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Old 12-10-2016, 07:45 PM   #1
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Ideas to mount a hidden safe in a skoolie?

Looking for ideas to mount a hidden safe in a skoolie. Not a huge safe just a place to keep valuables. I look forward to the replies.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hello,

Well i installed a Nightowl survielance system and put the DVR recorder inside a neat old box, a box covered in a thin metal which was most likely a strong box of sorts.

Well i locked it but also tied a string to the inside and drilled a hole through the bus into the underneath, underneath i connected the string to a switch, so that if anyone lifts the box it flips the switch connected directly to a horn. Setting the box back down wont unflip the switch. aaaaand don't tell anyone lol
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:08 PM   #3
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You might install a mountable safe inside a dinette seat or something like that, depending on how it mounts..... where you have to open an access panel to get to the safe. Or you could mount it between framing members inside a wall, with some kind of mirror, artwork, etc, securely mounted, or if you can arrange it, maybe have the access on the back side of the wall in an area that would normally not be accessed (like a utility closet or such).
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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Some of the high end RV's had safes built into their rigs.

Most were a flush floor mount unit.

If it is mounted in the floor above something else like air tanks, fuel tanks, etc. so it can't be seen from underneath it would be about as secure as anything short of stealing the bus.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:17 PM   #5
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That would be another option too but the danger there would be cutting into air or fuel lines, or electric wiring when cutting the hole to mount the safe, depending on where the underbody components are mounted and connected up into their corresponding systems.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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I just had another thought..... why not have a safe hidden in plain sight? Get you a nice deep gang box and an electric outlet, install it in the wall like any other outlet, but just don't connect any wiring to it.... put it in an out of the way corner where it's unlikely anyone will want to plug anything in to it and you're golden. To access it, just remove the wall plate (and outlet, if you have a bigger item to store or remove). Will cost you less than $5 in materials and will likely be more secure as a burglar won't be looking for it.

If you need something a little bigger, make it a 2 gang (4 outlet) box.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #7
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There was someone that posted a video of a sliding corner wall made out of old pallet wood that was pretty damned sweet!

I tried google image searching key words, but couldn't come up with anything... Maybe someone else remembers it
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It was in a thread here, I think it was in the thread about traveling with firearms in an RV, will have to go back and see if I can find it.

EDIT: That thread wasn't it, just flipped through the whole thing and it wasn't there. But I saw it on here somewhere, within the last month or so.
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