Rear Storage Area Needed

by Ron Goldwyn
(Milford CT USA)

Plano #1812-50

Plano #1812-50

I found that the under-seat storage area was not enough for my needs. There are some essential things that I always travel with such as additional tools than the two supplied by the manufacturer, a poncho, emergency supply of Insulin, bungee cord tie-downs, an LED flash-light, a rag, official documents,and shopping bags.

All this took up space that I did not have, so necessity became the mother of invention.
My Tomos Scooter came with the means of adding a rear trunk, but the trunks available only could carry a little more than my helmet. So I looked what those on big motorcycles used, and my solution was solid saddlebags, but do so at a cheaper price.

My solution was found at West Marine in the form of two waterproof, lockable utility boxes, manufactured by Plano as model 1812-50. They are available in both orange or white and have a list price of $23 each. The pictures show a better description of these 10½ x13x 17" deep boxes.

I used aluminum angle stock to secure the side of the boses to a 12x12x¼" aluminum plate using stainless steel bolts and locknuts. The nuts will not come off unless there is a wrench on both the bolt and the nut at the same time and access to the nuts are available only if the box is unlocked and open.

On my scooter I added a junked aluminum BBQ grill from an old electric stove to cover all the mounting bolts on the plate below. Now in addition to storage boxes, I have a rear deck for securing additional items.

This week I brought home a full carton of 8½ x 11 paper for my computer by securing the carton with bungee cord with hooks on each end. Other times I had full grocery bags secured. It will even allow a set of golf clubs to be carried as asked by another member.

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Sep 17, 2015
education NEW
by: Anonymous

Its looking very unique and creative and I hope it will be very helpful in different ways.This shows how to use small area for better benefits and such theme is really need of now a days and it should be included in best writing service to tell people about this idea.

Aug 11, 2009
Great Job, Ron!
by: Kathi

That looks like tons of storage space there, Ron! You're very creative (and thrifty). It is amazing what a motivated scooter rider can carry on one little scooter... ;)

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