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From Cube Hobby Boxes at Libraries to Water Dishes for Big Cats – Creative Uses for Products Purchased from RJ Cox

RJ CoxAre you one of those individuals who loves to come up with creative ways to use a products?  We know that there are many of you out there taking items you purchased from RJ Cox and using them in creative ways which help you do your job more efficiently or live your life better.  In this blog post, we’re going to share some of these alternate uses and stories.  But we also want to hear from you – our customers – to learn of the creative ways you have repurposed products you purchased from RJ Cox.

Let’s start with the Cube Hobby Box.  These boxes – with a 31 litre capacity – are constructed from food grade polyethylene.  They are stackable, come in four colors and feature built-in grips for easy handling.  With features like this, Cube Hobby Boxes are perfect for food storage, displaying meat and seafood items and also for transporting food.

cube hobby boxBut take another look at these Cube Hobby Boxes and what else do you see?  Well, our clients at the Toowoomba Main Library and Ryde Library saw them as the perfect solution – not for seafood and meat display – but for organising, moving and storing books and other library items.

We’re sure you could also find a number of household and office uses as well.  Ones like storing cleaning items, organising toys and clothes, stashing away files and file folders and many others.

Want to hear another very interesting use (Something we are sure the manufacturer never dreamed about.) for a product we sell here at RJ Cox?  Well, if you happen to have a few lions or tigers lounging around the backyard, then you might want to pick up a few Rubbermaid products.

Here’s a blog post to explain what we mean.  And while we’re thinking about it – with backyard full of big cats – you will also probably have yourself quite a scooping and disposing job on your hands. The Rubbermaid Lobby Pro Deluxe Upright Deluxe Pan could serve that purpose quite handily.

Lastly, we’d like to share an item that is a favorite for our hospitality clients.  The Mobile-Pack Caddy offers a cartless solution for hotels looking to get rid of large, unsightly and inconvenient housekeeping carts.  There are, however, other interesting, alternative uses for these products.  Hairdressers, photographers and teachers are just a few of the professions who find Mobile Caddy Packs extremely useful for organising, storing and transporting their tools of the trade.

Contact RJ Cox to tell us all about your creative uses for your favourite products or share directly by commenting below.

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Christmas Gift Ideas from RJ Cox – Santa’s Got Nothing On Us!

11591626_mChristmas is around the corner.  Are you still looking for gift ideas for a few of the people on your Christmas gift list?  We may not have the reindeers, beard or red suit, but the RJ Cox team does have the perfect gifts to help you spread Christmas cheer to your family and friends.

Below are a few of the items we offer here at RJ Cox which are certain to put a smile on someone’s face this year during the holidays.  Order your gifts online or by phone.  And for you procrastinators out there, order your Christmas presents by December 21 and we’ll make sure your items arrive by December 24.

For the off-roader on your gift list, a Black Rat Safety Recovery Kit is not only a great gift, but it also an extremely useful gift.  This kit is loaded.  Inside, you’ll find a 4WD recovery bag with reflective triangle, heavy-duty snatch strap, tree trunk protector with 10,000kgs B.S., 3.2 and 4.7 tonne WLL rated bow shackles, and much more.  Check out the RJ Cox website for the full list of items in the recovery kit from Black Rat.

While we are on the subject of off-road gift giving, you may also want to take a look at the Black Rat 4WD Nylon Heavy Duty Snatch Strap Kit.  This Christmas gift idea is a must for the avid off-roader.  And it could mean a few free, thank-you beers for you, if the recipient ever needs to recover their vehicle when it is bogged.  Give this snatch strap kit from Black Rat a look and contact RJ Cox with any questions you may have about it.

Another one of our best-selling recreational products, the Carver Surfboard Rack, is an affordable Christmas gift that any surfer will love receiving.  RJ Cox offers three models of surfboard racks to choose from in our inventory.  You can choose from the Carver CSR Mini, Carver CSR Max (for longboards up to 10’ 0”) and the Carver Scooter Moped Surf Rack.

One last gift idea we want to share with you in this blog post is another great item for the outdoor enthusiast.  Superiorpak Insulated Cool Bins are an excellent choice for keeping your beer cold and your food fresh when you are camping or off-roading.  These cool bins are impact-resistant and sealed with food-grade neoprene.  They will keep your food and drinks cool, fresh and safe no matter the situation.

These four Christmas gift ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great gift ideas from RJ Cox.  Take the time to review our selection of high-quality products.  If you don’t see something or need help with anything, make sure to contact us and a RJ Cox team member will be glad to help.

 

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Don’t Hit the Road for 4WD Adventures Without These Essential Items from RJ Cox

11591626_mWe don’t know about you, but when the RJ Cox team has a long weekend in front of us, we like to hit the road and get into the great outdoors.  Whether it is a few days of camping or just making a long day of it and enjoying an off-road adventure, we don’t have to look far for some of the gear we can’t live without.  So next time you and your mates head out in the bush for some good times, we recommend you take the following products from RJ Cox along for the ride.

An essential part of our off-road gear is a Black Rat 4WD Safety Recovery Kit.  Why this 4WD kit from Black Rat?  Well, for one, their products are tested to the Australian Standards where applicable and are built with the 4WD enthusiast in mind.  On top of that, you know if RJ Cox offers a product to our customers, then it has to be something that is proven and dependable.

This 4WD Safety Recovery Kit comes with everything you need if you find yourself in trouble out in the bush.  Some of the individual items in the kit include: a heavy duty ratchet tie down assembly, a recovery bag with reflective triangle, a tree trunk protector with 10,000kgs B.S and a heavy-duty snatch strap.  Make sure to visit the RJ Cox website to see all the items offered in the complete 4WD Safety Recovery Kit from Black Rat.

Safety is not the only thing to consider when you hit the road for a long weekend of camping or off-road fun.  You’re going to need some items to store your gear, your food and – most importantly – your beer.  Once again, we have you covered here at RJ Cox.  No matter the kind of storage you need, we are your one-stop shop.

Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 10.07.29 AMOur Food Grade Stack and Nest Crates are durable enough to take along in the outdoors, light enough to not weigh you down, versatile enough to hold a wide-range of necessities and safe for storing your food products.  Along with your stack and nest crates storage containers, you’ll also need a solution for protecting your cold items from the elements.  We’ve got that solution.

Because of their construction, Superiorpak Cool Bins stand up to extreme temperatures and keep your drinks and perishable food items cold and safe.  These cool bins come in a wide-range of sizes.  They also come with a number of options such as latches and drains.  Trust us, these Superiorpak Cool Bins will keep your beer ice cold for those long days in the bush.

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When the Camping Bug Bites Visit the RJ Cox Website

13242018_mDo you find yourself sitting in your office cubicle daydreaming of crackling campfires?  Have your co-workers nudged you from a fog as you stood, dazed, lost in thoughts of rushing rivers while the office building’s bathroom sink overflowed onto your dress shoes?  Do you have your computer set to go to a starry night screensaver after one minute of inactivity?

Well mate, it sounds like you have the camping bug really bad!  And we know what you’re thinking.  You’re fretting over the fact that you ex ran off with your favorite canoe.  You’re worried that your ice chest still hasn’t recovered from last year’s severe case of black mould.

Well, don’t worry one minute longer.  In fact, make plans now to take care of that camping bug by planning your next trip to the great outdoors.  Here at RJ Cox, well, we’ll take care of your camping gear needs.

Forget about that old canoe of yours.  Our Superiorpak E482 Pioneer Canoe 3.65Mt is just what the doctor ordered.  This canoe is manufactured from double wall polyethylene skin making it virtually indestructible and unsinkable.  It is the perfect canoe for taking two people and their gear up narrow waterways to secluded locations.  You’ll forget all about that old, beat up canoe and your ex, after you spend a weekend paddling with that new, special someone and your new Pioneer Canoe from RJ Cox.

To make sure all your important camping gear and camping supplies make it safely and soundly to your final destination, you’ll want to take a look at Spacecase Storage Containers and our Superiorpak Cool Bins.  RJ Cox has a number of options (from insulated to weatherproof storage) to choose from and a number of sizes within each of those storage options.  Here’s a quick look at a couple favorites.

Our Rubbermaid ActionPacker storage containers are as tough and durable as they come.  You can choose from 3 sizes.  Each size is easy to tie-down with bungee cords and every size comes with lockable latches for protecting your important gear.  Like all Rubbermaid products, these ActionPacker storage containers are made to last.

Unless you plan to forage, hunt and fish for your meals, then you need to take along plenty of food on your camping trip.  And don’t forget about the beer.  RJ Cox has a surefire way to ensure your food and drink stays safe and cool during transport and after your arrival.

Keeping your food and drink supply cool and fresh is never going to be an issue when you choose from one of our Superiorpak Cool Bins.  These cool bins are highly resistant to impact and extreme temperatures.  Plus, they are sealed with food grade neoprene and insulated with high-density foam.  Yes, they are mostly used in the food and food transportation industries.  But if you going to go with something, why not go with the best?

So stop daydreaming about your next camping trip.  Start making plans to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  RJ Cox might not have everything you need.  But the things we do have will be the envy of all those you meet at your next campfire.

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The Popularity of Carver Surf Racks is No Surprise to Surfers Who Own One or Three

7732368_mWhy are Carver Surf Racks so popular?  Well, pull up a seat, this could take a while.  Seriously though, these surf racks from Carver are the rack of choice when it comes to surfers using two-wheel transportation.  Bicycles, mopeds, scooters: Carver Surf Racks blow any other racks out of the water.  And come on, Carver’s birthplace was the North Shore of Hawaii so you know they have surfing running in their veins.

Versatility Personified

One of the biggest benefits of Carver’s racks has to be the versatility.  The Carver Max Surf Rack handles boards up to 10’.  The Carver Mini Surf Rack holds boards up to 8’ and the Carver Scooter Moped Surf Rack is sturdy enough to also hold surfboards up to 10’ in length.  Size isn’t all the matters with Carver surfboard racks.  These racks are also versatile enough to provide a perfect fit for your beach cruiser, full suspension mountain bike, tandem bicycle, full size scooter and mopeds.  If you travel on two wheels, Carver has you covered.

Safe and Snug

Surfers love these racks because these racks love their surfboards.  The last thing you want when you are carrying precious cargo is an unsturdy, weak rack.  Carver Surf Racks are made with 6061 alloy and tig welded.  Along with strength, another by-product of using aluminum is that your surfboard rack will fend off rust.  And the design of Carver’s racks holds your board snug and secure without harming your board or your bike.

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The Intangibles

The last thing you want to deal with when you purchase any product is a complicated installation process.  These racks are easy to install and come with all the tools needed to have you and your board on the way to the beach fast.  As we all know, handmade products are hard to come by these days.  Owners of these racks appreciate the detail and quality in every handmade surf rack the Carver creates.  With over 2,000 sold, a long list of satisfied customers and a host of professional surfers who use Carvers, you can count on your surf rack being one of your new favorite purchases.

“When I ride my bike down to Sunset, Wiamea, or Pipe, I know I can carry my board on my bike with ease. It doesn’t matter if I am carrying a shortboard, a longboard or a big wave gun, these are absolute best surf board bicycle racks you can get!” 
-Garrett Mcnamara

The best way to find out why Carver Surf Racks are so popular is to try one out for yourself.  We know you won’t be let be down by any of the three surfboard racks from Carver that we offer to our customers.

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