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East Syracuse, NY

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Posted: 05/18/20 03:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, we rented our first seasonal site.

1 - surge protection? if so what brand?

2 -rigid pipe adapter for drain? of just use the Rhino

3 - water filter? is so brand?

Thanks in advance?

Mike, Dawn & Mallori
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Brunswick, GA

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Posted: 05/18/20 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The first year we rented a seasonal site, we asked some of our fellow campers the same question, for #1. Only one other seasonal camper was using surge protection and that was because they had been using the 5th wheel full time before settling down in the seasonal site. We did not bother with it. Our campground is very well maintained and where we are the sites are newer than the rest of the campground. If we were in one of the older sections, we'd probably have surge protection.

#2, using PVC instead of the stinky slinky is definitely the way to go if you plan to leave the RV there long term. Our site could get windy and before we switched, the stinky slinky would sometimes get pushed off it's stand and I always worried about the lawn guys hitting it with the string trimmer and putting a hole in it.

I would talk to your neighbors about #3 as well. The water at our seasonal site is well water. The wells are tested monthly. About 1/3 of the campers don't use any water filter, most use the Camco blue inline filter and that's also what we use. We use 2 through the course of the 5 month season - a new one when we got there and then a new one sometime around late June, usually around the start of summer.


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June Lake area, California

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Posted: 05/18/20 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Being on the cautious side I use an autoformer with surge protection. Protects from both low voltage and spikes. I suppose that "newer" RV parks or sections of RV parks are "safer" but I never wanted to test that theory.

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Victoria TX

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Posted: 05/19/20 01:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a Progressive Industries surge protector that will cut power for either low or high power. We are full-time and it has cut power a couple of times when we had no idea there was a problem, and it wasn't someplace we had just hooked up at either. For sewer, hubby has a hinged piece of white gutter that he can take apart at the joint (easily) for a 4' section, or open up for an 8' section. The sewer hose lays in that and is at a nice angle to the drain. It also protects the hose from those guys with the weed whips.


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Posted: 05/19/20 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before I purchased any of that stuff I would see if it's actually needed after you are there for awhile and see if you like it. I've had a seasonal for 14 years and water quality and voltage is good. Agree with hard piping the sewer.

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