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Old 02-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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Rallye Gear Boxes

I'm trying to confirm this...but it appears that we may have to supply our own boxes for the support truck to carry in the Tuareg.

They specifically require a box made by a company named "Pierre Henry" which is 35 x 80 x 45cm.

Someone was good enough to send me a German source for these, but I'm having no luck at all finding these boxes or even the manufacturer in North America. Apparently they are a company which makes file folder and office equipment boxes in Europe...I was hoping to find a North American distributor for them...but so far I'm drawing a blank.

Between the two of us going we're looking for 4 boxes. Can anybody supply a lead on them here in North America?
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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I don't know... But I bet Patsy Quick does. Contact her through desertroseracing.com. She's based in UK, but I'm sure she can help.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Oh you mean the regulation box that you get to put your stuff in? I was imagining the gear box that goes between your wheels and your engine.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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This "Rally box" is a pretty standard steel box, available in many home improvement stores (at least over here), but most of the time it isn't advertised as a "Pierre Henry". I think the Dakar boxes are the same models, maybe larger. So you might want to try some local retailers and look for boxes stamped with that brand name somewhere.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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This "Rally box" is a pretty standard steel box, available in many home improvement stores (at least over here)
I don't ever recall ever seeing a steel storage box anything like this in any store or supplier I've ever been in here. We only get Chinese plastic stuff now

Robb...thanks for the tip, I already have a couple of UK contacts that I can use to pick up something there as a last resort. My first choice would be to source them here in N.A.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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the regulation boxes are only made in france by that company ... although you can use what ever as long as the dimensions are the same i would guess .. they are the same boxes you see in dakar picts ...pricy to get here i would think . Patsy gets hers from them and they are hard to come by unless you go direct to france
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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Not sure if they would allow a different box, but here's a really fancy and rugged one I've used for supplies in the support truck. The dimensions are very close to what you listed. The problem with these boxes for supplies is that they are too big. When you fill them up with supplies they become too heavy for one person to move around.
http://store.colemans.com/cart/medic...ed-p-1280.html



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Old 02-04-2009, 03:56 PM   #8
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another source

you could also speak to dave lambeth (http://www.davidlambeth.co.uk/) who does support on that rally and is the english rep, you probably know him already...
Maybe he can help

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Box

I sent my stuff in a regulare bag and once there I rented a box via the organisation ofthe rally. Lock them and put anything delicate..in the middle, they do get walk on and thrown of the truck....when you are not looking
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If the box just has to meet those dimensions, look at pickup truck locking cargo boxes & underbed locking boxes, I recall seeing aluminum ones that come in 100's of different configurations.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:29 AM   #11
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If the box just has to meet those dimensions, look at pickup truck locking cargo boxes & underbed locking boxes, I recall seeing aluminum ones that come in 100's of different configurations.
Hey Ruffus...thanks, but unfortunately the organizer stipulates that only this specific "Pierre Henry" box will be accepted.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I think it's pretty clear that these boxes are just not available in North America, but you guys and others have provided enough leads for me that we'll figure it out and get-r-done.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:38 AM   #12
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About the other box, in Italy you can buy it online:
http://it.decathlon.com/it/baule-con...a_5374780.html
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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Jonah Street and/or the Rally Pan-Am team may be able to help you with this...
http://www.rallypanam.com/contact.html
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:58 AM   #14
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UK site.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/tack-b...h-rod-1448138/
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:40 AM   #15
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ey,
I discovered that decathlon size it's not the standard for rally.
Rally size is C80:
http://www.daerr.de/bestellen/ergebn...1D60WRQs36EBE1
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