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Old 03-08-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Help with vandalism

Went out to plug my TT in and somebody had cut the 30 amp. power cord. I am on an iPad and will not go into detail. The length has been shortened a lot. Thinking of buying a 30 amp plug and splicing it in. I would then have to buy a heavy gauge extension cord to reach the house, and a shorter one for camping. Pros and cons? It is brand new KZ and the dealer would probably charge too much. I have read to avoid extension cords in general if possible, it can lower current etc. It's new, should I just get it replaced? Never thought about it, but can you buy a locking faceplate type thing for the RV cord?

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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That sucks. I would not do any splicing. Just get a new one and set up a camera system.

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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I can mount a motion sensor tomorrow if I wanted, there is an alarm inside the trailer which goes of in the house. Yes it is a bummer.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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An alarmed RV in a secure storage facility only works if the first line security failed. And then, it may not deter the perp in a smash and grab.

Video is a nifty tool for the cops to investigate crimes.....but that only happens much after the fact. How far will authorites go, and how fast, with petty theft or crimes less than grand larceny? If they make an arrest, there is possible court time/testimony? Likely, the perp pleads out and you simply have an insurance deductible to pay. Many perps truly do not care if there is a security system.

I have not had any break-ins while my rig was in storage for about 20 winters, nor any break-ins where we camped, and have never had anything stolen from the campsite that was left in plain site.

Not camping and storing in risky places is a good idea.
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See my answer on your other post.


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