Enclosed head racks worth it?

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I'm in owasso, OK. Looks like I'll be heading over to Joplin, MO to 4 states to get a headache rack put on Are the enclosed ones really worth the extra money? Open ones are running like 1200-1800. While the enclosed ones are 3k-5k. I mean they look nice. Anyone had any experience with both and why you like one vs the other?
     
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  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    You can get an enclosed one for less than 3 grand
     
  4. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I think I saw the cheapest was around 2500? But my point is they're double the cost. Is it worth the money?
     
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    Ive always ran closed type boxes with the 3 doors , now im running an open one. Like the open one better so far. Easy access to chains and gear , only downside to it is its all exposed to the elements but if u keep ur binders rolled shut it will be ok. The enclosed boxes are a PITA to get gear in and out of . the doors are always in the frickin way but the upside is that u can put more stuff in it like a winch bar and i had a height pole and pole for fishing straps thru middle of freight. Guess it comes down to personal preference . either way just make sure u drill a small hole in each corner of box and maybe even in middle to help water drain out to keep from rusting everything out
     
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    Enclosed all the way. Got mine used full of tools for $2k. I put some custom shelf’s in it. I like I can not only keep my chains and binders but also, straps, ratchets, edge protection, coil racks, bungies and even my generator out of the elements. I added the box on top that I keep my blankets, plastic tarps and ladder. DB6C81E3-3688-4C61-AE1E-7C6E12FAF3A7.jpeg Of course I run in the Midwest so keeping stuff out of the weather makes things easier.
     
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    That's a hell of a deal!! I like those 4 box ones with the one on top. New those are running around 4k. If I go with an enclosed itll be like that. Hold on I'll screen shot the enclosed ones I like
     
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    I had mine built, I don’t keep chains in it but you could. I built 3 drawers on one side along with a tool box, the left box has a drawer, spray holders and a tarp strap holder and a plastic box full of crap. (No picture)

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