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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Opinions on Delta boxes?

I'm thinking heavily about picking up one of these boxes. The specific one is Delta p/n 220000 ..... http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...08474396672519

Any good? I'm inclined to believe it's a "you get what you pay for" type deal, so while i'm not getting a total piece of junk, i'm also not getting a unit with ball-bearing smoother opening/closing lids where dancing girls jump out every time you open it.

I'm not interested in a crossover box, so I feel the size of this portable chest, which i'd bolt to the floor of the bed, would suit my needs very well.

And yes, of course, I just missed the 15%-off sale recently on this model, too.

Any input folks?

Thanks!
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My boss got one of these. It's a nice unit!
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there a nice unit just keep the hinges/locks well oiled or they tend to sieze up
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there a nice unit just keep the hinges/locks well oiled or they tend to sieze up
Excellent point, thanks!

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Where can i get the unit where Dancing girls jump out????? THAT i want to see!

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I have a Delta Champion crossover on my Ranger and it does its job. My only complaint is that it isn't deep enough. Delta could have made it another six inches deeper, at least on the light truck boxes. Oh, and despite the foam ring around the lid, it doesn't keep the dust out. A small matter, I suppose, and easy enough to remedy. And I'll second the suggestion to keep hinges/locks oiled...or keep a mini torch in your truck in the winter.

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I have a Delta Champion crossover on my Ranger and it does its job. My only complaint is that it isn't deep enough. Delta could have made it another six inches deeper, at least on the light truck boxes. Oh, and despite the foam ring around the lid, it doesn't keep the dust out. A small matter, I suppose, and easy enough to remedy. And I'll second the suggestion to keep hinges/locks oiled...or keep a mini torch in your truck in the winter.

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LOL! Believe it or not, but someone on the CT website mentioned that in a review. How about water? Snow? What's the easy remedy?

YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT HERE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, not really, but please do share.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 01:36 AM
 
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Silicone your mounting holes on the inside of the box. Also, you could try running a thick bead of silicone around the inside of the lid where the foam is(or was, probably better to scrape it off first). Then cover the bead with strips of garbage bag. Close the lid and the silicone conforms to the lip, forming a seal. Trick I learned working on school buses. Use it to keep dust from getting in the rear emergency door. Called "Ukrainian weather stripping," no racial slur intended, I learned it from a Ukrainian. As for dust proofing the latches, well, probably be more effort than it's worth.

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I've had a delta champion for a while now and no issues, no water leaks or anything. Damn lock and handles freeze up pretty good though past 30 below.
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