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

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    Well, a few final last tweaks are underway to the design prior to ordering the expensive injection moulds.

    Yesterday we got it into a boardroom of a major company where much was discussed regarding distribution with our intent of keeping the price as low as we can.

    Seems like we can go via the BCF/SuperCheap Auto/Rays Outdoors/Anaconda etc. or try and hit up the big boys like ARB or Bunnings, or we can do it ourselves with like an online thing off our website. Or perhaps both!

    We can also do a super duty version that would be tough as nails. Probably made with something like the reinforced nylon in MaxTrax, which of course would be more expensive to make, but might be wanted by a lot of people too.

    Still yet to finalise pricing, but more and more certain we can do them around the $120-$140 mark, but a lot of the cost is freight or retail markups.

    Expedition Box by Ben Kincade,
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    Keep at it, Cobber... hoping it will be a roaring success for you and you can sell the Tojo and get a decent truck
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    Duramax if I do!
    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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    Well that answered my ? re distribution. Was giving some thought to a coupla pallets of to move to my trade/retail clients. Cést la vie!
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    no worries. Am working out just how many will fit on a pallet. Lids off they nest inside each other to about the half way mark. 4 stacks will fit, just not sure of height as it depends where we put all the lids. Might be able to just stack them on top of each pillar. Will let you know if you are keen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNQGU View Post
    Here's a better Desert Tan colour.

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    looks very similar to an ammo box I just brought, Ill put up a pic latter
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    Probably going to offer foam inserts now too. Two layers. A couple of drone photographers with their larger Phantom types and extra gear are very keen for this.
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    Well done, Ben.

    I can't believe I missed this thread!

    I'm really keen on the final product.

    I've got a pod on the back of my ute and store all my stuff in stacked plastic boxes and use the provided tie down points to secure them, whilst travelling.

    On most occasions when I get to my destination, I store the boxes in a 4 man tent, so I can sleep in the pod, watch a DVD, cook a meal in my oven and boil the kettle, for coffee. lol.

    I store everything in plastic boxes because it's organized and I can individualize what and where I pack it.

    Contents labelling on box: I also label 'what's in the box' by writing the contents' name on each side of the (black) boxes with a yellow paint pen and each yellow lid with a black permanent marker. That way, if I have to turn the box around, I still know what's in it.

    You might want to consider how people are going to label the boxs' content/s, before you go into final production - and be able to change the labelling, if they decide to put something else different in it at a later date.

    When I need to move camp in a hurry, I just 'chuck' them in the back, and go.

    When I get home, I can unpack one box at a time. No rush and my stuff isn't left in piles, all over the garage floor.

    At the moment, I secure the lid to the box via 'Leckie ties', as each end has matching holes on the lid and the box itself.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care over there.

    Rossco

    Edit: I'd love to see what a WA 'Red Dirt' coloured box would look like. lol
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    One thing I also have, is a plastic box which contains all my food preparation and dish washing equipment. I had the idea years ago to design and market the kit, but had no idea how to go about it. The kit contains plastic and melamine crockery, stainless steal cutlery ( for six people ), cooking utensils, fry pan, tea towels and a bottle of dish washing liquid. We use a plastic kitty litter box for a sink. I also use a collapsible crate that is used as a dish rack. There is very little wasted space, but there is room for improvement, and the plastic box is deteriorating.

    It would be fantastic if you could design a sink, dish rack, cutlery tray and bottle for the dish washing liquid to fit snugly in your expedition box.

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    Yeah, all options I guess. Definitely thought about the kitchen box as I currently do similar in my Nally bins. Different colour for different contents etc. I drag them out of the truck into the camp as the drawer system craps me off having to go back to the car all the time.

    Re the washing up dish, I've gone back to one of those flexi type plastic buckets lately myself, but still have the standard rectangular plastic washing up dish somewhere in the shed. Could easily design one to fit as an upper level in the box to replace the current lift-out tray option.
    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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