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Old 06-23-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Spare key hiding places

OK, just curious, I am considering looking for a great hiding place on the exterior of my 83 Pace Arrow to hide a set of keys for when S**t happens, does anyone have a good place they have used that has been successful?

On that same note also would like some ideas on hiding places on the interior, that will be easy to get to, but not one that would be located during a quick search if broken into.

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Spare for motorhome inside toad, spare for toad inside motorhome.
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Spare for motorhome inside toad, spare for toad inside motorhome.
Thanks but we have no plan on using a toad.
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Try a combination lock box with spare keys inside, mounted in the Propane Tank storage compartment (which is not locked).
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The hood on my motorhome does not have an inside release and opens by releasing latches under the edge of the hood. My extra set of keys are inside a fuse compartment under the hood. Well protected from the elements and would not be easily found if not knowing the location.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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I recently picked up a good idea from a newly met RV friend.

Virtually every RV on the road has a 'CH751' key (one of those little silver keys you got with your rig) that will open one thing or another on their rig, including ours. In fact, ours has only one access panel that is opened with that key, but it does have one. His suggestion was to keep an entry door key hidden in that compartment, somewhere not visable, but you know where it is. If ever locked out anyone in the campground can help you unlock that compartment and get to your key.

I keep extra keys 'hidden' in the coach.
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NRA store sells a combo 2" hitch recever set up for keys, credit cards etc. Comes with 2 caps, one with NRA letters and one plain. Lockes into the pin holes.
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In the engine compartment accessible from opening the engine door or crawling undercoach
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In the hot water heater compartment.
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I hide a compartment key (CH751, mentioned above) in a magnetic case in the propane compartment. One of the other locked compartments has a door key hidden for access inside, where an extra ignition key is hidden, inside the MH.
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Hide the key(s) in the drain tank in the outside refrigerator compartment, or in the furnace compartment.
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my ignition is either in the column or hanging on the antenna crank they never leave the mh complete set of everything hid in basement compartment . door,deadbolt and c751 key on the jeep keys
i think i got it pretty well covered
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I will give you a suggestion that others may not have thought of.. How about a key safe.. Usually called a "Realtor's box" this is a small box or a very large padlock.

I used the box kind, It is bolted in my propane compartment, The box I have has 10 buttons.. You push the right ones (and that can be 1,2,3,4,5 ......, all 10 YOU SELECT) then push a lever and it opens, inside are the door keys.

Push the wrong ones,, No joy.
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I will give you a suggestion that others may not have thought of.. How about a key safe.. Usually called a "Realtor's box" this is a small box or a very large padlock.

I used the box kind, It is bolted in my propane compartment, The box I have has 10 buttons.. You push the right ones (and that can be 1,2,3,4,5 ......, all 10 YOU SELECT) then push a lever and it opens, inside are the door keys.

Push the wrong ones,, No joy.
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