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Old 01-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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I am looking into buying a Pit/Hauler bag for my 1/10 TC because I am lugging around 3 bags right now and this is getting tiring. I am pretty sure that I am going to be acquiring more stuff through the years as I go so i want something that is big enough to be "future proof', I guess. I was looking at the Trinity T-8 bags but saw some bad reviews on them and most places are sold out. There is also the Trinity T-10 bag, but I am not so sure about something that is a bit smaller.

So I guess what I am looking for here is:

Suggestions/Personal opinions on bags (that you have either owned or know of)
A good place to buy one as the local hobby shop doesn't have any and I might need it for this week yet (i.e. possible overnight shipping)

Any and all suggestions welcome.

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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team magic pit bag is good
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Personally I do not use bags anymore as they tend to structurally give up after a long year of travel and raccing. I just purchased a new Fatmax Stanley toolbox that folds out with three sections, this also allows me to carry plenty of equipment and is alot less then most bags.
Right now I am using it for offroad and this spring I will use it for touring car races. You can find them at www.Lowes.com, they are about $79 before taxes.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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i recently bought a Venom bag

so far it has been good

http://www.venom-group.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=VEN%2D2007
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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I have the team magic F8 bag, and it works pretty well for me. Can't fit all my gear in it, but I run two cars, so I can't blame the bag. The one part fo the handle support inside the bag has broken, but everyone breaks them dragging the bag up and down curbs, lifting them, ect. I have never seen a decently used bag not broken there. Still works fine, and the plastic boxes hold up great. No problems with the zippers and fabric after 4 years. The Trinity bag is very similar to it.
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get the venom bag, cheaper and stronger than the team magic bag, and also bigger. I also has a stronger extandable handle, its not as flimsy. it depends if u wont a bag and pay $200 or do u wont to go the cheap side (and not necessarily the wrong option) and get a stainley or other branded tool box.
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get the venom bag, cheaper and stronger than the team magic bag, and also bigger. I also has a stronger extandable handle, its not as flimsy. it depends if u wont a bag and pay $200 or do u wont to go the cheap side (and not necessarily the wrong option) and get a stainley or other branded tool box.
Im pretty sure the team magic, trinity, and venom bag are all the same.
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I have sold, tested, used, owned all of the haulers mentioned here and a few others. In my opinion the Racers Edge (the big one) is without a doubt the best of the best. I has two large drawers and two smaller ones. This layout is much more efficient than many others.
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Not too sure that I would want to pay for overnight shipping for that...

How about something in the USA?

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I have sold, tested, used, owned all of the haulers mentioned here and a few others. In my opinion the Racers Edge (the big one) is without a doubt the best of the best. I has two large drawers and two smaller ones. This layout is much more efficient than many others.
Is that the Red/Black one that you speak of? I found it on one site (will dig it up again) but wasn't so sure if they were a good seller or not.

What about the Proline bags? Not that I was able to find them for sale anywhere but they are kinda flashy

EDIT: Racers Edge bag or Racers Edge bag

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Is that the Red/Black one that you speak of? I found it on one site (will dig it up again) but wasn't so sure if they were a good seller or not.

What about the Proline bags? Not that I was able to find them for sale anywhere but they are kinda flashy
Yes they are red and black. They have not been big sellers likely because the Racers Edge brand name has'nt always carried a lot of weight. But this bag is the real deal.

I do think the bag from Pro-line may in fact be the same bag, but we will have to wait and see when it ships.
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I like the jconcepts hauler. The AE has replacement inner boxes though...
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What are you hauling that you need three bags for?

I have been using this box from Contico and I can squeeze all of my stuff into it.
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What are you hauling that you need three bags for?

I have been using this box from Contico and I can squeeze all of my stuff into it.
Thats one of the smartest things ive seen yet.
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What are you hauling that you need three bags for?

I have been using this box from Contico and I can squeeze all of my stuff into it.
I got my car, batteries, discharger, and misc ect. in an old Duratrax XL Deluxe Field Bag that has seen better days. I am sure that I could cram some more crap into it but then it would just fall apart and that would be it. I got a tool box with a bunch of crap that I really should go through in the top tray, hobby knife sets, power supply, charger, and misc parts that I really don't need (for another car) in the bottom. I got a duffle bag that has a bunch of tires in zip-lock baggies, tool sets (in packages), camcorder, and digital camera. I am sure that you have seen me at the track as I believe that you run at Trackside, right?

The big bin that you got is great and I could probably fit all of my stuff in there but then I would have no way to move it. I am not at all the biggest guy in the world and with the 2 surgeries that I have had, my lifting capacity is severely limited. This is the reason that I am looking for a hauler bag... would really like something with the wheels and handle because then I would only need to lift it for a split second (in-out of the car/house or over a curb step). Thanks for the suggestion though.
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What are you hauling that you need three bags for?

I have been using this box from Contico and I can squeeze all of my stuff into it.
I have two of thsoe and have used them to travel by plane to bigger races. They have held up well but end up really heavy if you fill them up. Too bad the don't have wheels and a retractable handle like a suit case. Too big for everyday use iin my opinion as they are awkward to carry. I prefer something with a strap type handle and smaller so they don't weight 75 pounds once loaded.
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