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Old 01-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Floor safe info

New guy looking to purchase a 345 Classic. We are negotiating on a particular coach and hope to be driving home with it soon. One of our first mods will be to install a floor safe. I'm sure I'm not the first to do this and wonder what safe to buy and where to install it. Don't need a huge safe but want something that can't be unbolted and carried off. Anyone?
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Are you sure it does not have one?
Most 345's did, and mine does.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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The newer quality motorhomes have a built-in hidden safe OEM installed.
If people continue to disclose the location of these things it rather defeats the intent of concealment.
However, I believe if you have valuables, they should be left in your bank deposit box, where they are "SAFE".
Any "safe" in a trailer or motorhome is only as secure as the thief is incompetent.
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New guy looking to purchase a 345 Classic. We are negotiating on a particular coach and hope to be driving home with it soon. One of our first mods will be to install a floor safe. I'm sure I'm not the first to do this and wonder what safe to buy and where to install it. Don't need a huge safe but want something that can't be unbolted and carried off. Anyone?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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I have found an area for a "secret compartment" in my 30' Classic. I modified it as a compartment, and yes, it will remain secret.

Call it "hiding in plain sight".
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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Since I have no plan to use mine for anything more than a paperwork, I am not concerned about disclosure...
Mine was/is in the floor of the curbside bedroom closet... The leak from the frozen shower pipe, and the sewer vent had not only soaked the floor, but filled it with water, and the lock was rusted solid, the interior was peeling and a mess.

I removed it for "refurbishment"..


The lock spent 2 weeks soaking before I could get it moving and apart..


After..

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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The newer quality motorhomes have a built-in hidden safe OEM installed.
If people continue to disclose the location of these things it rather defeats the intent of concealment.
However, I believe if you have valuables, they should be left in your bank deposit box, where they are "SAFE".
Any "safe" in a trailer or motorhome is only as secure as the thief is incompetent.
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Dave,

Motorhomes have wheels. My bank does not. So, if I want what's in the bank I'd have to drive there 'cause the bank ain't coming to me. Besides, I'm not keeping my life savings in it, just passports and other items I wouldn't leave out in the open but need with me, not across the country, but thank you for your input.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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I think that's the general idea of the "safe" in an RV. It is a place to keep passports, warranties, etc. that one must keep reasonably handy, but not out where a casual visitor could get to it. I've been in brand-new coaches (not Airstreams) where I came across the "safe" in the first few minutes I was in the coach - and I didn't even know there was one there!

Keyair, those are some impressive pictures! Was there anything recognizable in the rust, err, safe when you got it open? How long had it been flooded? Any other damage?
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Nothing in the safe, and the safe door was open with the key in the lock.
The pictures do not do it justice in fact... it was a real mess!
How long it was flooded.... anyones guess!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #9
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The disclosure of your safe's location, or very existence for that matter, may be cause for revocation of your top secret security clearance. I'm not sure I'll be telling you any more of my moho secrets..... what secrets?

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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Hey, I dont care if you know where my safe is... I will even give you the key...
Just be sure to pet my gatekeepers as you pass by...
By the way... we have not found a toy that the black one(90lb of Pitt/Lab) cannot destroy in 5 mins, so i am sure your fingers will be fine once they are reattached...

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Several different styles and sizes here.

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Hey, I dont care if you know where my safe is... I will even give you the key...
Just be sure to pet my gatekeepers as you pass by...
By the way... we have not found a toy that the black one(90lb of Pitt/Lab) cannot destroy in 5 mins, so i am sure your fingers will be fine once they are reattached...

Maybe you could let him play with the safe....... nice doggy.
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Judging by what happened to the safe up in post #5, I think "safe" isn't the right name for it!
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Judging by what happened to the safe up in post #5, I think "safe" isn't the right name for it!
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