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    I am just curious if you guys are talking about deerskin out of springtown texas.
    sorry just looked them up....and to answer my own question is yes. they are off of hwy 199 about 1 mile from my parents house. They build some awesome stuff there.
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    Do a search on Diamond Deluxe. Several folks I know have been very unhappy and there is a lot of detail in some of these threads.

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    I have owned two CSS boxes. Yes the dogs can get to the insulation. The "insulation" is merely corrugated plastic. The very same stuff that yard sale signs, political signs, real estate signs, etc. are made of. The insulation is actually glued to the inside of the holes so this is the first thing that your dogs come into contact with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUGRAD View Post
    I bought a box from Creative back in the spring. Called him and it was ready for pickup in about a week and a half. I love mine.
    Hey man. I'd like to hear more about your box if you don't mind...

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    CSS makes great boxes at a good price, I've owned 2 and have been very happy. Great for Texas weather!!
    On the run!! Always Stay MAXXED OUT!!

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    Bitter Creek makes a great custom box....might check them out

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    READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY FROM CREATIVE. So I have never written an online review in my life at age 46 until now. I ordered a three hole dog box from Creative in early 2016 for $2500+ and basically got all of the bells and whistles. I received my box and it looked fine but I did not start using it until the Fall 2016 with hunting season. There are a two problems with the box- first the sliding door does not lock with key provided and secondly and far bigger deal the box is absolutely not water proof. If it rains, there is significant standing water in all three boxes. I called creative twice and sent one email to get their advice on what to do. I was never mad, hostile simply wanted their opinion on what to do to fix problem. They NEVER RETURNED my call or email. So here is the problem. Unless you live in AL near Creative, you will get no help if there is a problem/ defect with your box. I live in TX and can not just drive by. Amazing that you can spend thousands of dollars and they can't call you back. Honestly worst company I have ever dealt with or actually not dealt with cause after the check clears and if there is a problem, you will not hear from them.
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    Get an Ainley, Deerskin or Mt. Top! You might pay a little more now, but they hold their value like no other. And by far better constructed. I can only speak for Ainley, but the customer service is first class!

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    We have been very happy with the DD 3 hole box we had made 2 years ago. One of the flat face (paddle) latches is a little sticky, you lift up a little to get it to catch, but not a big problem. They constructed perfectly to fit in our truck following our measurements. Fast delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rboudet View Post
    Get an Ainley, Deerskin or Mt. Top! You might pay a little more now, but they hold their value like no other. And by far better constructed. I can only speak for Ainley, but the customer service is first class!
    MTCK or Ainley I agree! Another thing to think about is having an accident.What happens to those lightweight boxes then? Jim
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