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Old 04-22-2015, 10:45 PM   #15
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We bought a lock box like realtors use on a house except this one is mountable. You can program them to a code and store extra set of keys in it in the propane compartment. Now all we have to do is remember what the code is!

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Old 04-22-2015, 11:13 PM   #16
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Socks are not mismatched. She has another identical pair just like them.
The photo shows she is a slender woman with a fine shape to fit through that little entry.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:04 AM   #17
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Possible? Remove an end plug from your rear ladder. Cross drill a hole, thread a piece of wire thru it that holds your coach entrance key. Check that you can, with a little bit of wiggling by hand, remove the end plug.

Now the key is kept in a clean place where most people would never look. Also, there are quite a few end plugs to pick from.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #18
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1) http://www.amazon.ca/HitchSafe-HS700...rds=hitch+safe

2) Lock box code - last 4 numbers of your work phone #.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:40 AM   #19
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Now the key is kept in a clean place where most people would never look. Also, there are quite a few end plugs to pick from.
Until now.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:01 PM   #20
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wow tons of good ideas to hide spare keys, now i just need to pick one haha
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:43 PM   #21
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Best one for lazy or cheap folks like me...

Find a compartment that locks with a key.

Make spare key for that compartment.

Make spare key for entry door and hide or store in keyed compartment.

Locate a wire loom someplace like the trailer plug.

Tape the compartment key to that loom where it is out of the way.

Now you have easy to get to key that you can use to get to the secure entry key.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:49 AM   #22
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What's a work phone #??

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:47 PM   #23
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One last thought about getting locked out. Just ask a fellow camper to use his/her keys. Most of these doors are the same key!
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:04 AM   #24
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That is why my first "upgrade" after my MH purchases has always been to add a MASTERLOCK KEY SAFE to keep a spare set of keys locked up on the inside door of the propane compartment. Sold at HD as well as Lowes it makes for cheap insurance. So far, I have been lucky enough not to need.
We have done the same thing to our RV's as well.
Only took 1 time for us to decide to do that. I was able to pick the lock the time it happened! took about 10 minutes and a bit of colorful language.
We have never needed to use those keys since we started doing that.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:01 AM   #25
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One last thought about getting locked out. Just ask a fellow camper to use his/her keys. Most of these doors are the same key!
This is true for the door handle lock. The deadbolt lock does not have a master key. That is why I always advised my customers to lock the deadbolt.
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I am planning my next trip based on all the hidden key information that I just received. Any King Aire owners want to chip in?
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:48 AM   #27
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Things like this are covered by "Tony's laws"...

About 3 apply...

Knowing that you should do something and do not.

Havibg something happen at distance from help.

And not needing something after the work to put it in place.

If you add the spare key you will never need it but put it off until you have time to do it and in short time when you are at a great distance from help you will need it and wished you made time.
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New member here reading all of these funny stories, makes me think of a lock-out story of my family's. This was back in the late 1960's when we had an old 27-foot Terry pulled by the family Buick.

My dad was a good man but he could be rather insensitive and stubborn at times. My mother was a strong-willed woman and not someone you wanted to push too far. Unfortunately for my dad, as this was a second marriage (he was my stepdad) he had yet to learn this about my mom.

Anyway we were off on a trip to go camping in NC and all the way up from Georgia he had been a rather reckless driver and ignored my mom's pleas to slow down. We got to the campground and as he was inside the office signing us in my mom got behind the wheel. When he came out he demanded that she shove over and she asked him, very sweetly, to please go inside the camper and check and see how things were and she'd drive to the campsite. He finally agreed and stomped off, seeing as how she wasn't going to relinquish the wheel. She jumped out of the car and took the camper keys and locked him in (I guess on that model it was possible to do so) and jumped back in the car and took off. My sister and I were scared to death as to what he'd do when he got out and Mom calmly replied "He'll do nothing because I do all the cooking, now don't worry about him. He's got food, water, and a bathroom. He'll be fine." And she kept him locked in for the eight hours it took to get back, including one stop for gas.

Turns out, she was right. He never brought it up to her, and after that his demeanor changed towards her considerably and they were together for 20 more years until his death. My sister and I considered it good lesson for our future dealings with husbands!

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