How do you load a gun safe into a truck?

I need to transport my gun safe. How do I load it into my truck?

Answer
While loading your gun safe into your truck is straightforward, safety is the most important thing.
When moving a gun safe, make sure it’s properly secured and locked and confirm that none of your guns are loaded. Beyond that, wear gloves and closed-toe shoes to minimize the incidence of damage.
Since gun safes are heavy and often weigh between 200 and 600 pounds, you will probably need multiple people or a dolly to move it.
If using a dolly, make sure it’s balanced and not tipping to one side. You can also use bungee cords or straps to secure it to the dolly.
After it’s secure, begin the moving process by following these steps:
  • Use a ramp to wheel the dolly on
  • Lift the back to lay the front on the tail bed and slide it back
  • Use multiple people to lift the bottom, while other people guide the front
Once you get it onto the truck, secure it and you’re good to go.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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