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Old 03-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Power cords

Does anybody have any ideas how to secure a fifty amp power cord I'm at at permanent sight but still tow from time to time our last cord a thirty amp was cut off and stolen?

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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if someone is hellbent and determined to steal a power cord, they are gonna steal it.

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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Can you lock the pedestal cover closed with your cord plugged in and the breaker on? At least that way when they cut your cord they may get a shocking surprise. As Fred 1609 said you cannot stop a thief, only make it so much trouble so they will go somewhere else.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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Short of attraching Bruno (your pet pit bull) to it, NO, I don't.

There is no way to prevent a cord cutting. None at all. However there is something you can do about it.

Places like REI and Cabellas and I suspect Bass Pro Shops carry special motion activated cameras, often painted olive drab or Camo, these units are designed to be attached to a tree along a game table and will photo shoot anything that moves, Day or night in some cases.

Won't stop your CURRENT cord from getting cut

But may help you recover damages, and may stop the NEXT one from getting cut.

Kind of like th mugger. He mugged a man, a professional portrait artist, specialises in presidents and CEO's and others that have no time to sit and pose for a painting.

He called the police, they ask for a description and he said "Come by in a couple of hours" When they arrived he handed them a painting,, It now hangs in the chief's office, the subject of the painting.. Well he hangs (in, not out) not far from the painting in the city jail (Or did at the time the news article was written, I'm sure that he's done his time by now,,, Of course he might still be back inside on later charges).
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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I keep mine in the king pin box. Not 100% safe but is out of sight.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Would your RV insurance cover vandalism or theft? What a bummer that you even have to worry about such an event. Surveillance cameras sure would do the trick but $$$$. What does your park where you are full timing at have to say about this incident?

I wonder if you could build a box around your service that had hinges on it and an opening for the cord to come out the bottom but locked completely around the service you could add hinges, and locks. You could always “zip” tie the cord to the post inside the box so they could not pull the cord out of the socket to kill the power, as they need to kill the power to cut the cord and that would deter them. Further, they would have to smash the box apart and that would make allot of noise and attract attention. Unless they used bold cutters to take the locks off.

It is sad we have creeps like this lurking.
The bad thing about them cutting the cord is the replacement inside the retractor. Is that easy to get to when you replaced the 30 AMP that was taken?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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If they want it that bad, somehow they come prepared regardless of the difficulty and snatch it up. Unfortunate, but it happens.
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If they want it that bad, somehow they come prepared regardless of the difficulty and snatch it up. Unfortunate, but it happens.

Very sad indeed.
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If I were parked where power cords were cut and stolen, I would be moving quickly. You could encase the power cord in a steel or plastic tube - an elaborate one might have two halves with a piano hinge and padlock(s).

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