Wednesday, 02 September 2009
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Because my last topic sort of got derailed into a vehicle comparison, I thought it would be appropriate to start this one. What do you haul your gear in? I just bought this yesterday, I took it for a spin from the carlot and carefully "test drove" an equipment haul in, haul out. Perfectly fits my PJB head, two cabs, Dingwall, stand and gear bag with the seats folded down. It wasn't my first choice of colors, but the mileage, manual transmission and price was the only thing that fit the bill within 500 miles of where I live. I was looking for a Dodge Magnum, but all the ones in my price range were base models, I wanted the SRT8 of course, but they were more car than I had in savings. I guess the bright side is with the savings I kept by buying the HHR, I'm a little closer to that next Dingwall! Post 'em if you got 'em, lets see what you drive to the gig! [img:283b5jly]http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s354/rollerberg2000/Cars/100_9427.jpg[/img:283b5jly]
12 years ago
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Didn't we already go here? I love the HHR panel truck (car? :? ). Too bad GM killed it. Anyway, I mostly use the Magnum. It will haul more than you might think. The Expedition is a bitch to lift a subwoofer into, but it will, of course, hold an insane amount of stuff with the seats folded. I'll only use the Challenger occasionally for rehearsal or duo gigs. Mark
12 years ago
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This isn't mine, but it's what I have and use. I've gotten me, a guitarist, an upright, my dingwall, my PJB, his amp, and his acoustic in here. No problem.
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12 years ago
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I can easily get myself to and from gigs with my gig bag, a laptop case for MB2-500, cables and extra stuff and Tri112-L with these methods of travel: [img:8jp6hlrn]http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/books/change-one/50-ways-to-beat-walking-exercise-boredom-af.jpg[/img:8jp6hlrn] [img:8jp6hlrn]http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4612960/train-main_Full.jpg[/img:8jp6hlrn] I have no need for a car anymore.
12 years ago
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I either use my [img:rumndp71]http://www.thorsten-rohne.de/resources/joker1-kl.jpg[/img:rumndp71] (Can fit the bass case on the rear seat, the rest in the trunk) Or, I use public transportation. Depends on where am I going. [img:rumndp71]http://www.autovesti.com/upload/images/nagnuti_autobus_3.jpg[/img:rumndp71]
12 years ago
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Continuing on the VW theme, I can haul an excessive amount of gear in my 08 Passat 3.6 all-wheel-drive wagon.
12 years ago
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Furthering the VW theme (in a way). A Skoda Fabia. [img:2mtvi651]http://www.autonagar.com/gallery/119Skoda_Fabia.jpg[/img:2mtvi651]
12 years ago
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I drive a 2008 Honda Fit like this one, and when the rear seats fold down it is incredible how much room there is. I like to say it has a 4th dimension. The #1 thing on my mind buying this was hauling gear. Here is a list of my biggest load with it so far: - Traynor 800W Bass head - Traynor Bass cab w/ 1-15" and 2-10" stands about 3'Tall - 1 Bass guitar in hard case, one electric guitar in soft case - Orange Rockerverb Guitar head - Marshall 4x12 Guitar cab - 2 15" PA wedge monitors - Powered PA mixer - all the accessories, cables, boom stands, mics, etc. - Banner stand, banner - 2 big boxes full of crap, music stand - 2 backpacks full of cables and pedals and such - And one bar stool (singer/guitar player had a broken ankle at the time). I was pretty stoked about all that, and I'm hoping to get more in there at some point, but worried about the GVW.
12 years ago
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I drive this around most of the time (my work van): [img:c91gaz88]http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2009/Chevrolet/2009.chevrolet.express.20243543-396x249.jpg[/img:c91gaz88] I sometimes use my wife's van: [img:c91gaz88]http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Toyota/100257809/2004.toyota.sienna.22347-E.jpg[/img:c91gaz88] Needless to say, I never have run out of run!
12 years ago
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Tyler, That's an impressive payload for a Honda Fit. All your gear plus the guitarist's gear and the PA (what, no mains?) in such a small vehicle! I can sympathize with that situation. A while back one of the guitarists in my band lost his drivers license for one year (DUI). So for an entire year I transported him to/from every gig (about 50 of them), along with his guitars, Mesa head and 2x10 cab, PA mixer, monitors, mains, stands, and assorted boxes of cables and extraneous crap. Not my current Passat wagon, but my previous 2000 Passat wagon, was packed pretty much to capacity, depending on which rig I took.
12 years ago
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Thanks Frank, you too, thats more gear than I had. As for the mains, they're next on the bands shopping list.
12 years ago
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The trusty '04 Accord gets me there and back again.
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12 years ago
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Here's mine 2005 Pontiac GTO 400+ hp at 5300 ft above sea level. Not real good for hauling gear.
12 years ago
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Wow - you don't see those very much. Cool.
12 years ago
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Shame on GM for killing Pontiac, just when they were coming on strong. Looks like all those killer Holden products will stay in Australia. We nearly had a version of the Ute: Mark
12 years ago
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Yep I was really hoping that they would import those. A GTO pick up how cool is that.
12 years ago
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[quote="theothertimh":2o2dqu3v]Yep I was really hoping that they would import those. A GTO pick up how cool is that.[/quote:2o2dqu3v] Not cool at all. Sorry man. I didn't like the El Camino either.
12 years ago
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I always like the looks of the newer Pontiac, but unfortunatly, they just didn't sell. I'm with Davio, not a big fan of a truck made out of a car.
11 years ago
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This is my "tour bus". Great for those Canadian winter jobs when you have to drive through a blizzard to get to the job.
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11 years ago
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Here's my latest ride. I know it will hold my Dingwalls, but I'm not sure about my big rig. I guess I'll find out Saturday. I'll take the Expedition if it won't fit. There's nothing like it for winnowing away your pay for the night! Mark
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11 years ago
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The wagon'll get you there! I usually travel with my hubby and his full drum kit, my rig and AB2. This thing's like a truck, good old '02 ford focus. [attachment=1:2ttoxgxd]focussm.jpg[/attachment:2ttoxgxd] And orange Dodge Caliber. Between the two we're haulin'. [attachment=0:2ttoxgxd]dodgecaliber.jpg[/attachment:2ttoxgxd]
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