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Old 05-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #301
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Regarding multiple keys - I use a lock box that I attach to the trailer so I dont have to carry trailer keys when I leave my camp site. Works great for locking everything in the trailer when leaving for a hike, a trip to town or whatever.
Could you explain parts and maybe even supply a picture for this comment you made in #31 of this thread? I would love to stow keys safely when hiking.

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #302
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Could you explain parts and maybe even supply a picture for this comment you made in #31 of this thread? I would love to stow keys safely when hiking.

Thanks!
This is a good idea but I decided to bring a couple of keys with me all the time, one for the SUV and the main trailer key, the rest of the keys I leave inside the locked trailer or SUV. Here is what I found and I may get one soon:http://www.factorydirect.ca/Canada-O...749694552227/0
Put the main key here and the the rest in a secret place inside the trailer. Combination lock may be broken.

Just in case a key gets misplace, I have all the spare trailer keys inside a secret placed inside my TV.

I now have close to a dozen keys for my trailer and extra locks...lol

I'm also curious what HB has...
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Hi Wayfaringgirl - thanks for asking. Here are a couple photos of the lock. I have used it with my Jayco travel trailer since 2005 and now it is in use with the Flagstaff.

I have kept another on my property fencing since 2002 - for lockout accidents (thank goodness) as Ive had to access it twice over the years.

It has rubber casing around it which helps prevent the lock from dinging or scratching up the surface it lays against - in my case, possibly the trailer wall if used on the handle. I prefer to pit it inder the step, under the door, under the trailer (if not using with the gwnerator cable)

Like any lock, with the right tool or force - it can be broken or cut with effort. Happy to report that for RV use, it hasnt happened yet. Of course, as others point out, a thief merely needs a screwdriver and they have access via storage compartment....the walls are thin and seriously, the A Frame windows are not hard to break into. The lockbox is typically used to secure the cable around the generator to the trailer.

I purchased this lock from Home Depot for around $30-. It has some incredible strength of durability & warranty. As I said, its been years since I purchased them. It is a residential lock box. I figured if realtors use lock boxes, why not try for a tin can RV. haha
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #304
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You might also consider a Hitchsafe Key Vault by Frank Martin Co.

It is a small combination safe that slides into your hitch receiver. Mostly good reviews and can be bought from Cabelas or Amazon.
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Lee....I am going to ask....how do you know? (holding breath)
Nothing dramatic really--I've had five sailboats, five motorcycles, and this is my third camper. Each of them absolutely required me to spend a fortune on extra goodies, right up until I got tired of them and went to the next thing. Sad, really, but I haven't learned my lesson even yet.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #306
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Hitchsafe

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You might also consider a Hitchsafe Key Vault by Frank Martin Co.
I looked at the Hitchsafe as well, but wondered how hard it was to install and remove each time. Anybody have experience using the Hitchsafe?
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The hitch safe was $99 on Amazon. That is too much for me to guard a few low value keys. Plus it would mean having to remove and replace the hitch ball every time. I like the idea of shackling a key lock underneath the trailer for emergencies.

After camping in my Niagara for several years I was lubing the lift system and found a magnetic key container stuck to the frame, left by a previous owner. Those things are notoriously unreliable and I was surprised it was still there.
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The answer to when you'll stop buying things for your camper? A week or two before you decide to trade it. Don't ask me how I know...
Then you get a new one and start all over again!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #309
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Lock box for keys

Thank you handbuilder for the great pics and info
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I learned something about the lifetime warranty offered by FR from a thread here. I called them the other day, after several department transfers in their system, I got Sam, the warranty guy for our A-Frame. He gave me permission to go ahead purchasing it even after several months because my dealer did not mentioned it. He emailed me the instruction on how to proceed with this form:

For $100 I think it is worth it, my bumper to bumper warranty is only good for 7 years and I planned to keep my A128S forever. The lifetime warranty is only for the original owner.
Is this part of the 1 year extended warranty? I paid for that when I purchased,but I don't remember anything about a lifetime thing (paperwork is buried somewhere).
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