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SKB 1SKB-R8W - 8 Rack Spaces w/Wheels Reviews

4.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • Tim
    from NM March 30, 2017Music Background:
    Studio and live recording engineer

    SKB 1SKB-R8W

    Nice case very rugged should last for many years.

  • Bob D.
    from March 26, 2017

    Amateur Radio

    This is a very well made rack system that works great for amateur radio equipment for portable operations. It protects the equipment from damage with front and rear removable covers that lock and wheels to move it around. Yes, it will fit well in your car's trunk or set up well on a table or crate.It is a bit large for aircraft travel carry on however you could look for a smaller case to fit your needs. I would not trust putting it on board with luggage but it appears very strong and durable. You can go crazy with all the options and equipment but watch the weight, it can add up. If you overdue it you most likely will damage the wheels or tow handle. The rack hardware is perfect front and rear and the shelves drill out to fit almost everything. Look on U-Tube for various setups. Nice product!

  • Scott Sniderwin
    from Richmond, TX September 6, 2016

    Quality product, quality company

    I have had this case for 2 1/2 years. It has taken some considerable abuse. I will not hesitate to buy SKB products in the future. As a note, the handle broke about 1 month ago. A simple email to SKB, and they sent me a new one for free. That is real customer service.

  • Jon
    from minneapolis June 6, 2013Music Background:
    Semi-pro musician, composer, producer for 30 years

    quality construction

    Well made case. Tried a cheaper molded case first, but the tow handle only lasted a month, and I was not hard on it at all.

    Was able to fill all 8 spaces without having to "force" anything in. Very sturdy, but a little bigger and bulkier than a normal 8U rack. I don't mind.

    Took off a half star because the tow handle feels a bit flimsy compared to the rest of the rack, but SKB warrants it for life.

  • Chuck Cochran
    from Los Angeles November 29, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Educator

    Handle feels weak.

    The handle and wheels on this unit do not feel like they would stand up to the rigors of the road. Once loaded with a QSC and an old Crown, (with 2 empty rack spaces), the box was pretty heavy. I had to be careful going down a few steps not to put too much torque on the telescoping dolly handle, because it's wobbly and flexes under pressure. I could be wrong, but it felt like it would break if I really tested it's mettle. Fortunately for me, the unit is part of a school sound system and won't be moved around much. The wheels are very small, and don't appreciate going over rough surfaces. If you are on smooth pavement, they work ok. Also, pulling the unit with the handle puts less pressure on it than going up/down stairs. The case itself works well, and I appreciate the smooth and easy action of the latches.

  • SteveC
    from December 5, 2013Music Background:
    Weekend Warrior

    Decent, could be better

    This rack is deep enough that you can mount radio TX and shallow rack equipment etc on the back side which further expands it's capacity.
    There's room to store snakes and cables in it as well which is nice.

    Covers and latches are good.

    The biggest problem with this is the plastic telescopic pull handle is VERY flimsy. When loaded up, if you try to lever the rack up onto it's wheels with the handle extended it feels like it's going to break. It bends excessively and is a weak point IMO.

    The wheels are cheaper versions of rollerblade wheels, why not use ROLLERBLADE wheels SKB. I'm sure the wheels won't last if you're rough with them so be wary.

    I would buy this again simply for the portability. I will replace the wheels with good ones if needed, the handle, well that will be tricky so I hope it lasts but I'll be really careful with it and help it up onto the wheels rather than torque on the handle.

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