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Old 08-28-2014, 11:15 PM   #11
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We've had them in Cruise America units and in our N.Z. Sprinter. I like them. I feel much more secure leaving my wallet and passport etc. in a locked hidden safe than just hiding the stuff.

I'm sure one will find its' way into my 19 quite shortly.

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:10 AM   #12
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I use one of these. Plenty small to mount under the dinette or somewhere accessible in the trailer. I also like that its opened by feel so you can open it in the dark.

Amazon.com: Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe: Home Improvement
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:25 AM   #13
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:38 AM   #14
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I use one of these. Plenty small to mount under the dinette or somewhere accessible in the trailer. I also like that its opened by feel so you can open it in the dark.

Amazon.com: Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe: Home Improvement
Ignoring the intended contents (it's just a box, you can just put your passport or whatever in it), this is closer to the size I was thinking of than the typical small home safe; the same supplier's smaller "microvault" sizes might be even more suitable.

With 16 gauge steel construction, I might call these "lockboxes" rather than "safes"... but that may be all that's required.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:42 AM   #15
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Ignoring the intended contents (it's just a box, you can just put your passport or whatever in it), this is closer to the size I was thinking of than the typical small home safe; the same supplier's smaller "microvault" sizes might be even more suitable.

With 16 gauge steel construction, I might call these "lockboxes" rather than "safes"... but that may be all that's required.
Yeah, its not designed to be a real "safe" that would stop a determined thief, but it would slow them down. In most camping areas I would think of it as unnecessary, but its nice to be able to store valuables instead of locking them in the tow or stuffing them under the seat cushions.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:51 AM   #16
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I've been wondering about how to put a box in that is large enough for camera gear and a laptop. I'm not interested in the weight of a safe, I just want something that would be a little difficult to open with a screwdriver or other small tool. I just want a little peace of mind when I go into a store or museum.
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Not much help here, but at home, I put a box of Kleenex on top of the Apple logo on my MacBook Air when I leave the house.
As a news photographer, I often used to park in lanes in the downtown area ( commercial plates ). I'd open the trunk of the company car, which was full of camera and computer gear and take what I needed for the assignment. I guess if I owned the gear, rather than the company, I'd have been more worried, but I'm not sure what I could have done different.
Never did get burgled, not even when I was photographing a police demo on how to prevent your vehicle from getting broken into. The gist was, keep stuff out of sight. ( Actually, I did get burgled once, parked under the court house, next to the RCMP headquarters in Surrey ).
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:24 AM   #18
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I've been wondering about how to put a box in that is large enough for camera gear and a laptop. I'm not interested in the weight of a safe, I just want something that would be a little difficult to open with a screwdriver or other small tool. I just want a little peace of mind when I go into a store or museum.
This one would store a laptop and probably the wife's iPad, our phones, camera, and still have room to spare. It would take up quite a bit of space (19x15x8 ) but should still fit under the seats somewhere.

Amazon.com: SentrySafe PL048E Electronic Security Box, 0.5 Cubic Feet, Black: Home Improvement
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:43 AM   #19
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Hey,
Found this while poking around the intertubes Best Small Gun Safe, Best Handgun Safe - Gun Safe Reviews Guy. Yes ignore the intended uses for some of the safes. My thoughts were and are for hidden and storing various items that one might not want or need to carry on their person ie medical records if your on the road for weeks or months etc.

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Old 08-29-2014, 11:35 AM   #20
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We might install a lightweight safe to protect small items like documents, phones, and small backup drives for our laptops against crimes of opportunity, but given time and tools thieves can steal pretty well anything. We plan to buy the best theft insurance policy we can afford, and leave photos of our gear, copies of the sales slips, and all serial numbers on file with the insurance company.
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