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Somewhere to keep my keys when I go in the water??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Philosophizer, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    The Philosophizer

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    I have an 08 Prerunner and I take it to the lake all the time. I never have a place to put my keys where nobody can find them, because I don't like leaving them out in the open and I also don't like taking them in the water.

    Are there any mods/purchases you have made or can think of that would make this easier for me??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    You can put them up your.......I'll just leave it at that. lol
     
  3. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    jandrews

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    I say mount a lockbox under the bed, throw your shit in there, keep the lockbox key in your boardshorts pocket.

    Alternatively, like BakoTruck suggested, you can put them up your nose.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    scottri

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    I put some cabinet locks in the doors of the little cubby holes in my truck. Search the forums and there are some good write ups. I used a combination lock for mine. I do a lot of scuba diving and I just dial the combo. Throw the keys in the compartment and lock it up. It works great. I bought the locks on amazon and I think the entire project cost less than $20.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    TAKoma907

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    I would tell you a good spot... but then everyone would be able to steal my truck...
     
  6. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    I just use two zip lock bags and put them in my board short pocket, hasnt let me down yet. I do like the idea of the lock box under the bed tho.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    on my ranger i had one of the magnet key boxes stuck to the frame , im still amazed that it never came off
     
  8. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    CUtigerfan

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    I have a toolbox and lock all my stuff in it. then hide the key under my bedmat or keep it in a boardshort pocket
     
  10. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    You could get a center console lock box thing.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    $74 for a piece of what looks like plastic? I think I'll just stuff it elsewhere.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    yea that sounds good to me. i might put a combo lock on there just so i dont have to bring anything with me.

    thanks people
     
  13. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    not to thread jack but whats so different baout the tacome hitched that they need their own special box? something about longer hitch pins? does this interfere with any other towing paraphernalia?
     
  14. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    nope thats aluminum. still a bit over priced in my opinion. id say $49 is the perfect price point
     
  15. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    You could also just get like a hook and bolt it somewhere there is a hole. Just something to hang your keys from that is out of sight.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    I use to lock my normal keys in the truck with the valet key. I would put the valet key in a zippered pocket of my swim trunks. It never seemed to hurt it to get wet.

    I only did that a few times though.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    There was a post on here awhile back about adding an aftermarket wireless keypad to pop the locks.

    Also, on emergency vehicles it's common to have a hidden power lock switch on the outside of the vehicle.

    The lockbox with combo padlock is probably the most secure.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Just take the key with you in your pocket. That's what I do for lazy rivers.
     
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    You don't need a transponder key to carry with you. Find someone who will cut a plain metal key for you (you may have to reiterate that it is ONLY to open a door). Stash keys in truck, take plain metal key with you. It can't be hurt by water.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Took 20 posts to write this, I have been doing this for shore diving since the truck was new on 06.
    Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a console vault to secure the transponder keys and beeper inside the truck.

    Also can buy a contractor lock box and hang it out of sight somewhere under the truck or from the hitch in plain sight and easy access.
     
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