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Old 01-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #21
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I carry a selection of zip ties (including some heavy duty ones - used by law enforcement a handcuffs) which I have used to secure various items in camp. They require a substantial tool to cut them. I feel little can be done to foil a prepared, determined thief but casual theft can be deterred. My main concern is my EQ hitch going missing, although at 100 pounds it probably won't go far. So far I have never camped anywhere I felt seriously uneasy about the surroundings and after 30 plus years in public safety work I hope I can trust my instincts.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #22
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I have visions of a power outage and a siren blowing....why not get a wildlife camera and put it in the window? A visible flash may run them off; an invisible flash wouldn't disturb ur neighbor.
If they want it, they r going to get it. At least a picture may let u know who.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #23
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Mine went this summer

I know what you all mean. My cord was ripped off this summer with my camper parked in my side yard 30 feet from my bedroom window in the middle of the day. When I reported it, there were 6 taken that day, and many were cut. Not much you can do if someone really wants it.

And I live in a town of 3500 people on a dead end street next to a corn field
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #24
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It is a "Surge Guard" lock. It looks like it might just fit the surge guard to keep someone from stealing just it.
Yeah, I've got a Surge Guard Herk but I still can't envision how it works based on the picture . . . STILL
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #25
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You can get a bit of vinyl coated cable, like they use on the breakaway switch. You could certainly go thicker if you wanted. Loop it around the extension cord and crimp it on fairly tightly. At least so you can't slide either plug through the loop. Then make another loop on the other end of the vinyl cable so you can lock it to whatever you want.

If they want it bad enough, they'll take anything.

We go riding on the quads for hours at a time, I lock down everything. Yes, I have a loop of chain threaded through the generator, both propane tanks, and the loop on my generator cable.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #26
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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

MM
Yeah, coil that bad boy up and paint it to match your trailer. They'll have a helluva time hiding it, and it'll be easy to spot when its strung out from their generator.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #27
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People that steal things at campsites are not campers....just someone that doesn't care about other people. I have a word for them, common. I am always alert when camping....you can usually spot the ones that don't belong. I know that you will have those that pass through that are just checking out potential campsites for future use, like we do at times. Everyone should be aware when camping...watch out for your neighbors, and let them watch after you.
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You can get a bit of vinyl coated cable, like they use on the breakaway switch. You could certainly go thicker if you wanted. Loop it around the extension cord and crimp it on fairly tightly. At least so you can't slide either plug through the loop. Then make another loop on the other end of the vinyl cable so you can lock it to whatever you want.

If they want it bad enough, they'll take anything.

We go riding on the quads for hours at a time, I lock down everything. Yes, I have a loop of chain threaded through the generator, both propane tanks, and the loop on my generator cable.
After something my dad said got me thinking I went out and fot a lock for the spare tire.
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After something my dad said got me thinking I went out and got a lock for the spare tire.
Looks like I'm picking up some more cable to put a lock on that now, too.
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As the saying goes, "Locks keep the honest honest"
When I redid my cord I put 2 rings on it. The ring at the TT gets lock to the trailer and the ring at the plug locks at the box. It they want it there going to get so I try to keep the honest, honest
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