I've got some pieces of luggage that I've used for frequent business travel. The luggage was primarily used to carry company equipment, including a 12 lb power supply. My personal belongings, such as change of clothes and toothpaste, was also thrown in there alongside the company equipment.
Over the course of several trips, the wheels have been worn and eventually busted off, making the luggage hard to transport, cracked nearly unusable without duct tape. This is most painful traveling to Burbank with a good quarter mile walk to the rental car area.
Is seems reasonable that I should be able to get new luggage at company expense. Perhaps I could amortize this over several trips. Is it common to ask for such reimbursement and how should I ask for it?