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GregOk80 04-04-2015 10:14 PM

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.

Tytlfamily 04-04-2015 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by NLOVNIT (Post 2497106)
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!

89sandman 04-05-2015 12:11 AM

Seems paranoia runs rampant in the rv community;)

Raining Star 04-05-2015 01:02 AM


Originally Posted by 89sandman (Post 2497361)
Seems paranoia runs rampant in the rv community;)

Or perhaps it's the voice of experience.

Robby W. 04-05-2015 05:40 AM

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.

CampDaven 04-05-2015 06:52 AM

Leave key in ign when over nighting

Originally Posted by 89sandman (Post 2497361)
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.
Sleep well, my friends

CLIFFTALL 04-05-2015 07:05 AM

Lets not get into labeling each other and stick with the topic.

flaggship1 04-05-2015 08:36 AM

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Bumps 04-05-2015 08:44 AM

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

MonkeyClaw 04-06-2015 02:11 PM

Huh, never felt the need for a quick getaway. I keep the keys in the ignition so I don't lose them!

Tha_Rooster 04-06-2015 03:05 PM

Leaving in a DP in a hurry ? Not hardly

Mr_D 04-06-2015 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Tha_Rooster (Post 2499819)
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....

Dale Pruitt 04-06-2015 05:47 PM

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 .:thumb:

1ciderdog 04-07-2015 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by gbstewart (Post 2495074)
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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