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Old 12-09-2006, 07:11 AM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by Glenn and Lorraine

Just how on earth do you lock an electrical cable to the ladder??
Glenn, the Dealer told me to hold the 50A cord up to the lower ladder rung and put long shank padlock around both. Sounded silly to me, so I never bothered. If they were after the non-ferrous metals, they would just take my ladder too.

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:58 AM   #22
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We usually stay in safe RV parks so don't expect anyone to take it. But Don is thinking of putting a box of somekind that fits over the pedestal and putting a lock on it. Then if they tried to steal it... it would give them a big jolt.

We have never lost anything where we live in this rural area but are thinking of putting a locking box where it is plugged in just to be safe. Never know when someone might come along and try it. We are 12 miles from the nearest business and much farther from nearest police station.

The park where we got our spare taken ....we were hidden from view from everyone in the RV park. A big stored motorhome on one side, a building on one side and a building in back. No hook up in front of us. I will never accept a spot like that again. We have stayed there other times and not in that # 1 spot. We didn't lose anything the other times and we were in full view of other trailers.

You didn't offend me either. If they are that stupid to try to steal something and get fried, then it is pretty much their fault..
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:05 AM   #23
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From a recent article in the local paper, Lenawee County, Michigan (find Toledo Ohio, go north one county into Michigan, you are now in Monroe County, turn west, go to next county, which is Lenawee):

"RIDGEWAY TWP. — Thieves removed copper grounding wire and metal plating from a cell phone tower on Pocklington Road, according to the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department. In a report released Friday, a deputy said a Sprint-Nextel maintenance crew discovered the damage on Thursday. Someone had climbed the 10-foot fence surrounding the tower and pulled copper grounding wires off the tower and radio cabinets and removed assorted steel plates and framing arms. A technician told the deputy the theft could cost the company up to $3,000, including the labor to fix the equipment."
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:37 PM   #24
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If the thief has a pair of insulated bolt cutters, lock boxs won't help. If they are looking for copper then they don't need the plugs, just the wire, so snip, snip and they are gone before you can get to the door. It is hard for honest people to defend themselves against a corrupted ingenious mind bent on theft.

Reasonable precautions and contact with neighbors to set up a mutual watch seems prudent. We try to meet the neighbors right away when setting up.

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Old 12-12-2006, 03:43 PM   #25
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A bunch of "crackheads" destroyed the City of Harrah, Oklahoma's RV Park last night. In just a little time they did $60,000 worth of damage which we(the tax payers) have to pay for. ARGH!

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Old 12-13-2006, 12:01 PM   #26
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Aw heck, stealing is only bad if you get caught, right????

That's the way too many people in this country think. They're only remorseful
when they're sitting in the slammer or in Court.

I've got no use for thieves. Having said that, I wouldn't want to have to live with using fatal force on someone who wasn't threatening my life or my families life.

OTOH thieves getting electrocuted while trying to steal energized wires is simply natural selection at work.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:35 PM   #27
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I just heard on the local news of a house blowing up in Minneapolis...it was a house under extensive renovation and unoccupied. Thieves stole all the copper plumbing and gas lines from inside the home and it sounds like the gas was on when they did it...
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