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Old 04-12-2014, 10:50 AM   #15
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True, but walking thru a campground carrying a safe should draw a lot of attention.

Maybe. But then there are boondockers, near empty parks, lots of vulnerable moments.
I am in with the fire proof box folks, for important papers, and digital copies of such on a HD in the toad.
Our heirlooms have gone to the kids, and not anything else worth the worry.
However, putting a safe in the obvious places and securing them is inviting damage. Putting them in secret places makes sense.
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True, but walking thru a campground carrying a safe should draw a lot of attention.
Hi Neal, what if you do not return home before the "vampire's" come out?
Most break-ins are by vampires after dark.......when you are not there after watching and learning your habits during the day when they do not attract any attention by "People watching".......
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safes

i built my own all welded heavy steel and bolted through a frame cross
member nobodys ripping that out also used automotive carpet inside and out
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Hello palehorse89. Nothings 100%. We're generally weekend warriors and seldom leave the CG were at, or the site itself, except for a walk or bike ride. I feel that most campers/people are decent folks and locks/safes are to keep a generally honest person honest. In fact I expect other campers to be vigilant and protect my interest's as I do theirs. So if you see anyone walking down the road carrying my safe, trip them, and sit on them till the posse arrives. Bye the way, there are zero shopping days till my birthday!
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No match for 15 seconds with a sawsall
I'm not sure I agree with the 15 seconds but certainly it could be removed with a sawsall & several blades or perhaps a large pry bar and lots of effort. Hopefully it will encourage the bad guy to look for easier pickings.
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I just want something to put medication and money in when I take it in for service. Nothing like a Fort Knox safe, and I was wondering if I got one that was around 100 pounds if it would be to heavy? I have a diesel pusher and would be putting it in my rear closet.

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Hey Tom, I would guess that ours weighs about 40 lbs.. Just enough to make it hard to run with.
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I like Jon's Idea using a new sewer hose!! Clever!!
Oh come on stink, this is too easy...
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Tom222: That is what we were after, too ... just a place to keep important stuff protected while away from the MH. We went with this kind of cabinet - light, inexpensive, easy to bolt down, and sturdy.

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I read somewhere that one of the safest places for papers is in the freezer section of your fridge. It's very well insulated and already a very cold spot so it will be the last place to get hot enough to burn papers. I guess that makes sense. I have also heard that you can sometimes protect a few papers by putting them in the middle of a thick book and then clamping it shut tight. Not sure why that works? Maybe just an Internet legend.
Although I have never tried this I am betting that it would work. If you have ever tried burning a book or even an old catalogue in a fire place you will see how hard it is to burn the complete thing. I have had hot fires in my wood stove and threw a catalogue in to burn rather than filling landfill. The outer pages burn and then the inner pages don't. Usually I have to tear pages out loose and then throw them in to burn.
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Tom222: That is what we were after, too ... just a place to keep important stuff protected while away from the MH. We went with this kind of cabinet - light, inexpensive, easy to bolt down, and sturdy.

Amazon.com: Stack-On GCB-500 Steel Pistol/Ammo Cabinet, Black: Home Improvement

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If it is in an obvious place like under bed or in closet, Stack-On is one that cuts very easily, and the key lock drill out easily too. The metal is not thick at all, and easy pickings. But if you put it in a non-obvious place it will do fine.
Idea: behind the pull-out bed?

My rig came with one under the bed. It is unlocked and full of small non-valuable stuff; just another storage place.



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i built my own all welded heavy steel and bolted through a frame cross
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Wow. Nice Job!
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One of the ideas I had although I have not done this yet is to get a electric solenoid like they use on car doors. Install that in the storage under the bed on both sides of the bed. Put a switch on it so that I can lock the storage space. Not all beds have storage under them. Do you think if someone tries to lift the bed and it wont move up they will assume that it is just bolted down and no storage under there then go on to look somewhere else?

I also found this website if you want to look at the safe on it
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