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  1. #1
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    Default Stanley Trunks as Tack Trunks

    For those of you who use the Stanley Trunks as tack trunks which one do you use and where do you find them?



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    I don't know the model offhand but it was the largest black trunk Lowes carried. Love it.



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    You know what I'm going to say.

    I'll wait for someone else to write the horrified and self-righteous rant for me.... about maintaining all that has been built up in Western Culture over the last 2,000, and what happens if you start compromising with Stanley trunks.
    The armchair saddler
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    I bought mine at Lowes years ago. It is the largest one they sell. Great trunk and it was only $64 when I purchased it. There are oodles of threads on here about who uses them, why they use them, and how they use them (complete with organizational pictures!)



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    Mine was $55 or $60 at Lowe's. It is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum.../dp/B000Q5LZT4



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    I have the big one for the barn and the smaller one for my trailer, love them both and can't beat the price at lowes! Plus is they get dirty you can hose them off and not worry about your 500.00 wooden trunk getting messed up.



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    Mine's not a Stanley, but it's similar I think.

    http://www.thepetsupplycompany.com/s...hannelid=FROOG
    (Didn't pay nearly that much for it, though).

    I really like it--lots of room for everything I need, plus it's quite light so it's easy to transport. The seat on the top is a nice bonus too. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it's so practical that I think I'm just going to get a cover for it and leave it at that.
    I've heard there's more to life than an FEI tent and hotel rooms, so I'm trying it.



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    Love mine. I got the biggest one they had. Its super easy to keep clean and great for at the barn where it gets everything and anything set on top of it. We made a cover for mine to help keep the dust off it and look nicer in the barn. I found the best way to clean it was armor all. Works great to make it shiny again but will make the top very slippery.



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    I have a smaller one, not huge as I dont have a ton to fill it with. I love it. Easy to clean, holds tons of junk can be locked with a padlock if needed and I also like to pull the handle out to set saddle pads on- nearly perfect size! They are easy to decorate, too so it can be made unique to you!
    Clancy 17hh chestnut Dutch WB, '99. Owned and loved since '04 and still goin'!



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    I got mine at Home Depot. Everyone in my barn uses them, so we have a nice, consistent look
    Like Tehzebra, I use the handle for saddle pads or for various towels that need a place to dry.



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    I use this one:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_278941-82673...ley&facetInfo=

    Love it. Hold everything for grooming, halters, bridles, sprays. Not saddles of course but everything else.
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    Ditto the 50 gallon at Lowe's or from Amazon, which ever is having a sale. Grooming caddies fit perfectly in them. I bought one for the barn and loved it so much I ordered a second for home when they were $65 at Amazon around the holidays. When it came, however, the spouse was home. He came in with it all happy and thanked me profusely and very happily became a busy bee filling it with TOOLS (can you believe it)? So I had no choice but to relinquish it to the greater cause of domestic harmony.

    Love the Armor All tip. I've been using murphy's oil soap on mine.
    At all times, we are either training or untraining.
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    I have this one. Found it on sale at Home Depot for $49! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie2337 View Post
    I have this one. Found it on sale at Home Depot for $49! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
    I have the same one. Love it!!! I was the first one in my barn to get one. Within a week, everyone had one and Home Depot was out of stock. Wonder what Home Depot thought about the run on the Stanley Tool Chest by women

    For those of you that don't know, when the handle is pulled all the way out, the tray that comes with the trunk fits in it. Perfect for getting it out of the way and opening up the bottom part of the trunk.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MLD View Post
    For those of you that don't know, when the handle is pulled all the way out, the tray that comes with the trunk fits in it. Perfect for getting it out of the way and opening up the bottom part of the trunk.
    Didn't know that!! What a cool feature! Thanks



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie2337 View Post
    I have this one. Found it on sale at Home Depot for $49! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
    I've got that one, but I actually use it for a tool box. I keep all the setup stuff for shows in it, and the wheels make it a piece of cake to load and move.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    If I could keep another trunk at my barn, I'd get a Stanley... but I just wanted to chime in that if you just need a cheap option, check out Big Lots. I got a black tool trunk there that is sturdy (not as solid as the Stanleys, but has been pretty durable considering how lightweight it is), not as deep but longer, and was $20. I used it as my main trunk for 3 years and it's been my overflow trunk for two, and it has held up really well for being a $20 trunk. Again, not my top choice compared to the Stanleys (I kind of love those), but definitely something to watch out for if you ever need extra storage...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie2337 View Post
    I have this one. Found it on sale at Home Depot for $49! http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
    I bought this one as well and really like it. We haven't taken it to a show yet, but I will probably order a cover for it.

    Thanks to all for the cool ideas for using the handle! Would have nver though of that on my own.
    Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
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    I'm happy with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum..._bxgy_hi_img_b

    It is small but most of my grooming stuff fits in the top tray, I keep spurs, gloves, hairnet and ear bunnies (and fists full of peppermints) in the closeable sections. Brushes fit in the middle of the tray. I have my helmet, 1/2 chaps, 4 polos, halter and lead and a small bucket of tack cleaning and horse bathing supplies in there now. In the winter the bucket comes home and a fleece cooler goes in. There are a few more items (sticks, an odd brush or two, maybe a baby pad) in there too.
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    I have this one http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum.../dp/B000Q5LZT4 I hated that it lets bugs, spiders, frogs in. I ended up giving it to my SO for his paintball equipment.



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