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ECS cases are amazing and have way more options then pelican or any of the similar brands. IMO, best product out.
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@BLKFJDC - agreed, the ECS cases are top notch, but to get hinges and wheels with a handle make them almost twice as much as the storm cases. For just hauling around my camping gear, Pelican is a good middle-ground price-wise, but if I am hauling racked networking gear, then it's ECS.

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@BLKFJDC - agreed, the ECS cases are top notch, but to get hinges and wheels with a handle make them almost twice as much as the storm cases. For just hauling around my camping gear, Pelican is a good middle-ground price-wise, but if I am hauling racked networking gear, then it's ECS.
You are absolutely correct on the price issue. They are expensive but worth it. The footlocker they make is not too bad though compared to the others. Gun cases are super good and they will custom make the foam inserts


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They look fine . . . BUT, many of them don't look particularly "space efficient" and their size selection , unless I missed something, does not impress. Space efficiency is a key comparison of total outside area occupied vs total storage space available inside.

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I use rifle cases on my Baja Rack. Each one is held on with six U-bolts through the back. Takes a while to remove them or install them but they are solid. I've never locked them because I feel that might just attract potential thieves thinking I actually have guns in them.
hey Woodsman, where did you buy those cases? I checked a few gun stores but couldn't find similar cases. I also have bajarack and after seeing your pics I want the same setup, tnx

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zloy, I found this site to provide good prices and service. Carry Cases Plus - Choose the right Case - Shipping, Carry, Blow Molded or Storm Case

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I purchased the Hardigg Storm im3300 ($224.28) first but found it was slightly too narrow to fit my PETT toilet. I had planned to use two boxes up top anyway so I ordered the Boyt BT-H51 ($189.53) which is slightly wider inside and the toilet fits snug as a bug. I do like the Storm cases better because they have better gaskets, latches on the ends and the latches won't rust . . . but I needed the Boyt's size for the toilet.

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zloy, I found this site to provide good prices and service. Carry Cases Plus - Choose the right Case - Shipping, Carry, Blow Molded or Storm Case
thanks for info, need to figure out the right size now, so i can fit rotopax cans and hi-lift on the rack...

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Hardigg boxes -all shapes & sizes & metric fraktons of both on Ebay. These are the 33x21x13 size (AND they're wheeled on one end):







Each member of the family gets one - I can fit four atop my Gobi Stealth, as well as my Rotopax.

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Have you checked your gas mileage with those boxes on the roof? I'm curious if you have. I know you're taking a hit. How bad?

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Re: roof top storage bins?

Well I have been pondering the same question.
I have storm cases/Pellican cases of all sorts of shapes and sizes. A few for sale if anyone is interested, PM me.
I ratchet strap them to the rack. Fit 2 up there nicely. Low profile, forget the model #.

Also this guy (EO)2® SnapTop Carriers, (EO)2® Mounting Rails, Yakima roof racks and accessories, Pelican cases
sells a snap in, lock down kit for storm cases. It's BAD ARSE, but seems pretty $$.

Here is my lo tech solution. (see pic)
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