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Old 09-17-2013, 11:55 PM
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I always lock up. Always.

Keys are kept on a locking carabiner like this...

Just hook it onto a belt loop and spin it closed. The non-locking ones can be used, but can also get bumped "open". I paid something like ten bucks for it four years ago at an outdoor store.
If I'm wearing shorts (no belt loops) I hide them somewhere.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:17 AM
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Nothing funnier than a young person wanting to borrow you vehicle and you ask can you drive a stick shift.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:21 AM
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Well, I think the obvious lesson here is don't leave your doors unlocked and the keys inside!

We've all done it. I used to do it for years. Then one day I just wised up. Realized how important everything was to me. Got an alarm with starter-kill, like someone else suggested. Now, even if I am just going up to drop something off with a customer or pick up a check, my keys always go with me and the truck is locked and alarm set within 10 seconds of me shutting the door. I don't take those kind of risks anymore. None of you guys should. You never know.....
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:27 AM
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I always roll up the windows. Lock the doors and take my keys. I don't see how you lose your keys unless there is a hole in your pocket I would rather lose my keys rather than the truck, trailer and equipment. Thieves are roaming the streets looking for easy targets ie key in trucks, open garages etc. Most are too lazy to work to steal peoples stuff.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
Ummm.... Why does he need to do this?
well he could get the ignition switch changed. a little harder to do these days on newer trucks. i'm not sure how old his truck is. the theif still has keys to his truck so he needs to get it changed or trade it for a new truck.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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actually i would leave the truck "unattended" the next few times i went back to mow that yard. i would hide in the woods or somewhere that i can see the truck and have a shotgun. if that guy came back well he'd have a heart attack when he saw me come out with a shotgun.

i guess you couldn't actually shoot him since it's against the law but you'd scare the crap out of him. you could just say oh well i was going hunting after work so i had the gun in my truck. not loaded of course.

maybe you could get the keys back this way?
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