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Old 05-19-2019, 04:50 PM
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Default Gardall safes: Anybody know anything about them?

Title pretty much says it all. They make a small safe that I’m thinking about installing in my RV. I’ve never heard of them, but they seem to get good reviews.

The one I’m looking at is the model H2GC.
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A pro will get in in 20 minutes with tools. But that’s a pro. I can crack the combo the hard way but it takes about 3 hours. Amateurs will make a lot of noise and probably just try to remove the whole safe damaging the coach. It’s better then a lock box.
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Cigar Box is about the same.
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I have one, have had it for over 18 years. not sure of the model but it about 300 lbs and fire rated for 2 hours.
I don't expect it to stop a pro but my purpose is to protect house papers in the event of a fire.
No problems, tumblers works fine it always opens except when I fat finger it on occasion.
As far as I know they are rated pretty good.
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Gardall is a reputable manufacturer. But, there is an ongoing race to keep cost down among all of the manufacturers. A small portable safe bolted to the flimsy construction of an RV is inherently limited in how secure it can be. It would take a guy with a sawzall and crow bar 2 minutes to take the safe and work on opening it at his leisure - but that's true of any safe. This safe is stronger than whatever you're going to bolt it to and it's plenty strong enough to keep the casual thief out.
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Concealment is better than a cheap safe.
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Originally Posted by dihrah View Post
Cigar Box is about the same.
that makes no sense. It offers fire protection and limited burglar protection.
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Thanks all. Yes, fully aware of the limited protection against a dedicated attack.

Glad to hear that those of you who have them are happy with them.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post


that makes no sense. It offers fire protection and limited burglar protection.

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