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Old 04-30-2018, 06:27 PM   #11
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Oh, and I'll forgo a useless recording of a barking dog and settle for a barking Glock .45!
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:52 PM   #12
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Oh Geez now I'm really worried. You guys are too much. Didn't mean to send this thread down such a dark path
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:52 PM   #13
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Next, he explained everything he was doing. And showed me that the Key Fob has a way to start the car even if the Key Fob battery is dead: You use the Emergency Key to get inside, then simply hold the Metal Insignia Plate that's on the back of the Fob directly against the Start Button, touching it. My plate reads DODGE. It will start the car without you pushing the Start Button, so long as you also press on the brake at the same time (which you must do when you normally press the Start Button). I'm not sure if the metal creates a closed circuit of some kind with the metal ring that surrounds the Start Button, or if there is some residual signal capability within its circuitry -- but it works. He said "Most people don't know this." It might be in my Manual. You know, the one we never read.
I rented a VW California (Kombi with a VW-installed RV conversion) in the UK, and it had such an "emergency" key ... but instead of mashed logos together, the eKey had 4 metal contacts that a socket accepted. So it's possible your contact method was making two (or more) electrical connections for the handshake communications.

The "how to use it" was in the owner's manual.

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Old 04-30-2018, 11:32 PM   #14
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Great post as usual, thank you! I get anxious Boondocking when there is no one around too. However, it isn't the critters I worry about, it's the crack crazed thieves and other low life people that I'm afraid will show up in the night...

Thankfully I'm more motivated by your point #7 than my fear of fools and couldn't agree more, "Just GO..."
Shotguns are legal in every state. Just sayin’.
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Add to that Nate Romanowski and Henry Standing Bear. Let's not forget the ladies either! Anna Pigeon and "Vic" Moretti.
“Vic” Moretti! Now you’re talking!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:49 PM   #16
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You guys are giving me an idea... Motion-activated machine guns on the roof, on all sides -- that follow your every move! I'll make sure they whir loudly. (real or not)

Maybe they could play a recording: "Danger, Will Robinson!!"
I like the visuals!
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:27 PM   #17
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Just last week my brother-in-law was robbed at his business.
Curious; I was planning on carrying as well but my travels will take me into Canada... I have a CC permit (Virginia) but am reading it's an act of Canadian congress to even take one in....confiscation, fine and prison...

Even a number of US States don't appreciate you crossing the line wile carrying....

Ever been to Canada?
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:14 PM   #18
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As Johnny Cash sang, "Leave your guns at home, Bill".
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Curious; I was planning on carrying as well but my travels will take me into Canada... I have a CC permit (Virginia) but am reading it's an act of Canadian congress to even take one in....confiscation, fine and prison...

Even a number of US States don't appreciate you crossing the line wile carrying....

Ever been to Canada?
Unfortunately No, but would like to travel there someday. Even though I am retired peace officer, and exempt per federal reciprocity laws, carrying across state lines remains a concern.

California is fraught with gun free zone's and never checked if they apply to retired peace officers. Another issue is liability if you're involved in a shooting. Even if justified, the suspect or relatives could file a lawsuit and subsequent attorney/settlement fees could result in complete financial ruin. On the other hand, I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by six.

Sometimes, i think it is just better to be a victim. Especially in California home of Inglorious Alred.
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As Johnny Cash sang, "Leave your guns at home, Bill".
Good song, glad my name is Boob...er Bob.
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