When you have an RV, I am always worried about keeping documents safe, especially for when I was crossing the border and had a passport to keep safe as well.
While adding a safe to an RV is the ideal solution, safes are extremely heavy. And unless you have a much larger RV where weight isn’t an issue, it can be hard to justify the weight (starting at about 15 pounds for the smallest ones) and the space by adding one… not to mention smaller safes can be easily carried off by a thief unless you weld it to the RV.
There are some things like books that have hidden spaces inside, but they tend to look wildly out of place in an RV and then those can be easily carried off if your RV is broken into. So you really want to avoid hiding documents in something that could walk off.
Lastly, there is the concern about fire, especially if you are involved in a car accident, and you are more concerned with getting yourself out of the RV safely to worry about grabbing important documents.
One of the ideas I came up with is using a fireproof document bag. They don’t look so much like “hey, there’s important documents in here!” and it can be thrown in a drawer or even hidden somewhere else in the RV, since the smaller size makes it more manageable.
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Need some hiding spots? The best idea I have is to attach sticky velcro to the outside of the bag, and then attach the other side of the velcro to somewhere that would not easily be seen, such as the underside of a less used drawer or attached on the inside of a deep cubby, especially if you can attach it to the inside of the front wall so there is no possible way anyone could know it is there unless they reached behind and felt it.
The other suggestion I have seen is in the back pocket of the driver’s seat, because it would be easily accessible for those that knew it was there, but generally in all vehicles, only junk such as maps or tissues are usually kept in those back seat pockets.