Aluminess cargo box hinge/latch long term durability
I have always herd positive comments about Aluminess products and I know guys and gals on this site use them a lot. I just installed a deluxe (ie: big) cargo box on my Green TARDIS replacement RV. I was somewhat disappointed. The box was banged around during shipping (no damage the the SS box itself) and both door hinges were shattered. Note I did not not say bent, cracked, loss, I said shattered. Aluminess did send me new hinges overnight. When the OEM ones were unbolted they completely fell apart. They are made out of a plastic with a SS hinge pin. Aluminess using plastic really surprised me. They appear very good with aluminum but I,m not so sure about plastic. Now I am concerned about the quality of the box latch. I can just picture my equipment flying out of the box at 70mph.
So I am looking for comments about your long term experience with the Aluminess storage boxes. Durability. Staying latched shut. etc.
I think for awhile I will add a strap to the box to make sure it stays closed and I don't lose anything.
Len & Joanne
The Green TARDIS