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Old 12-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #21
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My truck has push button doorlock so i keep my main set of extra keys in the truck.

I also use the 751 key to gain access to another set of key on the trailer... Like said just about everyone you would run into will have the 751 key....

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Old 12-30-2015, 09:50 PM   #22
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After finding a few of those crushed magnetic key cases when walking the dog I'm glad that my mode has always been to tape a spare vehicle key into a wiring harness.

I generally wrap the key in some waxed paper and then use black electrical tape to secure the key to a harness under the vehicle. Before hood locks I'd tape it under the hood somewhere. Now I generally tape to the harness for the trailer lights/hitch. After a short time the tape ages and blends in with the harness. Besides that, who knows what harness repairs needed extra tape?

That said, hiding a key in the refrigeration access panel of a travel trailer sounds like an excellent plan. Gotta do that.

Changing over the storage door lock to different number...
As was mentioned. Those doors can be levered open with a screwdriver even quicker than one can operate the lock. You won't keep anyone out that is really determined.

I suppose I should start locking my storage doors?

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Old 12-30-2015, 10:14 PM   #23
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I thought about the magnetic key holder, but I'm afraid that it would fall off the first bumpy road we drive down. That's why hiding the key holder inside the bumper came to mind. But I do like the idea of hiding the key inside the exterior fridge panel.

I also don't think the average RVer knows that the 751 key is universal; no salesman or RV tech has ever told me that and the only place I hear it mentioned is online forums. Other RVers we sometimes camp with didn't know it either, and I've shared the "secret" with those I know who won't abuse it.

And I hesitate in letting DW carry around an extra set of keys in her purse. Sometimes it seems like it's a bottomless void where things go to disappear forever....
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:27 AM   #24
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We carried a spare door key in a magnetic box that I tucked inside the bumper curve on our old pup. The bottom of the bumper stopped the box from sliding down and we never lost it. With the HTT I put a box in with the water heater controls. If someone wants to break into the trailer they will, but at least we can keep the casual opportunists honest.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:52 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Camper_bob View Post
I'd like to do this. Can you share some links for what you used? Or link me to your write-up or something?

I have too many keys, and it's getting annoying.


The above thread has a website link where I got hatch cyclinder locks that are keyed to the trailer's factory Global Link door key. So one key opens everything and it's nice to get rid of the universal 751 that everyone has. ThreeButchers helped me figure out which one I needed if I recall.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:13 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler View Post
It's just for my convince because these trailers are super easy to break into.
Unbelievably easy. Almost anyone with a camping trailer has storage compartment door keys that will fit the storage doors on every brand of trailer made for the last 10-15 years - maybe earlier. Unlock a pass-thru door, then crawl in and push the bed up, and you're inside.

That's something that would probably be noticed in a campground, but not at a storage facility, or in an unlit storage space beside your house - especially late at night or when you are gone..

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Old 12-31-2015, 04:34 PM   #27
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I keep a complete set of keys for all the trailers locks in an extra large magnetic key holder hidden on the frame of the trailer. The standard size ones won't fit all the keys.

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Old 12-31-2015, 07:55 PM   #28
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My wife and I each carry a key. So we'd both have to loose our key to have an issue.

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Old 12-31-2015, 09:33 PM   #29
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I keep the spares in the TV, not the TT.

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Old 01-01-2016, 05:24 PM   #30
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I'm planning on taking a set of the trailer keys to a locksmith some time in the new year and having an extra set or two made up just in case. I had actually lost a set of keys for our old hybrid once -- never found them again -- but fortunately I had a spare set in the truck. Not an experience I want to repeat. Then I got to thinking, is there a way of hiding a set of emergency keys on the outside of the trailer, some place out of sight, easy to get to, and won't get lost? You can get those magnetic key holder things for your car, and I know there's plenty of exposed steel on a travel trailer to stick it on, places like underneath the frame, inside the bumper, and so on. Has anyone done this?
I have replaced the storage hatch locks with a combination lock. I would just send in one one the kids through the compartment and lift the bund and your in. However, you can put the spare in the compartment then its locked up!

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