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J. Terence Thompson 2851-1B Large 37-by-17-1/2-by-14-Inch Wheeled Storage Trunk
J J. Terence Thompson manufactures this bin out of a strong composite material using a compression-molding process, making it one of the most durable composite material boxes available. It's weatherproof and will not rust or dent, and it's easy to clean, too. This box is designed to be moved around, and the all-terrain, sealed-bearing wheels, recessed side handles, and front handle strap make it easy to do so. The heavy-duty metal latches open and close easily, and the solid-steel hinge rod is built to last. The trunk is contoured for easy stacking and can be padlocked for security. As an added bonus, it meets all airline checked-baggage and U.S. postal requirements. --Josh Dettweiler
What's in the Box
Large, wheeled storage trunk
For higher-volume, portable storage
All-terrain wheels, easy-carry side handles, and front handle strap for portability
Meets all airline checked-baggage and U.S. postal requirements
Compression-molded composite; 37 by 17.5 by 14 inches (length by width by height)
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44 of 44 found the following review helpful:
Was 5 stars, now 2. The new ones really suck.Mar 24, 2008
By Bao Vo
*** UPDATED TO 2 STARS ***
After our first road trip with the new version of this trunk, I have to downgrade my rating to 2 stars. The metal latches don't even work as they are loose and the grommets (or whatever holds them onto the plastic) start slipping off after repeated opening/closing. We have to keep this trunk closed with a nylon strap from Home Depot now! The plastic hasn't shattered yet, but it's so weak and inflexible that we have to treat it gingerly whenever we open and close it. Also noticed now that the caster wheels are cheaper and the new batch will not stack confortably on top of the old batch. WTF guys? Buy this because it's about forty bucks, but only if you're using it for your knitting supplies and storing them in a safe garage.
*** UPDATED TO 3.5-STARS ON 09/16/09***
So we received the second one of these wheeled trunks and it's pretty sad. Now I know why there are some bad reviews about the product here. The original trunk we have was made of a better quality, more flexible composite plastic. The new one looks like it was cast from a 99.9% similar mold, but it is made of a cheaper plastic and the walls a a few microns thinner. The new plastic feels like it would shatter with force, whereas the old plastic would just flex. So it looks like the company decided to go cheaper and it really shows in the quality of the product. We are taking both trunks on the road this weekend for a 3-week tour and I am not as confident in the product's durability. :(
This is a really good case! I was between this wheeled trunk and the large Rubbermaid Action-Packer. I looked at the Rubbermaid one at the store, it's really cheaply made and the bubbly design didn't seem to do anything but waste space. Seemed like it would be double-walled in the pic, but it's not - the ridges are just for "looks." So finally, I chose this JTT Brand one mainly because it was less than half the price (I hadn't seen it in real life).
After 4 months of lugging this thing around to carry miscellaneous equipment and tools for our musical act, it has really proven to be well worth the money. The composite material bends a little to let you squeeze things that wouldn't normally fit in a more rigid container. The material also can get bumped and dropped without getting dented or scratched. The wheels are smooth - although you can't raise the trunk up very high when you're rolling it, causing you to have to crouch over slightly. The two locking clasps are strong and pretty precise to help the lid stretch back into shape.
The one thing I wish this trunk had was some loops/slots for strapping it down to the bed of a truck.
31 of 32 found the following review helpful:
Good case but dimensions given are deceivingJul 26, 2008
By D. Chandler
Bought two of these for carrying lighting equipment for a band. Based on the dimensions given, I believed the equipment intended for these cases would fit perfectly. Well, the measurments are of the outside of the case...not the inside. A good deal with free shipping means I'm keeping them for other things but it won't be for the intended purpose. Even went to the JTT website and could not get any more accurate measurments of the inside. I do recommend the case based on the quality and design but you will need to knock off about 2" on every dimension to get a good idea of what will fit inside.
24 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Just OK for storageApr 28, 2008
By J. Parker
Normally when in the US I buy wooden Seward trunks from KMart or Walmart but I only managed to find one wooden trunk this trip so had to order this moulded plastic trunk through Amazon in order to take all my holiday purchases home. Although on the whole the trunk is fairly rugged my main gripe is with the flimsy nature of the plastic where the handle connects to the case. Without a suitable padlock to clamp the upper and lower parts of the trunk together, when loaded with 20+kgs the case distorts and gapes open about 1 inch. Left me feeling concerned that at the end of a 10 hour flight my case would arrive broken and battered at the other end due to those delicate baggage handlers. Fortunately it arrived ok but I would not purchase this item again for travel. Its perfectly fine for loft storage though which is what this is now relegated to.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Great Foot LockerAug 07, 2008
By L. P. Spohr
I searched high and low for a lockable foot locker for my son. He needed it for Boy Scout camp. This one was terrific. The price was great. It has all the features he needs. The wheels made moving it that much easier. My son packed this foot locker to the brim and he did not have one problem with it. It also made a great little table for his tent. I would highly recommend this product. It is light weight and sturdy.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Not good for shippingJan 03, 2009
By Merrill Squiers
I had purchased this to ship items to/from tradeshows of approximately 50 lbs. (23kg), but in its first use, the bottom failed during return shipping. It might be fine for storage and shipping of light materials, but a more rugged shipping case is needed for my requirements.
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