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Old October 3rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
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aluminum roof box ???

Long shot, but maybe someone knows.

I'm still planning for our big trip south and finally getting around to figuring out roof storage. I'll be running my eezi awn off the front but for the back 3/4 of the 110 I need a rack... or a box. The only thing we plan on storing up there are crash pads and other climbing gear so not that heavy. here is my question:

Has anyone seen an aluminum box with the approx dimensions of 3/4 length of a 110 same width and about 12" high. Reasonably stout, hopefully weather sealed, and not too much $$

Any suggestions would be great. I cant find a thing except custom...any pointers on getting one fabbed would also be welcome.

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 09:48 PM
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Steve - For storage of sleeping bags, camp chairs, clothes bags, etc. on my roof rack, I used the Sherpak Elite 20

http://store.seattlesportsco.com/pro...&idproduct=249

You might want to consider it. I was a little skeptical of keeping water out, but we went through some pretty good rains without issue. It's a well made product.

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:31 PM
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Tuffy has an aluminum box for the roof of the new FJ - $550.00. Expensive but probably well built.

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/lockbox/146.html

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Where will you be climbing? Joshua Tree? Interested in climbing for a day or two if you are in the So Cal area?
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Old October 4th, 2007, 12:51 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.
The tuffy is similar to what I'm looking for just 4 times larger.

keven- I go down to J-tree every once and a while I would love to meet up some time, I used to live down there. Do you climb much? If you ever head up this way give me a buzz... The big trip is to south america specificially to look for boulders, and mabye work a bit . Both my girlfriend and I are pretty serious about climbing and looking for untapped potential. We have some good info on some areas in chile, bolivia etc. but I'm sure there is much much more.

Army surplus... I have tried at every surplus shop I have ever seen but nothing in the right dimensions, even at the big ones in Nevada. Does anyone know of a online source that has a bunch of surplus boxes?

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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:31 AM
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Wow, your talking way south I used to climb 3-4 days a week back in the mid to late 90's. Had kids and slowed down but am starting to get back in to it. I have been visiting a place East of Bishop the last few Summers and doing some new routes. Here are a few shots of the area. It's a Summer area, too cold and inaccessible in the Winter. I have been going up there for 3-4 years and have never seen a sole. It's like Josh but at 9000 feet and a trout stream running through it. Email me if you want some beta.
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Two normal thule boxes side by side would work.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Two normal thule boxes side by side would work.
I have thought about this except I don't like the plastic construction, and the items which I want to put up there are bigger than any thule box I have found.
Does anyone know of a company which makes a BIG one? I might be able to deal with the plastic if the size was right.

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Old October 4th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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Humm, mine is maybe 4ft X 30in or so and that is the biggest I have seen.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Maybe this coming can do something custom for you.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 08:24 PM
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Surplus Box

Found this at a surplus store in PA.

http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Co...product/138201

$250 bucks, 26in x 86in x 17in deep. Would fit a body nicely.
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