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Old 04-03-2014, 03:53 AM   #11
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I like your cable idea I just got another project to do now..
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:30 AM   #12
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We use a Python locking cable by Master Lock.



We strap it around the base of the power pedestal and it secures the surge protector but not the cord. Might have to make some of the cables that speter53 made to secure everything else. Nice idea speter53! Like you said, if a thief really wants it they will get it. This just protects you from the opportunists.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:38 AM   #13
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suggestions of hard wire or surge lock.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #14
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Great idea for using a cable to lock the surge protector.
I just purchased a portable 30 amp and now
I know how to protect it.

I'll use one of my hockey puck locks.

Thanks for the advise.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Not too close.....
to avoid splatter.....
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #16
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I bought cable in bulk from home depot with the aluminum fasteners needed to make them into what ever length I need to and used a hammer and anvil to make the loop. Will have to take picture tomorrow of the bulk items. as for locking them together, i feed one eye lit through the other eye lit of which ever one is next to it and bend it back on itself and then lock it. will also take picture of that tomorrow. as for the power pedestal, use the locking hole on the power box or wrap the cable around the pole under the power box and lock to itself. can't take a picture of that until i go camping unfortunately. hope this helps until the pictures.
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The hasp might work with the portable SP if the electrical panel is locked. On it own it won't help at all because my TT power cord is detachable on both ends (to trailer & electrical panel).
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:02 AM   #17
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here are a few pictures to show in essence what I do. The lock is just a cheapy that I use on cabinets at work. use the hockey puck master locks when camping. As you can see the big loop can go around a pole that holds the power box, I loop it around and lock it to itself under the box which makes it unable to be slipped off. Hopes this helps.
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I watched a guy who had the plastic box coupling lock stomp it to pieces when he couldn't find the key. LOL. Just another camp ground humorous moment part of the fun of RVing.


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Safety chain

I us a 3 1/2 ft chain with a "S" hook bent closed in the last link. The "S" hook is attached to the female end of my surge supressor.

I simply wrap the chain around the power pedestal and lock it.

Chain and "S" hook came from Lowe's. You can clos the "S" hook with a vise, hammer or large vise grips.
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After encountering a pedestal wired wrong on Mothers Day weekend I looked into surge protectors. After researching here and RV.NET I settled on a Progressive Industries model EMS-HW50C for the following reasons.


(1) Mounts in storage compartment. (eliminates theft problem)
(2) Less money than portable models.
(3) Lifetime Warranty.
(4) Remote LED display monitor.

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