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Old 05-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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The Black Plastic Cover On Your Camper Key

FYI, Beware of the black plastic cover on your camper key. The cover is known as a Bow extension. The bow of a key is the part of the key that you hold to operate the key. The camper key bows are somewhat small so they add the extension to make it easier to handle, BUT BEWARE!! as you can see by the pic if the plastic breaks on one side of the key then the key could fall out. Now one would think that the hole for the key ring go's through the key as well like automotive key but it does not. The set of keys that are on the key ring are from my Rockwood and the the bow extension with no key is from a Jayco. This is what happen to our friends this weekend while camping, but they were lucky, the key was found next to the step of there camper. The only suggestion I have at this time is to drill a small hole lower in the bow of the key and add a small pop revit in the bow so it becomes one.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tip.
This is why we always have 2 sets of keys for the camper and my truck.
Did you ever think what would happen if your truck remote got lost or stopped
working while you were away from home?

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yikes! Nice tip!! We always have 2 set of keys for EVERYTHING along. As for the truck, we are lucky enough to have the touchpad that unlocks the door. Especially handy if you have dogs that like to stand on the armrest and lock the doors for you while you are out unlocking the gate to the hobby farm!! HA!
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