Extra Door Security

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Is this a serious problem? GEESH!

Had no clue.

Thanks!

I'm not sure if it's a huge problem but it doesnt hurt to take precautions. My company has some Volvos and a trainer told me you can unlock any volvo with a key out of another volvo. I'm not sure if that's just for our company but the way he was talking was I could even unlock a swift truck if it was a volvo.

Jamie's Comment
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Is this a serious problem? GEESH!

Had no clue.

Thanks!

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I'm not sure if it's a huge problem but it doesnt hurt to take precautions. My company has some Volvos and a trainer told me you can unlock any volvo with a key out of another volvo. I'm not sure if that's just for our company but the way he was talking was I could even unlock a swift truck if it was a volvo.

Same with Freightliner, I hear they only have like 8 different keys. During my first week when I locked myself out of my truck, my DBL asked me to ask another driver who had a Freightliner if I could try his key since sometimes it works but his key didn't.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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All of Wolding’s truck are key exactly the same. I have heard that our keys will unlock earlier Cascadias.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I don't know if this is a separate thread or if it fits in here, but where is a good place to keep a spare hide out key?

PackRat's Comment
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I don't know if this is a separate thread or if it fits in here, but where is a good place to keep a spare hide out key?

I ziptie one under the hood. Put it where you can get it, but it doesn't stand out to someone looking.

Jamie's Comment
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I don't know if this is a separate thread or if it fits in here, but where is a good place to keep a spare hide out key?

On my old truck I had one a little below the panel for the DEF/batteries. Easy to get to but you would have to really look to notice it was down there. I have it in another area now on my new truck.

Basically anywhere is good, just don't make it super obvious.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Dover Driver told me to run a rope up to the horn and both doors. someome tries to open and BLLllllllleeeeeeaaaaapppp!

Sounds great... until you get up in a hurry, (still 1/2 asleep) and forget you have done so! If that does ever happen, I hope your driver-facing camera is running and you are willing to share it!

(If you are NOT wearing undies when that happens you may very well regret it!).

Just sayin'!

Solo's Comment
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I lived in my car prior to moving into my truck and slept in a dicy part of town w/ a lot of foot traffic and I was CERTAIN 1000% that me/my car would be messed with since it stuck out like a sore thumb. It's brand new, and I had an unlimited car wash across the street from where I parked, so I washed it every day. I figured if my car was clean, security, wreckers, law enforcement wouldn't bother me since I was parked under a No Parking sign for 6 months.

The only thing I ever heard anyone say was "That's a hybrid? That's nice". No tugging on my doors or anything. Would wake up w/ people asleep around the car, but the car was never messed with.

Point is, I hadn't even thought about taking precautions in this truck since my time in my little hybrid was so uneventful given the neighborhood.

I do like the 2" ratchet from door to door idea along w/ the line to the horn. That's a really good one!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Sounds great... until you get up in a hurry, (still 1/2 asleep) and forget you have done so! If that does ever happen, I hope your driver-facing camera is running and you are willing to share it!

(If you are NOT wearing undies when that happens you may very well regret it!).

Just sayin'!

you dont know me.very well. my Mom just asked me "what if you are naked in your truck and it catches on fire?"

I responded, "Im grabbing Goofball (my cat) and my purse and running."

She was horrified. I said, "If the choice is burn or be embarrassed, then ill be embarrassed. Some guys will think I am hot and try to save the truck for me. Others will be desperate, sexless and hopeful and try to save the truck. Others will die of a heart attack from fear of the site of me. Therefore i have a pretty good chance of saving the truck!"

She is 80 yrs old and a little prudish.

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