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Luggage Packing Record - Can You Top This?

Ed Hart

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Nov 5, 2014
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281
Yorba Linda, CA
I have not found this topic elsewhere, but I think it would be fun to see how much others have managed to pack into their Model S. I will start the bidding with this:

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Four passengers with rear seats up. Only two pots of flowers in cabin; all other luggage in rear and frunk

Inclusions:
Two large suitcases
Two medium suitcases
One full carry-on piece
Two backpacks
One full set of golf clubs
One pair of golf shoes
One tennis pack with two rackets
Two full "loose ends" satchels
Several shopping bags with gifts
Emergency tire pump
Shoebox of window cleaner and paper towels
Shoebox of computer accessories / power supplies

Not much space left over, but very comfortable for passengers.

What have others done?
 

Hans Noordsij

Well-Known Member
Apr 4, 2014
8,377
4,002
Tilburg, Netherlands
Well, we had the same.

Our summer holiday to relatives in Austria and in Hungary.

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Three full size trunks, a few smaller ones, backpacks, a big plastic container for small things (food, presents, wine!) my bicycle (Gocycle) and two steps for the girls. And off course the usual stuff like charging cables, umbrella's. Trunk and frunk (we have a classic with the large frunk but with third row which means no extra space in the trunk) fully loaded but the normal space left to sit :)

It is really amazing what you can take with you.
 

breading

Member
Nov 7, 2011
80
0
Kansas City
Our family of five took a 3 week road trip from Kansas City to San Diego and back by way of Tucson.

Carried gear for the mountains, the desert, and the beach. Brought along kids homeschooling supplies, 9 duffel bags, 3 coolers, 3 smaller bags, a wheel chair, a tent, sports equipment, electronics, blankets, pillows, etc... Oh, we did leave the kitchen sink. We have rear facing seats and rear wheel drive. Frunk and Trunk were packed tight.

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tezzla

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Jul 14, 2013
651
283
SoCal
Our family of five took a 3 week road trip from Kansas City to San Diego and back by way of Tucson.

Carried gear for the mountains, the desert, and the beach. Brought along kids homeschooling supplies, 9 duffel bags, 3 coolers, 3 smaller bags, a wheel chair, a tent, sports equipment, electronics, blankets, pillows, etc... Oh, we did leave the kitchen sink. We have rear facing seats and rear wheel drive. Frunk and Trunk were packed tight.

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I'd love to see the time-lapsed video of that packing! Wow, great job!
 

scaesare

Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2013
8,534
14,727
NoVA
Well, maybe not "most", but perhaps "most fun"... here's what I packed for a trip returning from my buddies place after we brewed beer:

Two 6-gallon carboys (filled with beer)
Tote full of brew gear
15 gallon brewing "keggle"
Immersion chiller
35K BTU Propane stand burner
20Lb propane tank
5 gallon "corny keg"
Brewing "instrument case"

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Nov 24, 2013
329
3
Europe
On the road from Vinci to Firenze airport I managed five persons, one dog, three full-size golf bags (!), luggage for five for two weeks (four bags in the frunk, one in the space under the trunk, two large suitcases, five backpacks, coffee machine, a FatBoy for the dog (!) and a lot of other loose stuff in the trunk). Everyone truly amazed that this was workable. Shall take a picture next time, because it is really amazing how in my experience our MS's have nearly double the luggage capacity of other cars of its size.

To be honest, the car's (non-air) suspension didn't seem to like that record load all that much, so I was happy to be able to unload four passagers at Firenze airport (with their backpacks) and continue my road trip back to Belgium alone, with the dog, his FatBoy and the rest of the luggage :).
 

Herbie65

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Dec 2, 2014
904
863
Netherlands
To a car show: 150 boxes with sets of Alloygators, TV, computer, 3 roll up banners, demo wheel, some small stuff. Only 2 persons.
Amazing in my Volvo V60 station wagon i could not fit half of it.
pictures will be next time
 

Deathknell

New Member
Sep 30, 2014
1
0
UK
This was me taking my brother to the airport.

5 large suitcases
2 small suitcases
2 pieces of hand luggage
Pillow
4 adults
1 child

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Chrisizzle

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Nov 25, 2014
313
232
Toronto, Ontario, canada
As a photographer, this is my average work day. It won't break records but I use the massive trunk almost daily.

Fitting my tripods in the frunk means I don't need to fold the rear seats. Having a back seat makes me feel civilized versus living in a cargo van.
 

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3s-a-charm

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Jul 18, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
I didn't get any photos, but I did manage to do a road trip to the lake with a family of 4 plus the dog in our P85D (think small frunk) and thought I would totally run out of room but after packing I was able to leave the parcel shelf on with nothing above it, nothing in the back other than the kids/dog. Amazing capacity in the Model S.
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Wow! very cool video!

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As a photographer, this is my average work day. It won't break records but I use the massive trunk almost daily.

Fitting my tripods in the frunk means I don't need to fold the rear seats. Having a back seat makes me feel civilized versus living in a cargo van.
Okay... have to say it... as a photographer those are crappy photos! Just poking fun - I used to be a professional photographer too and still pulled out my camera phone more often than anything else I had. Is that for on-site portraits or arena strobes? I had a extra large Pelican case for my arena lighting kit which was great but an absolute beast to carry around.
 
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AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
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29,171
Long-time forum readers might be able to pull up the photo I took of what we disgorged from a Costco run late in 2013 - I can't locate that shot; if this thread has legs I may try to find it when I have more bandwidth.

I do hope, however, that no one ever does...or even tries to...top the 70 gallons of diesel I've hauled in the Model S. True story.
 

Half Dollar Bill

Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant, innkeeper
Oct 19, 2013
1,707
2,312
Freeport Maine
Didn't think to snap a picture but we recently returned from a two person, three week round the country trip.
We put 2 bikes in the trunk, to avoid an increase in wind resistance.
Big luggage bag and towel bag in the frunk.
Computer bag, cooler, day bag, snack bag, couple of miscellany bags, couple of during-trip shopping bags in the back and on the floor behind the drivers.
 

Btrflyl8e

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Mar 24, 2013
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Seminole, Florida, United States
At thanksgiving last year, I picked up hams and turkeys from Honey Baked Ham. They were in boxes, so I got 5 hams and 4 turkey breasts (2 per box)in the frunk and 6 turkey breasts in the little well in the trunk. I pulled up to the loading zone of our building and all the security guards came out to see what on earth was happening as I pulled them out!
 

LoL Rick

Like Buttah
Supporting Member
Apr 21, 2014
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1,224
Land O Lakes, FL
Long-time forum readers might be able to pull up the photo I took of what we disgorged from a Costco run late in 2013 - I can't locate that shot; if this thread has legs I may try to find it when I have more bandwidth.

I do hope, however, that no one ever does...or even tries to...top the 70 gallons of diesel I've hauled in the Model S. True story.

Found it!
So just how much CAN a Model S hold?
 

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