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Old 07-26-2021, 10:07 AM   #1
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Pocketless pants and keys?

My wife and I have a camper van. We enjoy getting away from the city but part of the enjoyment is different for me than her. I like to hike and take pictures while she tends to prefer to hang around the campsite and read, grab a snooze, go for short walk around the campground, etc. The problem is that most of her pants don't have pockets so she have a way to carry the 2nd/spare key. Leaving it in the van doesn't help her and it doesn't help us should I ever lose the key I have while out and about.

Is anybody aware of a pouch of some sort that would clip on the pants or in some other comfortable way allow her to carry a key? She doesn't wear a belt so something that attaches to a belt isn't an option.

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Old 07-26-2021, 10:17 AM   #2
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Lanyard and wear around neck.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:21 AM   #3
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We keep a single spare key on a long neck lanyard for the same reason.
Option #2, our dog harness has a pouch for such things.
Option #3, someday I'll install a keyless entry deadbolt.
Frankly, most of the time we never lock the door unless on the rare occasion were boondocking in questionable areas.
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Keyless entry is a real gem. My last RV (2005 Safari Gazelle) had it and I loved it. We are like you though, we rarely lock our RV.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:31 AM   #5
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Usually I am pretty good at coming up with solutions to problems but clearly I missed the boat on this one. "Lanyard and wear around neck." Both the answer and the solution are a perfect example of KISS. I got stuck thinking about pants/no pockets/no belt and got stuck in the "box".

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Lanyard and wear around the neck. Wife's sister was a librarian and always needed keys. She was good at losing them too. The lanyard is visible to find, easy to wear, and at the ready when you need keys. What they said - lanyard!
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Buy pants with pockets?
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Some runners will lace a single key into their shoelaces. Down a bit so it won't fly off if the lace should come untied.

We went camping with my son in law once. When we get ready to go somewhere he had to lock hos cargo compartments, lock the bicycles, lock his removable hitch (or lock it inside his truck), lock the hitch of the camper, and finally lock the camper door. By contrast my wife had been in the car for five minutes waiting on all this when she said "Well you know you probably ought to get out and at least CLOSE our door."
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Lanyard is best way to go.

Donít rely on keyless entry. I learned that lesson this past spring. Had the master set of keys in the MH and lost the set I carry around. Keyless entry would not work. Without a hidden key I couldnít get in. Locksmith couldnít open the lock. Iíll never rely on keyless entry again.
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The keyless entry never gave me any trouble on my coach, 2005 model with 109,000 miles, so it was fully tested.
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I wouldn't trust keyless entry unless I had a key hidden somewhere!
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I have a small carabiner on my key chain which I clip to a belt loop. Works if pants have belt loops.
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There has to be a place where you can hide a key. On my trailers I used to keep a key hidden under one of the propane tanks. On my MH I hide one in the propane tank compartment.
I also keep one in my wallet and I have enough spare keys so anyone in our group can carry a key.
They make elastic bracelets with clips on them to carry a key with. About a dollar at a "Dollar Store". You can buy several in different colors to match the pants color she has on.
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