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shannon62

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Posted: 04/11/21 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, has any body found a need to use a locking surge protector?
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I keep/use my surge protector in a basement compartment. out of sight, out of mind.
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Posted: 04/11/21 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have always been amazed at what can disappear in campgrounds. Seems not all campers are good people.


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I think it really depends on where you camp and if you're sure you're going to be familiar with all the places where you camp. There's a local park I go to frequently, it's gated and is about as safe as an RV park can be -- people frequently leave bikes outside their RV without locking them. I'd have no problem leaving an expensive surge protector out on the power pedestal there.

But there are other parks I've stopped at for overnights on long trips where I wouldn't even feel comfortable leaving the RV there unattended, and certainly wouldn't want to leave anything valuable outside.

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Would you leave a couple $100 bills out on the pedestal?
Whats the difference?

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Posted: 04/12/21 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before we had one permanently installed, we always had a lock on ours. All it takes is once out of a multi stop trip to regret not doing it.


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Posted: 04/12/21 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never used a lock, never had a problem. And most of what I've seen could be defeated in about 10 seconds.


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Posted: 04/12/21 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought our Progressive Industries EMS 3 years ago along with a locking cable. Haven't used the locking cable in 2 years.
What's a thief gonna do with a surge protector anyway?
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That was kind of my thought...is there a big 'pawn shop' market for these things? It would seem odd for a thief to just take a surge protector and leave everything else/not break in to the RV itself to see what goodies it may hold


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Posted: 04/12/21 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed the hard wired one or 2 reasons:

1. No chance of theft
2. I like seeing the data on the display screen

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