Storage boxes

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Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:07 pm

Best tip of the year from 'vanvliet ' - trust me. Forget all of the flimsy or ridiculously expensive storage boxes you have previously come across and instead buy these fantastic indestructible boxes made by a British company called 'Wham Bam'. You can stand on these blighters and they will not break!
They come in all shapes and sizes and the best price I have come across is on Free 'click and collect' from the ASDA stores website ( see link below) .They are made from super thick recycled textured plastic in a nice neutral grey colour . I went for the stackable 36 litre 'under bed' type boxes at only £9 each. :D :D

https://direct.asda.com/george/clothing ... %20Upcycle
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by Bob » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:50 pm

Cracking find, brilliant price.

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Re: Storage boxes

Post by sotal » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:06 am

We use the 'really useful boxes' again available from Asda, I think they were cheapest from there when we were looking.

We use two under the bench seat at the rear.

We then have 4 big boxes which stack under the table when we are going away, then in the day on site they make the bases of two bench seats round the table in the awning. The bed panels then sit on top to make them comfortable. Then at night they go back in the bongo to make the mid section of the bed.

Best upgrade we have done so far. It got rid of the unstable bed frame that came with the conversion, it gave us searing in the awning and a good stable bed at night plus lots of storage space.
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:55 pm

capacity / max internal LxWxH / max external LxWxH / ASDA price @ 4/19
2.3L 14.5 x 9.5 x 14.5 19.5 x 14 x 16
6.5L 19.5 x 14 x 19.5 29.5 x 19 x 21.5
16L 29.5 x 23 x 19 39.5 x 29 x 21.5 £5
24L 28.5 x 23 x 19 39.5 x 29 x 31.5 £6
36L * 48 x 33.5 x 19.5 60 x 40 x 22 £9
45L 37 x 32.5 x 29.5 50 x 40 x 32 £10
62L * 47 x 32 x 34 60 x 40 x 37 £12
92L * 45 x 30 x 49 60 x 40 x 52 £15
96L 56.5 x 42 x 34 70 x 50 x 37 £18
150L 66 x 51 x 39.5 80 x 60 x 42
154L 54 x 39 x 60 70 x 50 x 63 £20

• Resists high impact damage.
• Durable and strong, even in cold temperatures.
• The boxes have been strength tested to 380kg!
• Lid snaps into place and features holes to add tie-wraps for added security.
• Stackable across *36L/*62L/*92L (60cm x 40cm bases)
• Manufactured by WHAM BAM Ltd from 100% recycled plastic.
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by Diplomat » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:55 pm

What else can we say but
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:46 pm

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Came across coloured versions too (blue/red/green) . . . but they seem to be much more expensive. Asda must be going for a' one colour suits all' bulk-buy arrangement with Wham Bam.
Couldn't resist buying a couple of the 62 litre boxes.
My wife suspects that I must be working on a post-Brexit survivalist plan to store foodstuffs ..... come to think of it,might be a good idea . . . then again, nah ! :)
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by mikeonb4c » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am

vanvliet wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Post script
Came across coloured versions too (blue/red/green) . . . but they seem to be much more expensive. Asda must be going for a' one colour suits all' bulk-buy arrangement with Wham Bam.
Couldn't resist buying a couple of the 62 litre boxes.
My wife suspects that I must be working on a post-Brexit survivalist plan to store foodstuffs ..... come to think of it,might be a good idea . . . then again, nah ! :)
Go for Scottish Independance- much simpler :lol:
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:37 am

mikeonb4c wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am
vanvliet wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Post script
Came across coloured versions too (blue/red/green) . . . but they seem to be much more expensive. Asda must be going for a' one colour suits all' bulk-buy arrangement with Wham Bam.
Couldn't resist buying a couple of the 62 litre boxes.
My wife suspects that I must be working on a post-Brexit survivalist plan to store foodstuffs ..... come to think of it,might be a good idea . . . then again, nah ! :)
Go for Scottish Independance- much simpler :lol:
If only! We would obviously grant you dual nationality Mike :)
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by mikeonb4c » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:10 pm

Excellent- we Irish sit on a fence between Scotland and England and often fall off it on the Scottish side ha ha.
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Wed May 01, 2019 12:06 am

I desperately searched for a close Irish connection but it seems that my great Gran was the last to leave Ireland for Scotland and so I could not claim dual nationality. Retirement in Ireland was very appealing!
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Re: Storage boxes

Post by kandabongogirl » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:25 pm

Thanks for this tip vanvlient.

I like the fact that they are tough and from recycled material.
I clicked and collected one of the £9 - 36l boxes yesterday, as a sample / tester. Looks good in the flesh and nicely interior-matching in grey too.
Must admit like some others I have been using the 'really useful' range as they come in sizes that fit nicely under the seats.
Will need to have a closer look at this alternative range to see if it has similar suitable sizes / dimensions. Thanks for posting the range size details to save us all looking them up.

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Re: Storage boxes

Post by vanvliet » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:49 pm

I had a couple of the really useful boxes and they are good ( especially the closing clip system) however the plastic is still fairly brittle and the lids ended up breaking at the edges - hence my search for something better.
As a final postscript - 'Home Bargains Stores' have the 'Wham Bam' underbed boxes in stock in a neat shade of Royal Blue @£9 which match the colour of my (non Bongo) van nicely! I couldn't resist buying a few :D
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