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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 26-08-2020, 17:43 Thread Starter
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Swimming from the MH when solo

I've been reading elsewhere about a MHer looking for rivers or beaches to swim n it reminded me of a difficulty I had on a previous trip.

What do solo MHers do with their key when leaving the locked van to swim? Obviously I would take only the hab (not ignition) key - tho that would mean I wouldn't be able to set the alarm - but where do I put it?

I remember in the old days going to the public baths they had wrist bands that your locker key would fit into.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/waterproof-...oof+key+holder

Maybe?
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My swimming shorts have a small pocket just inside the waistband which would take the hab key.


Have ladies' swinsuit designers not caught up yet?


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If your vehicle is nicked using the correct ignition keys you better have an excellent excuse. They will suspect you'd left them in the vehicle, which is what Jean would probably be doing if she only had the hab key with her.


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Thanks for the ling Alan - I've ordered the ones that fit round your waist. I think something dangling round my neck would annoy me.

The pouch is bigger than I need but I think it'll do the job.

Geoff, I've not come across an inside pocket on ladies swimwear but maybe they do.

If it's entirely waterproof then I can take the alarm fob with me too. (I realised that the ignition key I use is not the fancy electronic one anyway so there would be no problem with that.)

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Long time before electronic fobs I used to wear a light fisherman's hat with zip side pockets for the vehicle keys and some cash. I was a bit shabby and undesirable.

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Thanks for the ling Alan - I've ordered the ones that fit round your waist. I think something dangling round my neck would annoy me.

The pouch is bigger than I need but I think it'll do the job.

Geoff, I've not come across an inside pocket on ladies swimwear but maybe they do.

If it's entirely waterproof then I can take the alarm fob with me too. (I realised that the ignition key I use is not the fancy electronic one anyway so there would be no problem with that.)
I thought all modern vehicle keys had a transponder in them that the vehicle ecu communicated with to safeguard against theft with a basic cut key ?

It’s one reason replacement keys are so expensive and need paired with the ecu signal.

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Don't know Terry - photo shows the key I use all the time, along with the alarm gizmo (after-market).

The other key is a fold-out one - maybe that's the only reason it's chunkier. It's with the MH at the dealer's ATM.
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Don't know Terry - photo shows the key I use all the time, along with the alarm gizmo (after-market).

The other key is a fold-out one - maybe that's the only reason it's chunkier. It's with the MH at the dealer's ATM.
Dealer should know for sure I would have thought.

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Hide it under a rock?

We have a house key hidden, well away from the house, in the garden.
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