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Old 01-11-2016, 12:38 AM   #1
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Securing your portable surge protector to power pole in campground

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I know I saw on here how a person made an adapter to lock his surge protector to the power pestestial .I can't seem to find it.If anyone can point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it.Tks in advance.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:41 AM   #2
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Surge Guard sells a cover that goes over the plugs that uses a padlock. Check Amazon.


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I have used an old bicycle chain lock U-bolted to the cable and wrap it tight around the pedestal for 15 years with no issues.
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I spliced it into my power cord ( added male and female plugs ) and kept it locked up ( out of sight ) in compartment .

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I did the same thing. I was always worried about it being on the pole. I used a chain and lock when I had it on the pole.
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I spliced it into my power cord ( added male and female plugs ) and kept it locked up ( out of sight ) in compartment .

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Agree, this is best way. Also avoids driving away while leaving the unit left behind hanging on the pedestal...
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I do similar to RV Wizard, use a heavy cable with pad lock wrapped snugly around pole, no body will walk off with it. As mentioned, don't forget to take it with you when you leave.
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I have 2 methods I use to secure our progressive ind. protector. 1) I use a Master gun lock it has a 12" or so flexible thing (not sure what its called) and wrap it around the power conduit 2) if #1 won't work the old tried and true chain and lock
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I spliced it into my power cord ( added male and female plugs ) and kept it locked up ( out of sight ) in compartment .

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Ours is the hardwired version, but if I was going to buy the portable model I would definitely do it the way Cliff did!
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When we bought our first RV last June we bought all kinds of stuff we thought we would need for camping. One of the things we bought was a plastic cover that goes over the surge protector and use a padlock to secure it. After buying it and using it I started to think what would prevent someone from just breaking the cover over the surge protector or just disconnect the whole thing from the RV and the power supply.

This was before I knew about this forum and experienced RVers. I think the best way to prevent theft of the surge protector is to wrap a wire or chain tightly around the surge protector and the power supply pole then padlock it.
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We don't secure it....

Figure it someone needs it more than me... our ac or heat pumps will go off as soon as they unhook it and that will wake us up...

but by that time, the dog has already scared them off - he sounds SCARY !
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Hi ALL,
I know I saw on here how a person made an adapter to lock his surge protector to the power pestestial .I can't seem to find it.If anyone can point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it.Tks in advance.
Have you purchased it yet...If not purchase the hard wire one.
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Have you purchased it yet...If not purchase the hard wire one.

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X2 !
I agree, hard wired is the way to go.
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