Plastic storage boxes.

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  1. wingman

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    Have just returned from the last trip of the year - probably.

    Yeah, I know I'm a wuss, but it's thick fog outside and it looks like winter's here. Amidst cries of "What's the matter with you man...no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing..." I have started to remove all the kit and tut.

    Apart from mothballing the van, I have a service and hab' check coming up in a month or so and the MH has to be cleared out for that anyway.

    So; back to the plot. I've used up every conceivable box and crate and the garage looks like the missus has thrown me out!

    Bin looking at yet more plastic storage boxes! Bleedin' Q have quite a selection, but they're a bit pricey - even with a Wednesday old gits card. I thought I might buy a few big boxes, maybe with wheels, rather than have the smaller type that don't hold a lot and require multi-trips from van to garage.

    What have you lot got? Anyone sourced any cheap (but quality) boxes.
    Thanks in advance; please remember that some northern stores don't exist down here :-(

    James
     
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    Wilko ones are quite good and not too pricey.
     
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    Easy solution is....dont drag so much junk around with you.

    We can get everything but bedding in a couple of Aldi cardboard veg/fruit boxs.
     
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    Just draped our Kampa awning over our running machine in the garage to dry off after getting soaked in the week.

    I highly recommend expensive running machines for airing wet awnings.(y)
     
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    Our Sainsburys has large clear storage boxes for sale. We use them for storing shoes and other stuff in the MH and the larger ones are good for storing stuff in the attic.
     
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    We looked around for some boxes a few months ago and ended up at Wilko as well.

    We've been impressed by the prices of Really Useful boxes at motorhome shows, compared to normal retail outlets. I don't know the name of the company that sells them there but if you are able to track it down that may be another source.
     
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    @pappajohn Blimey! How do you do it? I've got an eight page (A5) laminated inventory! All stuff that I use. Torches, first aid box, bowls, bathroom stuff, toilet stuff, TV remotes and leads, crockery, travel rugs, 12v stuff for when no EHU, microwave utensils, Cadac, rock pegs, tools..... the list is endless. Not to mention the stuff that doesn't go in boxes, like levellers, wind break, chairs, occasional tables and the like!

    Like I say; 8 pages of stuff!
     
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    Never bother to remove anything when mine goes in for service - apart from obvious valuables such as the Garmin.
     
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    I find Tesco's home delivery boxes great for storage (got some off a mate;))-simply cut some 3 mm ply into the bottom to hold small things -they stack on top of each other and don't break like the flimsy lidded boxes
    terry
     
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    When we changed from tugging couldn't believe how mush stuff came out of the caravan, I recon most tuggers are well over weight. With the van try to empty it out once a year and discard the stuff we haven't used. Things like bar-b-ques went years ago the vans got a cooker don't need 2.:)
     
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    We only take stuff we use, not stuff we MIGHT use.
    Bear in mind i only have one external locker behind the a frame/drawbar and 50% of that is taken by 2 x gas bottles.

    Crockery, cutlery, wine/beer/shot glasses, washing up liquid, bowl, tinned food, tv etc dont leave the van...whats the point, we dont need it in the house.
    We only take what clothing we need....which in my case is minimal and that always goes in the house after every trip.

    Basically, if it cant be eaten by rodents or spoilt by cold conditions it stays in the van.
     
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    I have a bit of a fetish for 'really useful boxs', I've got them everywhere in the van and all different sizes. Very strong and no problem stacking.
    www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/html/boxdetails.php

    There a big difference in price depending where you buy them from I either buy them from amazon and get free delivery
    Or this company www.storage4crafts.com/shopx/home.php?cat=130

    Just brought a 4ltr with 2 craft trays, Argos (online) £9.79 and staples a couple of pence under £25.
    The bigger ones are normally the cheaper ones.

    Always found them cheaper deliverered when brought online rather than in a shop but saying that staples do have a large range of them and ideal to see the quality of them.

    Shawn.
     
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    Another vote for Really Useful Boxes... very strong and stackable ..
    I have several in the van garage.. but be aware.. they are not airtight .. the lids don't seal around the top of the box.

    Makro have the full range..
     
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    Free Banana boxes,,,thats what market traders use...BUSBY...
     
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    I too would go to Sainsburys.... And nick some of those green / blue baskets from outside the door... Dont worry about the having Sainsburys on them ! Ohhh No no problem there.......... Just write Tescos on them to hide it :D
     
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    Really Useful Boxes! (y)
     
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    Only plastic boxes worth while are from Staples. On special at the moment 2x64 ltr boxes for twenty quid. You can sit on them jump on them and stack them as high as you like. I have around 50 all full and stacked. When I don't need them any more you will always be able to sell them at a car boot.
    Take a look(y)
    http://www.staples.co.uk/64-litre-s...ckuyevNbx8Te1Oaozc-6FBoCJuXw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
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    your url is broken.. but I checked .. it's the really useful brand
    Really Useful 64L Storage Box, Clear
    http://www.staples.co.uk/64-litre-s...e=200200555&Effort_Code=WW&Find_Number=358713


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