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snort 06-17-2004 02:23 PM

truck tote
 
I just notice a new product to carry tools, etc. What about the truck itself? After spending time and money I don't want it to get crunch while hauling it to the track. Suggestions?

Deandome 06-17-2004 02:31 PM

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Which truck??

I have the Trinity Maxx Hauler bag for my Maxx, but it barely fits in (width-wise) with my RPM offset rims. I can't imagine it working well with the bigger trucks like Savage/Mammoth, but it IS great for me (I could be wrong if their WIDTHS are ok, as there is a lotta room length -wise!):

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEUV7&P=0

Wing tote makes couple of nice ones, but I liked the trinity a bit better for it's exterior pouches 'n stuff. Check the specs to see if the sizes match what you need:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDCV3&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXECP5&P=ML

snort 06-17-2004 02:40 PM

RE: truck tote
 
That's a good start. I've got a Traxxas 1:10 truck and a soft shell bag, but it doesn't offer any protection as far as crunching. I noticed from your links that these had heavy fleece to protect the delicate finish in transportation and storage plus between the nylon and the fleece is a layer of 3/8" closed cell foam to help protect your car from dings and dents. Maybe I could just add some foam.

Deandome 06-17-2004 03:00 PM

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I didn't notice the fleece on the Wingtotes, nor the foam for that matter. The tower details MIGHT be mistaken (i.e. that applies to other cases of theirs), as the one I examined at my LHS didn't seem to have much protection, and I certainly didn't notice any fleece (the smaller one). Fleece DOES make a lotta sense for delicate airplane wings, which as you might guess, is their main line of work!!

I don't think I'd want fleece, as it WILL shed fibers that can get into things. "Delicate finish"?????? Lexan seems pretty tough to me:) And imagine a somewhat muddy/dirty truck that might be leaking shock fluid or something...nothin' like sticky fur!!!! The tower details ARE wrong...at least about the fleece..they do seem to use a bit of foam though!: http://www.wingtote.com/wgt400.htm


The Trinity is soft-sided with cardboard panels for the bottom & all 4 sides. These panels are encased/coated in plastic, so they are easy to clean & plenty durable for me. And I have a Hefty bag in the side pocket in case the truck gets too muddy!

After all, these are MONSTER TRUCKS, not glass-blown figurines!! Dunno what you want your case to do, but as long as you don't put heavy things on top of it, it will protect your truck from getting jostled around/rolling around in your van/truck/car, which is all I was looking for.

Also, this is not a 'good start', these is IT in terms of ANY bags made for monster trucks!!! Hopefully there will be more soon (especially for the slew of bigger trucks), but I'm fairly sure there is NOTHING else to look at/for!!

Dean

lax195 06-17-2004 03:13 PM

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haha, if you wanna be lazy you can get this one!!

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFJT3&P=ML

Deandome 06-17-2004 03:16 PM

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ORIGINAL: lax195

haha, if you wanna be lazy you can get this one!!

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFJT3&P=ML
I sit corrected (I AM lazy:) )!!

That IS a cool option..never saw it before. It's gotta be heavier, but the wheels could come in handy sometimes. But it looks totally 'soft', though you could always add foam or cardboard.

lax195 06-17-2004 03:23 PM

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yea im suprised pro-line hasnt made spinners for that wheelie bag!:D:D

Savage_Dias 06-17-2004 07:56 PM

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I have a hardbody hauler for my R/Cs. It's big enough for my ramp, Savage, Ofna, toolbox, & a friend with R/Cs.
http://images.cardomain.com/member_i...9/504315_1.jpg
Thanks goes out to Troy for the pic. My Ranger is Grey & I'm too lazy to go take a pic of it right now. lol

biker dude 666 06-17-2004 08:04 PM

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[sm=lol.gif]. that was funny, but it does make sense why buy a whole bunch of bags when you can take it in yo truck.

fiddybucks 06-17-2004 08:43 PM

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i think the transmitter is the only thing you need a bag for.

snort 06-18-2004 07:36 AM

RE: truck tote
 
Thanks to all who responded...checkin' the board for ideas. I liked the idea about trash bags to aid in handling the mud. I've searched web for a Plano tool box type deal. Nothing available. Tackle boxes seem to work well for parts/tools/radio. I believe I will get a rubbermaid box bottom to fit my bag just to catch all the dirt, etc. plus add some side support. It can be easily removed and washed out. I suppose if someone had the mind/$$ to invest, a box of this kind would be a good seller.

motoxer52 06-18-2004 08:36 AM

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heres my hauler its kind of big

http://www.siblingrivalry.com/images/custom/ashley3.jpg

i had my truck done by them what you think.
but now i have no money for my rc

Deandome 06-18-2004 09:51 AM

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ORIGINAL: biker dude 666

[sm=lol.gif]. that was funny, but it does make sense why buy a whole bunch of bags when you can take it in yo truck.
Sure, it's actually FUN seeing & hearing your truck smashing back & forth and side to side in your truck bed/trunk like a ping-pong ball. It's not like there are any wheels on it or anything that facilitate this by letting it roll, either:eek:.

I still have my canvas Harbor Freight tool bag that I use for all my goodies (tools, zip ties, glo plugs, batteries, etc.). I don't NEED it, as there is great storage on my bag, but I find it more convenient.

Sorry, but I firmly believe these bags are a great way to protect your TOY truck from your REAL vehicle, and vice-versa!!! I guess a big cardboard box would serve the same purpose, but it would still slide around a bit due to it's smooth bottom.

mrjon53 06-18-2004 10:34 AM

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ORIGINAL: biker dude 666

[sm=lol.gif]. that was funny, but it does make sense why buy a whole bunch of bags when you can take it in yo truck.
Sure, it's actually FUN seeing & hearing your truck smashing back & forth and side to side in your truck bed/trunk like a ping-pong ball. It's not like there are any wheels on it or anything that facilitate this by letting it roll, either:eek:.

I still have my canvas Harbor Freight tool bag that I use for all my goodies (tools, zip ties, glo plugs, batteries, etc.). I don't NEED it, as there is great storage on my bag, but I find it more convenient.

Sorry, but I firmly believe these bags are a great way to protect your TOY truck from your REAL vehicle, and vice-versa!!! I guess a big cardboard box would serve the same purpose, but it would still slide around a bit due to it's smooth bottom.

Tie Downs People, how hard is that to figure out? My "rc" truck goes in the back of my dodge and a tie down ( bungie cord ) goes over one wheel and under the other on one side of the rc. and off we go. Plus my "haulers" tailgate is perfect for all the start up, and tuning action.

motoxer52 06-18-2004 08:43 PM

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i think myins a lot bigger than the rest of ur guys(about the hauler)

http://www.siblingrivalry.com/images/custom/ashley3.jpg

ranger1 06-18-2004 11:10 PM

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i think biker dude 666 has the idea . who the hell needs to spend the cash on a bag when i put the truck in the back of my truck and go to race. and spend the cash on some more parts and hop ups .save the $30.00 or so and put some much needed parts on that truck of yours and go racing.

nitrobashinauz 06-19-2004 09:12 PM

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why do you need a hauler bag?
all i need is a piece of string....
and tow it with the full scale car!;)
you can even turn the electrics on and steer it aound:D

Savage_Dias 06-20-2004 11:25 AM

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ranger1, I'm the one that hauls his R/Cs in the back of my truck. Don't go giving away my credit for coming up with highly original & thoughtful ideas! lol And you're right about what to spend the $$ on. If anything I would just get a Rubbermaid bin & wrap a bungie cord around it if it didn't have a locking lid.

Deandome... I've noticed this on a few threads but thought it was just me, it might still just be me but anyway.... You're a little rough when you 1st come into a thread. It's like you stay in the middle of your own little flame war or something. To help you alleviate a little stress I'll tell you my secret for safe transportation for my R/Cs & my full size truck....

1. My 1:1 truck has a bed liner with a 2x4 that goes into a molded groove in the bed liner from one side of the truck to the other.
2. My ramp sits against the back of the cab, not touching the glass. The legs sit in between grooves on the bed liner so it doesn't move from side to side & it's too heavy to move toward the back of the bed.
3. My toolbox is huge & it sits right in front of the tailgate but against the 2x4. I keep a milk crate tied in my bed that keeps my toolbox from moving around a lot.
4. My R/Cs sit on my ramp like they're coming down it & bump up against the 2x4. They can't slide side to side & won't move up the ramp unless I'm under EXTREMELY heavy braking. If that were to happen, the safety of my R/Cs is the least of my problems.
5. If I travel more than 5 miles I strap the R/Cs & toolbox down. Most of my travels took me roughly 500 yards away from home so it's not that big of a deal.

motoxer52... Nice truck but it's crazy high! Where does it sit when those airbags are deflated? Are you still running a WV plate & living in NC?


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