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Old 04-24-2018, 11:00 PM   #29
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Will build you any size box you want with drawers of any size and combination. I just got a quote (they aren't cheap) but the are very high quality.


Wow! With a deep pocket I could get creative but I guess I would also be hiring someone to do the repairs too. I may contact them anyways.

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Old 04-24-2018, 11:33 PM   #30
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I use a Craftsman upper box. The lift up lid has room for large items and the three drawers hold smaller items.



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I found this, the dimensions are the closest to what I need. I never heard of this brand but couldnít be worse than basic Craftsman.

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Old 04-25-2018, 05:26 AM   #31
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This is really what Iím thinking on a slide out tray.

Is yours bolted down?

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Rick , That road chest is the way to go. Itís made to take a pounding with its lifetime warranty ball bearing slides. Itís made to last. Snap-on also makes other boxes that may fit in your spot. Take a look at the website, but purchase from a dealer for the best price. I myself wouldnít have anything else.

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Old 04-25-2018, 10:23 AM   #32
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Rick , That road chest is the way to go. Itís made to take a pounding with its lifetime warranty ball bearing slides. Itís made to last. Snap-on also makes other boxes that may fit in your spot. Take a look at the website, but purchase from a dealer for the best price. I myself wouldnít have anything else.

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Yes it's a well built piece.
Not cheap or inexpensive.

..... amazing to me how much $$$ people spend on a motorcoach and then go cheap of the stuff it takes to work on or even enjoy it. Lol
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Soft bags too! Can carry what tools I need to the job.
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Rick , That road chest is the way to go. Itís made to take a pounding with its lifetime warranty ball bearing slides. Itís made to last. Snap-on also makes other boxes that may fit in your spot. Take a look at the website, but purchase from a dealer for the best price. I myself wouldnít have anything else.

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I agree the quality is superior but I would be buying second hand at a drastic discount.

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Yes it's a well built piece.
Not cheap or inexpensive.

..... amazing to me how much $$$ people spend on a motorcoach and then go cheap of the stuff it takes to work on or even enjoy it. Lol


I did buy a second hand coach at a steal so the box should be a similar deal.

I still use my craftsman, Metwrench and gearwrenches Iíve had since I was a teenager.

I will be very happy if I find a good deal on a Matco box though.

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Soft bags too! Can carry what tools I need to the job.


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I have one of these veto pro xlís I really like for getting the tools to counter height.

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I did buy a second hand coach at a steal so the box should be a similar deal.

I still use my craftsman, Metwrench and gearwrenches Iíve had since I was a teenager.

I will be very happy if I find a good deal on a Matco box though.

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The Snap-on box you see on my coach was a Craigslist score. I surf the tools section in every town I stop in, lol

My trade required me to depend on my tools for livelihood, probably got 50k or so in them. 99% of handtools which are Snap-on, Mac and Matco.

My point is to get the best you can afford and it'll last forever. I think you agree.
You'll just need to decide how much of it you'll want to take with you on motorcoach.

I base it on skill level, wouldn't make sense to bring enough tools to do engine overhaul if I didn't know how to overhaul engine. Meaning just bring enough tools to do what your comfortable working on.
I have way more than I've needed, but can't bring myself to trimming it back, ha-ha
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The Snap-on box you see on my coach was a Craigslist score. I surf the tools section in every town I stop in, lol

My trade required me to depend on my tools for livelihood, probably got 50k or so in them. 99% of handtools which are Snap-on, Mac and Matco.

My point is to get the best you can afford and it'll last forever. I think you agree.
You'll just need to decide how much of it you'll want to take with you on motorcoach.

I base it on skill level, wouldn't make sense to bring enough tools to do engine overhaul if I didn't know how to overhaul engine. Meaning just bring enough tools to do what your comfortable working on.
I have way more than I've needed, but can't bring myself to trimming it back, ha-ha


Yes, I agree, I also look for the name brand quality stuff but always second hand.

Everything in my small boxes now are tools Iíve actually needed to make repairs on the coach and toad.

I may at some point get a heavy duty bottle jack and some 20ton stands for those unexpected repairs for safety but donít plan on removing the trans on the side of the road.

I recently serviced my 10k generator, replaced the lift pump and the glow plugs in a gravel driveway, this would not be possible without a box of tools.

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What's the frame in the picture?
Frame is from his cover for RV. His carport.

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Thanks for all the ideas guys. I finally found the perfect box for only $119 at Home Depot.

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I use a box without a lid (4 drawers) for most tools, but have sockets in one bag, wrenches in another, cordless in another. When doing a job, I have a collapsible wagon from Costco that I cut a piece of Masonite to fit in the bottom. Load the bags in the wagon (Masonite protects the bottom), roll to job. I used to be able to carry tools to jobs, but found out about a new invention....the Wheel! Plus it has pockets for water/beer/Gatoraide.
When I go to visit family, they always have a list of things to make, fix, repair, build, from brake jobs to framing doors, all because I retired and don't have anything else to do.
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Good looking box at the price..., what locks drawers? The key or closing the lid?
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