A bit of trouble on our trip this weekend...
So this week my mom and I headed for the Lake of the Ozarks. I had a two day conference down there so my boss said they would cover two days at the campground instead of the hotel. So we go down a day early, everythings great, moms excited and so am I. Next day, I head for the conference where we have sessions scheduled for 12 hours. At around 9pm when I get out to the truck, I have 10 voice mail messages from our neighbors in the campground.
Apparently, right after I left, my mom went outside and the door locked behind her. She didn't have her set of keys and of course I had my set. She sat outside in her flannel pajamas in 97 degree heat. She called for a locksmith who kept promising to show up in 2 hours every time she called him. At around 1:00, the neighbors came over and said come inside our MH and cool down. She took a little nap and then walked back up to the campground office and called a different locksmith who showed up in 45 minutes and unlocked the door for her to the tune of $85. Also a different neighbor (related to the first neighbor) gave her a change of clothes and some flipflops for her feet.
So kudos to the locksmith who actually showed up when he said he would and the two neighbors from Florida who were at the lake for a Harley convention or something. They both had Forest Rivers, one was a MH and one was a fifth wheel toyhauler. They both had had the same thing happen to them before so they were sympathetic. Anyway, once more proof that campers are a helpful bunch.
Later, the neighbor lost her dog and my mom went out and found him. It was definitely an eventful weekend. After that, things went great. It was my birthday on Friday so we stayed for the entire weekend and had a great time overall. We're going to get one of those magnetic key holders and extra keys this week and put it somewhere on the outside of the trailer so that if anything like this happens again, we will be covered.
My mom was actually pretty smart. The basement storage was unlocked so she got a bucket and some towels and kept wetting down with cold water. It scared the heck out of me though when I saw my phone was blowing up with messages. I was like what the heck is going on.
So, my question is is there something I can do with the lock to make sure that doesn't happen again or just make sure I have the extra key somewhere where we can get to it?