How many locks have you got on your camping trailer/caravan etc?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 17:38
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We have a caravan, tradies trailer and a boat trailer.

Depending on where we are going and what we are doing we use either caravan/ boat (with mangrove jack trailer) or car and tradies trailer with boat.

In total I have around 22 keys for either padlocks or built in locks.

Can anyone better that total?
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:17

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:17
Yes, I have one boltcutter and one cordless angle grinder. LOL
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Follow Up By: mountainman - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:47

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 18:47
I had all my keys on the one key ring.
the thought of ever loosing them never came to mind.
untill I did just that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 09:29

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 09:29
Don't joke about the angle grinder - I had to drive back in to Halls Creek from up the Duncan Road to get one, after I shook the innards out of my very very secure padlocks on the TVan !! Even the heavy duty bolt cutter couldn't get through the steel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 09:50

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 09:50
i have 7 padlocks, 1 key fits all.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 16:04

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 16:04
Allan's follow-up gets the prize, IMO.

The scourge of the cordless angle grinder has rendered the security of padlocks to a mere "feel good" accessory.

As one of my late mentors, Bert Carlon said: "Locks only keep honest people out"

Have 2 different locks on our slide-on, one of which fitted the toolbox on my old ute, which I recently sold.

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 21:51

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 21:51
Well, locks slow the crims down and make it clear to any observer what they're up to. That makes any easier prospect more attractive.

On the CT there's a hitch lock and it's an uncommon hitch. The safety chains are locked out of the way. And there's a tracker.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:34

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:34
Wow,

I set the other record - We have Nil. But that is for two only, the Van and trailer.

Must be trusting when travelling and leaving it at home.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 08:27

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 08:27
Same here, no additional locks & never lock the built in locks on either the TVAN or the Quantum.
I have seen too many locks packed full of bulldust that won't open!

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 09:02

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 09:02
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For the couple of padlocks on the Troopy I put a small piece of gaffer tape over the keyhole to keep dust out.

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 20:10

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 20:10
I have 10 padlock locations, 13 if you include the solar panel and genny security cable, all keyed alike, so count 1. (I'm not paranoid, I don't use them all, all the time, but they're there!)

But then the door has its own two industrial custom keys. Add 2

The two side hatches have a different custom mechanism, but they're the same. Add 1

The rear hatch has two more, keyed alike. Add 1

The water fillers have 1 each, they're different. Add 2

Plus a couple of ring-in padlock keys. Add 2

Total 9.

A dismal failure compared to yours, Boo Boo

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 20:25

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As you say Frank, a dismal failure. lol

And BooBoo, do you have the 22 keys hanging on your belt with 18 keyrings plus a fob and a bottle opener as some do? Looks really important.

It also begs the next question....... who secretes a key on the vehicle for emergency? In my case I am fortunate that the good 'ol Troopy uses a real cut key, none of this electronic rubbish, so it is not difficult to safely tape a key to the wiring loom under the vehicle. Mind you, if I ever need it, I will probably tear most of my wiring loom apart searching for it!
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 20:39

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 20:39
A big plus in my dismal failure, Allan, is that the door key doubles up as a bottle opener !!! :-) How thoughtful of the manufacturer!

Also, I have the electronic rubbish - in spades!

I have my second car key in the caravan and my second caravan key in the car. the logic is I know how to get into my caravan without the proprietary key, so given that, I can then get the second key for the car.

The problem is, if we leave the caravan behind (rare!) forget to do something about the second car key, we are stuffed (all electronic again).

Hmmmm

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 15:35

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 15:35
Allan

I don't carry them around,,,,,,,, far too heavy! lol

Instead there is a compartment under the back seat that is nearly full of keys and locks. Which reminds me I should get around to labelling them. LOL

I do like your new key idea, must take mine with me next trip.

We are at Wangi Wangi cp at the moment and there is an awful lot of unsecured gear left outside. Very trusting folk.
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