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Old 08-22-2016, 01:15 PM   #15
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Don't think most people with an Airstream carry a ladder so some of the other ideas should work.

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:21 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
Easy to find and get that key if they want it.

We carry spare keys for the two trailer locks hidden on the truck, and a spare key for the truck in the trailer.

This has been my solution for years, and has saved me a few times...

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:34 PM   #17
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Ditto to other comments -- location is way too visible.

"Steal me" or "break me open" are the messages IMO.

Our tow vehicle has a digital entry keypad, which permits hiding one of the spare AS keys inside. Most vehicles' key systems permit the addition of an after-market keypad, I believe.

Keep the honest people honest by not advertising where a key is hidden.

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:42 PM   #18
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I don't see a problem with the location. Its similar to the boxes realtors
hang on the front door of a house for sale.
I figure any one coming with enough tools to break open that box
can just break in to the trailer directly.

I have used them on construction sites, and not had any problems with the lockbox.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:45 PM   #19
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a good video from the youtube "King of Random" channel on making a magnetically powerful keybox, that I now use:
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:13 PM   #20
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I had one knocked off of a wrought iron fence near a front door (for Realtors). Must have used a huge hammer or something. I was so shocked that I went back again to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. The whole lockbox was gone!
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:38 PM   #21
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My keys are always hooked on my body with a good solid carabiner, never lost them. Chris had a kayak sucked under a falls and lost them. That was a disaster, we waited for 4 hours for the key guy to come and paid him well over $200 to open the truck and make a key. He had no extra set.

Thieves are always aware of the key cases and magnetic cases and they look for them. Most common sites are wheel wells and under/behind bumpers, inside tail pipes, frame rails, suspension rings, I'm certain there are more, but these are the common places that come to my mind. Park in a place where someone strange wandering around and feeling up your vehicles would cause people to ask questions.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:10 PM   #22
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I always keep a spare trailer key in my truck & a spare truck key in the trailer, as long as I don't get locked out of both at the same time it's fool proof.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:09 PM   #23
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AND we both carry spare keys and hide some but here's a question a bit off topic. Are the AS keys available most key making places or is that an Airstream issue blank?
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:17 PM   #24
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Never get locked out again

Other brand campers use Tri-Mark keys, but not sure all locksmith shops have the blanks.

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Old 08-22-2016, 04:23 PM   #25
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Generally you have to order the Tri-Mark blanks.

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:03 PM   #26
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I carry my spare key next to my 45, always know where it is.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:28 PM   #27
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For those going through Jackson Center, the hardware store in town will cut your spare Airstream key and not charge for the service. At least they did a couple of years ago. Nice people.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:32 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by ericpeltier View Post
I'm thinking of installing something similar just above my black tank valve where A: nobody would look B: nobody would want to look and C: nobody would want to touch.
Why not unscrew the cap and store it inside?

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