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5 hours ago, BOAC said:

Advice regarding instances like this can be found HERE under the heading of SECURITY

The advice in that link is blooming wonderful, so I have saved it as a PDF.  All the links still work.

Caravan tips by BOAC Pete.pdf

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4 hours ago, kelper said:

The advice in that link is blooming wonderful, so I have saved it as a PDF.  All the links still work.

Caravan tips by BOAC Pete.pdfUnavailable

 

On behalf of the co-authors and myself, thank you for your kind words.

 

The majority of the tips come from the contributors on CT so to all of you, please keep your tips coming.

 

:Thankyou:

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Just in case any newby reads this in the future, the original poster has not returned to the forum since posting their problem.

As always, this very active forum and its members have given many comprehensive answers but the original poster has not returned nor posted. We do like people to come back with results and how the problem was overcome. That is what forums do and the advice is the lifeblood of what we do.

 

So come back and tell us the final outcome and a little thank you will always be appreciated by our members!

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On 31/07/2019 at 17:34, kelper said:

Twice, I have found 'lost' keys in the lining of a coat and once in the lining of a handbag (not mine)  holed.........pockets get

 

My American wife has never understood 'putting a Yale latch on the snib'.  So I pulled the back door shut behind me one day when we were taking the dog out for a pee.  It was 6am, raining and we were in PJs and dressing gowns.  Apparently, it was my fault.

Along with a set of car keys it cost almost £400 to replace, and then she found them

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My previous OH 'Lost' her keys while I was away on a residential college course.  I got passed a message that I needed to go home and sort things.

 

I was allowed to leave at 3 p.m and set off on the long journey from Staffordshire to Hertfordshire.  Some hours later I walked into the house, picked up her handbag, tipped it upside down - out fell the keys!!!

 

All I said was "Get me some food" which I ate and then left for the return journey, encountering horrendous queues due to road works on the M1.  I got back to the college at midnight, but bless the boys, every time someone got a round in, they put a pint aside for me.  It took me until 6.00 a.m. to finish them while a few of us played snooker and then it was off to breakfast and another fun day learning digital faulting techniques.

 

The keys were never mentioned when I returned home, but she didn't play that game again.

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Once watched a family rolling up the awning and packing to go... Everything all ready to set off until the father could not find the car keys ! Doh !!! Unpacked and unrolled the awning ... Keys found !! 

 

GAS ....

 

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16 minutes ago, Wunny said:

......, picked up her handbag, tipped it upside down - out fell the keys!!!

 

You did what?

Gosh not many of us dare go inside a womans handbag.

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Some years ago I was involved in a big car smash in Italy. Our car ended up in a ditch requiring us to force the doors open to get out.  When we were discharged from hospital a taxi (courtesy of Red Pennant) first took us to the car in a wreckers compound to recover the caravan keys. The ‘in use’ set were missing from the usual door pocket but I had a spare set buried in the central cubby hole.  After a few days recovering and waiting for a replacement tow car (also courtesy of Red Pennant) I took a  drive to familiarise myself with the replacement, different vehicle. I went along the same route as the accident to the crash site. 

 

Leaving the wife in the car parked up I walked back to the crash position. All the chalk marks on the road and the debris in the ditch enabled me to work out the exact resting position of our car. Standing in the ditch I simulated the drivers door being yanked open beside me, reached down into the long grass and mud....and pulled out the caravan keys.

 

I swaggered back to the car smiling smugly ....the wife shaking her head in disbelief at my insatiable Yorkshire drive to save money. “Them keys cost some brass tha’ knows!’

 

 

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I have found caravan door locks so woolly that by mistake on a few occasions any old key has unlocked the lock .

 

As said off the shelf keys are available from carvan shops and I have found different number keys open the lock .

 

 

Dave

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2 minutes ago, CommanderDave said:

 

 

As said off the shelf keys are available from carvan shops and I have found different number keys open the lock .

 

 

 

I recall years ago the boot lock on my Cortina could be opened by any Cortina key.  It was just the boot doors were ok.

Was most useful when I locked key inside and I just looked around the car park for another Cortina and its owner and asked them to open my boot so I could craw inside retrieve my key and then open my car door.

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2 hours ago, David 38 said:

I recall years ago the boot lock on my Cortina could be opened by any Cortina key.  It was just the boot doors were ok.

Was most useful when I locked key inside and I just looked around the car park for another Cortina and its owner and asked them to open my boot so I could craw inside retrieve my key and then open my car door.

 

My cortina could be opened and started by anything resembling a key!

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Years ago my dad was a car transporter driver , he was forever having trouble with one guy in Sheffield who would park his mk1 Escort on a corner  near T C Harrison’s Ford dealership while he was in the bookies , he was asked to move it a few times but one day he wouldn’t budge , my dad had every key for the Escort , only about 10 I think , he started the guys car , loaded it onto his now empty transporter & left it on double yellows at Atterclffe on the way back to the M1 ,  he never had a problem after that !.

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