By Chuck Woodbury
If you use a surge protector when you plug in your RV (you absolutely should!), it’s a good idea to secure it so a thief can’t steal it. Most times, you can simply use a padlock that will fit through a hole in the electrical pedestal cover.
We hear reports at RVtravel.com quite often from readers whose surge protectors disappeared during the night or when they were away from their RV.
For those times I can’t simply lock the pedestal cover, I carry a combination bicycle lock like the one here and a strong security cable, which most often does the job: I can usually find something to attach the cable to — a tree, picnic table or anything else nearby that can be used to secure it.
We found this photo on Pinterest that shows another way to secure a surge protector when a system like what I describe above won’t work.
Do you have another method? Please leave a comment, or send an email to me with a photo attached at firstname.lastname@example.org .