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Old 07-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Securing surge gaurd

This little gem showed up today....decided to get the portable unit over the hardwired. I am thinking of a low gauge steel chain that I can wrap around the end of the female end and chain it to something..(bumper, power cord or something else) any one see any issues with this?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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By the way I know there is a clasp available but the chain and two locks might be more cost effective.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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This little gem showed up today....decided to get the portable unit over the hardwired. I am thinking of a low gauge steel chain that I can wrap around the end of the female end and chain it to something..(bumper, power cord or something else) any one see any issues with this?
Folks, face it, if they want it, it will be gone. All the chains, padlocks, cables, etc. can't stop someone if they want it badly enough. In their frustration, they might just take or do more damage than it's worth. One slashed tire or scratch down the camper or tv would cost more than the surge protector.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's why i go this sweet permanent surge guard. Thanks, btw. I like either your idea of a chain and lock. should stop most "tempted" theives.,

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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The clasp doesn't really do anything for those of us that have cords you plug in on the outside of the trailer. I locked the panel and hope for the best. I do know that locking the panel offers little protection but hey its better than none at all. After all I rather not be a "quick grab and go center".
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Yea I get it...if they want it they will get it. Think I will go with the chain and small locks to avoid a "grab and go" type theft.
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I used a 4' chain-----------

I used a four ft chain with a 2" "S" hook as you can see in the photo. The "S" hook was purchased at Lowe's along with the "S" hook.
Use a pair of vise grips or vise to close the "S" hook around the surge protector female end of the protector.

It can be locked around almost any RV park electrical pedestal.

As the "OLE COOT" said, if they want it they can get it. But the chain will keep most people honest. It does make me feel better, but I may loose it tomorrow, who knows!
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