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Old 04-25-2016, 11:49 AM   #1
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Detachable power cord

We just realized that our new trailer has a detachable power cord. For those who have the same, aren't you afraid it could get stolen? What can we do to prevent that?
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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We just realized that our new trailer has a detachable power cord. For those who have the same, aren't you afraid it could get stolen? What can we do to prevent that?
Good question in these times of copper thieves. Though my cord is wired in, I often use an extension, which could also be unplugged and taken. To prevent that I use a simple long-hoop (or what we used to call a bicycle type) padlock. The hoop encloses the wire nicely, but would not let either end pass through. Easiest place to hook into will probably be the campsite power outlet box.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:35 PM   #3
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Have never locked ours & I've got the surge protector plugged in as well & have never had anything sprout legs & walk away.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:45 PM   #4
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Your right, it could happen. I have other things in my life to worry about and having someone steal my cord, outside chairs, TV cable etc is not on my 'concerned" list. In over 40 years of RV'ing/camping I have never had anything stolen from my campsite/rig.
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In 45 years of camping the only things I have heard of being stolen are booze out of coolers or the whole cooler full of booze. The day I have to lock my water hose and electric cord up is the day I quit camping
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #6
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I haven't had any problem with this one or the one on my previous TT.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for your replies. I guess I'm being paranoid. Having a regular power cord walking away was never a concern, but this is the 30 amp one. I supposed I'm uncomfortable with change...
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Could be worse, it could be the 50 amp one.

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Old 04-26-2016, 07:12 AM   #9
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I guess it could
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:38 AM   #10
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DW and I have been camping for eight years now and have never heard of anything being stolen at any campground we have stayed....With that being said we lock everything up if we are leaving the campground...I grew up in Philadelphia and the saying was "lock it or lose it"...There was a thread on this forum some time ago that one of the members said he thought he interrupted someone trying to steal his surge protector...Trusting but cautious...
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