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Old 08-22-2016, 08:48 PM   #29
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Forget magnetic holders. Duck tape will secure your key just fine, and to things that are non-magnetic besides— like the back side of your rock guards or the inside of your propane cylinder cover where people looking for magnetic key holders wouldn't think to look.

And for the folks who want to hide a key inside your dump connection, taping the key to the inside of the cover works as well. Since you always remove the cover to connect your slinky before opening the valves, the key stays clean despite where you put it.

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Old 08-22-2016, 11:04 PM   #30
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I once called a friend and told him where the magnetic key box was hidden on my car so he could bring my car to me. Following my directions, he missed mine, and found a different key box put there by a previous owner.

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:44 AM   #31
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Generally the bolts that secure the license plate to a vehicle have a wide, slotted head. Put the bolt through the plate and the spare key and fasten them with whichever coin fits best in the slot on the bolt. Do I need to mention the key goes behind the plate and out of site? I once shared this idea with a co-worker who asked “Why behind the plate? I won’t know which bolt to remove when I need it."
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:15 PM   #32
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Try the HitchSafe. Mounts securely in your tow hitch. Used it for years on many different cars (including my interstate) without any problems. Big enough for keys, credit cards, etc. I always keep a key and $20 (both inside a plastic bag). It has a 4 digit user-set combo.

If someone knew it was there, and really wanted to get in, I'm sure that they could; but it would be less work to smash a window or get in other ways. About $50. I get mine on eBay.

The pictures below are from my Jeep case anyone is wondering about the bumper/camera mount.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:31 PM   #33
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those can be popped open with a screwdriver too
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:42 AM   #34
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Plus where do you put the hitch safe when the trailer is hooked up?

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:49 AM   #35
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Kay, issue? That has to be removed to tow, correct?
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:19 AM   #36
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Nice idea.

Thank You for sharing.

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Old 09-25-2016, 09:16 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by BayRat View Post
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 09-26-2016, 06:58 AM   #38
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All these ideas are great and useful for many of us. BUT, none of them can overcome the Airstream creativity. Some of us have a throw bolt lock that has NO outside key. It is strictly for use by those that secure it from the inside. Last summer I had mine lock itself after several hours traveling on a dirt road. It vibrated itself closed. Fortunately on our AS I was able to slither myself in through the rear compartment beneath the queen bed and gain entry. A friend wasn't so lucky and had to remove the trailer entry door from the outside to get in. They had a twin bed model. Another with a 25'er with queen had to find a small child to fit beneath his queen bed due to a panel being in the way. Now, we can disable these locks from the inside and I'm thinking about doing something like that. It's happened to me 2x, the most recent one I was able to dislodge it with a sharp smack from the outside.

Just another angle to ponder. Keys are only one part of the equation. Surely the most common one though.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:22 PM   #39
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Several 'somebodys' on this forum covered that subject a short time ago.
'Somebody' installed a simple door latch that hooks onto the pin inside the door that locks that upper lock from inside.
So I followed his 'plan' and installed one too.
When the door is first opened, the latch is secured and no more locking yourself out.
When locking the door for the day you will not be able to lock it from outside unless that latch is released.
Of course, I also have a hidden set outside the AS to boot.

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