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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 08:31 PM
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I wanted to share a some inexpensive bags I found on eBay that seem to fit quite well even with the top down. The larger bags are from the manufacturer HiPack and their item number is a DB18X (18 inch bag). They are not bad for the price and I picked up two of them for a price of $17.88 each with free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Hi-Pack...72.m2749.l2649
When you look at the pictures, the bag on the left I packed pretty tight and it was rather snug to get back in thru the widest part of the truck. It was holding 3 pairs of jeans, 5 pairs of socks, 5 pairs of underwear, and 5 T-shirts. The middle bag I went with only 2 pairs of jeans which is probably the best way to go.
Then, in front of the air compressor, there are two toiletry bags (black for me, pink for the wife). These are pretty cheap and I got these for $6.64 each with free shipping. There was no manufacturer mentioned on these bags. However, there is plenty of room for toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, perfume, aspirin, and lots of other little things. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-Hangi...72.m2749.l2649
Since we are not too tall (5'6" for me and 4'11" for the wife), I am going to see what I could find for some garment bags to hang on the back of the seats. We could fit a few sweat shirts and maybe move some of the T-shirts in there too. If anyone has any suggestions on that, I'm open for suggestions. We are hoping to take a trip to Minnesota's North Shore soon before we put the car away for the winter.
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You can add a significant proportion of volume to the trunk by replacing the compressor. Go to your local parts store (Advance, Auto Zone, et al) and buy a 12VDC powered air compressor and a plug kit. Put them on the floor behind your seat, and put the stock compressor on a shelf in your garage.

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post #34 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 06:52 AM
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You can add a significant proportion of volume to the trunk by replacing the compressor. Go to your local parts store (Advance, Auto Zone, et al) and buy a 12VDC powered air compressor and a plug kit. Put them on the floor behind your seat, and put the stock compressor on a shelf in your garage.
Great idea. It might not seem like alot of space, but it would be considering just how little room there is in the trunk. I could fit my camera case back there in the added space I bet!
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I use the space for our "picnic bag" with the collapsing wine glasses, plates, cheese board, and mini table.

For the compressor you can also go one step further:
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Great idea. It might not seem like alot of space, but it would be considering just how little room there is in the trunk. I could fit my camera case back there in the added space I bet!
I use a Domke bag for my camera equipment, fits in the drivers side pocket that the top frame goes in, tripod in a soft case on the floor of the trunk. As always YMMV
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The compressor fits behind the seat as well. The fitted Solstice bags work well but you can't over stuff them, they have to keep their "box" shape to fit where they are designed for. I found a small cooler that fits with the two bags once the compressor is removed.

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