Motorhome safe's for laptops and large cameras

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  1. Jonybakery

    Jonybakery Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of a large safe suitable for motorhome's or am I better trying to get something made?

    Thanks
     
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    I have one that will take a couple of laptops + cameras and other stuff. It's like this one but but I didn't pay that much, though I'm sure I bought it from Been & Queued.

    http://nextday.diy.com/app/jsp/product/productPage.jsp?productId=36080
     
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    I bought mine from Screwfix. £49.95 with next day delivery seems to be a very reasonable price. It takes my full size laptop and lots of other stuff quite easily.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    External W x D x H: 430 x 350 x 200mm. Internal W x D x H: 420 x 300 x 190mm. Supplied with fixings. Weight 11.3kg. 24 Ltr.

    You can see it at:

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/82427/Security/Safes/Burglary-Safes/Security-Safe-24Ltr

    They have several to choose from if this one is not quite right.
     
  4. bobandjanie

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    Hi, I fitted one in our last van, and only Dynamite would shift it, it took me 2 hours to get it out and I had it open............ A bit over kill when I wanted to change it when we got a bigger Laptop.:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    So when I put it in this van I never got quite so carried away, but we got ours from Argos.:thumb:

    But my top tip is get one bigger than you think you need.:Doh::Laughing: It puts your mind at rest knowing everything is locked away. :Smile: Bob.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...talogId=1500002201&langId=-1&searchTerms=SAFE
     
  5. Jonybakery

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    Thanks guys. Very helpful. So you then fix the safe's to the chasis of the van? Is that easy to do?

    Cheers
    Jon
     
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    Hi, just drilled through the floor and bolt it using coach bolts without the slot for a screw driver, and with the nuts inside the safe. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Thanks again. Did you have to drill holes in the safe as well?

    Cheers
    Jon
     
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    Hi, they have holes in the bottom and in the end already, so as in our case it stands on end, and we lift the door up....:BigGrin: Our last van it was laying down and door opening out.:BigGrin: Depends where its going and how much room you have. :Smile: Bob.
     
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    Security

    Glad to hear people taking a real interest in security in their vans. More 'strength to your elbow', there are lots out there who cannot be bothered, making their vans an easy prey.

    Thanks to those who take security seriously.

     
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    Just been reading this. May be of interest:BigGrin:

    S
     
  12. Don Quixote

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    I made a false bottom in one of the cupboards which you never know was there. then put the shoes and thing on top. Yes we have to pull the shoes etc out to access it, but takes seconds.

    In side holds computer, camera etc. total cost 1hour work and 3 euros for the bit of board.

    Done.....

    John
     
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    What, that you read it ?

    Come on Sue, what you been reading then ??? Not shades of grey AGAIN !! surely !
     
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    I fitted a safe in my van and was not able to locate it over a chassi rail or such,so as bobandjane used 2coach bolts,seems solid as a rock however when you think about it how safe is it ?
    A good prise with a crow bar and the heads would pull through the ply quite easily.If you wanted to be silent and cunning all you would need is a cordless drill and a small core bit,drill round bolts and lift out.
    With this in mind I'm going to get the fitters at work to cut me a piece of steel plate with 2 holes for my bolts and weld them in.By doing this the plate will stop the bolts pulling through and unless Mr toe rag carries a grinder,jigsaw,and drill it should be pretty safe.
    Don't want to worry anyone but if you fit a safe fit it securely .
     
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