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    Feb 27, 2010, 10:58 PM - Tote size? #1

    I went out today looking for a storage/transportation tote for my Fett and I was frustrated that I couldn't find anything locally. What is the perfect size (gallons/quarts) for fitting all your gear? I'd like something with wheels and a handle...I learned that the hard way.
  2. Mar 1, 2010, 8:38 AM - Re: Tote size? #2

    I just bought a 54 gallon (think it was 54) Stanley Tuff box for the same reason. It has wheels and a handle, and it very very sturdy. It was about $60 at Home Depot.
    I tried to fit it into a 24 gal but it was too small.
    I am even able to fit my jetpack in there with the rocket perm. attached, I used to have to carry it by itself because of that.
    I can even squeeze it into the back seat of my Evo!
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    Mar 1, 2010, 11:16 AM - Re: Tote size? #3

    I have my gear in two large Rubbermaid tubs. I found this to be hard to carry around trooping. (on the only one troop I went on so far!) I was thinking of using an old pice of luggage. I have a 28" suitcase with a pull out handle and wheels. It can be pulled while upright. I think I can fit my jetpack and armor in the different compartments. I plan on trying this for my next troop and my trip to CV.
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    Mar 1, 2010, 12:27 PM - Re: Tote size? #4

    I currently use a 45 Gallon Rubbermaid container and it is JUST big enough to fit everything in. Even then I have to remove the rocket from my jetpack to fit it in the container. I think I am going to pick up a larger size and more heavy duty container soon so I can get a better fit and have some room to spare. I also need to get one with a handle since bending down to drag my current one gets hard on the back.
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    Mar 1, 2010, 7:01 PM - Re: Tote size? #5

    Yeah that's my biggest thing is getting my jetpack in as it's now attached to my backplate. I do have a removable rocket though.
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    Mar 1, 2010, 7:34 PM - Re: Tote size? #6

    If it helps, I went along a different route. With the amount of money i spent finishing up my Fett, I thought that the least i could do was get it a quality protective container that could handle everyday use and travel. Pelican Cases. Yup, everything fits in there cept my Blaster and my Helmet. Helmet went into a flight bag and well, the blaster had it's on case [It doubles for my other costume guns as well.].





    Good luck!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.
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    Mar 1, 2010, 9:08 PM - Re: Tote size? #7

    Wal Mart sells a roughneck 50 gallon container for 18 that is pretty good. I even had room to use foam pipe insulation around the sides and bottom to protect everything.
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    Mar 3, 2010, 2:45 AM - Re: Tote size? #8

    How well do you guys pad everything? Do you guys just stack everything on top of eachother and just kinda hope it doesn't get too roughed up? I found myself being rediculously paranoid, wrapping everything in bubble wrap and placing it in, making sure pieces weren't rubbing together or had cushion for a bouncy car ride. Was I being rediculous or do you guys do that too? haha

    El1te
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    Mar 3, 2010, 7:31 AM - Re: Tote size? #9

    Quote TehEl1te said: View Post
    How well do you guys pad everything? Do you guys just stack everything on top of eachother and just kinda hope it doesn't get too roughed up? I found myself being rediculously paranoid, wrapping everything in bubble wrap and placing it in, making sure pieces weren't rubbing together or had cushion for a bouncy car ride. Was I being rediculous or do you guys do that too? haha

    El1te

    I use old beach towels to separate the armor/ hard parts... currently my stuff in in two Rubbermaid containers but I'll be transferring it all into a large wheeled suitcase soon.
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    Mar 4, 2010, 7:24 PM - Re: Tote size? #10

    Quote Drago0013 said: View Post
    Wal Mart sells a roughneck 50 gallon container for 18 that is pretty good. I even had room to use foam pipe insulation around the sides and bottom to protect everything.
    I picked one of these up today and some foam to make some custom padding for parts. Seems like there is plenty of room.

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