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Old 01-25-2014, 09:44 AM   #101
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Man I hate it when I drive out to our storage lot to check on the trailer only to realize I don't have the trailer keys with me. I do that at least once a year. My excuse is my age.
Bob where you ever a shift worker, as in midnite shift, 4:10 AM whew!
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:55 AM   #102
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I am glad it is back off to the factory ! I have nothing but excellent things to say about the people at the Surveyor factory ! I am sure the same is true for your 5'th wheel's factory as well.

I always always keep the trailer keys in my truck ! That way there is no chance of never ever not having them with me when I am at the storage lot

Oh, They will probably park the trailer outside the factory for you to check unless they have an indoor facility for that purpose. To be honest staying in a dark factory at night would creep me out even if I am in my trailer ! Besides I would probably go parts shopping ! (Just kidding ! LOL)

Good luck with the repairs !
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:56 AM   #103
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A side from the fact that there no commercial signs on the truck, here's a question I have. What speed do these guys travel at? Since ST tires are rated for only 62 MPH and the tire won't show signs of distress until long after the trailer is returned to the owner, how would one know?
Seeing that they're not paid a lot per mile, you can expect that they pick a speed that delivers decent fuel mileage.

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:13 AM   #104
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Seeing that they're not paid a lot per mile, you can expect that they pick a speed that delivers decent fuel mileage.

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Well that depends, is there more gain in the number of trips one can get, or is the fuel savings a better bet!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #105
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Bob where you ever a shift worker, as in midnite shift, 4:10 AM whew!
LOL, something like that Don. I had to be at work by 4 AM so I usually had my alarm set at 2:50 AM. Now that I'm retired I sleep in til 5 AM some (not all) mornings.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:18 AM   #106
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So glad things are going in the right direction! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:39 AM   #107
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Oh, it was only that late because of our woes getting hitched up. Well, ok - it started with my stupidity of getting to the storage lot without my camper keys! Wife had to bring them over.

So- I know y'all are just busting my chops. But they had me lock the doors saying that the factory has master keys or something. The driver didn't have keys.
Awww, I hope ya took my joshin' in the spirit I posted it.

Yep, the two times we took our V-Lite in for service we were told to lock only that top lock on the door and leave the bottom one unlocked.

They said they have a master key for that top lock, and if we locked the bottom lock we'd have to come back and unlock it for 'em. Since it's 90 miles away we'd probably have opted to just have a locksmith go out and re key it for 'em.

SO glad the 5er has only one door...less keys to juggle.

Are they (the drivers) gonna call ya when they've arrived there with your baby? I'd have asked them to.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #108
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I always always keep the trailer keys in my truck ! That way there is no chance of never ever not having them with me when I am at the storage lot

I do, too! Only I was in my car...
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Weezer, I did! You've been able to keep me laughing through this.

I have to remember which locks I locked. I'm a little afraid that the doors are locked in a way that they can't get in. I am thinking I'll be overnighting keys on Monday.
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Ohh, of course you have multiple vehicles ! I got rid of my Camry shortly before the last kid unit moved off to university.

I would not worry about the locks at all, They will open them ! When we dropped ours we asked if we should unlock anything and we were reminded that we were at the factory, they have keys for everything And indeed the doors were unlocked (including the deadbolt) when we returned after couple of hours ...
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