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Old 05-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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PT59c theft protection

I read all the good reviews on the unit so I purchased one. The aluminum piece to chain to the electrical pole is a joke.

What is everyone using to secure the unit to the pole?

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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I read all the good reviews on the unit so I purchased one. The aluminum piece to chain to the electrical pole is a joke.

What is everyone using to secure the unit to the pole?

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What is a PTp9c?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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Assuming you mean a Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, i use it without worry. I have a cable wrapped around the pedestal and a medium padlock on it. Face it if somebody wants something bad enough they are going to get it no matter what you do. I'm sure however you could probably devise a more secure method like enclosing it in a steel box with a heavy cable but then i've not seen the need so far.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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It is a Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C

Sorry for lack of clarity.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Shorten the coaches cable - so the EMS stays in the electric bay - put a connector on the piece you cut off - it now plugs into between the pedestal and the EMS.
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I use about a 3 foot piece of chain with the link size that could pull a car without fear of braking. I use the aluminum piece on the PT50C with a padlock on the chain and through the aluminum, then I wrap the chain around the pedestal tightly and put another lock through two of the links. It's just to keep the honest folks out. If someone want it, or anything else in or about your MH, they can take it.

If the aluminum is a worry for you, then wrap the chain around the short cord on the PT50C and padlock it on each side so the chain cannot be "unwoound," them padlock it around the pedestal. If the water spigot is next to the pedestal I sometime include it along with the pedestal.

I use a much smaller chain for my CarryOut Antenna, 40 feet of it.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for your input. Going to Home Depot for the chain and lock.
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