Storage Boxes

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:19
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Hi all, on a recent trip we passed through Alice Springs and at Bunnings there I noticed some grey plastic storage boxes with hinged lids, quite large but perfect to put a couple on roof rack and carry some extra camping gear or free up space below. Bunnings in Mittagong NSW don't have them, and I can't see them on Bunnings own product website. Any body out there seen these or can offer an alternative?
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Reply By: dazza62 - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:19

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:19
Can't help with the Bunnings product however we have found these very useful and robust

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Follow Up By: Ian and Pen - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:52

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:52
Thanks Dazza, looks like the thing, probably got better seals than the Bunnings also
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael W14 - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:54

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:54
Wow they are heavy. 70cm long (small one) and it ways 10KG empty. Must be strong, but too much weight for roof racks I think.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:06

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:06
Those techniice boxes are similar to what is issued to our military personel for personal gear storage & transport.
They replace the tin or wodden trunk of the past.
They are possibly a bit big for what the op is considering.

If you are looking for something decent..stop looking at bunnings.

Find your local camping shop that supplies military personell..there is one near nearly every army base.

Or seek out a commercial storage suplier that deals with the catering, or industrial market.

There are also so blow or rotary moulded boxes in the sound & music market.....but they wont be on most music stores.

you realy have to look past the standard retail stores to find good stuff.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 09:13

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 09:13
Why stop looking at Bunnings, they also sell Space Cases!

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:58

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:58
Hi Ian and Pen,

I would forget the Bunnings storage boxes.
What you need are sealed style cases such as the ones Dazza has mentioned, or these Space Cases from ARB

Compare the prices and features of each and make your decision based on practicality and your budget.

I can guarantee you will soon appreciate the benefit of a case that prevents the ingress of dust, etc.

I have two Pelican brand cases.
One in which I carry the emergency gear and one containing cutlery, plates, etc.
The pelican cases may be a bit of overkill for your needs (they are also waterproof) but I love them.


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Follow Up By: KevinE - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 14:30

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 14:30
Bunnings Parafield had Pelican brand cases when I was in there last week; Pelican case at Bunnings ;)
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 15:36

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 15:36
I was in Bunnings yesterday and they sell the Pelican and Kingchrome brand of spacecases
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 13:00

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 13:00
Spacecases are now branded as Pelican Spacecase. Same product and you have to try hard to kill them. I dragged 2 across Nth Qld in the back of the ute and not a spot of dust got into them.

Also available in a wide range of sizes and profiles that would suit a roof rack.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:23

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:23
Did you ring Bunnings?
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Reply By: phasar - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:27

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:27
G'day

Don't know why every one wants to bash Bunnings.
I find they have a good selection and usually cheap,
especially when compared to ARB.
I travelled from Steep Point to Byron Bay, which included the Gunbarrel
and the Simpson Desert, with a Bunnings bought Spacecase.
Didn't have trouble with water or dust, and let me tell you, there was plenty of dust.
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Follow Up By: phasar - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:35

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 13:35
Just searched Bunnings web site, they do Pelican cases.
I think they are very similar to Spacecase.
In fact went out to shed and checked, they are identical.
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Reply By: Ian and Pen - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 15:55

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 15:55
Thanks every one for your as usua usefull insight to all things on the planet, lots of info so I should be able to navigate my way from here.

Much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 22:01

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 22:01
As another option - I use Nelly fish tubs. 3 fit across the roofrack, they come in a range of sizes, will last forever, and arent 'too' expensive. A lot better in my opinion than a lot of other storage options. I get mine from Staley food / catering supplies... I secure the lid with a cable tie.
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 16:46

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 16:46
I'm using the Gomo and Wolkpak storage boxes from Boab. I think Hannibal are the distributors. They are smaller and in solid black plastic with lock down lids. Probably not suited to roof rack though.

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