Storage boxes

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 18:55
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I am looking to purchase a couple of lockable storage/tool boxes for the back of the Hilux to store camping equipment, recovery gear etc. What are people's opinions on the ARB type plastic spacecases versus the traditional aluminium boxes?
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Reply By: diamond - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 20:37

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 20:37
mate dont wory about paying big $$$$$ go look in super cheap seen some good cheap lockable boxes there today
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:10

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:10
Unless they are bolted down, its just something to make it easier for them to carry your stuff away in...

Go a proper bolt down checker plate box... I would.. but thats me.
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Follow Up By: goodsy - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:27

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:27
Truckster are you having problems with the Overlander forum. I carn't seem to access site.
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Follow Up By: Ray - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:49

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:49
The Overlander forum is down...again
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:51

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:51
LOL..
Quality at its greatest..... Good server etc...

ROTF!

Oh yea....
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Follow Up By: Ray - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:56

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 22:56
LOL...flamin joke isn't it
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Follow Up By: goodsy - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:02

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:02
So this is common then.
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Follow Up By: Ray - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:11

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:11
Was down for two days only a couple of weeks ago. They still haven't repaired the data base from that crash, that's why the search function is not fully functional. Inbetween the crashes it amuses us with other antics.
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Follow Up By: goodsy - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:17

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 23:17
Was on Fraser two weeks ago. Did not know about the 2 day down. Hope they fix it for good this time. Great forum but not as good as exploreoz.
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Reply By: goodsy - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:52

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:52
Had a big Gal box in the ute of my hilux. Bolted down to stop it bouncing around. Don't think anyone would have stolen it beause it weighed about 250kg. Surved the purpose well. Look in the trading post there is all ways a lockable box for sale. But bolt it down.
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Follow Up By: Member - Simon - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:46

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:46
Goodsy that is one heavy duty box, how was it for keeping the dust out, any problems?
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Follow Up By: goodsy - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 08:27

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 08:27
Not so good to honest. You could make a seal up very easily but the stuff I had in the box was'nt scared of dust .
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Reply By: Member - Bruce - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 05:04

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 05:04
Gday
I use the plastic space cases in the back of my patrol. Excelent waterproofing on them and the kept the bulldust out of my clothes when I went to Birdsville last year. I have got two of them now one larger one for tools recovery gear and one for general stuff. I also have a couple of the cheaper boxes for other stuff but the dust seams to get into thoses ones. The main thing for the back of a ute is the seals both for dust and water.
Regards
Bruce.
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Follow Up By: Member - Simon - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:52

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:52
Hi Bruce
How long have you had the spacecases? I was just wondering how they stand up to the sunlight, I know they are suppose to be UV resistant but have you noticed any adverse effects from the weather? The fact that they are well sealed is a key factor. Have you got them bolted down?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 05:37

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 05:37
Simon
one ive only had less than 12 months the other one i've had 3 to 4 years no signs of decay from uv or from other gear rubing against them. No I just chain them in but You can drill through the bottom to bolt them down. Chain is easier for me as I dont know what i will be carring next so it gives me the flexibility to move them around. The final thing is You get what you pay for and what are your tools and recovery gear worth to keep dry and safe.
Regards
Bruce
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Reply By: rojac - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 08:35

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 08:35
Hi

I'm in the same boat, looking for storage boxes for the back of the ute. Looked at the plastic ARB boxes but the cost is over the top..someone is making a large profit so I'll probably go for a Galv box and as far as theft, it will be attached by wire rope/padlocks to the canopy frame.

You want to steal the box it will probably be easier to steal the whole vehicle.

Cheers

Rob
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Reply By: Grinner - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 10:13

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 10:13
Try looking elsewhere for the spacecases and you may find them a bit cheaper. I know our local Farm Supplies sells them and I've seen them in Plastics Unlimited.

Grinner
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Reply By: Kev. - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 11:13

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 11:13
lockable galv box is the go from Super cheap auto.
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