rear storage box

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  1. chrisboyo

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    Where can I get a decadent size storage box to go onto my bike rack
    When we go off to Spain next winter it would be good if we had a decent size storage box as we would probably take more kit with us than we would if we were touring.
    I don't want to pay through the nose for fiamma box, is any ideas ?
     
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  3. tonka

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    Just keep a watch on ebay.. They are on there all the time...
     
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  4. Manic

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    Always worth watching eBay , about a month ago I got a Fiamma ultra box 360 for £200,
    it had never been fitted because the person changed their plans.
     
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    I had the bigger fiamma box attached to a bike rack on my camper and it w as brilliant, it came with the van....you can buy them used on ebay, I loved mine, it fitted the folding table, chairs, levellers, kids play stuff etc, I appreciate they are expensive new but have a nosey on ebay and preloved....
     
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    We had one made. Didn't want a Fiamma box, but something more secure. Cliff has fitted ours onto the Tow hitch. (Not sure how he did it, but if you are interested PM me and I will ask him to explain!)

    We contacted the chap through Ebay. I think the chap's name was Richard Poulton but just checked on Ebay and it comes up as Metallics UK. Not very pretty, but very secure, and Cliff's adapted it so he can carry the genny in the back and use it without taking it out of the box. £220, custom built 500mm x 600mm x 1m and delivered. Contact him with sizes and he will give you a price.
     
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  7. Manic

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    There are 2 fiamma 360 boxes on eBay at the moment.
     
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    Chrisboyo, just seen on eBay a Fiamma Ultra Box 500 for £250
     
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    Bought my Fiamma back box ex-display at a show at a good price. It has now been on three motorhomes, quite a bargain.
     
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    I have a 'TowBox' ( includes special frame) which attaches to the tow ball
    for sale
     
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    Don't trust these one bit. Defo not as tough or as strong as they'd like you to believe :(

    I've lugged these things around in the military for years and, while they're good for internal storage, they're not at all waterproof, or even duct proof come to that, as I found out in Afghan :(

    I'm also looking for a box to go on the cycle rack. I guess they're as expensive as they are, due to the sturdy nature, UV protection, waterproof etc :)
     
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    Check your rear axle loading before buying. With the overhang so long, you'll put considerably more than the weight of its payload on your rear axle. i.e. 100kg in the box might be 150-180kg on the rear axle. Make sure you've got the leeway first.
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    I have a fiamma 500 back box that is no longer needed.
    I bought it secondhand, so it's well used but still in good condition.
    I'm south of Bristol, just over an hour from Newport. Looking for £80 if you're interested.
     

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    Are they all secure enough to prevent unwelcome guests climbing in at Calais?
     
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    Just watch you dont overload your rear axle.

    And technically........you can only extend the overhang to 60% of your vans wheelbase.

    Ie:- wheelbase = 100".....max overhang behind centre of rear wheel = 60"
     
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