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Old 20 September 2010, 05:03   #1
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Ok so we all put our mobile phones in a freezer bag or similar whilst out, but what about the car keys? mine usually go in the significant others jacket pocket as she like to keep things safe, however on this occasion her jacket ended up in the Transom well, soaking wet. net result goes something like this, back at slip for 5pm car will unlock but is totally immobile complete with steering full lock, Mobilo called and arrive 8pm with a Kango van, mechanic shakes his head and orders recovery truck which finally arrives 10pm, an hour later (due to difficulties with the steering locked and its in park), car and rib loaded, arrive home 1am.
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Old 20 September 2010, 05:19   #2
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I tow mine behind a standard 300Tdi Defender so no such problems, as long as the key will still fit in the ignition it will go

It amazes me how in this day and age they still don't bother to make keys/immobiliser plips waterproof ... still I suppose the manufacturers think why ruin a good sales opportunity
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Old 20 September 2010, 05:51   #3
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Last winter I came home to find the Wifes coat, phone, wellies & car keys (landrover) drying by the fire. Upon further enquiry it transpired that she'd gone through the ice on the local pond rescuing the dog (I know, I know, but that's another story) The car remote worked fine & she's still using the phone (nokia)
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Old 20 September 2010, 06:17   #4
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I keep a spare key for my 4X4 launch vehicle in a small waterproof box hidden under the wheel arch.
On one ocassion the central locking operated for no reason whilst the keys were left inside the truck on the seat! I just got the spare key out which saved a lot of trouble.
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Old 20 September 2010, 08:45   #5
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In my other life as a surfer we have long since faced this problem, and we get round it one of three ways:

The first is to hide the keys somewhere on the car, not so handy if you live somewhere where thieves operate

Leave the keys locked to the car in a keypod or similar. A handy little combination locked safe that can be attached to the car for around 20.

Or take the keys with you in a small dry bag or key pouch. I have seen some waterproof key pouches in my local surf shop for around a fiver.
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Old 20 September 2010, 08:54   #6
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Ok so we all put our mobile phones in a freezer bag or similar whilst out, but what about the car keys? mine usually go in the significant others jacket pocket as she like to keep things safe, however on this occasion her jacket ended up in the Transom well, soaking wet. net result goes something like this, back at slip for 5pm car will unlock but is totally immobile complete with steering full lock, Mobilo called and arrive 8pm with a Kango van, mechanic shakes his head and orders recovery truck which finally arrives 10pm, an hour later (due to difficulties with the steering locked and its in park), car and rib loaded, arrive home 1am.
i brought one of these to keep my phone,car keys,money,ipod etc
fully waterproof and fits under my seat on the rib everything in one place

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Black-Otterbox...item5888faf905
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Old 20 September 2010, 08:59   #7
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I had a regular key cut, with no transponder - it will open the doors but not start the engine. I keep this attached to my lifejacket so I can keep the real key locked safely inside.
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I had a regular key cut, with no transponder - it will open the doors but not start the engine. I keep this attached to my lifejacket so I can keep the real key locked safely inside.
That's a great idea.
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I had a regular key cut, with no transponder - it will open the doors but not start the engine. I keep this attached to my lifejacket so I can keep the real key locked safely inside.
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Old 20 September 2010, 11:14   #10
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I had a regular key cut, with no transponder - it will open the doors but not start the engine. I keep this attached to my lifejacket so I can keep the real key locked safely inside.
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