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Your stuff aint that safe in your truck...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I have a service body pickup truck... the one with all the cool toolboxes and stuff. Well, the key that I use to start the ignition and drive is the same one that opens the toolboxes...cool huh? I use to have a separate key but I guess they made it easier.

    WEELLLLLLL... I recently got my wife a new Tahoe, it's a Chevy just like my truck. I was outside breaking up a pallet and went to lock all my toolboxes... no problem there.. Went to start the truck to put it back behind the house... no go. Realized it was my wife's Tahoe keys and sure enough, they open and close the toolboxes. So WTF are the locks for if just any ol' Joe Schmoe can open em??
     
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    One of our guys had over 10k in tools stolen out of his truck one night, he worked as a carpenter for years and some of that stuff was well over 20 years old. It sucks, my philosophy is anything that isn't inside our locked building, it's considered open.

    But then again, if one was inclined enough to get into anything it's possible. A lot of those toolboxes and bed covers with locks are more deterrents than physical security.
     
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  3. Jburns

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    Yep - my wife had a VW jetta at one point - and accidentaly unlocked, and got in the WRONG can in a parking lot!
    Keys are too similar.
     
  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Hide the toolboxes under the fenders...they can't steal it if they don't know they're there:

     
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    Yup. One of our Ford keys can open up some of our other vehicles.

    I've been watching a lot of LockpickingLawyer on youtube. Really surprising and scary how insecure a lot of "secure" locks are.
     
  6. Gino

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    So, just get a good locksmith out there and come up with some kinda good security set up.

    Our one truck was used when we bought it and a document shredding company had the locks totally re-done. I've never seen a lock mechanism or key like it and if you don't have this key, you won't get in, unless you torch the doors off. I hadda jump through hoops to get extra keys made for it. The whole thing was on file and I got 3 more keys. Each key was around $45 each. She ended up giving me all three for $90. She threw one in for extra measure.
     
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  7. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    Pretty much,
    Old school padlocks do the same thing.

    We ALWAYS
    • Change out the T-Locks with New ones, we prefer each lock to be keyed differently.
    • Add additional locks to the default
     
  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Locks are just for honest people.;)
     
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  9. GAC05

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    Your service body probably came with a set of Bolt Locks. They are installed without being keyed. They are set by using the OEM key in them the first time. Turn them once with the OEM key and that is the only key that is supposed to be able to open them. Your Tahoe and truck key must be cut the same but chipped differently. See if your truck key will open the Tahoe doors.
    We sell Leer toppers and tonneaus and they come with the Bolt Locks.
     
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  10. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    lol that is pretty neat!
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Interesting videos for sure... Found this as one of the recommended ones and this guy is from Allen, TX. I used to have three cars and our extra one would be parked in front of the house and I never let it get dirty... I felt safer going out of town and knowing I had a car in the driveway.. he just confirmed it.

     
  12. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Talk about robbery, I just had 15 minutes stolen from my life watching that video you posted Tex!
     
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