On the equipment list of every caravanner and camper, you’ll find storage tubs. Portable air-compressor, first-aid kit, tools and tent pegs….. they all need to be stored somewhere.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try a couple of Expedition134 boxes. For about four months, they followed me everywhere, from my family camping trips and into the bush for reviews of caravans and camper trailers.
The first thing I noticed: with one third-row seat in my MU-X raised, they fit the cargo area off to the side nicely, with one stacking neatly on top of the other. They interlocked when they stacked, though they still need to be tied down – reinforced points for tie down straps are moulded into the design
in each corner.
With a 55L internal volume, there are larger tubs on the market, sure, but I found the size to be more than adequate for my needs.
Being injection-moulded, rather than roto-moulded, these 3.95kg Expedition134 boxes have proven as tough and reliable as I expected. These lockable boxes also have weather seals, meaning they can be left out in the rain, if necessary, and will keep the goods inside dry. Open Sky Touring, the company behind the boxes, says that water won’t pool on the lids, and I can attest that this is indeed the case.
With smooth, flat internal walls and floor, the boxes are also easy to clean – a quick wipe with a damp sponge is all that’s needed.
The box, which uses no metal parts, is available in a range of four colours, and if you have more than one colour, you can mix and match by swapping the lids from different-coloured boxes, giving you a handy reference for what’s in each.
Finally, while I’m not done with them yet, I have to say that the Expedition134 boxes are proving to be the toughest storage containers I’ve owned.
Checkout the original article here: One Tough Tub by GoRV Magazine November 2019 Issue