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Old 02-21-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to keep the chassis from locking itself?

My wife and I have come close to locking ourselves out of the rig on a few occasions and last weekend it actually happened. I won't go into how but it would not have happened if the dang chassis would not lock itself with the keys sitting on the seat. I would think MB engineers would be smarter than that.

I'm thinking there may be some back door code to turn that feature off. Anyone know what it is? BTW, this is a 2011 model.

P.S. I'm working up a way to keep an extra coach key somewhere underneath for the next time.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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I have not had the locking issue (2013 MBS). Take a look at page 70 of the operators manual. That might lead you in the right direction.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:52 PM   #3
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Two zip ties and a spare key ,don't use the cheap magnet boxes I used to work as a tow driver as a young adult and lots of folks said I had a magnet key but it's gone. Put a zip tie in the hole unzipped and put some clear box tape on the key with the tie hanging out zip it to a good spot out of sight and use the second one to hold the other end up. I always have a pocket knife or pliers tool in my pocket to pop it off.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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Coach key

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My wife and I have come close to locking ourselves out of the rig on a few occasions and last weekend it actually happened. I won't go into how but it would not have happened if the dang chassis would not lock itself with the keys sitting on the seat. I would think MB engineers would be smarter than that.

I'm thinking there may be some back door code to turn that feature off. Anyone know what it is? BTW, this is a 2011 model.

P.S. I'm working up a way to keep an extra coach key somewhere underneath for the next time.
Coach keys are very expensive!! You are much better off getting a spare house key.
By the way, it is also possible to lock yourself out of the entire RV, as has happened to us. I usually keep all the keys, wallet, etc. in the coach while going to the club house playing cards. One night though we had visitors in our coach, and they were not aware that the door will lock itself if the little red lever is even only partway pushed down. Had to break in by pushing out a window screen.
Since that night I have a set of spare keys hidden outside the coach!
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