Tool bag for carrying car + radio, etc?

i_r_beej

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I don't know if any of you have tried this, but it struck me that a large tool bag might be suitable for carrying a car plus radio and some tools to the track. If you have tried it, what bag did you end up getting? I think I'm just going to make a few measurements and go to Home Depot and see what they have on hand.
 

WoodiE

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Unless it's a huge tool bag I would think you'd have problems getting a 1/8th or maybe even a 1/10th scale car, radio and other gear in it. Let us know how it works out for you though and take some pictures.
 

justatree

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Have you tried this out? Here in Chicago we have no place to bash:oops:... so maybe I might need one of these bags to carry my rc to the park (baseball field sand bash :D) has it worked out?
 

i_r_beej

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I'm not letting this subject drop-- just been travelling a lot lately and I'm upgrading all the camber links on my car to turnbuckles and installing new shocks. I'll also be experimenting with 2-stage pistons in the rear. So... my car is "in the shop" for a while and I haven't had time to go look at tool bags.
 

i_r_beej

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I found the old bag that my Ryobi tool set came in. It was the perfect size for the Boost! Previously I had been throwing stuff in a Timbuk2 bag and hand carrying the car, but this "all-in-one" solution is much better. I'd like some better way of carrying the batteries so they're not just bumping around loose in the bag. I think some of the larger tool bags feature internal pockets so I'll have to get to Home Depot to check out the offerings.

The rough dimensions of this bag: 20" x 10" and 13" deep when open.

Here's the bag showing all the stuff I'd take to the track:
car-in-bag-1.jpg

And here's the bag - with everything in it - zipped up. It wasn't a squeeze, there was plenty of room.
car-in-bag-2.jpg
 

Austxhorn

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We used to use my kids school backpack to carry his boost/radio/batteries/tools to the track. It had 3main large pockets. It all fit fine. Everything was nicely seperated too.Got it at walmart 12 or 20 cant remember. Since we have 2 rc's now i just got medium tool box that carries everything except the cars.
But it was nice for carrying everything.
 

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Rcnut14

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Ive always used a toolbox to carry my tools, batterys, chargers, etc. Especially when i take my savage places(nitro). But that looks like a good idea, i may have to look into that.
 

i_r_beej

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Many of the other people at the track i visit have those things-- they're HUGE! Nice though. But I don't think I'll ever cart around that much stuff. :)
 

Reefguy89

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Many of the other people at the track i visit have those things-- they're HUGE! Nice though. But I don't think I'll ever cart around that much stuff. :)
You say that now. Just wait. Lol j concepts makes some nice bag also in differnt sizes. I know they make a rolling duffle bag.
 

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I've read where some of the hardcore crawler crowds will do some hiking to get to their good spots. They use a regular backpack like a Jansport or whatever then pack it with water, snacks, tools, etc. Then hang the truck on the back using some Molle straps or a couple of latching hooks around the suspension.

I have a tote I use and I'll put three or four in there. I use a small tackle box for a tool box and keep some spares in it, too.
 
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