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Recommend a locking hard case to store my gear in in my car?

 
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Nov 26, 2011 12:22 |  #1

I travel around a lot and frequently need to leave gear in my car (hatchback with tinted windows). I'm looking for a case that could store maybe 4 bodies and 4 lenses.

The case needs to:

1. Lock.

2. Be able to be chained/cabled to something, either to somewhere in my car or my garage for storage.

Any ideas? I've looked at Pelican cases, but I don't know if I need all the features plus everyone knows Pelicans cases always hold expensive stuff.


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Nov 26, 2011 13:37 |  #2

I would go with a Pelican case anyway. Add a few anchors points in you car to be able to padlock a chain and you should be in business. If you don't need to remove the case from the car, you can go with special trunk drawer made to store securely firearms and other sensitive equipment in the back of police and fire SUV/trucks. But be prepared to spend a few thousand dollars for these custom jobs.


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Nov 26, 2011 14:10 |  #3

Also, decide what you need from the case/box/drawer/whatev​er and take it out BEFORE you get where you're going. Once you park the car, DO NOT be seen fiddling around in it before locking it and walking away, that's an invitation to someone with prying eyes to attempt to rip you off whether it's possible or not, and if it's not possible to rip you off, to damage the car out of spite. Don't ask how I know.


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Nov 26, 2011 19:56 |  #4

Along with your case. If you have not already. Get insurance.
It is cheap and it covers everything.


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Nov 26, 2011 20:22 as a reply to  @ SPK64's post |  #5

Toolbox. There are smaller versions of those big toolboxes construction workers have chained to the bed of their pickups...

Surely some auto accessories manufacturer makes lock boxes...




  
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Nov 26, 2011 20:44 as a reply to  @ melanopsin's post |  #6

Whatever you decide to use, throw a dirty sheet or blanket over it.


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Nov 27, 2011 08:59 |  #7

Get one of those alarm locks and a pelican. I would think that any locked case would signal expensive stuff to a thief.


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Nov 27, 2011 09:05 |  #8

Get yourself a good inland marine insurance policy and sleep well at night.


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Nov 27, 2011 11:29 |  #9

Insurance and Pelican.


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Nov 27, 2011 11:59 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #10

Have you looked into any of the cheaper cases, Doskicil makes some that aren't bad.




  
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