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Thread: Building the 'expedition' box - looking for ideas and input

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    Bit of an update - our final prototype has arrived (after much stuffing around), and we'll be aiming to put it through some real-world tests over the coming weeks. Planning a bush trip as soon as I get home from work. Testing seals, tie-down points and how they stack. Overall we are really happy with the results so far. Next step is testing various compounds in real life.


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    A link to our testing results from a 4 day trip into Western Qld. All up we are pretty bloody happy with it.

    https://openskytouring.com/4wd-touri...4-box-testing/


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    Just saw your post on FB, looks awesome mate!!!

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    Looks great Ben, hope you don't mind but I edited your post and added the video
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    No worries. Couldn't work out how to embed the youtube video, but the link will have to do.

    Also, once I get a few of the final boxes I'd be keen to send some down AB. Maybe someone is doing a trip shortly who could give us some further real world testing and evaluation? Don't need trolls, just some reality checks as we are trying hard to make it as good as it can be and at the best value it can be. My thoughts are that there are too many super expensive products out there and we would love to make something 100% Aussie that is available at excellent value. This box is afterall just an idea from a couple of 4wdrivers wanting something better, not big business wanting profits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    No worries. Couldn't work out how to embed the youtube video, but the link will have to do.
    Yeh I noticed you had tried and deleted, It done my head in but managed 2 embed it for you.

    Man you guys have done well on this, looks top notch
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    Thanks Todd, did I mention beers and camping were had on a river recently... We also nailed a few barra... might need to get your truck working again I reckon.
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    Obviously I would like to pay as little as possible, but I hate paying 2, 3, 4 times for the same thing.
    I am very interested in your product and will be keeping a keen eye on the pricing.
    That's funny, I don't remember being forgetful.

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    Thanks for the feedback mate. We are looking at a proper warranty on a well designed and built product that should last a bloody long time. I'm the same, I don't want to pay twice, but want a product to do the job it was designed for and last the test of time, and that is what this has been about. Our own expectations on the design phases have been extremely high and we were gobsmacked when once asked by a potential manufacturer "how long do you want this to last for? We can design that in?" Needless to say we didn't go with that mob!

    We reckon we can bring it in at a very reasonable price for the boxes it ticks. As soon as we know exactly what it will be made of we will set pricing.

    Appreciate the support and feedback.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    Awesome... really, really well done.

    If you can hit a good price point with the quality of that product then I reckon you're on a big winner.
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