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Old 04-21-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Locked out...

2 weeks ago on our first camping trip of the season my 2.5yo daughter managed to lock the small red lever on the inside of the camper door while my wife and I were setting up the campsite. Of course my truck and camper keys were inside... After a few minutes of trying to get my daughter to unlock the door in which she finally said "its out of batteries"..We resorted to getting her to turn the nob to open one of the windows until i could pop the "E" clips off the opening mechanism. The rest was upto my wife, ill let the picture do the rest of the talking.


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Old 04-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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Um, if I were your wife, you'd be dead by now for posting that photo on a public forum.


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Old 04-21-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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its out of batteries
You gotta love it! And that picture is priceless.

I am a bit curious, are the socks mismatched?
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #4
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Um, if I were your wife, you'd be dead by now for posting that photo on a public forum.

Well I stole it right off her facebook page so shame on her
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You gotta love it! And that picture is priceless.

I am a bit curious, are the socks mismatched?
Yes the sox are mismatched, in our house matching sox is far to time consuming, everyone just has a bin with all of his or hers sox..matching them is upto you if you so choose.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:42 AM   #6
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From what I can see, that is a pretty good looking wife!!
Of course, it is kind of like the question about a mermaid. Which half would you want to be fish? Top, or bottom?
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It's a good thing I didn't have to get through that window! We'd be tent camping now!
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Our dog locked us out once but a lock smith got us back in. I now have an extra set of door keys in a magnetic box- you might want to consider that or something similar.
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My brother and I got locked out of our 2007 Allegro Bus. My brother was sitting outside and as I Just stepped out and closed the door, I heard the electronic lock clicked, locking the door. I had to call a lock smith on Sunday. After working on it for half an hour he couldn't open it. He called one of his colleagues, he came and opened it in less than five minutes. Now, I have a key hidden in the engine compartment.
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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.
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I keep a set of keys for the motorhome in a hide-a-key holder. I also keep a set for the towed in a hide-a-key holder. Would not leave home without them. The car key is not programmed. Why spend 50 bucks fora key that you only need to open the door with. I figure there is no way my wife and I will both lose our car keys. Both of use leaving them in the car is much more likely
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Fortunately our Alpine came with a Schlage dead bolt and I had it re-keyed to the house. So we always have a door key with us.

I also have spare set of keys for the car in the bedroom. :thumbup:
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:11 PM   #13
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When we leave our coach all I take is the deadbolt key. The rest of the coach keys are safely tucked away where we know to find them. I carry the deadbolt key, the DW has one, there is a spare in the console in the car, and another spare hidden in the coach.

I saw no sense in carrying a bunch of keys when I have spares all over for the coach and car.
One thing I did do--(dumbass strikes again) was when we returned from our winter in TX I couldn't find the house key!! And this was after putting deadbolts on all the outside doors. Want to see the dent in the service door from the garage to the house?:ban ghead:
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The Magna has all electric locks with key fob control and a key pad on the door but if the battery goes dead....
The only unlocked storage area is the propane tank bay and it's small since we only have a 5.5 gallon tank. On the Dutch Star we had a 40 gal tank so lots of area to hide keys. I tie wrapped a set of keys to a tank support, but I never checked to see if they were still there! I can place a set in the safe but if you're locked out...... More thought needed!

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