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Old 08-22-2014, 05:21 PM   #111
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I didn't do any damage to our Flagstaff 27RLWS, just my pride. We were returning to the US from our ALCAN trip, and cleared the border north of Bonners Ferry, ID. We stopped at a very nice RV park in Naples, ID. It had been a long day and I didn't follow DW's and my checklist for setting up. I told her to run the slides out while I hooked everything up. She normally hooks the power up, and I level and unhook. We travel with a cat, and she had been in her carrier all day, so I wanted to get her out. I carried her to the TT, as DW had opened the slides. I then proceeded to hook up water, and as I walked by our Suburban, the drivers door was open. I reached in, hit the lock button, and closed the door. I happened to look in and see my keys in the ignition. Damn, well, I will just go and get DW's key to unlock the Sub. As I walk around the other side, I look in and see her purse on her seat. OPPS, her keys are in it. So is the cell phone. I had been hurrying everone, and didn't follow our plan. Down to the office to get help. This happened on Fathers Day night, so I call AAA, and they sent a locksmith the next morning early. Luckily, we didn't need in the vehicle that night. I have learned to take my time, and follow the checklist. I should have known better, being a professional pilot for 50 years.
Ive done that MANY times before....I know many here are anti "bling" junk on cars, but the keypad unlock is one of my FAVORITE!!....now if only it was keyless ignition it would be even better!...

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #112
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Ive done that MANY times before....I know many here are anti "bling" junk on cars, but the keypad unlock is one of my FAVORITE!!....now if only it was keyless ignition it would be even better!...

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Phone call lock or unlock. Went to a ballgame and could not remember if we locked the truck or not. Made a call and they locked it for us without leaving our seats.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:15 PM   #113
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Don't even have to call if you have the Onstar app on your phone.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:40 PM   #114
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Pulled out of the site....that was tight... just when I said "well that was easy"
see below. Have to say that Toni Koenig at forest river sabre was awesome in helping me get the parts needed for repair. Did the repairs myself and all is well!
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:48 PM   #115
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Thank You ONSTAR!!! Came out from paying for gas when I saw my two dogs stand on the arm rest of the truck. They locked the truck with it still running. I got lucky, found my IPhone with the ONSTAR app on it. Now I leave them with a window open.











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Old 08-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #116
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Thank You ONSTAR!!! Came out from paying for gas when I saw my two dogs stand on the arm rest of the truck. They locked the truck with it still running. I got lucky, found my IPhone with the ONSTAR app on it. Now I leave them with a window open.











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If you had a Ford you would not need the onstar.
My truck doors will not lock with the truck in park while it is running unless you are using the remote fob.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:38 PM   #117
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If you had a Ford you would not need the onstar.
My truck doors will not lock with the truck in park while it is running unless you are using the remote fob.

When I had the Mazda with the keyless system, the doors wouldn't lock if the key card was inside the vehicle, unless it was in motion first.




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Old 08-23-2014, 10:15 AM   #118
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If you had a Ford you would not need the onstar.
My truck doors will not lock with the truck in park while it is running unless you are using the remote fob.
And I can lock mine with the keypad..keyfob, .and lock the doors from inside wirh it running?....

Have had my daughter lock it while running...my wifes was freaking out, and I was all casual and said...well...just unlock it??...duhhh...lol..I thought it was funny. :-)

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #119
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The keypad is one feature I really wish I had on this truck. I had it on my last one and loved it. Although.... in the big snowstorm here last Feb my truck was at the dealership, I had DHs camaro. Not good. I bArely made it to the dealership (people down here can't drive in snow!!!!) Tried to get into the truck. Dealership had gone home early and locked the keys in it so I could just pick it up and go using the keypad. Oops, keypad was frozen. Camaro wasn't going to make it home on snowy icy unplowed roads so I got a ride home from a farmer or as I called him, my knight in a shiny white ford. Moral of the story, don't rely on the keypad in a snow storm and don't have your 4wd in the shop during a snowstorm!!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:17 PM   #120
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Guess I can add my one opps so far.

Picking up from the dealer after some minor warranty work. Ran through what I thought was everything in my head with the wife double checking.

Started truck and put her in gear, released parking brake and let off the brakes. No movement. I've only had her for a few weeks this was only my 4th pull or so but I thought for a second something was wrong.

...However, I was in a hurry, the wife was sweaty and ready to go (it was 109 out), we had kids at home waiting for us to get there and make dinner, and to top it all off the service tech was watching. So... I do what most idiot men in my position would do and figured more power would be the solution. Forget putting her back in park and giving her another walk around, I had a gas pedal.

Tapped the gas, moved forward maybe 3" and BOOM, SCRAPE... Service tech just looked at me and pointed to the hitch. I instantly knew what I had done: I left the tongue jack down... Pulled her all of twelve inches but it was enough to bend the inner tube assembly to where it wouldn't retract all the way anymore. It was high enough to get home, but not enough to get into my back yard because of the curb and steep grade so she sat out taking up most of the cul-de-sac until the replacement came in. Thankfully I have no neighbors on that side of the street yet, maybe next time.

I consider myself quite lucky, no damage other than the jack tube. The trailer came with a manual crank that I had the dealer replace with a 3500Lb electric as part of the sale so I basically wrote it off as I would have gotten one anyways. Lower assembly for the 3500Lb was like $15 less than a brand new 4500Lb unit since it qualified for Amazon Prime and the lower assembly didn't so I just bought the 4500. Anyone want a Huskey 3500 with a bent lower tube? Could probably fix it up quite easily. Does not qualify for Amazon Prime though, sorry.

I now have a check list, but we'll see what happens in the future.

In general I'm very careful. I've had to wait more than once for the cars next to me at the pumps to leave so I would have plenty of room to pull through. Always have a spotter when backing, always have my wife double check me (although she missed the tongue jack as well), and try to stick to the ToDo list as much as possible, but hey **** happens.
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