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Old 06-12-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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How Do You Haul All Your Equipment To The Track?

As the title says...
This is my current setup as far as the hatch goes.
I'd like to find a waterproof box to carry most everything in.
Then, I wouldn't have to worry about covering everything up with a tarp once it's unloaded.
Just trying get some other ideas, and see what other people do.


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Old 06-12-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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And, here's how I hauled the new wheels/tires for the first time.
Note the two tie straps to keep everything together.
1) Through the fronts all the way across.
2) Through the back, and then up and around the middle headrest to keep the stack from rolling forward.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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when I ran with the 205/50 R15 tires, i could fit all 4 in the hatch standing up in a row, with out seat folded down. the rest of my gear I put into a large rubber tote (with lid, ~50L or 12 gallons), that i sat on the back seat.

now with the 225/50R15 tires, they are too wide to all fit in accross the hatch, so I have to fold the seats down, put 2 tires on the seat backs, stand 2 up in the hatch with the tote.

the nice things about the tote is that it is easy to load and unload the car, and store it in the house. all of my race gear is in 1 place, and it usually means i dont forget anything. also, if it rains at the event, anything i want to stay dry can be sealed into the tote

I should also mention i put tire covers/carry bags, made of nylon on each tire when i transport so i dont scuff/scratch the car or dump the dirt all inside my car.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:15 AM   #4
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I have to drive about an hour to any of the events that I compete. So, I take a fair amount of gear with me. Believe it or not, it all fits nicely in the back of the SVT with the seats laid down.

- 4 mounted R compound tires and wheels stacked on the back of the rear seats (still need those tire totes)

- Tool box with extra brake pads

- Small cooler

- Overnight bag with a change of clothes and driving shoes

- Air tank

- Small box with brake fluid, coolant, P/S fluid, extra lug nuts, and a drain bottle

- 2 folding chairs

- Helmet and case ( I usually bring a spare as well)

- Electric Impact Gun

- Torque Wrench

- Breaker Bar

- 10x10 easy up

- Plastic tarp

- Rubbermaid absorbant pads

- Mechanix wear gloves

- Jumper cables

- Assorted bungie cords and tow straps

- Kitchen sink

- VHS tape of "Ishtar"

- Wheel Chocks

- Aluminum floor jack

- Cordless drill with bits and screwdriver bits

That's about it and I can still take a passenger with me in the front.
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'VHS Tape of "Ishtar"' FTW!!!!
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I find that carrying it with me helps me on days I didn't do so well, that it could have been a whole lot worse...
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And that's when you pull out the absorbant pads and cry into them? LOL!
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I stack 4 tires where the rear seats used to be. Then I have one big tote for my helmet, shoes, misc stuff, and that goes in teh back. Then I have 2 smaller totes that hold brakes, tools, fluids, etc, and they go in the back as well. Then I have a canvas bag with the aluminum jack and torque wrench, and that goes in the back between the totes.

Then the tent, sleeping bag, tarps, duffleback, chair, cooler, etc all fill in the holes left in the hatch.

When done, its fairly full.
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And that's when you pull out the absorbant pads and cry into them? LOL!
OH THE SHAME !!

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Holy cow, I thought I hauled a lot of stuff, but after reading what Egz and WeeAsp pack around, I guess I travel pretty light.
Must be those overnight events that add up.
(Hmmmm, Miller Motorsports Park is coming up the first part of July, but I'm staying in a motel)

I'll be looking for some totes locally, but I hate the tapered bottoms.
They don't lend themselves to packing very well.
Has anyone found anything with "straight" sides?

I've gotta start hauling 2 helmets now as well, since the wife is starting to run some events.

And, the pink towels on my rear seat...well, I'd just rather not go there at the moment!
Better find a nice seat cover.
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