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Old 01-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #15
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All who "squirrel" away spare keys are very wise. We have keys "squirreled" away in magnetic key holders AND black taped in place...VERY cheap insurance. We also keep two complete sets of extra keys in the DP in a hidden area...and the Jack Russell is NOT talking...we maybe for a hotdog.
I learned from others mistakes....pass info on and receive good karma.
Travel safe....RV'rs seem to take care of their own...
tomwalt is dead on...my only suggestion is if you use the propane area put the keys in a magnetic box and tape them down so the average person would NEVER see them...JMHO
I agree
BTW I predict that anyone who does not "squirrel" away a spare key will live to regret it.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:07 PM   #16
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We keep a spare set hidden and now keep our toad's spare set in the coach. On one trip, I realized I had the only set of keys for our toad. My wife doesn't carry a set because the toad is my daily driver.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:01 AM   #17
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I have spare keys hidden in one of those magnetic key holders inside engine room. Hopefully will never need it.
Same here, plus a set in the tow car.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:16 AM   #18
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Keep a spare set in toad,set of toad keys in motor home.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:28 AM   #19
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Well now,
I know where everybody keeps the extra keys.

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My thoughts exactly! If I were a thief, I would look in: Propane Compartment, Refrigerator Compartment, Generator Compartment, and Battery Compartment. Most or all of those are unlocked. If those compartments ARE LOCKED, then no need to even consider since only a really foolish person would use that location to hide their spare keys, as the keys to the LOCKED compartment are probably on the ring with the door keys . . . . and if you had the door keys . . . . you can see where this is going!

We have a spare set that will be available in the event of a lockout, but I would challenge anyone to find them in less than an hour of looking! Probably NEVER find them, but heck, I had to put SOME time limit!
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:23 AM   #21
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I know where everybody keeps the extra keys.

Right. You're the guy my wife always worries about!
So to try to hold you off, I stored a key to my basement doors in the propane compartment, then hid the entrance door key in one of the locked basement compartments. I hope I remember which one when I need to find it!
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I now (after experiencing a lockout) keep a set of keys in one of those wall mounted key boxes mounted in the unlocked propane tank area. Above the propane tank my MH has a small area with a shelf for gloves or whatever along with an access door at the rear of the compartment for the fuses for the slides I mounted it on the side wall with a couple of screws with lock nuts.

Here is the one I got at Home Depot Kidde Permanent 5-Key Box with Pushbutton Combination Lock, ​Clay-001409 - The Home Depot
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Keep door keys hidden and once inside if needed an extra ignition key just in case it were lost.....
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True, but are you going to take the time to break into a combo locked box in one of the accessible compartments while you are being monitored on camera?
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Spare keys for the camper and the truck are inside the truck, which has combo door lock.
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I now (after experiencing a lockout) keep a set of keys in one of those wall mounted key boxes mounted in the unlocked propane tank area. Above the propane tank my MH has a small area with a shelf for gloves or whatever along with an access door at the rear of the compartment for the fuses for the slides I mounted it on the side wall with a couple of screws with lock nuts.

Here is the one I got at Home Depot Kidde Permanent 5-Key Box with Pushbutton Combination Lock, ​Clay-001409 - The Home Depot

We use those on our shop and garage. Note: They don't handle dirt and water very well, especially if not regularly opened (exercised). Might want to spray it periodically with lubricant and rotate the tumblers at the same time!
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True, but are you going to take the time to break into a combo locked box in one of the accessible compartments while you are being monitored on camera?
Heaven's NO
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I use a similar model that screws to the door/wall of my propane bay instead of the padlock type.
That's what we have as well. Also carry a set of coach keys in the toad and toad keys in the coach.
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