Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 726
Images: 2
Ideas for Hiding Spare Keys

Ok, before you post a reply, make sure you don't disclose anything that places your own unit at risk of being stolen.

Now that we have that out of the way, anyone found anything on the internet that is a good solution for tucking away spare keys? Or any ideas on tucking away spare keys.

Just don't reply with any detials on here that puts your own unit at risk of being stolen.
__________________

__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,271
Images: 55
I hide mine directly below my axe.

Dave
__________________

__________________
"LOVE and LOSS, are two of the greatest emotions one can experience. -- I went to school to learn about "WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN" but I had to live my life to learn the lesson of: 'WITH LOVE THERE WILL BE SORROW'."
David Stewart. (after loosing my NAVIGATOR)
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,455
Blog Entries: 1
in the TV.
I shut the door too hard and it "automatically" locked. It was lucky that I had left a window open, wife had left with the TV, thus that did me no good.
__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 08:22 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
Any ideas I might suggest could put someone else's unit at risk.
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,401
Images: 5
PMed you
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
2010 22' Sport
Carver , Massachusetts
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 35
I learned the value of this last year when I locked them inside. Fortunately the storage compartment was open and I had screwdrivers and a four year old small enough to fit through once I took the nightstand out from the hatch. My truck has a keypad on the door to unlock without keys so I leave the spares in there at all times now for truck and camper. They make the keypad as an aftermarket accessory too, so long as you can remember the code and to leave spares in the vehicle you're never locked out.
__________________
etobolski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
Sbb
begorragirl
 
Sbb's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Denville , New Jersey
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,029
Images: 2
In my Tv, along with all spates, tulle, car, bike etc etc. I have AAA to get me in the car. I travel, not full time, really nothing of great value left inside, most times dont bother locking, especially in campground. Seems the neighbors are always very aware of what is going on.
__________________
2006 Bambi CCD ("EireStream!!")
2010 Funfinder
2005 T@B
2001 Teardrop, Mountain Hardware Tent
For some perfection takes a little longer...
Sbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
At times, when leaving the trailer parked for an extended period of time, I have placed a key deep inside a frame rail with a piece of black thread attached to it to pull it back out. The thread is impossible to see unless you are looking for it in the right place.

I have also used realtor-style lockboxes.

I don't keep anything of value inside my trailer. The lock is there to discourage vandalism.
__________________
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
GeocamperAS's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 28
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Wauwatosa , Wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 725
Images: 37
I bolted this to the frame by the rear bumper and painted it match the frame so it is not so obvious.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who YOU are.
GeocamperAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 10:01 PM   #10
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar
 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,464
Images: 1
I swallow mine.

This method does have the disadvantage of up a 48 hour delay in recovering it.

This time can be reduced somewhat by making sure you always have some Ex Lax hidden in one of the places people have mentioned here for hiding their keys.

Ken
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 06:24 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post

...snip...
Or any ideas on tucking away spare keys.

Just don't reply with any detials on here that puts your own unit at risk of being stolen.
I wear mine around my neck whenever I leave the trailer and I don't care how goofy I look :-)
__________________
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 07:10 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
2013 20' Flying Cloud
Cream Ridge , New Jersey
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveSueMac View Post
I wear mine around my neck whenever I leave the trailer and I don't care how goofy I look :-)
Same here. I have a nice braided leather thing with all the trailer keys on it. There is a spare hidden in a secret place but if I told you it wouldn't be a secret any more.
__________________
Joe Palmieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 11:33 AM   #13
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,299
Hiding spare keys in a small box fastened to the roof (or to some fixture on the roof) appears to be viable. Not many people are tall enough to see up there, and the shorties probably won't bring a ladder in order to burglarize your trailer.

Granted, you might have to borrow a ladder to retrieve your spare keys if you lose the main keys that you've hung around your neck, but that's better than busting out a window to get in because you lost your main keys.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #14
Moderator
 
DKB_SATX's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
1976 Argosy 28
Alamo Heights , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,401
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post
Ok, before you post a reply, make sure you don't disclose anything that places your own unit at risk of being stolen.

Now that we have that out of the way, anyone found anything on the internet that is a good solution for tucking away spare keys? Or any ideas on tucking away spare keys.

Just don't reply with any detials on here that puts your own unit at risk of being stolen.
I guess this is only a viable suggestion for those of us with a Ford, but you went back to a SuperDuty for your latest truck, no? I never thought the "Keyless Entry" combination lock was that great until I bought a Ford truck. Now if I walk out to the truck to get something without first picking up the keys, I can unlock the truck without going back for the keys. You could stash a duplicate set of trailer keys (and truck keys if well-hidden) and as long as the truck's battery is charged you can get to them with the keyless entry.

I also find the keyless entry helpful when traveling in the summer with just the dog. I can leave the truck idling with the AC on but locked so she's comfy and I can go into a store or fast-food place for a sec.
__________________

__________________
David

Zero Gravitas 2017 Flying Cloud 26U | Il Progetto 1976 Argosy 28 Center Bath | WBCCI# 15566

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Sir Winston Churchill
DKB_SATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's In Your Emergency Roadside Spare Parts List cesalie2 Classic Motorhomes 8 02-01-2014 03:41 PM
Need some Keys...please help. VeggieBullet Doors & Locks 6 11-10-2011 08:42 AM
Mismatched spare size crios Tires 6 07-20-2011 03:15 PM
Spare Tire Mounting question polarlyse Tires 5 05-05-2011 08:31 AM
Favorite campgrounds in the Florida Keys Khulse On The Road... 11 03-05-2011 11:59 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.