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  1. tommy210254

    tommy210254 Read Only Funster

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    Only had our MH since December and apart from last week, when we had 4 nights near Edinburgh, have only done one-nights

    Now, I have a key-anxiety problem, I am forever checking my pockets to make sure that I have not dropped them, so I had an idea...

    would it be sensible to fit a digital key safe in a discrete place, in the gas cupboard for example, and leave keys in when we went off exploring? or is this inviting trouble?

    thanks,

    Tommy
     
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    Probably only if your m/h gets nicked .... the insurance company will want both sets of keys.

    :HelloThere: & :pink:
     
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    Welcome Tommy

    I always have one set with me and the wife has the spare with her.

    Cheers

    Trevor
     
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    We always carry a set each when we travel
     
  5. Melvin

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    I too have the same fears of loosing keys , I've solved this by wearing trousers that have zipped pockets and my wife carries a spare set .
    Piece of mind .:sneaky:
     
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    Keys, how I dislike them. I would always go for some sort of combination lock, so as to avoid keys but now that I can't see without glasses, I can't rely on a combination lock.

    As most of my daytime hours are spent cycling, swimming, climbing or flying, I also face the lost key worry syndrome! Where I usually wild camp there is a bar/restaurant, the owner of which I have known for years, and there is a trust between us and other local wild campers and he has always been happy to 'hold' valuables for his customers. So keys, money and other valuables can be lodged in his safe for hours/days/weeks. It works well but it takes time to build that trust.

    For the vehicle key I have a small leather pouch that I keep on a stout cord around my neck. The pouch is to protect myself from injury and makes it easy just to reach and feel that it is secure.

    Not a perfect solution but a workable one and the best I've yet found for me and my requirements.
     
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    Magnetic Keep A Key hidden on the chassis is the way to go
    old tried and tested(y)
     
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    And known by so many!

    I also wonder how an insurance company view that system?
     
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    I used one of those in my old air cooled vow days but the modern keys are too big .
     
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    Where did you put yours on the bonnet :rolleyes:
    If I gave you an Hr and told you back or front you wouldn't see it;)
    As the keys got bigger so did the keep a keys, :doh:
     
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    Very modern of you....where does he/she sleep?!:D
     
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    We do the same as we once locked ourselves out as both keys were inside( a faulty door catch)! Once saw someone on site with her keys( van and toilet) on a very fetching Cath Kidston lanyard round her neck.
     
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    Well one of the problems withbeing the Old Man is that you can't remember where you hid it!;)
     
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    I fully understand the problem.:doh:
     
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    I also have spare concealed externally. Very unlikely to be found by anyone and it gives me peace of mind.

    Keith :cool:
     
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    never trust a digital safe......as secure as a biscuit tin

    get 2 spare hab door keys. one for you and one to hide, then lock the van keys in a secure key operated safe
     
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    Thanks for the varied and interesting advice
    I like the one from TheBig1 above at present
     
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    I don't think I'd like to leave my keys anywhere in/on the vehicle ... if your van goes missing and your insurer asks for the keys you'd have to be a very good liar to not get sussed if you can't supply them! Not worth the risk IMV - why not get one of the key-chain things and attach it to a belt loop so that even if they drop out of your pocket they won't go anywhere?
     
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    My plan is that I have one set SWMBO has the other, on our persons at all times.

    What happens in reality is SWMBO says she has no pockets and doesn't want to lug a handbag everywhere so both sets end up in my trousers, along with whatever cash we're taking and at least one phone, no wonder I have to keep pulling them up.
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