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Old 04-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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power cord

I don't like the idea of my power cord not being secured to the trailer.
would it be advisable to back feed through an outside receptacle? that way if a cord is stolden it would not be the expensive 30 amp cord.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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To back feed you then have a cord with 2 male plugs

it is ok if you plug into the trailer first

but if you plug into the service first and then touch the other end

you or someone else could end up dead

it has been made safe for this reason

besides if your cable gets stolen / your in the wrong camp ground
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Not saying it would never happen but I think your worrying about nothing. I have never heard of anyone getting their power cord stolen. A 15a receptacle will not handle the load of your Rv.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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i woud only do this at my house to cool the refridgerator and charge up the battery, i use the power cord at the campsite
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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Well let's see what else we can can come up with. While it is at your house I can get your sewer hose, and your battery, but the most expensive and easiest to get rid of, besides the battery, would be the wheels and tires. In case you have one of those expensive electric tongue jacks, that could be mine also.

Now, let me be clear, I am not a thief, and hope never to be. Just wanting to point out there are a lot of things bolted on your camper that can be had in less than 30 minutes. Most, sewer hose excluded, worth much more than your power cord. Please don't read this and get crazy trying to protect everything, you can't, prisoners got out of Alcatraz didn't they?


Oh yea, the power cord is pretty much limited to an RV market. Battery, wheels, Jack, could be sold to much wider range of individuals.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #6
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it was a simple question windrider, your really negative. thanks to the others for a mature response
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
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Sorry that you thought I was negative. I was just trying to point out that one often sweats the little things in life that really don't matter. I was not trying to be negative towards you or any others that may read this. I apologize to you and hope you will accept.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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At first I was concerned that my stuff could disappear and was a bit surprised how trusting RVers were to leave camp without worring. But the biggest surprise I encountered is the key systems on trailers. Just thinking about the door locks and storage bays locks gets me dizzy.

My experience has taught me that most RVers are top notch and friendly. RVers are family and family takes care of each other.

For whats it worth - I saw the intended humor in windrider post. I also could see how you took it as well.
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Isn't one end of your power cord permanantly attached to the trailer? if so how can it then be stolen?
If you are concerned about an extension cord being stolen then just order a cord locking tube such as shown in this link Amazon.com: Master Lock 488 Rotating Electrical Plug Lockout: Industrial & Scientific. these can be used to prevent plugging in a power cord and also to prevent disconnecting a cord plugged together.
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Actually, with the price of scrap copper being well over $3 a pound, to the thief, a power cord is probably rather appealing. If they will climb poles and clip live lines, they will surely grab a power cord. A lot of recyclers also buy wiring with the insulation at a lower price, so for scrap, your power cord has value.
Not trying to make anyone paranoid, but if you have ever been to a scrap yard, you can see the kinds of things they bring in. Locally, there has actually been a rash of outside condenser units being stolen for their scrap value.
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