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Jamie's Comment
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So after a rather long day I ended up locking my keys in my truck.. long story short I learned that it's common to have a spare key somewhere on the outside of your truck. Someone from Schneider mention that some drivers attach it to the oil dipstick.

It took about an hour and a half for them to get someone out there to open the door for me.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have done it, too. And many more after is will, too, lol.

Just remember, that because it common, an unscrupulous person can open your hood, grab key, and raid your truck. There are many places to zip tie a spare key, that isn't the common spot.

Jamie's Comment
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I have done it, too. And many more after is will, too, lol.

Just remember, that because it common, an unscrupulous person can open your hood, grab key, and raid your truck. There are many places to zip tie a spare key, that isn't the common spot.

Yeah, I don't plan to put it there. Im zip tie it some where that isn't noticeable. I figured id mention what I heard today, I was like I never heard of that until now..rofl-2.gif

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Our trucks can only be locked with a key from the outside. However, I have a spare key that stays in my pocket. Some people wear one around their neck at all times.

Keith A.'s Comment
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I have room in my wallet so I might slide a key in underneath my ID or another card if I'm feeling particularly paranoid.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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So Jamie, are you going to tell us where you "ziptied" the key? confused.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Will H.'s Comment
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There is a bad prison joke to be made here. 🤔

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I have a spare key in my billfold I also have one with a zip tie by where my tire chains are. That's one of the things new people never think about until it happens to them.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I did it too while hooking, I must have hit the button getting out, luckily I was in the yard so just had to go in and ask if someone would lend me their key.

Still embarrassing however.

Pete B.'s Comment
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The first (and last) time I locked myself out, a driver w/a ‘17 Freightliner Cascadia unlocked my driver-side door w/his key; wouldn’t open the passenger door, or start the truck (I asked him to try, out of curiosity). My truck was a ‘14... Freightliner’s use of blanks saved my butt.

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