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post #46 of 163 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 08:01 AM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, I just ordered one from Draw-Tite. Going on vacation the end of the month towing my motorcycle pop-up camper and decided it would be more fun with the Solstice. Thanks for making it happen.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, I just ordered one from Draw-Tite. Going on vacation the end of the month towing my motorcycle pop-up camper and decided it would be more fun with the Solstice. Thanks for making it happen.
Can you post some pictures of your pop-up camper? Now that I have my hitch installed, I may be interested.

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Here are some pictures of my new Draw Tite hitch and Boone golf/suitcase carrier. The suitcases are watertight (with a neoprene gasket all around.) I'm ready for Denver now. After I return from Denver, the main use will be for golf clubs.
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Carpe Diem that looks like a great system. Have you had any problems with the police about your plate being blocked? I C there is a place to remount the licence plate onto the carrier.

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No problems yet because I haven't had it out on the road yet. I just got it assembled and installed a few days ago. I'll drive it around town here for a test drive, but the first real use will be next month when I head out for the Denver Nationals.

Yeah, I could remount the license plate on the carrier, but it would be a pain. Unless I get ticketed, I'll take my chances.

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I just ordered the drawtite hitch for $140 shipped from Auto Parts at AutoAnything - Auto Accessories, Truck Accessories, Aftermarket Parts, Car Covers, Tonneau Cover and Seat Covers they had the best price at $155 but if you call in your order tonight before 11, the price was $140 shipped.

I am now a happy camper and can take my bike out for a stroll at the park.
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Looking good! Now all you need is a couple of little wheels on that think and you can slide it out of the receiver and roll it into the hotel.
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I just ordered a hitch from Auto Anything. They are running a Memorial Weekend Sale, 10% off sales over $150.00. That brought the price down to under $140.00 w/free shipping.

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Here are some pictures of my new Draw Tite hitch and Boone golf/suitcase carrier. The suitcases are watertight (with a neoprene gasket all around.) I'm ready for Denver now. After I return from Denver, the main use will be for golf clubs.

Very nice! Reminds me of my 1st carrier which was a golfbag carrier:



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I've been doing internet searches, and HitchesToGo dot com has the best price so far for Draw Tite 24833 at $143.22 with free shipping, with Ball Mount, Pin & Clip Included.

Anybody find a better price?
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Luggage Rack Works Well

Well, I just got back from NASSM last night. I have to say that I am totally pleased with the Boone rack (see link to picture below.) I logged over 3K miles. The luggage rack works great and the waterproof suitcases (old Samsonites found at at a garage sale for $10 each) did the job well. For about two hours in Utah while driving between Moab and Torrey, it rained about as hard as I have ever driven in. The wipers couldn't clear the water away, and it was not flowing off a crowned road very fast. I had to slow down really slow to avoid hydroplaning, but the suitcases kept the insides perfectly dry.

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Where arevyou finding the boone rack with the suitcases? All i can find is the boone rack with no suitcases. Thanks mike

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I think you have to supply your own suitcases.


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Where are you finding the Boone rack with the suitcases? All i can find is the Boone rack with no suitcases. Thanks mike
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I think you have to supply your own suitcases.
They were two separate acquisitions. I found the suitcases first at a local garage sale quite a while before I found the Boone carrier. I had originally intended using the cases with my Classic Carrier luggage rack I had used on my '07 NA Sol. But the luggage rack wouldn't fit on my GXP because the OnStar antenna was in the way, so I went looking for another solution. Actually, the Boone carrier is designed for use with golf clubs.

I had been looking for waterproof suitcases for some time, and any that I found were either way too pricey, or just didn't fit my needs. What I found were old Samsonites (circa 1980s, I'd guess). I could not find any newer models from Samsonite (oar any other manufacturers) of similar design.

Also the back of my Sol gets a light dusting of soot after a while between washes, so I was kinda concerned about the suitcases getting all sooty from the exhaust. But to my pleasant surprise there was zero problem with soot on the suitcases.

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Oh, o.k. i thought that the weather tite cases were part of the rack and then you put your own suitcases inside of them. I dont think the mrs. wants her samsonite hanging out out in the elements. Maybe thats why God made garbage bags.

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