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Old 04-04-2015, 10:14 PM   #43
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I have a small tray in the dash right next to the front door. Just in case all keys are left here so everyone knows where they are. And in case of fire and you have to jump out the rear window you could in a emergency could reach them from outside knowing right where they were. Just saying.

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Old 04-04-2015, 10:42 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by NLOVNIT View Post
I disagree. Members have brought up protecting their RV's, but in title of this discussion & the OP's 1st sentence, nowhere are they asking for input about guns.

I thank you for respecting my request to drop mentioning guns.

Ok, got it...thanks!

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Old 04-05-2015, 12:11 AM   #45
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Seems paranoia runs rampant in the rv community
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:02 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by 89sandman View Post
Seems paranoia runs rampant in the rv community

Or perhaps it's the voice of experience.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:40 AM   #47
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Overnighting in a Wal-Mart and I heard and felt something wiggle the coach a little, it's 5:30am Saturday morning. I look out he hall window on the driver side, nothing, then I hear a noise at the front door. I look out the kitchen window and see a guy sitting in a car and another walking down the side of the coach checking basement doors. I tap on the window and yell, "back away, or I'll call 911!" Long story short, these guys scared me, we did call 911 plus drove away as fast as I could. I was talking to the policeman a mile away at McDonalds and smelled a burning rubber smell. While the policeman was talking on his radio I started looking around the back of the motorhome to see if the smell was coming form my rig. It didn't take long to find the problem, I took the keys out of the Wrangler the night before and the steering wheel must have locked on the first turn of out bug-out. Scuffed the front tires pretty good. That's my key story and haven't stayed at a Wal-Mart sense.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:52 AM   #48
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Leave key in ign when over nighting

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Seems paranoia runs rampant in the rv community

Certainly a few paranoid types on THIS thread! Wonder how they can sleep at all.
So, before you go to bed you bring in your sat dish, and turn the key on in the toad? In a CG do you also drop your hookups and retract the slides every night?
I don't sleep with my pants on, nor the key in the ignition.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:05 AM   #49
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Lets not get into labeling each other and stick with the topic.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:36 AM   #50
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This is the bedroom tire thumper. It's the Wilderness Series Enorsed by Dan Haggerty so ya known it will knock a window out LOL...
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:44 AM   #51
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Yep, as had been stated earlier, my keys stay with my pants. If not in my pocket, they are attached to the carabiner hooked to my belt loop. \ken
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:11 PM   #52
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Huh, never felt the need for a quick getaway. I keep the keys in the ignition so I don't lose them!
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Leaving in a DP in a hurry ? Not hardly
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:25 PM   #54
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Leaving in a DP in a hurry ? Not hardly
Tried that once to appease a nasty neighbor at a FMCA rally. Forgot that the oversize tires would catch the fiberglass fender and broke it. In return for my kindness I found that someone had cut my awning strap. So I guess she was nastier than I thought. Only a $2 part but still....
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:47 PM   #55
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Been overnighten in walmart lots since 1986 never had a problem. Leave the keys in the ignition on the road and at home .[moderator edit] Don't intend to allow anyone to take advantage of us .
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:25 AM   #56
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just wondering what you do with your ignition key when you pull into a wall mart, truck stop, rest area etc, to spend the nite? after your all locked in for the nite do you leave it in the ignition ready to start up and make a fast get away in case danger comes lurking? We have our always ready in the ignition that way there's no fumbling around looking for it. This has happened to us in a rest where some bad looking people started coming around our bus, the motion light came on, I jumped out of bed and started up and drove off, still in my underwear thinking i'm glad I didn't have the keys in my pants pocket.

I rarely take the keys out of the ignition not because I want to be prepared for a fast get a way but simply because that's convenient. Unlike the younger days I don't always remember where I put something. I do take the keys out of the tow car and hang them on the steering wheel.

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