Now I've done it.


March 28, 2011, 07:35 PM
Dunhams had the Stack On Elite 36 gun safe on sale for $799.00 so I had to get it. Now Ive gotta figure out how I'm gonna get it out of my truck, and into my house. And how I'm gonna fill it with guns. Gonna be fun.

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double bogey
March 28, 2011, 07:49 PM
Get three 1 1/4" 20" long pieces of pvc, and you will be suprised how easy you and a helper can move it.

March 28, 2011, 08:12 PM
Great idea thanks. Any ideas on how to lower it out of my pickup?

March 28, 2011, 08:15 PM
My girlfriends stepdad ended up snapping the winch cable on a Warn winch on his side by side trying to get his into his garage, and ended up getting it the rest of the way in with a come along strap and a wet floor lol.

March 28, 2011, 08:19 PM
My safe weighs 600+ lbs. I laid it on the side and hauled it home. I slide it back about half way off the tailgate and "squatted" the bottom to the ground. I put it on a dolly, tilted it back and rolled it in the house by myself.

My dad's safe weights 1100 lbs. We both squatted it to the ground. We used pipes in rough areas and furniture sliders on the concrete and carpet to slide it where we wanted it to go.

March 28, 2011, 08:34 PM
Thanks for the ideas. I'll go pick it up tomorrow, and see if I can get it to where I want it. Thanks

March 28, 2011, 08:50 PM
Great idea thanks. Any ideas on how to lower it out of my pickup?
Remember, lift with your knees.

March 28, 2011, 09:22 PM
Knees not ya

March 28, 2011, 10:21 PM
Get some help to pull the door off, then move the two separately. Makes it much easier. That's how I moved mine during my last move.

March 28, 2011, 10:31 PM
Salesman said doors were not removable. I will check and see if they are or not.

double bogey
March 28, 2011, 10:39 PM
Get help, I lowered my 765# safe out of the truck, pull it out and squat the bottom to the ground. Not too bad with 2 guys, only 150 to 200#s each. Outside on the concrete we used the pvc, in the house we used a good 4 wheel furniture dolly (no carpet). Got it to the closet, shoved it in, drilled anchor holes and bolted to floor. Going up on porches and small elevation changes just tilt back, get one end up and slide the other up. both guys have to keep it from tilting over. The pvc rollers will suprise you. If the egyptions had relatively smooth roads, thats how they built the pyramids, not sure how they lifted tho.

March 28, 2011, 11:49 PM
Salesman said doors were not removable. I will check and see if they are or not.
Not sure of the differences between the Elite vs. the Total Defense models, but my Stack On Total Defense safe door can be removed...

March 28, 2011, 11:53 PM
Grats on the safe! Nice user name too!!!!

March 29, 2011, 07:23 AM
I would use an appliance dolly. I looked at the weight of your safe and it should be well under the recommended weight of an appliance dolly. Pick it up from the side, make sure to use a furniture pad so not to scratch it, as its depth of 26 3/4" will make it through any standard door. With this dolly you can load it at the store, strap it to the dolly, and keep it like that until you get it home and into place. Any moving company, U-haul, Budget, etc., or tool rental store should have them to rent fairly cheap and save your back.


It looks like U-Haul ( has them for $10 to rent and has furniture pads as well if you don't own any.

March 29, 2011, 09:25 AM
I unloaded my safe myself, I put a piece of carpet on the tail gate and slid it out real slow and then just held the bottom while it pretty much stood it self up. Getting it in the house I used a dolly, but once in the house I used a piece of carpet under it and just pushed and pulled it where I wanted it. If I hadn't tossed out a bunch of old pipes 2 weeks earlier that I had laying around I could have used those to move it instead of the dolly, would have been easier for me.

March 29, 2011, 09:47 AM
Cover the safe/carton with furniture blankets. You don't need prying eyes to know what you are bringing into your house. If anyone asks, tell them it's a refrigerator.

March 29, 2011, 10:05 AM
Thanks for the tips.
Towboater, Here is the boat I ride on drydock.

March 29, 2011, 11:03 AM
Sometimes it's worth paying a little extra to have things delivered. However, I understand the concern for privacy. In this case, I sugget getting a friend to help you with it.

March 29, 2011, 11:07 AM
here's some experience for reference...

It's a Elite Stack On 36 gun safe. Trying to decide if I should leave in the living room or move it down to the basement. I started to see if I could take the door off as it would make life a lot easier getting it down the stairs. I removed the allen screw from the bottom of the hinges, then tried tapping the pin out from the top. The pin will only drop some because it stops on threads that held the allen screw in. Tried lifting the door with the pins pushed down as far as they would go but doesn't seem like it's going anywhere. Any ideas?
1 sed6 :: 1/22/2011 2:52:51 AM

Leave it in place and get more friends to help you move it.
2 XChaosX :: 1/22/2011 10:37:52 AM

Already have done that twice. Taking door off would remove half the weight. I think just a buddy and I could handle gettng it down my steep basement stairs that way.
3 rdblan2 :: 1/22/2011 12:04:18 PM

To remove one of mine, I used a flat floor jack and put it at the corner near the lowest pin and raised it right up. Worked like a charm and I was about to give up trying to lift it off by hand.

Not sure about your specific safe though.
4 XChaosX :: 1/22/2011 2:06:36 PM

Thanks rdblan2, gave it another shot and it came right off, the pins just float inside the hinges. I thought about doing that a first but when I tired pulling hard by hand it would start to tip. I was worried that jack would tip it over, but once it started to lift the door came right off.
5 rdblan2 :: 1/22/2011 3:02:30 PM

March 29, 2011, 05:23 PM
Had it loaded, on its side, onto my small trailer. Backed up to my Basement steps. I put some plywood down on the steps. Only 3 steps and are 10 inch drop, but the steps (part ya step on) are about 3 feet long. Slid it down with no problem. It was quite a job to stand it up, but I managed. Used wooden dowels that were a couple feet long, and about an inch thick to roll it into place. I'm a happy camper.
While at Dunhams,s I bought a 91/30 Mosin with hex receiver and laminated stock. $148.00 after taxes and additional $25 off sale.:D

March 30, 2011, 12:20 AM
I paid a mover $300 to haul the safe to my house and move it into place... it was a breeze.

March 30, 2011, 01:43 AM
perhaps you can ask your local church if they have an organ mover (aka "roll or kari") you can borrow

ive borrowed our churches to move a huge organ someone gave my grandma, and i think it would fit right onto a safe....(wish i had thought of it for our safe)

you just strap it to the sides, then step on the jack and bam...its rolling around

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