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I am looking to add some storage on the racks of my rancher. I am thinking of making a storage tube out of 4in PVC like I have seen on some other posts. What is everyone else using or made that is not too expensive.
 

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my question would be what are you trying to store on the ATV>
a 4 inch tube ain;t going to hold all that much, everything will end up having to come out MOST times to get the ONE thing you wanted out LOL

most folks I think like Army Ammo can's due to there water proof, easy to open and close and well rather easy to come by and not so costly, water proof, can be mounted pretty easy, a lot of good reasons they get used so much??

a water proof duffle bag is also a easy deal, can be held on with bungee cords or a ratchet strap, hold a lot more things maybe??
but again, comes down to WHAT your trying to store on the ATV
 

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Kolpin and a whole lot of companies have great options out there, you just have to play Sherlock Holmes.
 
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I use an 18"x12"x8" plastic box with a clip on type lid. Only cost £4 from my local grocery store. It does the job great and being clear plastic I can see inside to se if my thermos is leaking!
I went for plastic incase I ever went over the handle bars, I didn't fancy head butting an ammo box or anything similar!
 

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most folks I think like Army Ammo can's due to there water proof, easy to open and close and well rather easy to come by and not so costly, water proof, can be mounted pretty easy, a lot of good reasons they get used so much??
+1 on the water proof ammo box, and not too costly, can't go wrong with a couple of those! IMHO .
 

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I use an 18"x12"x8" plastic box with a clip on type lid. Only cost £4 from my local grocery store. It does the job great and being clear plastic I can see inside to se if my thermos is leaking!
I went for plastic incase I ever went over the handle bars, I didn't fancy head butting an ammo box or anything similar!

I have to ask , what you'll put in the Thermos , a hot toddy , tea , grits ???

Today , I was thinking about a storage issue we are having , aluminum cans getting popped with holes in the sides from banging together in the ice chest , lost 6 this Saturday , was thinking of some kind of rack like Coca-Cola use to come in
 

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I use an 18"x12"x8" plastic box with a clip on type lid. Only cost £4 from my local grocery store. It does the job great and being clear plastic I can see inside to se if my thermos is leaking!
I went for plastic incase I ever went over the handle bars, I didn't fancy head butting an ammo box or anything similar!

I have to ask , what you'll put in the Thermos , a hot toddy , tea , grits ???

Today , I was thinking about a storage issue we are having , aluminum cans getting popped with holes in the sides from banging together in the ice chest , lost 6 this Saturday , was thinking of some kind of rack like Coca-Cola use to come in
Fish, way back when I was a more into drinking cold beverages
me and my friends found out that if you buy some pipe rubber insulation, think we used 3 inch, a beer can fits nicely into it, can be had pretty cheap and if you stick each can in a section and then stick in a cooler, they don't beat each other up and pop fizzle and spray out on you while driving
also serve as a can cooler while holding/drinking
doesn't take that long to do a whole case at a time and stick in a cooler

so it solved our cans from popping while out riding between stops

did this on snowmobiles too, just used to keep from popping, and helped on NOT freezing up too there LOL

Soft sided coolers also work well, as you can snug them up as space opens with bungee cords
 

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Flat style plastic tubs work great for putting in coats and small stuff, and are easily accessed with bunjees. Thick plastic is essential because the sun eats the stuff into brittleness. I have duffle bags too, which aren't bad and hold a lot more, but are more hassle to get in and out of, even with the bunjee method. Unzipping a bunched up bag for a sip of water is a hassle, more so reaching for the grits. For serious stuff I use wooden boxes constructed for particular purpose, meaning that the gear inside fits well and the door opens and latches easily. Sometimes with foam stuffinginside, fitted well. Ammo cans? not for me. Wrong shape, difficult to mount, small, hard, sharp corners. Perfect for bullets though, especially if you should need 10,000 rounds while joyriding on a Sunday.
 

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I use an 18"x12"x8" plastic box with a clip on type lid. Only cost £4 from my local grocery store. It does the job great and being clear plastic I can see inside to se if my thermos is leaking!
I went for plastic incase I ever went over the handle bars, I didn't fancy head butting an ammo box or anything similar!

I have to ask , what you'll put in the Thermos , a hot toddy , tea , grits ???

Today , I was thinking about a storage issue we are having , aluminum cans getting popped with holes in the sides from banging together in the ice chest , lost 6 this Saturday , was thinking of some kind of rack like Coca-Cola use to come in

Noo, definitely not tea in a thermos. Just black coffee usually.

You could do with some kind of wire mesh drinks holder to lift in and out of your cooler, we have a similar thing here for carrying milk if we get it delivered fresh by the milkman.
 

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I am only looking to store a couple extra straps, gloves, and a couple tools, so I think that the ammo cans will be the best bet for me. Found some today at harbor freight for only $13. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to mount them.
 

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Permanent mount ? Or bungee/pull straps ? How i did mine was two cheepo magnetic base hooks 80lbs pull, i use ether pull straps or bungee cords... I use the ammo box on other machines...IMO ammo boxes are a great choice, cheep water proof and tough!
 

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Did mine like this.
 

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Did mine like this.
That's gonna sting the first time you hit a mud hole wrong and Land on the edge of that! Lol..
I prefer plastic, it breaks before I do :laugh:
 

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Oh no, lol when I'm rough riding i take it off the rear and use the front basket/rack, i already have SOME back trouble, so I'm real careful, your a young whipper snapper, take good care of yourself :) cause those crashes...... You feel them , years later.
 

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Haha, good call.. Your right though, those crashes do hurt in years to come, I broke two ribs late last year, when I went to hospital they told me that the ribs had broken on a previous break, which I remember doing when I fell off my bicycle as a child. They still hurt now, it's amazing how your bodies healing process slows down, I'm beginning to think that they will always ache now when I get cold.
 
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Here we are talking about this and in another string your bike runs over you ? Oh how things work out....lol, I'm not making light of this, as I've had mine flatten me too!
 
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