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Sep 6, 19, 12:06 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,398
Posted By GoRavens

Amazon sells replacement wheels (casters) for...

Amazon sells replacement wheels (casters) for their Amazon Basics brand spinner bags. Link

Pack of 4 for $15.
Aug 26, 19, 11:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 16,081
Posted By GoRavens

Had great luck with TravelPro Crew - used...

Had great luck with

TravelPro Crew - used heavily by airline pilots and flight attendants. Reasonably priced & VERY durable. Mine is a two wheeler. Replaced because it looks like hell after many...
May 18, 19, 11:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,174
Posted By GoRavens

Seems like a lousy warranty for what they sell...

Seems like a lousy warranty for what they sell for. Just my opinion, but seems like Tumi is nothing more than an overpriced Samsonite with a fancy brand name.
May 18, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 35,345
Posted By GoRavens

Ricardo Beverly Hills was the OEM manufacturer...

Ricardo Beverly Hills was the OEM manufacturer for Costco. I believe I read somewhere (probably FT) that if you contact them, they can provide parts.

The Costco hybrid spinner looked like it may...
Feb 10, 19, 8:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,644
Posted By GoRavens

What you are proposing sounds no better, but more...

What you are proposing sounds no better, but more expensive than the Amazon Basics PC spinner bags. At least with Amazon's spinners, if a wheel gets busted, I can have one shipped to me via prime...
Dec 7, 18, 12:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By GoRavens

I agree with a prior poster who pointed out that...

I agree with a prior poster who pointed out that higher price doesn't always equal higher quality or greater durability. All luggage can get beat up, but soft side luggage may not show it's scars as...
Oct 26, 18, 2:06 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 19,768
Posted By GoRavens

Agreed. Lots of Travelpro haters, but the Crew...

Agreed. Lots of Travelpro haters, but the Crew line from Travelpro is excellent. A very high quality, somewhat utilitarian product made for frequent travelers. FWIW, they’re also very serviceable -...
Oct 20, 18, 8:37 am
Replies: 34
Views: 7,328
Posted By GoRavens

Hand sanitizer Phone charger / battery Meds ...

Hand sanitizer
Phone charger / battery
Meds
Lightweight sweater
Sunglasses
Aug 16, 18, 12:38 am
Replies: 35
Views: 80,968
Posted By GoRavens

Inconsistency is a red flag

IMHO, when it comes to checked luggage, the fact that there is such great variance in experience (albeit small sample size), most likely indicates that either:

1. The quality of the product is...
May 20, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 5,827
Posted By GoRavens

I don't know what the wheels are made of, but...

I don't know what the wheels are made of, but WD40 contains light oil - which could potentially attack some plastics.
Dry graphite is probably the safest bet. That's where I'd start. Or if you want...
Nov 22, 17, 10:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,550
Posted By GoRavens

^this^ Smartest value there is. And you're...

^this^

Smartest value there is. And you're not paying a dime for snob-appeal.

BTW, you can waterproof any fabric bag out there against wind and rain with a little 303 Fabric Protector....
Nov 22, 17, 10:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By GoRavens

Never. Before that, I used a TravelPro 22"...

Never.

Before that, I used a TravelPro 22" Crew 4, which was slightly larger, for 10+ years, domestic and internationally (mostly to Asia, plus a few Europe trips), and never had an issue with...
Nov 20, 17, 11:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By GoRavens

Full disclosure: I own two Kirkland bags, both...

Full disclosure: I own two Kirkland bags, both the previous generation, one two-wheel, and one spinner.

Also, I've never bought from eBags, but I've spent hours looking there.

Personally, I...
Oct 6, 17, 5:34 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 27,154
Posted By GoRavens

It's not the same Kirkland bag that they sold...

It's not the same Kirkland bag that they sold just a few months ago. I have one of those. At least in the pictures, the wheels look cheaper / flimsier. The rest of the bag is definitely not the same....
Sep 10, 17, 6:20 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 38,558
Posted By GoRavens

I'm a little over 6-1. This is why I've gone to...

I'm a little over 6-1. This is why I've gone to using the spinner mostly. You just keep it to your side and walk along with it. You can still drag it behind you over rough surfaces. I don't expect...
Jul 11, 17, 4:34 am
Replies: 23
Views: 9,554
Posted By GoRavens

TSA locks (IMPO) are novelties. They seem to me...

TSA locks (IMPO) are novelties. They seem to me to be extremely cheap, and built more to comply with the rules than to provide any real security. Search "TSA lock pick" in YouTube and you'll...
Jul 11, 17, 3:46 am
Replies: 53
Views: 10,973
Posted By GoRavens

There's bags with smooth handle designs that roll...

There's bags with smooth handle designs that roll down the aisle. You just need to keep looking....
Jul 9, 17, 9:25 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 30,136
Posted By GoRavens

Pelican is amazing as well. Tried to buy a...

Pelican is amazing as well. Tried to buy a replacement latch after I broke one. I was very frustrated when I couldn't find them online anywhere.

So I finally emailed them asking if I could buy a...
Apr 24, 17, 11:46 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By GoRavens

My Kirkland Signature carry-on quality isn't...

My Kirkland Signature carry-on quality isn't commensurate with price either.
Quality-wise, I'd say it's worth at least double what I paid ;)
Apr 2, 17, 7:22 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 35,345
Posted By GoRavens

B-HQC, I was in my local Costco last weekend...

B-HQC,
I was in my local Costco last weekend and it appears there's a new Kirkland spinner. It's entirely soft-sided and doesn't look nearly as nice or as well built as the hybrid one.

I don't...
Mar 23, 17, 12:51 am
Replies: 41
Views: 10,687
Posted By GoRavens

+1 on the Costco Kirkland Signature. Excellent...

+1 on the Costco Kirkland Signature. Excellent bag, and dollar for dollar probably one of the best deals out there.

When it comes to bags that get checked, there's two kinds: those that have been...
Dec 12, 16, 11:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 67,321
Posted By GoRavens

Sorry, typo there. I would only consider a...

Sorry, typo there. I would only consider a spinner with double wheels at all four corners.

If you plan to be rolling over gravel or dirt though, I would avoid spinners altogether. For "off road"...
Dec 10, 16, 9:27 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 67,321
Posted By GoRavens

The "double" wheels are less prone to fall into a...

The "double" wheels are less prone to fall into a crack. In most situations where one wheel might be prone to falling into a crevice, the other wheel is likely to keep out of it. This is also why...
Dec 6, 16, 8:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,273
Posted By GoRavens

I recommend the Ogio Metro. I like the...

I recommend the Ogio Metro.

I like the side-load laptop compartment. I also like having lots of side-mounted compartments for my laptop power supply, phone chargers / cables, etc.

I've...
Nov 12, 16, 4:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 30,934
Posted By GoRavens

As mentioned above by others, I also replaced the...

As mentioned above by others, I also replaced the wheels on my Crew4 roll aboard with inline skate wheels. The cool thing is, if you get a color other than black, it makes it very easy to identify...
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