adapters


#rvsurgeprotector #rvelectricadapters #rvpowerprotection What’s in your RV electric kit? Here we discuss RV surge protection, RV electric adapters to convert 30 amp, two 30 amp, even standard 15 amp household plug to a 50 amp connection. We also show our RV electrical connection we use when the 5th wheel is parked at our home.

Below is a list of the products we mention in the video along with links describing each:

50 Amp Surge Guard Power Protection – http://amzn.to/2HCbqEy

30 Amp Surge Guard Power Protection – https://amzn.to/2YM7Pfs

Surge Guard Universal Lock – http://amzn.to/2pbf5SD

30 Amp to 50 Amp Adapter – http://amzn.to/2sNFupz

15 Amp to 50 Amp Adapter – http://amzn.to/2vamwdr

(2) RV 30-Amp Plug to 50-Amp Adapter – http://amzn.to/2tcarTH

15 foot 50 Amp Extension Cord – http://amzn.to/2ufWVDA

25ft 110-Volt 10-Gauge Extension Cord – https://amzn.to/2JR5lpy

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37 replies
  1. Don Godwin
    Don Godwin says:

    Surge protectors are a must. I have had both, Progressive industries. Is a better unit, one is made in China (surge guard) progressive is made in North Carolina. Definitely lock it down . People will definitely steal them

  2. Fidel Guerrero
    Fidel Guerrero says:

    Great video. What do you think of the Surge Guard 44270 Entry Level Portable Surge Protector – 50 Amp for $97.99 built by the same company? What are the differences from your model?

  3. Jeffrey Ries
    Jeffrey Ries says:

    Need help with an electrical hookup. Heading to my father in-laws for the 4th of July, he says he has 220v in the garage i can hook up to to run my RV AC 13,500 BTUs. Can i plug my 30 amp service into a 220 volt outlet? Electrically Challenged.

  4. Ross Bagley
    Ross Bagley says:

    Great explanation/video that more RV'ers should watch twice. The only difference is that I chose a hardwired surge protector, kept inside the RV and out of sight to deal with the risk of theft. Otherwise, your setup is remarkably similar to mine.

  5. Raven Flores
    Raven Flores says:

    So, what do you use when you are at a campground that only offers a regular 110 outlet and you need to use a 30 to 15 amp adapter? What can I and can not I run on this? One of my favorite campground only offers this setup. 🙁 THANKS!

  6. Bambino Perro
    Bambino Perro says:

    Reside in Southwest Florida houses for rent New RV if you need short-term stay malti will find a way to get in touch with each other. Preferably those that I've already seen that is made videos you seem alright so if you need a place to stay like I said short-term and the ordinance and I don't want to be an accidental landlord give me a jingle

  7. robflanagan250
    robflanagan250 says:

    Mr. Jerry I recently bought a in expensive sailboat, I have it at the marina and got shore power. I just wanted shore power for my portable ac. I ran an extension cord down the side of the boat into my sp adapter that goes from sp to 110 female… We had the ac on for the 1st time and end of the female 110- where my ac plugged in was a lil hot…. ?????

  8. Vicor Bishara
    Vicor Bishara says:

    thanks for the info,  extending power cable regardless of quality will degrade the amperage you are getting  and generate heat, better of extending hoses instead to reach hookup point

  9. Claudius
    Claudius says:

    Hi Jerry, again, great informative presentation, surge protection is a must . After a couple of considerations I finally went with the permanent style, in my case I chose the Progressive Industries brand. So now I have a permanent installation, no worries about forgetting it or have it stolen and it was in the same range of price.

  10. tony4qts
    tony4qts says:

    Was curious, I have a 50 amp outlet at home but no breaker close to it. Do I risk damaging anything if I just plug or unplug without using the breaker?

  11. Jason Richards
    Jason Richards says:

    I saw you had a 50amp extension cord to accommodate the odd electric placement on your 5th wheel. Just wondering if you've also added a 30amp extension cord to your arsenal to use with your splitter to reach a second 30amp circuit at a vacant and/or unused adjacent spot to receive 50amp service? A game we used to play at Durhamtown off-road park in GA where they only had 30amp service, but we almost always had an empty spot next to us on one side or the other.

    By the way, enjoy your channel very much! My wife is from Macon, so she considers you a credible source! 🙂

  12. Michael M
    Michael M says:

    I always look at the comments section for each piece of equipment I'm thinking about buying (especially on Amazon where it's so easy for people to comment). I wasn't very impressed with the plastic box setup to discourage theft of the surge protector but a comment by somebody on that product on Amazon gave what was (in my opinion) the PERFECT solution. You might want to consider this moving forward. Go get a 12" length of zinc plated (or stainless, whatever you prefer) chain and two locks. Secure a lock through each end of the chain and AROUND the cord above the surge protector on one end and past the head of your power line on the other end. You've effectively locked both cables together.

    Granted, if they REALLY want the surge protector they might cut your cord to the RV but I'm thinking that's much less likely to happen than them taking a good whack at the plastic box with a large rock or tool.

    Wish I could post a photo in the comments; I'd show you exactly what his setup looks like but I'm confident you'll know what I'm talking about. That's the solution I'm going with, along with an extra length of chain and two extra locks just in case I need to use the extension cord. (To be honest, this is encouragement to USE the extension cord since, if their fully intent on taking the SP they might be kind enough to cut my extension cord INSTEAD of the power cord to the RV.)

  13. Michael M
    Michael M says:

    Thanks so much for all of this… I really enjoy your videos and you ALWAYS give such useful information. This video covered some aspects I hadn't thought of so I've already added that equipment to my "must buy now" list. /Michael

  14. NonRev
    NonRev says:

    Hey Jerry, I love rewatching some of your very helpful videos. Ok I’m am going to ask probably one of those dumb questions. So peoples, be easy on me. Ha …. If you use the double 30amp setup and get 60 amps. Do you not use the Surge Guard. Don’t see how in my little electrical knowledge. Same question if the pedestal is only 30 amp. But then I’m assuming you still could just for surges over 50amps.

  15. Big Kahuna RV
    Big Kahuna RV says:

    Hey Jerry! Just saw your Georgia tag and saw you were in Bibb County. We're in Lithia Springs, Douglas County (about 5 miles from Six Flags) and it's always great to connect with other Georgians =) Great video. You are SO right about surge protection. And don't skimp when it comes to this camping essential. Appreciate you and make it a great day!

  16. Jay Tourtellot
    Jay Tourtellot says:

    Hi Jerry, Thanks for doing this video many great ideas. I do have a question – Regarding the 30 amp to 50 amp adapter short yellow cord, If you use this how do you connect your surge protection ? or in this case do you not use it ? Thank you again.

  17. Marques Jones
    Marques Jones says:

    I love the video as a new camper. One thing, you mentioned the 50 amp surge protector and a 30 amp version. Will the 50 amp work with all the hookups like the two 30 amp connections you spoke about? To simplify do I need to purchase more than one surge protector?

  18. boatbuilder1
    boatbuilder1 says:

    Jerry, Great advice! In 2011 I had a Brand new 5th wheel trailer and took it to Florida and stayed in 5 or 6 RV parks. We were suppose to have two more parks on our winter trip but the first night we pulled into Jensen Beach RV Park I was connecting the water,electric and sewer and after connecting the electric I was connecting the sewer and my wife came out yelling "The trailer is on fire"! I ran in the trailer and smoke and popping noises were coming out from a corner cabinet so I ripped the shelves out of the cabinet and saw the Converter smoking and frying basically so I ran out and unplugged the 50 amp service. I did not have a surge protector but after I got my trailer repaired that is the first thing I did. I bought the Progressive industries built in surge protector,the best one they make cost about $450. You can get cheaper ones but by all means everyone should have a surge protector. My surge protector saved me 1 other time at Williston Crossing near Ocala FL. so I defiantly recommend them.

  19. BuggieChief
    BuggieChief says:

    New to RVing and thanks for the information. Question…Can you buy the 50 amp surge protector and use it when at a campground that only has 30 amp hookup and use your 30 amp step down pig tail? Thanks


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