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Old 12-29-2015, 10:34 PM   #1
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Hidden emergency keys

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?
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:06 AM   #2
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I keep mine behind the refrigerator grill ( up and out of the way). It's just for my convince because these trailers are super easy to break into.
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Yes, we use the magnetic hide-a-key approach well secured inside one of the storage areas BUT we don't use the 751 keys (that almost every camper has) has as we've replaced all the storage locks with combo cams.
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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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Yes, we hide keys on everything. Camper, house , garage and autos.

When you get over 60 you can't have to many spare keys. I generally use those carabineer type snap rings that can be snapped into a remote area that only me and the crook can find. LOL
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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 12-30-2015, 05:50 AM   #7
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I have a 751 key on every key ring. I can't remember how may times I have helped fellow campers who have lost their hatch key.
So many do not know that they are universally the same key industry wide.
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Very true. One of the first mods I did was to change out the hatch lock cylinders to match the door key with help from this site. Nice to have one key for all hatches and the door. And now my hatches won't open with the universal 751 key...
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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.
http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Line-Pro...KA7T31GGGMJC7A
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We each carry a set of trailer keys and vehicle keys when we go anywhere. Especially at our age! LOL
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