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post #1 of 7 Old 05-06-2014, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas for alternative tack trunk?

I need a tack trunk, but can't afford to buy a new one and haven't been able to find a used one in my price range (under $100). Does anyone have any ideas about utilizing some other kind of container for tack?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-06-2014, 01:27 PM
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I have one of these

I love it! I also use basic storage totes and one plastic 2 drawer storage unit.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-06-2014, 04:56 PM
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Yep, Walmart, Home Depot & Lowe's all sell plastic trunks that are perfect! Look near the tool boxes. Many even have wheels & interior trays (aka brush boxes,) if that's important to you.
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This is hands down my favorite "tack trunk". They are incredibly durable, lightweight, have a pull out handle/wheels so it's very easy to move around, and a tray inside where you can keep things. And when they get really dirty you can just hose them out. I see the all the time at shows, even the big fancy ones. Best thing is that they're only $70 (from Home Depot). I've had mine for about 7 or 8 years and other then a few scuffs its still in great condition.
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Thanks to all who gave me great suggestions. I'm off to the local Home Depot right after work today!
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