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Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic

Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic

Item: 256653    Model: FG2214TPDIM

Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic
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  • Dark indigo metallic
  • Capacity: 10 gal
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Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

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    (6)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

AWESOME product!

Finally, a place to sing the praises of the Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Box! I've been using these for over 20 years, both for personal storage and in my used book business. I've got...Read complete review

Finally, a place to sing the praises of the Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Box! I've been using these for over 20 years, both for personal storage and in my used book business. I've got well over 500 of them now, and I have seen exactly one of them ever fail (more on that below). They are not only the best tote for the money, they are the best tote in existance, bar none, and possibly the best product of any kind I've ever bought. Strong praise, I know; I don't generally rave like this, but they deserve it! Here's why: They're strong and durable. They last and last. They're flexible, so if they get bent out of shape you just pop them back into shape. If they've been bent for awhile they'll hold that shape a little for a few days or weeks, but soon you can't see the difference. Most of my old ones you can't tell from my new ones; they get a bit scuffed but basically they stay the same. I've used mine in a traveling setup for 20 years, loading and unloading, packing and unpacking them many times a year, and they are still going strong. They perform as well in very cold weather as they do in very hot weather; I use them in northern Canada in winter, and outdoors in hot Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. summers. They're stackable. I use the ten gallon size for books and magazines, and as long as the boxes are full they stack six or more high and are very stable. To be safe I'd not stack more than four or so without a wall or other stacks to keep them upright, but you could; if they are full and not overfilled they stack quite high and the stack stays stable. The totes are well-designed not to crush even when several are stacked on top of each other when they're holding lightweight to medium-weight things, such as clothes or yard sale items, but if you're storing books you have to be sure the bottom boxes of your stack are full; otherwise you will get the Leaning Tower of Storage! I have shelves that fit two stacked totes, and that works well also. Plus, the empty totes stack well, which helps to conserve space. They are water-resistant. Moisture is the enemy of books, and I never have to worry when my books are in these totes. I once accidentally left two stacked totes full of magazines in the yard for 2 months, through several bad storms, and the magazines were still in perfect condition. The totes are waterproof, but of course the lid does not make a waterproof seal, so as long as you don't actually submerge the whole tote in water, the water's not going to get in. Rain is no problem, no matter how hard it rains or in what direction. They look nice. My show booth is hunter green, and the hunter green totes look classy. In the storage sheds, the stacks of totes arranged neatly on shelves are so much more attractive than odd boxes or other tacky-looking totes. Even in the house, they look nice enough that you don't have to hide them in closets and under beds (as long as your stack is all the same color). They keep my stuff free of dirt, bugs, and critters. Mice and such can't get in unless they chew through the box, which they are capable of doing, but I've never had that happen, though I haven't stored food in them long-term. We have had mice, and they have gotten into drawers and shelves and made nests and pooped on things and ruined things; we switched to storing things in those shelves and drawers in totes; no more problem. Dust and dirt, like rain, don't get in. Little bugs could get in, but they don't seem to; I've never had a problem with them. I throw a few silverfish baits in the book totes, and a few mothballs in the sweater totes, just in case. They are comfortable to move and carry, too. The handles fit my hands well, and the sizes are not unweildy. The lids are not prone to popping off. They are the perfect fit for my needs. For books and magazines, I use the 10-gallon size. The larger totes are too heavy when filled with books and magazines, and their narrower bases aren't ideal. Two stacks of magazines or large books, or four stacks of ordinary size books fit perfectly in one 10-gallon tote. Plus, you can mail them; on book-buying trips, I can mail books home in the totes to save space in the van. I also use the totes, mostly still the 10-gallon, which are the most convenient size for me, but also the 14-gallon, for other purposes. Besides the ordinary household uses (clothes, linens, holiday decorations), I use them for dogsledding and horse-camping trips, and in the tack room. One tote each for dog harnesses, sled bags, dog booties, baggies of pre-measured dog or horse food, horse blankets, saddle pads, etc., etc. We do pack people food in the totes for camping trips and have never had a problem. We pretty much just use them for everything! Drawbacks and problems: These are very minor, few and far between. Labels don't stick well on them, and will fall off eventually. You can write on the totes themselves, but I don't like to, as I re-use them. I had one tote that just completely disintegrated once, which was very weird; you could just crumble it in your hands. It had been in a storage space for several years. I'd love to know what the deal was on that one, Rubbermaid; I figured it was just one from a bad batch of plastic; all the other totes in the stack were fine, and are still fine. But I'd say that one tote out of well over 500 in constant use for 20 years is a pretty good average! In conclusion (finally!), thank you so, so much, Rubbermaid, for this wonderful product! I recommend these to everyone. I've tried the others, and they simply don't hold a candle to these. Never stop making them; there is no replacement!

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

dimensions not accurate

Product is great but product dimensions are not the sizing at the bottom of the container ; they merely reflect the opening at the top of the container , therefore won't fit items that would...Read complete review

Product is great but product dimensions are not the sizing at the bottom of the container ; they merely reflect the opening at the top of the container , therefore won't fit items that would be accomodated by the so called size because of tapering of the container from top to bottom .

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5.0

Excellent product.

By Deew

from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic:

Delivered on time, works as expected, no adverse issues.

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2.0

Durable but lids pop off

By grouleau

from Middlebury, Vermont

Comments about Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic:

The containers are sturdy and very durable. They do the job, but the lids pop off far too easily which can be extremely annoying and frustrating.

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5.0

Best Garage Storage Totes

By TracyinTexas

from Garland, TX, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic:

I use these in the garage to store anything in bulk. These roughneck are the best. I was had two Roughneck and ended up purchasing an additional three to get rid of some sub-par knock offs that were cracked and breaking. Love them and will definitely repurchase when the need arises

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5.0

STRONG & STURDY

By IWillow

from Missouri, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic:

I have several of the Rubbermaid, ROUGHNECK storage containers in different sizes. They are the BEST! I have purchased others and they crack or the lids won't stay on. My only problem at this time is finding the 18 gallon in the ROUGHNECK. The colored ones in Red, Light Blue, Black, Indigo Blue, and Gray, are great for being able to identifying what room was packed in them. If you have any other colors I would love to purchase a few of them also. PLEASE Rubbermaid continue this fine product.

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4.0

Love these totes

By RubbermaidLover

from Virginia, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid® 10 gal Roughneck Storage Box, Dark Indigo Metallic:

I bought a dozen of these totes some 8 years ago for Christmas decorations; and books; camping gear, and winter coats for attic storage, and they were of superior quality. Recently, I looked for 18 gal totes, (they were hard to come by) and when I found them, I inspected the quality and conclude that they were inferior - thinner plastic composition, lids are less durable and more expensive! I love Rubbermaid products, but I am disappointed with their quality now. I would love to see that you bring back the orginial quality and also the mossy oak style for these totes will be great.

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