Cargo Case

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 19:16
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Hi Guys,

Looking for a few cargo/space cases for an upcoming trip...

I know the Trimcast cases are great quality but I am not so keen on the price. Does anyone have any experience with the Techni Ice cases (http://www.techniice.com/2011/jungle_reef/index_toolbox.asp or the Kincrome ones (http://www.kincrome.com.au/web/catalogue/search/product_display.php?partnumber=K7190).

Both are around $200.

Thanks!
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:25

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:25
Have you tried Army Disposal stores for the Olive Drab 2nd hand ones ;)

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Follow Up By: 181 - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:41

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:41
Nope... any particular store I should try? (I am in Melbourne).
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 21:00

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 21:00
Dahlsens Hardware have excellent space case style boxes, all stainless steel hardware, 6 catches make them fully dust proof.
Standard space case size is $188.00
The have several different sizes.


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Reply By: Andrew - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:51

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:51
I was led to believe that the space case advantage was in dust proofing and that is what justified the higher cost. (supposedly better sealing design)

Others may have more experience to verify this.

I have seen a lot of cheaper ones that leak dust when stored on tray backs and in trailers.

Leaky units on roof racks seem to be more affected by whereabouts on the roof they are as the airflow keeps some bits clean and other bits are dust traps.

If dust entry is not a big issue (inside a vehicle for example) then the cheaper units may be suitable.

If you like travelling in the dust cloud from the vehicle in front then dust sealing is probably more important too.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 22:28

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 22:28
I have three spaces cases and I bolt all three to the back of the ute (6 bolts each) when going on extended trips.

So far they have been 100% dust and moisture free and I have been in many dusty places.

They are expensive at around $380 each however are worth it in my opinion.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:52

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:52
We've got 3 Space Cases, 2 are large(110x450x550) & third is a square case, about 550x550x450. We use them as Alan does, in out ute, though have only tied them in with ratchet straps. Amazing how much gear you can fit in the big ones, can't lift them once they're full.

In two trips last year, to Lake Eyre & Ayers Rock, they kept the dust at bay, as long as you fastened all 3 clips. I also use one when I go out to the station, while grader driving, and it's one sure way to keep some of your gear clean.

Can't remember the price of the larger ones, but imagine $300 - $400 would be the go. Priced some of the lower profile ones(about 350mm high) in Mt Isa this week, and they wanted $457 each. Thought this was a bit too much???

Thiink we got ours through local Landmark branch, though "A Man's Toyshop" (Rockhampton & Townsville) do stock them too. Am sure that Elders sell a similar product too.

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Reply By: Member - Adrian M (SA) - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:26

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:26
As the owner of few Trimcast branded Space Case's I will attest to their longetivity and just overall robustness.

I once had the unpleasant experience of flipping a vehicle and trailer and the two olive drab coloured space cases stored in the trailer flew out and landed not so gently but upon inspection they where fine, hinges and latches still all good and no punctures or penetrations anywhere.
I have also tried some of the blue Kincrome cases for my opwn personal tools but they are just not quite as robust.

If you can afford it go the trimcast brand as they will certainly last you a lifetime.

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Reply By: Inflataduck - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 20:34

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 20:34
If you have any mates in the forces, they can normally purchase the green kit space case at a heavily discounted price
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Reply By: 181 - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 16:17

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 16:17
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Looks like I will pay the additional $$$ and get the real thing... Nothing worse than cheap imitations that fail.

Now... any suggestions as to the best place to purchase in Melbourne? I prefer inner city or the Lilydale area.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 17:30

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 17:30
Try any Army Disposals in your area, they may be able to order in from other stores 2nd hand ones.

I bought some from the tool retailer "Glenfords" as well, I think most tool retailers stock them in some form. You will just have to check that they will supply either Spacecase or Trimcast.


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Follow Up By: 181 - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 18:35

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 18:35
I went to Aussie Disposals in the city today plus a few other stores. All they had were the cheaper brands. Will try a few more on Thursday.
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