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Old 03-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Also carry spare copies of any keys, so if you use a coupler lock you are not stranded unable to hook up due to misplacing one key, and if you use a latch lock you are not unable to unhook to set up camp due to misplacing that key. At least if you can't unlock the ball mount lock, you can deal with that when you get home.
That happened to me while camping at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina. My wife didn't have a backup key for that particular lock so I had to cut it off. Luckily, my son lived about five miles from the campground so I simply borrowed his Dremel and a cut-off wheel and made quick work of the lock. I now carry my keys on a chain that I can fasten to my belt keeper!
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:26 PM   #12
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Additionally, because of the way the trailer door lock works you can lock your keys inside and become locked out. I keep a complete set of spare keys in a magnetic key box hidden in the frame a under my 19'...had to use them once...glad they were there.

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That happened to me while camping at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina. My wife didn't have a backup key for that particular lock so I had to cut it off. Luckily, my son lived about five miles from the campground so I simply borrowed his Dremel and a cut-off wheel and made quick work of the lock. I now carry my keys on a chain that I can fasten to my belt keeper!
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #13
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Additionally, because of the way the trailer door lock works you can lock your keys inside and become locked out. I keep a complete set of spare keys in a magnetic key box hidden in the frame a under my 19'...had to use them once...glad they were there.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #14
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Yea, but the spare keys are protected by Smith & Wesson...
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #15
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I hid my keys in a magnetic box under the frame of my Escape, now I cannot find where they are. I suspect somewhere down the highway.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:50 PM   #16
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Best bet to HIDE spare Keys on a vehicle is in a plastic baggy wrapped with black tape then black taped to a wire bundle that is accessible or covered with a piece of wire loom with ends taped to a wire bundle ( the black ringed stuff found all over cars). The chances of someone looking at the wire bundles under a vehicle and knowing one is a little thicker then it should be is almost nil. Even though I just put it here for all to see I would bet $10 bucks you could not find mine if your coming to the Eastern Rally and want to take me up on it let me know :} It will cost you $20 to try ( just incase I have to re-tape stuff pays for my time :}) LOL

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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Nah, you're all missing an obvious idea. In a plastic baggy in with the stinky slinky.... Nobody will go looking for it there...
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