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Old 12-20-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Cheap haulers for high school students

I'm in charge of our school's new Automotive Engineering Program. This means I am in charge of six sc10's, six radios, and six of everything else. I need to find six bags, boxes, or other haulers to hold all this stuff without breaking the bank. I'm currently looking at a $50 Husky Mobile Job Box right now. It's out of my price range but I might spring for it. Any other cheaper ideas?

Currently I have all the stuff in the SC10 RTR box, which is a pain to haul from my house to school to the track and so on.
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Rubbermaid bins?
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I went with something like this a couple years back. Big enough to fit two SC's, radio, dual charger, parts boxes, solder setup and more. https://www.amainhobbies.com/wingtote-pro-roller-deluxe-monster-truck-tote-blue-wgt416/p117469
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Thanks for the input. I've tried Rubbermaid containers in the past but they don't seem to hold up. I looked at few RC specific haulers but they all seem poorly built or out of my budget. I might have to spring for the Husky unless some one knows a better box for under $50.
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You have any engineering program I am sure that is smart enough to make haulers, be it wood, metal or plastic. That might even save you money if you do it right.
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hockey gear bag?
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I have 3 of these. They're "Walmart quality" but they still hold well, EXCEPT in freezing temps. They tend to get brittle and crack then.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...Black/16415912
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Are you looking for rollers or just cases, stack-able and use with a hand truck?
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Are you looking for rollers or just cases, stack-able and use with a hand truck?
Doesn't have to be stack able. For my price range I would assume they wouldn't be. I want rollers since I might have to carry one or two all the way across campus. The students will eventually take these cars home. I just want protection for their controllers, electronics, and other stuff. I plan on making controller cases. They each have a charger and 2-3 batteries. We race at the local track each Monday against 4 other high schools in our district. The students bring their cars to school to work on them at lunch also. With all hauling around I thought wheels would be nice.

With the Husky I imagined making a car tie down setup on top of the lid like my personal setup. Keep the car on top and everything else inside.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-35-...2167/205053257

I went by walmart and looked at the box. It looks OK but not quite what I want. I noticed they had a Sterilite box with wheels but I'm not sure about the quality. Not as nice as the Husky but more than half the price...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...Black/48194359
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The bag I linked above has rollers and can easily fit two trucks if you take the wheels off. So you'd only need three of them
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/RC-TRUCK-BAG-C....c100408.m2460

Hauler bags work great.
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I'm not sure if this fits the bill but I have one of these and I love it. Cheap too. Hold tools, spares and all kind if stuff inside.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-7...8613/203367137
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The bag I linked above has rollers and can easily fit two trucks if you take the wheels off. So you'd only need three of them
6 students need to take their truck home to work on, so I need six bags.


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Getting pricey. I'd spring for the Husky boxes at this point or take the Stanley below.

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I'm not sure if this fits the bill but I have one of these and I love it. Cheap too. Hold tools, spares and all kind if stuff inside.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-7...8613/203367137
This looks nice and it's more in line with what I want to spend. If I have time tomorrow after work I'll try swing by home depot to check it out. Thanks!



For my personal use I have a Commander Wheeled Cargo Box and it was great. Held 200 pounds, real strong, worked as a seat for my wife, wheels and handle made it easy to lug around. Best of all they were $15-20. If anyone knows where to get one since Lowe's discontinued selling them let me know! I've emailed the company but haven't heard back.
http://centrexplastics.com/2011/10/2...led-cargo-box/
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I have the Sterilite container and have used it the last 3-4 months. No issues and works great! Currently have 2 slashes, 1 sc5m, and 1 b5m along with charger, TX, batteries, batteries, cleaners, parts, etc. Cant go wrong for $20.
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This is incredible!! I woulda given my left you know what for a class like this. I wish I could help you in some way but the best stuff I have found is FLY racing hauler bags and I bet if you hit up Jason Thomas on instagram he would hook you up with six of em. If nothing else get em at a major discount
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