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SonOfMagicFact
01-07-2009, 22:36
Hey guys,

I just recently completed my long project of assembling an outfit. My question is this: how do you guys store your gear, especially in regard to transport? Unfortunately, I don't own a pickup, but I do own a hatchback, so I can fold the rear seats down. Living in Gainesville, FL, it was fairly natural that I assembled a DIR setup, and we all know they aren't the easiest rigs to move around. Should I just pick up a big bin? Thanks a whole lot in advance!

All the best,

Aron


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TxFltMedic
02-10-2009, 15:10
I have a large plastic trunk that I transport all of my stuff in. I'm able to get my BC, fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit, gloves, boots, and reg bag in it. I also store everything in the trunk, but leave the lid loose just in case there is any residual moisture after all has dried. I just load in my vehicle when I'm ready to go... All necessary stuff is in one place!

scubasamurai
02-10-2009, 15:28
same here, i got one of those big rubber made containers and throw everything in there. keeps the car nice and dry!!

CompuDude
02-10-2009, 17:38
Rubber Maid containers, or Action Packers, are great for transporting your gear to a site by car. As long as you're suiting up by the car, of course, else it's nice to have something with wheels, be it a large rolling bag or a large rolling bin, like the Stanley workboxes.

Straegen
02-10-2009, 18:27
Rubber Maid is hard to beat, but I really would like to have one of these if nothing more than for its un-necessity:

scuba diving dive cart (http://www.smartgearusa.com/outdoor-adventure-cart.html)

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-49319696436329_2038_715758

Heavy D
02-10-2009, 19:40
That cart is totally cool. I totally don't need it but I want one anyway, with the all terrain wheels of course. You know what the best thing about it is? It's free. LOL I added one to the cart to see how much it was and it said $0.00

LRDWILDER
02-11-2009, 06:31
I use a rubber maid....just too easy and inexpensive.

acamato
02-11-2009, 07:26
I use a rubbermaid container also. I am looking to build a storage closet for the garage for in between/off season storage...

Straegen
02-11-2009, 11:54
They make several styles of those carts from different manus and they seem to run $250 or higher. Hard to beat rubber maid and a cheap folding cart which accomplishes the same feat, just not nearly as slick.

CompuDude
02-11-2009, 12:37
They make several styles of those carts from different manus and they seem to run $250 or higher. Hard to beat rubber maid and a cheap folding cart which accomplishes the same feat, just not nearly as slick.

An Action Packer (or two)(or rubbermaid, but the APs are sturdier), a set of cheap ratcheting tie-down straps, and a cheap $20 hand truck from harbor freight is a great combination that will haul a TON of gear. :smiley20:

http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008/2008-11-08%20Catalina/slides/IMG_1713-crop.jpg

http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008/2008-11-08%20Catalina/slides/IMG_1715-crop.jpg

(clearly shot #2 gear pile needs a second AP)

mike_s
02-11-2009, 13:23
. LOL I added one to the cart to see how much it was and it said $0.00


i said $0.00 for me also....


I bet it's $200-$300 bucks. most speciality carts for scuba gear are based on their low volume.


Rubber Maid is the way to go. The few times I've needed to cart something, my heavy duty folding luggage cart with bungee strapps will handle two tanks and all my gear.