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Boot-Bag - the additional storage solution

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by suxxer, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. suxxer

    suxxer ElektroVolt

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    #1 suxxer, Jan 21, 2011
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    Today I tried to fit the boot-bag from boot-bag.com on the roadster. It fits quite nice.

    The trunk can still be opened cause all the mounting hooks could be attached to the trunk lid. Gives some extra space for the long weekend ;)

    I ordered the Boot-bag Elise, Vintage & Supercar - fitting kit for the boot-bag allows the bag to fit the Lotus Elise, Supercars and Vintage Sportscars. $140 inc Delivery (US) or £79.95 inc Delivery (UK)


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  2. Jaff

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    Cool idea Suxxer...thanks for posting this!
     
  3. suxxer

    suxxer ElektroVolt

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    Some more pics. And the best: I can still open the trunk ;)

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  4. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    Hi Suxxer, your bag is a must to have.
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Ordered, thank you for the link.
     
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    Watch out cats!
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I think they'll both fit.
     
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    Road trip!
     
  9. kgb

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    Question: Is there some padding that sits under the back (between bag and paint)? With it strapped down, if the bag isn't full, is there a chance of stuff shifting around and rubbing the paint through the bag?
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    The website shows a thin pad that will prevent shifting.
     
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    From the link in the OP:

    boot-bag is a luggage bag that attaches to your cars boot lid using a unique strapping system. The bag is waterproof and sits on a non slip mat to protect your paintwork. The straps won't damage the edge of the boot-lid like a luggage rack.
     
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    I'd personally be bothered by the loss of the rear view mirror, but then again, less lights shining in my eyes.
     
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    Yep... "The cat is in the bag"...
     
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    I'm curious about the 110 lb trunk limit. Does it apply to anything attached to the trunk as well? Or is it more about the strength of the trunk compartment (since it's made of plastic)? Does the 110 lb limit have something to do with the stability of the car, since so much weight is in the back already? Is there a concern that putting too much weight behind the wheels in the back will lift the front end, reducing front tire grip?
     
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    (less complaining from the better half too!) :wink::biggrin:

     
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    #16 kgb, Apr 14, 2011
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    I see. It is a bit more obvious on the seller's website.

    I went ahead and ordered one. On occasion, my wife and I leave the kids with a sitter and stay overnight at a local hotel. It is embarrassing that she, the bags, and I barely fit in the car. She has to hold a bag in her lap. This is the perfect solution (I hope). On one hand, the car looks slightly less sporty, on the other hand the passenger cabin will be used for passengers.
     
  17. Eberhard

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    driver/passenger can put a small bag under the knee.
     
  18. benji4

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    If the suitcase is too big to fit in the truck or at the passenger's feet, they can always put the suitcase on their lap. I ran into this unfortunate situation a couple weeks back when I picked a friend up to give her a ride to the airport. Her suitcase was too big to fit in the trunk, and we were running out of time until her flight, so I had to improvise a bit. I took the soft top off and put it into the trunk, and had her carry this big suitcase which ended up sitting on my right leg as well! Not wanting to do that again for sure as it was not a comfortable (or safe) drive for either of us. Boot-bag is the way to go!
     
  19. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    It arrived today (just under two weeks to the States). It's pretty high quality, high denier weave. What I didn't notice in the photo was how the top covers the zipper so well, protecting it a bit more from weather.

    Definitely a good accessory, with or without cats. :)
     
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    I wrote to my Tesla technical contact today to ask about the weight rules, whether the 110lbs refers to total weight on the back of the car or just inside the trunk cavity.
     

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