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Old 01-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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I'm curios how you lock your cord to prevent theft. Do you lock it to the box or what? Or are you talking about locking the box?
My dad just gave me 2 normal key locks with long openings (u part). He thinks cords are worth more intact and people that might steal them are just too cheap to buy their own.
I usually need extension cords to reach the box so I connect 2 cords and put a lock just below the 2 attached plugs, (loop it around), and the other end nearest the TT I just lock to a stabilizer. Someone would have to cut them to steal them and if I am in a CG that I am worried that this might happen, I wouldn't camp there.

I just lock them like this because I was taught to obey my parents and I guess, old habits die hard.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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Ahh... I see, thanks for the info

I just noticed I spelled curious wrong also
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #13
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Leave the wire bare at trailer connector so that thieves fry themselves upon attempted theft.
Remember to flip breaker when storing cord
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Can't figure out by the picture exactly how that lock works . . .
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Probably idiot kids stealing the firewood. I used to know a guy that would steal anything that would burn (lawn furniture, picnic tables, whatever) that would keep the party going. I"ve never thought of someone stealing a cord. There's less money in copper there than the time it would take to strip it down.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #16
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Our rig has a tethered shore power cable hooked into the transfer switch box. I guess if someone really wanted $10 worth of scrap copper, they could unplug from the pedestal and cut the cable off at the transfer switch box.

I would hope they'd try to cut it without unhooking it so they'd get fried.

Maybe campground owners could offer some kind of theft-proof hook-up at their end of the chain, for a fee, naturally. Then, if both ends were secure, any attempt to cut through the cable would result in electrocution.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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My dad just gave me 2 normal key locks with long openings (u part). He thinks cords are worth more intact and people that might steal them are just too cheap to buy their own.
I usually need extension cords to reach the box so I connect 2 cords and put a lock just below the 2 attached plugs, (loop it around), and the other end nearest the TT I just lock to a stabilizer. Someone would have to cut them to steal them and if I am in a CG that I am worried that this might happen, I wouldn't camp there.

I just lock them like this because I was taught to obey my parents and I guess, old habits die hard.
Kim’s post reminded that I used to use a cable to lock my laptop in my vehicle. I see where a cable could be used with a lock for this. If you got a good cable, ran it any length you choose parallel the power cord and looping around the cord and back to itself along the length of the cord, you could lock it to the trailer or the electrical box.

Kim nailed it, “…because I was taught to obey my parents and I guess, old habits die hard.” If more people thought like this, we would be talking about crime a whole lot LESS! Too, Kim’s statement took me way back in time to my own parents (in memory) – thanks Kim.
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How concerned should we be about someone stealing the cable which obviously could be so easily removed?
if you want
you can spray paint the ends of your cable
like maybe
bright orange
the rats will not wish to get caught with one
that they can not lie and say
it belongs to me

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Can't figure out by the picture exactly how that lock works . . .
It is a "Surge Guard" lock. It looks like it might just fit the surge guard to keep someone from stealing just it.
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there is a installation sheet buried on the web page and it looks like a clamshell thing that closes around there the female plugs into the male plug and then you can padlock where the clamshell comes together. Essentially keeps someone from simply unplugging and walking away.
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