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Roadster v2.X Side Trunk

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by smorgasbord, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    I added a Side Trunk to my Roadster today, yielding a massive 290 cubic inches of additional storage for a measly $16.49 (that's more than 17 cubic inches per penny!):

    Side-Trunk.jpg

    Order here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057XGC52

    Right now it's stuck on with two pieces of double-sided foam tape. Even if it comes loose, there's no-where for it to go. It just fits width-wise with enough room to swing the latches up. And, it only comes in orange.

    (Sorry about the Musk-esque hyperbole)
     
  2. Doug_G

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    Very clever... might come in handy some day.
     
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    spfxJim stores his plug adapter in that spot.
     
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    Would have been cool if the original design of the Roadster had been pushed forward and we were able to use the area where the PEM currently sits as a place to store things. Nice idea but the dust and dirt may be a problem?
     
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    I wish I could do things as cheaply as you. If I were to take on this project, I would probably spend closer to 5.7 cents per cubic inch.:wink: Or is that what you meant by "Musk-esque" hyperbolie? Kind of like you can lease a Model S for $500 per month?

    Are you at all worried about the weight deflecting the wheel well so that it might stick out more on the sides and interfere with the trunk lid? That wheel well plastic always felt so flimsy to me.
     
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    Actually I don't understand how this side trunk fits on the Roadster.

    @smorgasbord
    Would it be possible to put a larger pic?
     
  7. smorgasbord

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    Give the man a cigar for recognizing a combination of real information, marketing pitch, and fuzzy math.


    I'm not worried - the plastic is pretty rigid due to the way it's shaped (it's curved and has ridges), and I'm not going to be putting anything heavy in there anyway. Its only 2.85 quarts of capacity, after all.

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    Pop open your trunk (boot) and look to the left of the PEM. Above the left rear wheel there is space. I just put a plastic container with a sealable lid in there.
     
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    Thank you. If I will manage to get a Roadster I will consider your advice.
     
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    Thanks for updating this thread!

    I might be able to use this for the holiday light parade in which I've entered my Roadster the past 2 years. My batteries (for the light strings) and inverter might fit in that space.

    Brilliant.
     
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    It is not OEM so I'm not sure if Tesla will service it. LOL
     
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    BTW, I have mine attached now with some 3M Dual-Lock fastener tape (strong velcro). That let's me pop it out when I take the car in for service.
     
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