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Old 08-08-2022, 07:17 AM   #29
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In all RV’s, there is a lot of hidden dead space in a lot of areas. Look around and dig behind all the cabinets, nooks and corners, you will find a good space for such seclusion. That‘s what I did, found an easy spot in the wall near an offset cabinet and lined it with carpet to make it quiet and soft for our valuables. Even if you are aware of my coach design and layout, you will be hard pressed to find my hidden spot. No, I don’t have a safe, but as security, it is just as good. O, my safe spot is 6x12x18, large enough to hide what I need.
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About 4 years ago I installed a hotel safe that you can open with a code or swipe a credit card, dl, library card or whatever with a magnetic stripe. I bolted it down to the electronics box in the rear closet. I sure with a crowbar it could be torn loose. And I'm sure there are ways to bypass the locking mechanism. I hope to protect items from an opportunist who slipped into my coach. Repair guy, camping neighbor, whatever. Have actually never stored anything in it yet!

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FYI. If I were you, I would take a look at a youtube video by the lock pick lawyer on the mesa hotel safe.
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Nothing slows the lock picking lawyer much but your average drug crazed felon, even if he's watched some of the videos, is going to be challenged. There certainly are lots of obscure places in most RVs that probably don't even merit a safe as your average burglar is generally in a bit of a hurry. There's no free lunch.
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I have come to the conclusion after years of observation of both people and animals that most don't look up when looking for threats to their safety. Unless they are a small prey animal subject to attack from raptors their focus is usually close to the ground. A good example is the popularity of tree stands with deer hunters and wildlife photographers. Their subjects seldom look up into the trees.
I think a thief trying to pillage in an RV would assume the goodies he wants will be at chest level but probably lower. Most safes suitable for cash, documents and handguns will probably be located on the floor in a closet or under the bed. Even if the safe is bolted to the floor it might be vulnerable to a hammer and a Wonder Bar.
I have a cabinet above my rear view/exit window with a dark corner that is 14"L x 11"D x 15"H. I intend to store my properly padded safe there with my S&W Model 60 in a holster securely fastened to the cabinet's interior wall out of sight.
That's my Plan A anyway. I hope to never need a Plan B.
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FYI. If I were you, I would take a look at a youtube video by the lock pick lawyer on the mesa hotel safe.
I've watched most of his videos. He is very talented and quick. Odds are slim that my thief will be that talented.
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Nothing slows the lock picking lawyer much but your average drug crazed felon, even if he's watched some of the videos, is going to be challenged. There certainly are lots of obscure places in most RVs that probably don't even merit a safe as your average burglar is generally in a bit of a hurry. There's no free lunch.
Agreed on all counts. Let's face it, even Fort Knox is not burglar proof. Remember Gold Finger? A determined thief, given enough time, will get into any safe. All you are doing is buying time which the thief cannot afford to waste. He may even take the entire safe to be opened later if it is not secured to an immovable object. The way I see it is that he may get it, but; He will really, really have to work very, very hard to get it.
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If one is reasonably adept at woodworking it isn't too hard to make some very clever spaces behind false panels that a burglar in a hurry will never notice. They can be made very stout using rare earth magnets and steel pins that can only be opened by putting the magnet on just the right place.
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