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Old 05-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Cord thefts! (was security alert)

Went to pick up my TT from storage at the dealer last weekend. After hooking it up, I took a walk around the TT to check the tires etc., when I noticed that my shore power cord door was slightly open (I never leave it open and always close the little "notch" to keep as many critters and such out as best as possible). When I looked into the opening I didn't see my 30 amp cord. At first I thought some a**hole pushed it inside as a sick joke.

Come to find out as I asked some of the techs working there, they had a rash of break-ins over the winter. As in my case, several shore power cords were pulled out and cut off to be sold for the copper content. Several other units (mostly 5ers), were broken into and the LCD televisions were stolen (and it wasn't pretty, doors and frames were pretty well mangled as they used prybars to get in or broke windows). I had taken my LCD's out for the winter so, if they looked in, they could see that they were not there.

Funny how the local Sheriff's Mobil Command Center 5er wasn't touched!!

The general manager said he would replace my cord one time and would understand if I no longer wanted to store it there. He stated that short of fencing in the entire property or putting a guard on duty (which would raise the cost of storage etc.) that's about all he could offer at this time. They replaced my cord in 30 minutes.

I think I'll convert mine to the detachable shore power type cord.

Anyway everyone, just be aware of what the economy has reduced some people to resort to, to get by.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Trailer thefts are pretty common at storage yards.
It's a sign of the times but it's a sign that copper has
gone thru the roof even faster than gasoline.

I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and we have thefts
all the time.
Last house we worked on they put in the outside AC
unit and put a steel cage over it set in concrete.
The thieves came and pulled the cage out of the concrete
minutes after we left.
The concrete hadn't set up.
They are taking multi thousand dollar
commercial AC units and selling
them for scrap metal price just to support their drug
habits.
I think if they started arresting the metal recyclers for
"receiving stolen property" it would help but that's
my opinion.....
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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That's a bummer. I am having trouble deciding whether or not to change out my CH751 locks. If someone really wants to see what you've got, a lot more damage will occur due to prying open the doors. Not only will you lose what you had but you will also have a lot of other damage to deal with. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:13 AM   #5
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I changed mine to the round keys but had similar thoughts
to you.
Anyone with a tire tool or flat bar nail puller or just a big
screwdriver can pop open one of these storage hatches.

OTOH, a guy with a ch751 key can open it and look
like they own it.
At least the guy with the pry bar is obviously breaking in.
Small comfort but I'll take it.
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