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Old 04-08-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Last week was getting ready to head out started rig did my normal check this that ect i decide to walk around coach like i always do prior to take off except this time i started coach with the door open mistake i knew better but i finally did it . get out shut door walk around go to open door yep its locked . i now have a spare attached outside the rig how many of you have done this ??
thankful i was home and not on the road
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Last week was getting ready to head out started rig did my normal check this that ect i decide to walk around coach like i always do prior to take off except this time i started coach with the door open mistake i knew better but i finally did it . get out shut door walk around go to open door yep its locked . i now have a spare attached outside the rig how many of you have done this ??
thankful i was home and not on the road
I have always had a Full Set of keys on a ring hidden in the Engine Compartment for this very reason. Touch Wood, I have not had to use it yet.
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I have a full set. DW has a full set. Neither of us leaves the coach without our set of keys unless we are stationary in campground. So far it's been working.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #4
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In my propane bay is what is called a "Realator's Box" .. This is offically called a key safe.. IF you know the magic number, which I do know, inside are spare keys to the door.

You know why.
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My son did the same thing three days ago. He ended up with 3 sets of keys locked inside. It will be a while living that down.......
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #6
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I keep a spare door key hidden outside the coach. Haven't had to use it yet.
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I was in Tucumcari NM, someone tried to pry the latch open at the Flying J. My freind , a locksmith says they are nearly impossible to pry open. I arrived at Shamrock TX, 2 hrs with the key no results, went to motel. Next day I drove to Central OK and had my grandson crawl in the under the closet door but he could'nt open it, my grandaughter tried, she's 13, so I drove to OKC, bought a $30.00 latch, had my grandson open the emergency window and my son got in and replace the latch. It's a testimony to locking doors while traveling and to the durability of good latches.
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After the DW locking us out of one of our past MH's, I never leave the MH without keys in my pocket! I learned the 'hard way'!
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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.
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All my vehicles have spare keys hidden outside. Locked myself out of a car 48 years ago and have always had a spare key hidden since then.

My kids and grand kids have been taught this too.

Our coach cannot be locked without a key and I like that.
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I have a full set. DW has a full set. Neither of us leaves the coach without our set of keys unless we are stationary in campground. So far it's been working.
Same situation with car keys. I have always insisted that DW carry her car/MH keys when ever we travel together. Just a good back up plan.
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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.
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I have!! My outside driver door latch is broken. I hopped out one day to do a walk around with the engine running. Wind blew the door closed and house door was locked. Drat!!!

Spare set of keys now hidden in one of the basement bays.
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Not on the coach, rather my Jeep. I have a Revelco anti theft device. Requires a special gizmo to be plugged into a connector on the dash for the engine to start. Was working 500 miles from home, and the spare gizmo, the other day... Yup, lost the gizmo. Overnight shipping of the spare, UPS flubbed the Saturday delivery so had the rental car expense of four days... Another spare gizmo on order and need to figure out how to have a backup readily available...
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