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Old 08-13-2016, 06:31 AM   #15
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Cats are just mean. I'll bet the cat was just sitting there smiling at you standing out there in the rain.
No, the cats were saying "I sure hope you guys find a way to get back inside before its time to feed us. You have exactly 12 minutes and 32 seconds to do so"!
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:48 AM   #16
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Just stick your spare key on a lanyard ad hang it in the sewer connection locker - NOBODY GOES IN THERE!

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Old 08-13-2016, 06:54 AM   #17
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The only compartment that didn't lock on my MH was the propane tank access. It also housed the BCC which had a few wire looms. I taped a set of keys to the wire loom with black electrical tape. It looked like it belonged there and no one would've known.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:15 AM   #18
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I have a hidden bay key that I can get to, then I have a set of door keys "somewhere" in a bay.........
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:45 AM   #19
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The pictured master lock is grest....If yiu can see it!

Darkness or arms to short ( glasses are arm extenders) makes them difficult.

There is another provider that makes a box that is about 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide that has 10 buttons on the front and inside the cover there are knobs that turn to set the code.

They ate either shackle or surface mount.

Advantage is you can go blind and just push buttons.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:04 AM   #20
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takes 10 seconds and a good pry bar to get a deadbolt rv door open. Happened to the inlaws. they spent more on having the door repaired than they did on the junk that was stolen. All the good stuff was in the hiddy safe that I built for them. Now MIL keeps spare door keys in the frig pan in a orange pill bottle hoping that the bad guys will just find them if they really want in. Takes weeks to get a door from the manufacturer.
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Thanks for all the ideas. I like the master lock box. My plan is to mount it in my propane bay since it doesn't lock. i pull a boat behind our coach, sometimes the kids come to see us while were on the water so I'd like to have a key that they can use to get in. Also when we go swimming no one wants to carry a key on them so the idea of a key lock box is a good one.

BTW, I unscrewed and removed my push door lock after hearing the stories of how a dog or cat push and lock the button
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I put a residential lock on mine that uses a remote clicker or combination key pad on the door.
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My wife and I both carry a set of keys so we can get back in. It took a while and a small dose of tough love to get my wife to carry her keys with her. She didn't like carrying keys and was always asking me for mine. She'd even leave her set at home when we were traveling. I finally started telling her "sorry, these keys are mine, use yours". She had to wait until I was ready to go back to our RV. She got mad and friends thought I was cruel, but she's been carrying her keys since then and we've never been locked out.
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I guess I'm a bit confused as to the requirement. The entry door to my DS requires that the key be used to lock it; impossible to lock myself out without a key. Also, anywhere I go away from the coach I will have clothes on, and thus my keys in my pocket.
Ever been in and out of the motor home at a camp site, not going anywhere where you would carry your keys and have the lower (non deadbolt part) lock bumped on the inside by accident? That part of the lock doesn't need a key to lock, just flip the lever down. Then you are stuck on the outside hoping you left a window unlocked. That's why I have a hidden key.
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...... One of our cats jumped up on the passenger seat to watch us and in doing so stepped on the door lock switch which is right next to the seat arm rest..........



We now have a hidden key, and have disconnected that lock button.....

If you've disabled the poorly designed lock button, then you don't need a hidden key. :-)


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I did the "master lock" box in the propane bay thing. Bolted it in with round head carriage bolts with lock nuts inside the box...pretty tough to get into. The thing about forcing an entry will always be true and a crow bar will always win but you can "alarm" that. I always thought the lock box was just a convenience so I didn't have to drag keys with me and lose them (yup, sometimes that really does happen and on a beach they disappear instantly)
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My wife and I both carry a set of keys so we can get back in. It took a while and a small dose of tough love to get my wife to carry her keys with her. She didn't like carrying keys and was always asking me for mine. She'd even leave her set at home when we were traveling. I finally started telling her "sorry, these keys are mine, use yours". She had to wait until I was ready to go back to our RV. She got mad and friends thought I was cruel, but she's been carrying her keys since then and we've never been locked out.
Why would you carry a whole set of keys around with you when it only takes one key to unlock a door?
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I had an upper and lower lock that required two keys ( a set )
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