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Old 02-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
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Question installing a safe

I have been wondering if any one has ever installed a small safe inside of there trailer. Me and the DW have Ben discussing if this can be done. We love to camp at resort type places and always are concernd about leaving valuables such as money,camera's,I pods and tablets inside of the trailer. I was thinking of buying a small safe and bolting it to the floor on the inside of the bench seat any thoughts would be appreciated
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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I imagine any kind of safe secured to a floor or fixture in an RV could be easily ripped out given materials used. I would opt for concealment rather than a safe. There are many items available online that offer convenient and easily accessible places for valuables with little or no chance for discover by a thief.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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We mounted a small gun safe to the floor. You can buy bolt that are hard to remove. Backed bolts with large washer on bottom side. The bottom line is if someone wants it they will get it.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:10 PM   #4
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Thanks KReich that's what I would like to do was it hard to drill thru the floor such as plumbing,electrical or heating. Also have you had any problems with water getting thru ? Thanks
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Just make sure that once mounted you can get into the box. Both with the key and your hands..
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:47 PM   #6
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No went from the bottom up. Hardest part was getting in the sealed under belly. Putting it back together. You will go in and out a few times to make sure your in the right place. Also do it when the wife is gone. Really hit the fan when she realized I drilled holes in her new rv.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:08 PM   #7
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Maybe I'm naÔve. I've never figured folks would break into a camper, particularly when it is in an RV park. Has anyone had issues with a break-in? I've always figured between the fact that we are in an RV community and the standard door locks would be sufficient. Like I said, I may very well be, extremely naÔve. Please post any theft or break in anecdotal evidence that it is a problem.
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I know that in a way this may seem overly paranoid but last year we went to the upper peninsula of Michigan and stayed a nice campground but it seem that every one there was gone all day sightseeing just as we were so there really wasn't any one around. This just got us thinking about camp safety
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We do not have a safe. In the process of doing some modifications I located a few very good areas for concealment. For example the shelves are built up with two layers of paneling with a 1” thick framing in between. I lifted one of the panels (to pull some wires) that would make the shelf bottom. I carefully removed all the staples (about a million of them). The panel stays in place by gravity. I just lift the panel and place my wallet and any spare traveling money there. For my wife’s purse, when I removed the panel under our J-sofa, I found a spot near the water hear, with a little rearranging of Utilities, it slips into and it is completely out of sight.
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My Pinnacle came with a safe mounted under the bed. Does your bed lift up to access storage underneath?
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