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]
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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.
13 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]
13 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.
13 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]
13 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.
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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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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
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