Storage tube advice needed.

  1. 4String. New Member

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    Not sure if this is the best area for this, feel free to move if somewhere better.

    I need to fit some kind of lockable storage tube behind the cab of my wagon, something along the lines of a Rhino tube that plumbers have on their van roofs. It will be used solely for storing my extending height measuring pole and a 4’ spirit level, and possibly a truck sized torque wrench, if ever I can acquire one :whistle:, and needs to be just over 4’ long and 4.5”-ish square to fit perfectly in a gap just forward of the fifth wheel subframe.

    Have looked at various tubes online, but the prices frightened the bejesus out of me, so a homemade affair out of aluminium or m/s steel box will more than suffice, as long as it can be clamped securely in place and fitted with a locking “flap” at one end. Any suggestions or thoughts on design/availability of stock would be muchly appreciated.
     
  2. nickk Member

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    If your making out of box section,be sure the end closing cap seals around the outside surfaces to weather properly,you’ll also get condensation,so need some drain and vent holes,if it’s critical,then a low current draw light or heat element.
     
  3. stuvy Member

  4. CompoSimmonite Member

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    What about underground soil pipe ? Very strong and thick walled with end caps available.
     
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  5. Anguz Member

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    bedfordshire
    4inch galv trunking
     
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  6. gaz_moose Member

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    tamworth staffordshire
    as has been said. id go for some big thick plastic pipe. like that gas main stuff..
     
  7. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Member

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    Consider welding up a framework out of small angle iron and add a lockable end cap, then slide in a length of plastic pipe in to hold your items. You can then pull the pipe out if necessary and dump out anything that might get stuck in the end.
     
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