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Old 06-06-2024, 04:42 PM   #1
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Stashing a key?

The key that opens the door to my 2024 26M also opens all the storage compartments around the unit (I'm guessing this is the norm). Door is not a problem, but I'm very careful when opening / locking a storage door as they are tight. I'm leery of breaking the key off and being stuck. Not sure where to get copies made, which I will. Do you keep keys stashed for your rig? Magnetic thing hidden somewhere? Looking for options as I'd hate to be stuck somewhere for loss of a stupid key.
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I, along with others, were able to get replacement keys already cut to the code from Amazon. Our TT uses a Bauer brand lock. Any locksmith can cut some new ones also.

I keep one spare on my main key ring, one in the truck, and the DW and I both carry a set on a carabineer when we're camping.
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Sent my daughter to college with a spare key ziptied under the car and a small package of zipties to put it back after being used. Magnetic boxes fall off. And carry a door key for when the garage door doesn't open.
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I do not have a key hidden on my tt. It would be easy to do. When we are at camp, I never lock my storage compartments. I have a command hook, on the wall upright in a corner out of sight. We place a key there, but only when we are camping.

There are a few online places to order spare keys. I tried a couple of my local locksmiths and none carried rv key blanks.
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Old 06-06-2024, 05:45 PM   #5
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I didn't realize these keys can be gotten on Amazon (three for $14). With the code numbers I saw, it looks like my key works in many other RV's and vice versa.
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We have a door key hidden on the outside of the camper, also My wife and I both have a key ring with door locks.

If I need a hatch key, I can just ask any fellow camper.
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Maybe Jayco is cheaping out with keys but mine had different door keys and a touch lock.

It might be worth looking into a touch key lock for the door.
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Maybe Jayco is cheaping out with keys but mine had different door keys and a touch lock.

It might be worth looking into a touch key lock for the door.
Single key is relatively a new thing. I have three keys. My cargo hatches use the standard CH751. Almost every older RV uses this key for the hatches.
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I keep my spare key in the car & if i loose the car key then I’m SOL
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I keep a spare set of door, compartment, and ignition keys in the propane compartment. That's a non-locking door so I can always get to them.
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"I keep a spare set of door, compartment, and ignition keys in the propane compartment. That's a non-locking door so I can always get to them."


I use a lock box similar to the one below. Could a determined thief cut the cable and smash it open to get the key? Probably. But he could also just throw a rock through the back window. https://www.amazon.com/Iron-Lock%C2%..._source=1&th=1
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If you are in a busy campground, 99% chance someone in that campground has the same key setup you have. Also, picking these RV Locks can be done as fast as inserting a key to unlock. I keep a little homemade pick tool in my wallet and have used it a few times..
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I used to keep a spare key in with my hot water heater but now I use a remote.
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Old 06-12-2024, 12:26 PM   #14
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Your keys should have a code or number stamped on it. Contact your dealer and they should be able to order them for you. I believe you need to show proof of ownership on your trailer to them before ordering them.
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Key hiding place

There are a couple good places to clip an extra key in the hot water heater compartment. Always accessible. Just donít block exhaust.
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Being underneath recently doing sway bars and more I found a nice spot. For just in case...
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replacement keys

I found the Baeur locks online was a eazy process. Enter the key number and quantityand shipped to your door.

I think the may be the OEM to Jayco. They carry all kinds of RV latches and locks
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Spare door key hidden in propane compartment and spare storage compartment and ignition keys hidden in motorhome. Never have to worry.
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