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So there’s a deal I have, I jack around with stuff and finally get frustrated and ask for help.....

Then I try again, because I’m in a hurry and

WHAM it works,,,,,,


Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:54 am
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The safe is in!

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The safe is nice now that its in. I put it together with a little assistance from the Mrs and my 13-year old son. that included moving it from the garage to the basement. Used.a hand truck, some strapping, and a couple of 2x4s of varying lengths that I used for leverage when lifting the door into place.

Difficulties I had - see the earlier photo. I shot the spot with some lube and just kept wiggling the wall and it finally popped. then I had the same problem on the top in the opposite corner. Same thing. Shot it with lube and then kept wiggling it and it finally popped. No big problems other than that.

Things I like: It fits in the space I have and I was able to install it myself. It seems well made and will do the task.

Communications - they called and verified the entire order including things like door swing and what combo I wanted. They also called and warned me that it would be ready about 6 weeks early (they had a cancellation). then called to ship just as I was leaving the town so they held it until I returned. I will say that R&L is a PITA. Took them longer to ship it from Tacoma to my house than it did from IA to Tacoma. Then they would only schedule between 3-6 daily AND I HAD TO BE ON SITE THE WHOLE TIME. Then the driver called me on the delivery day about 11:30 and said - hey I can be there in 20 minutes, you available? He was cool as hell. Basically, said the office doesn’t have a clue about scheduling and he had to deliver to me before he could start doing pick ups.

Things I don’t like:

No power kit available - I retrofit an extension cord. I may upgrade that to a power strip at some point.

No light kit available - I had an LED light strip a put into it. It provides sufficient light, but is kind of messy.

No door storage. They use pistol pockets. Every pistol pocket I’ve ever purchased failed. Now that I have the safe and can measure, I’ll look around at some of the aftermarket options.

No common (one-stop) place for directions. - They have a stack of videos online, including one that has a gorilla building one with absolutely no stress. `The guy picked up the 175 pound door like it was toothpick. But none of the videos or directions tell the whole story. In place, they tell you “use a hammer, not a rubber mallet.” But in another, they show that you need to mallets. I watched all the videos - and read the instructions, which was the only place that said to lube all the pins before using. They have a “tricks” video. But it doesn’t show any common problems like the one I had.

Shipping.- Shipping was a PITA. They provide a weight and a link to R&L shipping so you can calculate your rate. But they don’t give you the discount code. Shipping without a code costs more than the safe (My safe was $2300 - shipping was $2400). Via e-mail they told me $300 based on a safe that weighed 500 pounds. I reran their code and got $340 for a 600 pound safe. Shipping wieight on my safe was 825 pounds - so on arrival I got hit with a bill for $440. they just need to do a better job of disclosing this.

If you have questions, let me know.


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Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm
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After paying for the safe, I need all the help I can get


Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm
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That sucks about the shipping. Seems like something they should take care of in the interest of making the sale

Not sure what the inside of your door is like but I replaced mine with a sheet of densglas covered in velcro. Now I can stick stuff wherever. I got a roll of velcro one wrap to stick pouches on

The light kit that came with my safe sucked. It was two 2' long strips. I ordered something similar to this off fleabay:https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050-Waterproof-LED-Strip-light-SMD-44-Key-Remote-12V-US-Power-Full-Kit/302383732527?epid=691533819&hash=item466779972f:g:67wAAOSwpINZaTDj:rk:2:pf:0

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Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm
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RocketScott wrote:
That sucks about the shipping. Seems like something they should take care of in the interest of making the sale

Not sure what the inside of your door is like but I replaced mine with a sheet of densglas covered in velcro. Now I can stick stuff wherever. I got a roll of velcro one wrap to stick pouches on

The light kit that came with my safe sucked. It was two 2' long strips. I ordered something similar to this off fleabay:https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050-Waterproof-LED-Strip-light-SMD-44-Key-Remote-12V-US-Power-Full-Kit/302383732527?epid=691533819&hash=item466779972f:g:67wAAOSwpINZaTDj:rk:2:pf:0


That light kit is basically what I have - without color or remote.


Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 pm
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On the shipping the problem is that they report the weight of the safe as being 600 pounds. I added carpet, a dehumidifier, and rifle rods, which all together made up less than 10 pounds. The pallet weighs less than 50 and while there is a lot of cardboard, it can’t weight 25 pounds in total.

IMO, they just need to report on the page where you calculate shipping something like - “add x pounds to your safe weight for shipping.”


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