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Old 09-25-2016, 09:09 PM   #15
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:12 PM   #16
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I just keep a full spare set on the truck glove box
Also have a trick door key hidden in the truck
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:20 AM   #17
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My '94 Excella came with a key-less entry lock. This is the same key-less pad Ford uses so I set my Excursion and my wife's Escape to use the same code. we are selling the trailer and this is one feature I will truly miss.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:20 PM   #18
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Make a spare door key, put it on a neck chain and wear it when you are away from the AS.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #19
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Make a spare door key, put it on a neck chain and wear it when you are away from the AS.

Most logical approach to date.


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Old 09-28-2016, 06:10 AM   #20
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Following a post by someone a few days ago, I installed a simple door latch that catches the upper lock pin inside.
When we enter the latch gets flipped into the pin, preventing accidental locking.
When leaving it's not possible to lock it unless the latch is released.
It works.
Of course a spare set of keys is hidden elsewhere.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:58 AM   #21
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Hide a key under the trailer for the trailer door. There is usually nothing to steal in there anyway. I often skip locking it as it would be cheaper for me if the thief would just take something versus the cost of screwing up the trailer door.
Hide a key under the truck for the truck. The key will only open the door lock as it is a dumb key with no chip - truck won't run with the dummy key.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:46 AM   #22
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Extra set in each glove box in each car and another in a realtor style lock box attached to outside of trailer
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:47 AM   #23
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I never trust the original KT lock as it has both locked me out and the door has come open on the road. I use a Stanley locking hasp with built in lock.

If you are putting in a locking deadbolt be careful drilling into the cast door jamb.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:12 AM   #24
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I always have a brick in the back of the truck - just in case LOL


Seriously though - I just purchased a combo box off of Amazon and plan to bolt it somewhere on the outside. We also carry keys on a lanyard and keep them around one of our necks when we are outside of the trailer.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:39 AM   #25
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I saw those realtor lock boxes open real fast with one well placed hammer blow. Key around the neck? That can be left behind. Hide a key someplace on the vehicle.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:16 PM   #26
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/electric-trailer-door-locks-right-hand/78230

I wounder if one of these will fit newer Airstreams.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:27 AM   #27
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I have a deadbolt key duct taped to the bottom of the propane tank. Consequently we only lock the door using the deadbolt when leaving. I also have an extra set of AS keys in the TV and a set of TV keys in the AS.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:40 AM   #28
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I want a lock that reads my thumbprint and opens. Enough of this 4,000 year old lock and key technology.
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