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    Do you bring spare keys with you on the road?

    Have a truck/trailer set up. I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to put a spare set of trailer keys in my truck glove box and was thinking maybe a spare truck key in one of those realtor style lockboxes clipped to something unoffending in the undercarriage.

    Anyone do something similar or have a better plan(besides don't lose your damn keys!)? Do you keep your truck keys and trailer keys on the same key ring or keep them separate? Spares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by New England Weekender View Post
    Have a truck/trailer set up. I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to put a spare set of trailer keys in my truck glove box and was thinking maybe a spare truck key in one of those realtor style lockboxes clipped to something unoffending in the undercarriage.

    Anyone do something similar or have a better plan(besides don't lose your damn keys!)? Do you keep your truck keys and trailer keys on the same key ring or keep them separate? Spares?
    I bring spare keys for everything that is truck/trailer related........but I ain't tellin' you where I hide them!
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    We bring the extra keys with us but we each keep a set on our person when away from the trailer or truck. I used to leave a set of trailer keys locked in the truck but after a friend had their truck broken into, the trailer keys stolen and used to enter the trailer I stopped doing that.

    Edit: This depends upon the age and features of the truck but hiding a key makes it easier for someone to intercept the fob codes that they can then use to break into or steal your truck.
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    I have 5 sets of trailer keys on the road. One for each of us to carry. One stashed in the truck. One screwed to metal in an out of the way part of the trailer. One I clip onto the truck keys when we are camping.

    I have an extra dumb key that just opens the door of my truck screwed to the frame underneath, with an extra standard key and fob inside the truck. My truck has keypad entry as well.

    It’s so easy to put keys in a jacket and leave it in the truck or something similar when you are camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New England Weekender View Post
    Have a truck/trailer set up. I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to put a spare set of trailer keys in my truck glove box and was thinking maybe a spare truck key in one of those realtor style lockboxes clipped to something unoffending in the undercarriage.

    Anyone do something similar or have a better plan(besides don't lose your damn keys!)? Do you keep your truck keys and trailer keys on the same key ring or keep them separate? Spares?
    My husband has a set of keys for both truck & trailer. I, also, have a set. There's an additional set of trailer keys in the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired_engineer View Post
    We bring the extra keys with us but we each keep a set on our person when away from the trailer or truck. I used to leave a set of trailer keys locked in the truck but after a friend had their truck broken into, the trailer keys stolen and used to enter the trailer I stopped doing that.

    Edit: This depends upon the age and features of the truck but hiding a key makes it easier for someone to intercept the fob codes that they can then use to break into or steal your truck.
    Really? Do they use a scanner or something and when the fob is in a lockbox on the frame, it picks up the signal or frequency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkwilson View Post
    I have 5 sets of trailer keys on the road. One for each of us to carry. One stashed in the truck. One screwed to metal in an out of the way part of the trailer. One I clip onto the truck keys when we are camping.

    I have an extra dumb key that just opens the door of my truck screwed to the frame underneath, with an extra standard key and fob inside the truck. My truck has keypad entry as well.

    It’s so easy to put keys in a jacket and leave it in the truck or something similar when you are camping.
    This is my fear. Between being new campers AND wrangling small kids, I can 100% see me locking myself out or worse, losing keys this year. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New England Weekender View Post
    This is my fear. Between being new campers AND wrangling small kids, I can 100% see me locking myself out or worse, losing keys this year. Lol.
    The keys are dirt cheap on ebay.
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    I've always had three sets at least for the trailer and both fobs for the TV. Came in handy when we left Newport, TN year before last. Made a last minute check pulled half way out of our site and left the trailer keys on the picnic table. Didn't notice until we arrived in NC only to find that one of the remaining sets from the dealer were for someone else's rig. Campground found mine and mailed them home to me.
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    We keep a set of keys in each vehicle... being TV, town car, and.... DWs purse Never know when we might lose the trailer set or dtive a different vehicle (got 2 others we could use) to check on the RV while in the covered storage facility.
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