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e6fan12345

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How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:37:45 AM »
Hello everyone, I plan on getting a class C in the near future, and I was just wondering how heavy of a safe can you have in an average Class C RV without it causing any problems, like with more weight on one side of the RV than the other, or something similar like that. The safe I want to get for the RV would be between 300 and 400 lbs, and I plan on bolting it down in the RV, as well.

azwinne

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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 10:45:30 AM »
That is a lot of weight in one small space for an RV, I'd ask the manufacter about that. Maybe they could set a spot over a frame rail to handle it.
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 12:12:39 PM »
That sounds like a pretty good size gun safe or the like. Maybe 2 smaller ones would work out better.
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 12:20:36 PM »
No different than 400 lbs of anything else, and few C's have enough weight capacity to begin with. Unless you are talking a super-C (medium duty truck chassis), C;''s are built on a van cutaway chassis and the biggest now avail;able has a max load (GVWR) of 14,500 lbs. A 31 foot coach weighs most of that.

Where would you find enough vacant sq ft to bolt down a 400 lb safe? And what to bolt it to? A plywood floor doesn't do a lot to keep a safe in place if the thief is determined.
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azwinne

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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 01:17:50 PM »
Another thought, that much weight can break free and become a deadly missle if you are involved in a collision.
A fellow I knew became a victim of that when his Snap-On tool chest broke free in his mobile service van in a wreck, and came foward and crushed him, and they were "held" by grade 8 bolts.
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e6fan12345

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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 01:36:34 AM »
Thank you everyone for your responses and help. I thought perhaps that size a safe would be a problem for a Class C, but I wanted to ask people who have and know a lot about RVs to make sure.

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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 06:33:57 AM »
 A safe is a factory option  in the new Ford Superduty - i have one in mine
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 07:34:32 AM »
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A safe is a factory option  in the new Ford Superduty - i have one in mine

A 400 lb-er?  ;)
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 02:03:25 PM »
Steve  -   Collapsible GunSafe under the front seat ???????????????
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 04:04:14 PM »
Rather than a safe too heavy to steal , why not a light-weight hidden compartment that no one can find? No, don't tell us where  ;)
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 04:48:35 PM »
A 400 lb-er?  ;)

Lol its just in the center consul big enough for a laptop and passports etc not big enough for a dead body etc etc lol
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Re: How heavy a safe can you have in a Class C?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 04:54:28 PM »
I have one,,and one thing I found,,when dealing with Canadian customs you WILL open it for them or go NOWHERE!!>>>Dan
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