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Old 02-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #31
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Unhappy Thieves...

A determined copper thief will be prepared with cutters and tools to remove their "booty" quickly. No way to stop this type, unfortunately. A lock box might serve to deter someone simply looking for a target of opportunity.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #32
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If the locking device locks the surge guard to the box, then fine. But if all it does is secure the guard to your trailer shore power cord, it is worthless. On my Surveyor, the shore power cord is easily unscrewed from the trailer; detachable. Then you would just wind up losing everything.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #33
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another option might be to rig something similar to the locking door you would find for the fresh water fill and recess the connections behind the door - the downside if they wanted the cord bad enough they will rip the door off as well.

You just want to keep the dishonest people honest and make it harder for the thieves cause they planely dont give a rat's ass either way
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #34
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Happened to me last winter while TT was in storage. Thieves took several cords on more that one occasion. Needless to say, I don't store it there any more. Now, I just push the entire cord through the door and into the TT. I made a wire hook out of a heavy coat hanger and use it to reach in and pull the out to where I can grab it. Or, just make sure you bring one of the kids to reach in or maybe the DW's hand might be small enough.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:30 AM   #35
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Oh yeah? Try taking this cord...



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Old 02-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #36
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Good Thought! I think I would cut a grove in the bottom block so no damage would be done to the cord.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #37
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With the weight on the cord you could be causing damage inside the casing. This might cause the cord to overheat. As stated above I would cut a groove in the board. If a person wanted the cord for the copper the board will not stop them. They will just cut the wire on both sides of the board.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #38
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Rod Johnson,

An axehole with a pair of cable cutters could have all of your cable, except six inches, and be gone in under15 seconds. You make an insinuation with your picture I agree with though.

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #39
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Ah yes, now he has $5 in scrap instead of a $150 cord.

Cutting the notch is a good idea, especially if you camp on concrete. And yes I suppose you could damage a cord by clamping on it, but have you seen the clamps inside the plugs or outlet boxes or breaker boxes??

If we are going to live in fear of thieves with wire cutters, what's next? Tire irons to steal your tires, cordless drills to steal your siding and windows? Wrenches to take your leafsprings, screwdrivers to steal your lights. How about a big rock to smash the window in your TV and drive off with your whole rig...
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #40
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Add a drug habit and what do you have?
Surely not a person with what you would classify as normal thinking. The rifle is still the best idea in many instances.
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