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Moving a gun safe 500 miles

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Oregonhunter5, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    You guys ever moved a 900+lb. safe in a uhaul with all your furniture? Uhaul has the ramp, but I'm just a little concerned about it. Thoughts?
     
  2. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Yes. Over a 1,000 miles. Put it in first up against the cab in the center of the truck. Strapped it in good and never had a problem


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  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    How many guys did it take to load? Dolly used?
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I moved 1350 lb Diebold US Postal surplus safe far more than that over the Oregon pass, and almost died doing it :huh:

    I had a dedicated custom mini trailer and an anti sway brake or we would have died

    Make sure your brakes and drivetrain are up to it
     
  5. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Ramp weight capacity? I have rented a lot of u-hauls and I think it was 1000 lbs. You will probably be well over the limit with the weight of the safe and the weight of all your friends all on the ramp at the same time. Better get the insurance so you dont have to pay for the broken ramp. I would call them and ask to be sure. Do you have a backup plan? Maybe back up the truck to a loading dock? Or cross your fingers and hope it was designed with a factor of safety of at least 3x. Can the door be removed to split up some of the weight? Its probably safer to rent a trailer.
     
  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My Cannon 24 cuft 750 lb safe by uhaul, Burbank to Bvtn, then to Boring.
     
  7. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    you can get a ryder truck with a 5000lb liftgate
     
  8. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I should sell it. Then buy one where I'm headed.
     
  9. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you do, make sure it's BIGGER. Hope your going somewhere good for ya, be safe. :thumbup:
     
  10. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Boise. And yep bigger is nice. My goal is a safe room. Vault door
     
  11. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SWEET !!! Stay in touch. My safe is 32 gun, 600 lbs, moved it with uhaul dolly and 3 people. Buddy of mines safe is more in your range, we used a fork lift and a piano dolly.