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    Anybody know who sells ammon boxes (L 500 W 400 H 250 without lid) at reasonable prices? I'm looking for the raised lid (think they call it Hi-Lid) to increase height to 300mm to make space to pack bottles etc. Price at Frontrunner is R255 each with Hi-Lid, which I think is a bit steep. Any ideas?

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    Where are you?
    Plastics for Africa in Montague Gardens (CT) has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
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    Plastics for Africa in Montague Gardens (CT) has them.
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    IIRC, 4x4 Megaworld had the deeper ones with flat lids, but they were also smaller in size. I think the total volume might be exactly the same as the standard ones, but they obviously wouldn't fit on top of the standard ones. They were the same price though; R109.

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    Default Alternative to ammo boxes?

    Thanks for the help; I've been in contact with the suppliers in the Cape and they have another type of box with an interlocking lid (split lid with "fingers" on each side folding into each other when closed).
    As the dimensions and price make them a better choice, I need to find out if they are as dust-proof as ammo boxes. Anybody that has been using them in dusty off-road conditions like the Kgalagadi for instance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrie View Post
    Thanks for the help; I've been in contact with the suppliers in the Cape and they have another type of box with an interlocking lid (split lid with "fingers" on each side folding into each other when closed).
    As the dimensions and price make them a better choice, I need to find out if they are as dust-proof as ammo boxes. Anybody that has been using them in dusty off-road conditions like the Kgalagadi for instance?
    They are not as strong or durable as ammo boxes - Have you tried the co-op? Their prices are often a lot better.
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    The finger type, not to be recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrie View Post
    Thanks for the help; I've been in contact with the suppliers in the Cape and they have another type of box with an interlocking lid (split lid with "fingers" on each side folding into each other when closed).
    As the dimensions and price make them a better choice, I need to find out if they are as dust-proof as ammo boxes. Anybody that has been using them in dusty off-road conditions like the Kgalagadi for instance?
    Saw them (or similar) at our local hardware store.

    Cannot be dustproof, due to the design.

    Water is guaranteed to find it's way in as well.

    Nothing like the real thing!

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    Makro's prices are normally the best.

    I bought 6 high lid ammo cases before our last trip to Kgalagadi and they worked very well. Due to the design they are much stronger than any other type of plactic crate I've seen.

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    Ammo boxes sometimes limit one with packing options. I have 4 ammo boxes and 4 plastic boxes sold cheaply at Outdoor Warehouse. The lid fits over the box which makes it waterproof (if you have to move them in the rain). Been using them for 4 years on local and cross-border trips with no problems. The 'finger' type is sturdy and good for beercans, etc., but leaks. Dust one has to keep out of the vehicle.
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    Does anyone use ammo boxes for their clothes? I only have two boxes at the moment, but I'm thinking of getting two more; one for some loose stuff that I've been packing separately up to now and one for my clothes. That would give me a nice level surface for the bigger stuff like table and chairs. Would like to get two different colours though, so that I can see from the outside which one I want to open.

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    We use our ammo boxes on every trip, some boxes for food and goodies and some for clothes, work very well for us as all our boxes is marked with a description of the content on the side of the box.
    You can also get ammo box bags that you can get 3 ammo boxes in and is perfect for a standard roof rack and is weather proof.
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    I have tried just about every box on the market and there is just one box, the ammo box. I have built an eight box rack (aluminum) in my trailer and it is used for clothes on the one side (works perfect for clothes 2 for me and 2 for mom) and the kitchen on the other side, six boxes slide in at the bottom. I think the box issue is a personal thing but for me it is the fact that it is square and it fits like lego on top of each other, sturdy and if let out in the rain, the contents are still dry. I find that there are very little that does not fit in an ammo box if it doesnt use a hacksaw have cut my stainless steel braais feet shorter by 10mm and it fits nicely into a high lid ammo box .
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    What about the "genuine" versus "fake/copy"? I've heard stories of some copies beng bad quality. Is there a specific brand to go for?
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    Spike, I stand to be corrected, but Wolf Pack is the old/original and trusted. I have some “no name” boxes, but I think the stores just take the stickers off to put their name on it – they seem to be the same quality.
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    With regards to ammo boxes, I agree, they work! I can't comment about the different makes, as the ones I've used, have ammunition markings on them (the real thing).

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    Seeing that we don't shoot that regularly anymore, the boxes are a real sought after item in the military nowadays, and I gave away a couple when I could still easily get my hands on them. At the moment I'm keeping the few that I have left.

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    I know it might be a phobia , but any thing resembling REAL AMMO will make me nervous crossing our borders.
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    Not real AMMO, just real AMMO BOXES. Maybe the goons with the AK's will get scared and let you through thinking you're armed to the teeth...

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