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Old 08-31-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
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Panic time!!

Started the battery change and found that I needed longer post bolts. Had turned off the chassis battery switch too.
Went to let the bay door down and it slipped and closed. Naturally that meant the door was locked and no power to unlock it and no way to get power to the rig.
Then I got to thinking: "maybe there is a key that will work." Went through the myriad of keys that we were given and then those we had made. Finally found ONE that worked so I did get the batteries connected and everything running now. No idea what I'd have done if I hadn't found the one key. First time I've done something like that!
From now on I'll be sure that I cover the latch so it can't lock!!
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So like the rest of us your still learning; and Murphy has your address on file.
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Murphy has had my address for a LONG time!! I just don't tell people (even the DW) about most of them!!
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Oh!!! Come on you are kidding right? That's at least half of the fun of it. If you can't laugh at yourself what's left??

We installed a new door lock in the house. Most locks with a twist tab can't be opened from the inside if you just turn the knob. You have to turn the little tab. Well they make them different now. At least we've never had one like this. If it's locked you can twist the door knob from the inside walk out shut the door and you are locked out.
Did it once getting the paper in my underwear. Fortunately I did find an old garage door opener in the car outside. Got lucky. We did laugh about it.

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Time for more keys. I have a set for all lock and ignition switch in the car, you never know when you need one.
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Question........could you have pushed the Battery Boost button and then the bay door lock/unlock button to gain entry? Just throwing that out there when Murphy comes knockin on my door!!
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Question........could you have pushed the Battery Boost button and then the bay door lock/unlock button to gain entry? Just throwing that out there when Murphy comes knockin on my door!!
I tried that but I had turned off the chassis batteries using the switch INSIDE the bay that was locked and the new house batteries weren't connected yet. Couldn't even run the power cable out to connect to shore power as the plug goes into a recess in the sidewall. I could have undone the reel brake and pulled the cable out, then connected to shore power but I'm not sure that would have given power to the chassis with the main chassis power disconnected.
Glad I found the right key! Need to see if I have more than just the one or need to get some made.
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Time for more keys. I have a set for all lock and ignition switch in the car, you never know when you need one.
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Yep, with the Dutch Star I had a set of all the keys hanging from the propane tank support. Will need to do the same with this rig for at least the entrance door and keep a full set in the safe.
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