...is much appreciated in the desert. It isn't enough to fill up my water tanks but it is enough to wet the ground and get my car dirty. At least the temperature has cooled off to 78 for the moment.
One of my commenters suggested the use of a surge protector for my electronics. The surges from lightening are very common in the summer. I do have a surge suppressor for my computer and modem. But my computer is not the most expensive electric item in my RV. The air conditioner and the fridge are much, much, much more expensive to replace. I don't even want to think about replacing those things.
Every year I look in to surge guards for my RV. And every year I decide they are too expensive. The 30amp surge guard is $250! Ok, that would protect my entire RV but I just can't seem to convince myself to buy it. One reason is that this RV should be on 50 amps not 30 and I would love to find someone to change it over. But then the 50 amp surge guard costs $350 so the chances of me buying it are still slim. The other reason is that so far I have managed to make it through without anything blowing up although the fridge problems may have been caused by a power surge and last year the AC motor really struggled after a close lightening strike. Maybe I just like living on the edge! Or maybe I hope that I can move out of this RV before anything bad happens. Maybe I should put a little bit of money aside every month so that it doesn't seem like such a large amount. Or maybe I can find one on craig's list. Maybe I think that wishing the power surges away will protect me again this year. :)