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Old 04-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Steve N Sal View Post
Can't say I've experienced that incident yet and hope I don't. Of course there is a spare set of keys in a magnet case. SOMEWHERE????? Oh I remember where now.
The magnet case presented two problems for me.

1. It rusted.

2. It fell off.

Other than that it worked fine.......

I now put my spare key in a Ziplock bag and duct tape to the frame or where ever.

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Old 04-11-2014, 02:43 PM   #16
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We were 500 miles deep into Mexico with a new coach when I deftly flipped the latch inside, shut the door & took sweetie to a nice dinner. Cold windy night when we got back. I thought of calling factory tech support but I realized they'd just laugh. I hate it when they laugh.

Now we just leave the key in the door. So far no problems. Occasionally after a long day driving there will be a fat juicy bug splat on the key, but those clean off with a little soaking.

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Old 04-11-2014, 02:48 PM   #17
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Cold windy night when we got back.
I'll bet "icy" was more like it!!

Reminds me of the time my ex took our pickup to get some spare keys made. She made a stop on the way home and locked half a dozen keys to the rig INSIDE. My response when she called me was "what are you calling me for???" That was NOT the correct response.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:14 PM   #18
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A Good Locksmith

We were in a campground last year, and our neighbor locked his keys in his motorhome. Called the local rv dealer, who assured him he had a master key and would be right out. An hour later he shows up with a ring of keys that would choke an elephant, but none of them would work. Called a locksmith who came out and took one look and said he had nothing that would get him in.

Now it has been almost 2 hours and no solution in sight. I told the wife I hated to do this, but it was getting dark, and they didn't have many options. I walked over with a small screwdriver and a paperclip. I picked the lock in less than 30 seconds. Of course there was about 15 other campers standing around watching while I did it, and big cheer went up when the door opened. They were very thankful, but as always, as soon as they realized how quickly I did it, no one felt safe with me around. I hate it when that happens.......
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #19
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I've used my hidden spare door key 4 times in the almost 3 years of full timing. I made the mistake of not having a hidden key many years ago and learned from that costly mistake. It's nice to be smarter than you used to be.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #20
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I've got a basement door key hidden outside and the MH door key is hidden inside one of the basement bays. The ignition key is hidden inside the MH.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:37 AM   #21
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Ok, where are some great places to hide keys?

Under the hood if you don't have a hood release latch inside the MH.
Taped to the underside of the top of the propane compartment.
Taped to the inside of an access panel such as water heater.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #22
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Find a wire loom like the trailer one.

Wire a door key to the loom thrn wrap with tape.

Inside that door is hidden coach door key.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:24 AM   #23
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In January, we were camped in south Memphis when an ice storm hit. We were out to eat and when we returned we found the side of the motor home was covered with a coat of ice including the door lock. The hair dryer was locked inside, but a neighbor retrieved their dryer and melted their way to the lock. Guess I will put a heat gun in my maintenance kit.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #24
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I have a spare set outside, but I have to lock the door from outside. I can't lock the door and then close it. It just won't happen.
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Keyless entry

What is it with motorhomes that you can lock yourself out?
I can't even lock myself out of my pickup truck unless I get sudden memory loss or the battery goes dead!
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Went to the hardware store and being in a hurry left the keys in the ign switch...$40 and 3 min later the locksmith handed my keys to me.

Went back in the hardware store and had one made, keep it in my wallet, have used it three times now
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Also a good idea to have a spare in case you lose your keys
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Two years ago the dog locked us out while we were sitting around the campfire! We now have a hidden spare door key.
X2 on the Dog. We had walked over to my brothers site. When we came back the dog was staring at us through the window. Luckily we had a spare in the toad.

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