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    Default How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    My wife and I just got a place in Chester county PA. We have a 550lb Liberty USA series gun safe right now anchored at our place in Honesdale PA.
    What's the best way to move this 2 hours to our new place?
    I was thinking of renting a truck with a lift gate, and a dolly.

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Do you have a friend with a pickup truck? Save some money that way and a trusted friend or two to help you. A dolly and hand truck will help. It*s not that big a deal, just appears that way.

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    How do you get it on the pick up truck without a lift gate?

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Will3212 View Post
    How do you get it on the pick up truck without a lift gate?
    Think Egyptians and Pyramids
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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Hand truck

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    Dolly

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    If we don't get Oz, we get stuck with Fetterman.

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Will3212 View Post
    How do you get it on the pick up truck without a lift gate?
    Elbow grease

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Will3212 View Post
    How do you get it on the pick up truck without a lift gate?
    If you lean the top half of the safe down on the bed of the pick up truck, two or maybe three guys can pivot/pick up the bottom half and slide it all the way onto the bed. It kind of works like a see saw with the top half pivoting on the tailgate and the bottom half swinging up. Not as hard as it sounds.

    Comes off the same way. Slide the laid down safe until the bottom half slides off the tailgate and rests on the floor, and then a couple of guys get on the bed and lift up the top half to stand it fully upright.

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    i was able to remove the door off my liberty safe when i moved. made it easier to move.

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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    I already told the wife if we move the safe stays. I will just buy a few smaller ones
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    Default Re: How to move 550 pound gun safe 120 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by akley88 View Post
    i was able to remove the door off my liberty safe when i moved. made it easier to move.
    This^^^^^^ Many doors are designed to come off Cutting the weight of the main safe by up to a 3rd.

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