Originally Posted by Jagiven
Ranger431, I spoken with a few locksmiths this past summer as I too hate carrying around a mitt full of keys either. ...
I also hate extra keys. I prefer keys without that unnessary extra black plastic that makes them bulkier.
Although we are new to trailer ownership I have camped in other people's travel trailers. I've observed that once on site none of the people I camp with seem to secure their storage doors until leaving.
I made a 6" loop of brass brazing rod and added that to my locker key. The loop is to help keep it from being lost. I considered adding a spare trailer wheel rim like Steve Martin dealt with in the movie The Jerk, but that seemed a bit overkill. Anyway, the key is now hanging inside the trailer for when needed. It's one less key to carry. Time will tell if my idea will work as planned.
Has anyone else hidden a door key on the outside of their trailer? That was one of the first things that I did.
I don't like the magnetic key holders. I used the same technique that I use to hide a vehicle key. I spritz the key with WD-40, wrap it in wax paper and then tape it on to an electrical harness using black vinyl electrical tape. I use a non-plastic bow (handle) copied spare key because it is flatter. Once it is taped onto the harness it all but disappears unless someone really looks closely. Using black friction tape is even more stealthy. Taping it to the trailer hitch frame is another possibilty. FWIW. vic