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Old 07-23-2017, 01:19 AM   #15
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IMHO the safe is a good low cost option. Good to store checkbook and spare cash in. We always pay cash for diesel on the road so carry some cash for that.

If you are really concerned with breakins on the road, get an intrusion detection system with siren. Don't think many thiefs will take the 5-10 minutes needed to break into the option safe with a siren blairing.

For those of you conjectering on how fast you can get into a safe, have you REALLY tried? Most "professional" thiefs don't waste their time on RV's. The miscreets that do are usually low lifes that spook easy. James Bond is not, I repeat, not coming after anything you could fit in a Newmar safe.

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Old 07-23-2017, 01:57 AM   #16
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We enjoy having our safe. It is bolted to the floor under the small sofa which has a front pull-off panel. The safe keeps our passports and leftover Canadian and Mexican money where we always know where those items are.

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:49 AM   #17
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No wall safe means more shelf storage

One advantage to not getting the closet mounted safe is that we gained several more shelves in that part of the closet (on the 4369 floor plan). As full-timers, that was more important to us.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:56 AM   #18
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Did Newmar add the extra shelves or was that a special?
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:29 AM   #19
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The extra shelves did not cost extra. They are the standard.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:46 PM   #20
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IMHO install your own safe. There are a multitude of places that they can be hidden and there are different layers of security depending on how much money you want to spend.

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Old 07-24-2017, 03:05 PM   #21
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We installed our own in an out of the way space and securely fastened. Need a place for passports, money and hand guns. Need to be out of sight and hidden if not on you.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:13 PM   #22
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I bought a cheap safe at Harbor Freight for less than $50, and installed it myself on the floor of the 1/2 closet above the drawers. I put 2x6x6 under the closet floor to bolt into to make prying a bit harder. It won't stop a determined thief who has plenty of time, but it will stop everyone else. We keep our jewelry, passports and cash in there when we leave for a while. I keep my gun with me.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:23 PM   #23
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Decided to look up the coach sticker and safe was $218. After discounting my cost was right at $150. I think it is definitely worth that as a lock box to secure items from the crash & bash type break in. Like many others have mentioned it would likely be no match for the criminal that has all the time in the world with your coach.
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:26 PM   #24
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Not sure if it came with the coach or previous owner installed, but it is under the bed, and could hold quite a bit. 10" wide, 7" high, 13" deep.
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:47 PM   #25
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Hi - For a lot less than $441 (retail price for the safe on a new DSDP) you can get a much superior fire safe. While having a lockable safe does provide some safety it is not fire rated. That's absolutely essential in a motor home. I wonder if the statistics show a higher rate of B&E or fires as a loss causation. Go to Harbor Freight or Amazon or where ever and get a larger fire rated safe. For instance https://www.harborfreight.com/firesa...ock-97570.html for $139. There are others that are comparable to what RV manufacturers put in their coaches for $40 to $70.


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