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Old 05-30-2020, 06:48 AM   #1
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I ordered a portable Hughes Watchdog for the new Pinnacle. Any recommendations on a cable type lock for it. Is there a certain length I need? I was thinking a 6 footer but that may be too much.
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How would you attach a anti theft cable , is there a loop on the Watchdog ?

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Old 05-30-2020, 03:26 PM   #3
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There is a grip on the back of the male plug with 3 holes. I was figuring on using those for the cable. Probably wouldn't stop the theft but it might slow them down enough to decide it wasn't worth the effort. Then again, all they would have to do is cut thru some plastic.
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What will you do if you are at a site that the Watchdog has to be further than that 6' to clear trees? Have never heard of anyone losing one. Used a Carryout for many years, still have it 'cause can't sell it.
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What will you do if you are at a site that the Watchdog has to be further than that 6' to clear trees? Have never heard of anyone losing one. Used a Carryout for many years, still have it 'cause can't sell it.
I should have said the Watchdog is a portable surge connector. I've never had one but I have seen folks use a lock cable to secure a protector to the electrical post. You're right, probably don't need one.
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Color me stupid, thought it was a portable sat...
But on that subject, have the PI 50amp portable for several years, locked at first, now not at all--too much of a hassle to get it secured to the many different types of pedestals.
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Master python lock. If itís good enough for my beer itís good enough for the hughs. Just sayin....

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To avoid theft or weather issues, etc., I hard-wired my Progressive EMS. Is that a consideration?
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To avoid theft or weather issues, etc., I hard-wired my Progressive EMS. Is that a consideration?
Maybe but the power reel compartment is only big enough for the reel. I didn't see much room to mount it. May have been able to do it elsewhere but I decided the portable would work. I got the Watchdog on Wednesday. Quite impressive. The bluetooth connection worked quite a ways from it. I was impressed.
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Have a Preogressive 50A Surge/EMS Portable Unit
It has hung from countless CG power pedestals all over the USA (7 yrs FTng) in all kinds of weather conditions....rain, sleet, snow, ice storms, dust storms, extreme heat waves etc. and continues to function as intended


Never bothered with attempting to lock it up/seure it etc.
Wouldn't slow/deter a thief and just would make it more hassles for me.


Never have had anything stolen from Camp Site except a styrofoam cooler with beer
Zero Gravity Lawn Chairs, Weber BBQ, Portable/folding tables etc. ALL just sit outside when we are gone and still there when we come back.
Out and Out theft in CGs is something I have rarely heard about.


Storage Units............YES frequently
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I removed the transfer switch and installed a hard wired system.

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Master Lock 8418D Python Keyed Cable Lock, 6 ft Long, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009V1WP2..._W9a2EbTQBY74D
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I removed the transfer switch and installed a hard wired system.

That's what I had in our previous fifth wheel. It worked great. I had a good spot for mounting it and was able to put the remote readout inside where I could monitor it. I wasn't sure I could do this with the Pinnacle plus I liked the bluetooth capability. Our fifth wheel is behind our house in a garage and maybe 100 feet or so away. The app will work at my back door.
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