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Old 10-07-2017, 05:47 AM   #15
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Come back, unlock the doors, insert key, turn to position of steering unlock, start towing. Simple. At least this is what I interpreted you asking.
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This is the step I can GUARANTEE you I would at some point FORGET!!!

I believe a poster just last year told this exact story.
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Come back, unlock the doors, insert key, turn to position of steering unlock, start towing. Simple. At least this is what I interpreted you asking.
Scott

This is the step I can GUARANTEE you I would at some point FORGET!!!

I believe a poster just last year told this exact story.
Well Partner,
I can't help you with your memory. Only you (and maybe a significant other) can improve on, or deal with that. It's one of those things that, maybe develop some sort of positive reminder just for that situation. One would be to, remove the key and lock the doors on the toad, then, place that key on the driver seat of the coach. If you are distracted when returning to the coach, and forget to prep your toad for towing, you'll see the key to it, sitting on the drivers seat. Pretty much guaranteeing that you'll then remember to go do what's needed.

We use what's called a "Step saver" under our extendable steps to our coach, when camping. It saves the mounting system from torquing and breaking. But, it too is one of those things that's kind of.. Out of sight , out of mind" type thing. So, I made a sign, that hangs on our steering wheel, "STEP SAVER". If we've both forgotten to remove that step saver, we'll both see that sign if we get anywhere near, cranking that rig up, to head out.

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I was just thinking of what could cause one to forget to unlock the steering, which I have done several times over about 15 years of having a toad, and I think it is when your mind is seriously preoccupied. I remember one time after visiting a lifelong friend who's wife was terminally ill in Atlanta. I probably dragged the little thing 30 or so miles before correcting the situation. Another time was when I was going bow hunting for elk and planning to stay for several weeks. As I left there were a lot of things on my mind, but unlocking the toad ignition wasn't one of them. With the windows open I could hear it screeching around the corners and figured out what was wrong before going very far. Neither time seemed to harm the toad, but I'm sure it didn't do it any good either.

Scott's idea of a reminder is, IMHO, a good one. During the last few years I've been leaving the key in the ignition with the doors locked when we stop for a short time for fuel, lunch, etc. When we stop for the night I take the keys out of the ignition and lock the doors placing the key with it's very visible piece of red flagging in a conspicuous place near the drivers seat. The flagging was added after dropping the key in some tall grass while hunting and not finding it as soon as I would have liked to. After that I placed a piece of colorful flagging on all the keys to vehicles I used for hunting.

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Used a key with no chip (2007 GMC Acadia). Doors are locked, plus the ignition is disabled anyway (fuse pulled).
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I had a key cut without the chip in it for my toad. Unlocks the steering and doors but won't start the truck.
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I had a key cut without the chip in it for my toad. Unlocks the steering and doors but won't start the truck.
X2. My Ranger is all manual except for steering and brakes. No power locks, windows, auto trans, just a driver. I just put in the no chip key, unlock the steering, lock the doors,put it in neutral and drive away. I use a Brake Buddy too.
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I guess I should have mentioned that we have several keys for all our vehicles. It wouldn't be a good idea to lock the doors with the key in the ignition without a way to get back in, although that has been inadvertently tried a few times.

One of the first things I do after getting a new to us vehicle is have several sets of keys made. The cost of chip keys has made them almost prohibitive.

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I had a key cut without the chip in it for my toad. Unlocks the steering and doors but won't start the truck.
I did that with the previous '05 Odyssey and now for the '14 CR-V. Worked fine in the Ody if I inserted the dummy key, then held the real key against the switch. Tried that with the CR-V, sometimes it works but usually not so I just use either the spare key or valet key.
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Lots of great ideas folks. Thanks for your inputs. Now---ugh---I---what the hell was I talking about?
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The key has to be in the ignition to unlock the steering. What do you do when you stop and leave the rig unattended?
Don't you have 2 keys? If not, make one more. Don't have ta smart key probably.o be
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