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Old 12-11-2017, 07:36 AM   #1
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Best magnetic hide-a-key box?

What do you recommend for a magnetic hide-a-key box for storing a set of keys in case of lock out? I'm thinking of keeping it in the engine compartment. Does anyone use a hide-a-key with a combination lock?
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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We use the Stanley “key box” combination style like used for home alert seniors. It is mounted high up in our (older coach) propane tank bay. That bay cannot be locked. I would be concerned about heat and vibration in the engine area.
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I purchased a plastic magnetic key box from an auto parts store. The magnetic is so strong its hard to remove from the wall as I have to slide it to the edge. It holds three keys. Two for the motorhome door and a toad key. Its located in a area subject to water/dirt and has traveled more than 8k miles with no issues.
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X2 on the Stanley combination lock box. It's the kind that hangs on a door knob. In the propane compartment also.
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I use a lock box type and have it hanging in the engine compartment.
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We use the Stanley “key box” combination style like used for home alert seniors. It is mounted high up in our (older coach) propane tank bay. That bay cannot be locked. I would be concerned about heat and vibration in the engine area.
Google can't find a Stanley key box. Can you provide a link?
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Google can't find a Stanley key box. Can you provide a link?
I don't see one from Stanley either, but her is a Master one:

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-C.../dp/B0002YP1VC
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I don't see one from Stanley either, but her is a Master one:

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-C.../dp/B0002YP1VC
Master makes 2styles... One with a loop you can hang on something. Another you can bolt on.
You set and can change the combo on both.
Big box hardware stores have the m
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I have installed a Master Lock model 5423D lock box in the engine compartment of our 2015 Ventana 4002. See the attached pics. It is bolted to the frame on the driver's side down below the radiator. Cost was about $40 at Home Depot for the lock box and bolts. Installation was easy (under an hour total) and only required a drill with a bit capable of drilling through the 3/16 inch or 1/4 inch steel (I measured it when getting the bolts but don't remember which it was). There are four bolts so it is very securely attached and can only be removed from the inside which require it to be opened with the combination. I doubt you can get a sledge hammer or other device in the limited space to pry it off. You set the combination yourself using up to 10 numbers that can't repeat. I used the first five of my social security number. It has been installed for about a year now and has been subjected to rain, snow, heat and freezing temperature as well as the road grime, engine heat, vibration, etc. with no issues. It has plenty of room for all four RV keys (ignition, deadbolt, door, and bins) and the key for our toad but not the toads keyless fob. I hope this answers your questions. Feel free to let me know if you want or need more information.
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I used this one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Doesn't have a lock but you'll need a good flashlight and a creeper to find it on my rig.
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Man, this place sure loves their overkill.

This will suffice:

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I like this one, it's thinner then some of the realtor lock boxes. I have a class C and hung mine in the refrigerator access panel. Easy to get to. Also when the wife and I go for runs I just affix it to the grab rail by the door so we don't have to carry keys when we run.

I don't think it's overkill, I just feel better having it hooked on something instead of a magnet that may come loose with a big bump.

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I used this one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Doesn't have a lock but you'll need a good flashlight and a creeper to find it on my rig.
Ummmmmm...do you also need "a good flashlight and a creeper" to retrieve the spare key when you need it? Just asking.
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We keep ours under the license plate bolt or screw. Doesn’t cost anything and a piece of change will undo the screw. Also we never forget where it is on any vehicle.
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