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Mike NW

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We are heading out this weekend on our first trip towing our CRV. I was thinking about the ignition key in the CRV today and what people typically do when they stop for a period of time. We are planning on stopping at a Cabela's on the way and wondering if I should be concerned leaving the ignition key in the CRV while we are inside. It seems like a thief who understands a towing setup could easily steal the car while you are away. Is this a concern or am I overthinking this whole issue?

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We remove the key from our toad if we are doing more than filling up. Leaving the MH & toad for any reason other than a few minutes means locking everything up, no sense in tempting the honest people.


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I would not leave the key in the ignition.
Remove the key. Just don't forget to put it back in when you leave.

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I bought a spare key from the dealer without the chip in it, it will do everything except start the car. dealer said they sell a lot of them.


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Vet Man wrote:

I bought a spare key from the dealer without the chip in it, it will do everything except start the car. dealer said they sell a lot of them.


X-2 Had it made without even thinking about the chip for $2.00, but now have a good use for it. The chipped key was like holy cow, that much. lol I lock the car when unattended to protect the even brake and stuff.


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We use an unchipped key that I cut most of the head off of and painted the remaining portion flat black. I drilled a hole in it, and we use a small 'S' hook to remove it. When in place in the black keyhole, the key is virtually invisible to anyone looking in.


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since there were three locks on the pins connecting the toad to MH I wasn't too worried about theft, other than overnights.
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Vet Man wrote:

I bought a spare key from the dealer without the chip in it, it will do everything except start the car. dealer said they sell a lot of them.

This is what I did.^^^^^^^^^^^^^

They may break in, but they won't start the car.


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Thanks for the responses and they are all very helpful. My plan was to remove the key, but after reading some responses I think I may explore having one cut to use just for this purpose.

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We remove our tow car key and place it on the steering wheel of the motor home so we don't forget.


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