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Hard case for roof rack storage - Pelican alternatives?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by littlefish, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Mar 26, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    I'd like to add a few boxes to my Prinsu to store some gear on my upcoming trip to Alaska. Pelican seems prohibitively expensive to me. I found the Roam Adventure Rugged Case, and was all set to buy two of the 95L units, but for both cases they wanted over $100 in shipping which seems a little high to me. Has anyone used another alternative? I'm looking for something a little more stout than something like the Rubbermaid Action Packer.
     
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    Depending on what size you are looking for, Plano gun cases are a good option as @fatfurious2 said above. I have them on my 4runner and store all of my recovery gear in them. They do make larger options depending on what all you are planning on storing in them.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E2217I6/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Forgot all about Plano. They look pretty good and at a way better price. Seems like their biggest option is about 5" high I wonder if they have anything a bit taller.
     
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    They have the Plano sportsman trunk if you are looking for something larger, but thats gonna act like a sail on a roofrack.
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    The medium doesn't look like a bad idea. 12" tall which is what I was looking at with the Roam Adventure case.
     
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    Keep an eye on craigslist, you can find used pelicans there pretty cheap.
     
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    Saw these Seahorse cases. Thought that was my answer, but they too want $50/case to ship. I don't know shipping bothers me that much, but it's a hard pill to swallow especially when SSO shipped my 85 lb bumper for $49. Looking like its going to be something from Plano.
     
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    I like that! Price looks really good too. Similar to the Plano ones but the price is way better and if I don't like it then no biggie. Even though I have sworn off HF for most things, this looks too good to not try.
     

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