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what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? #4482539
08/08/17 09:49 AM
08/08/17 09:49 AM
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pandus13 Offline OP
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Hi BITOGers,

Please, first, I apologize if I'm not seeking stories of the 8-seater wood panel fits-drywall-inside wagons...
Those where BIG.

Just curious what where you able to fit or carry in your wagon/hatchback vehicle/car.

Let me start:
-in my mazda5, I was able to fit (both back-rows down) tools and various supplies, pieces of furniture in the same volume that it took me 2-3 transports using my Yaris sedan

Last edited by pandus13; 08/08/17 09:58 AM. Reason: my turn

16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482563
08/08/17 10:13 AM
08/08/17 10:13 AM
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Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline OP
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..also carried (with the mazda5):
-2 and 3 8'x30" doors
-8-9-10' trim, crown molding, wood planks
-a whole 5' desk (that was "funny" taking curves and the big thingy sliding around....phew)


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482572
08/08/17 10:20 AM
08/08/17 10:20 AM
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Onondaga County
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I put a full sized couch a time or two in the back of my Jeep Cherokee (XJ).

It's a lifted station wagon. Compact SUV.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep Cherokee
01 Ford F-350 XL 4x4 5M
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482576
08/08/17 10:27 AM
08/08/17 10:27 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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I once put a wheelbarrow in my CX5, as well as a small dresser. Not too bad. I also put a jackhammer on a dolly into my 2010 Mazda 3 sedan.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482586
08/08/17 10:41 AM
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Houston, TX
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I have moved recliners with an Accord/335. I have also done 8' pieces of lumber in my G37S coupe.

I renovated a house with an Accord/TSX/G37S coupe. So basically whatever it took there.

The suspension on my 335i is quite stout. It is basically the M Sport suspension and will carry anything you can fit in the car/trunk without showing any loading issues at all.

Ironically, the time spent with the F150 was quite tame compared to what I did with my cars. In the future, I will either pay for delivery on cubic yards of soil and mulch if I can't find a truck to borrow. This assumes buying in bulk. If it is bagged, I will simply load what fits in the car and do a few trips. Working by the car load keeps from overloading the old body around the house.

Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482595
08/08/17 10:51 AM
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Chicago Area
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In my old S-15 Jimmy (compact 2-door SUV/lifted wagon) I carried a chest-on-chest from my sister's place to my parent's. Had to remove the interior-mounted spare tire and put it on the passenger seat for the ride, but that thing literally fit like a glove inside the cargo area and I was able to close the glass-hatch as well.


Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482605
08/08/17 10:59 AM
08/08/17 10:59 AM
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NJ, USA
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"Fit" is a generous word, but I frequently transported a kayak shoved into the back of my Subaru wagon when the roof racks were full a few years back.

Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482617
08/08/17 11:19 AM
08/08/17 11:19 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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2005 ( smaller) Rav-4 with the tire outside hanging on the gate-swing door giving it a low flat floor.

Put a super-capacity dryer still in the box in the back with the rear seat folded - piece of cake!

You cant do this with the spare under the floor.

the Wife use to put a hard shell kayak in the Forester last season. She HATES putting the Kayak on the ( no very inventive) THULE carrier on the jacked Impreza wagon (AKA: Crosstrek XV)


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482627
08/08/17 11:28 AM
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Texas
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Texas
15 bags of mulch at a time with just the third row seats down.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482628
08/08/17 11:29 AM
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Colorado
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Colorado
A motorcycle.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482631
08/08/17 11:35 AM
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Rochester, MI, US, World
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Does my Sedona count? If so, I fit an entire sectional couch in the back with the 2nd and 3rd row seats pulled out/folded into the floor. It was a big sectional too. When it comes to an all-around practical vehicle, it's hard to beat a minivan. It's just a big station wagon, after all. Who doesn't love that? smile


'11 Fusion SE 2.5L - 79k miles - HK 0w20 syn, Wix XP filter
'08 Sedona LX LWB 3.8L - 126k miles - Havoline HM 5w20, Auto7 filter
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: Klutch9] #4482646
08/08/17 11:52 AM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: Klutch9
When it comes to an all-around practical vehicle, it's hard to beat a minivan. It's just a big station wagon, after all. Who doesn't love that? smile


YES!! And they can be found cheap!!

A local salvage yard makes "Mini flatbed" trucks from old minivans to run a round the wrecking yard with. I'd like to find a cheap one to do the same as a little farm truck flatbed for my ranch.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: Linctex] #4482667
08/08/17 12:08 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Klutch9
When it comes to an all-around practical vehicle, it's hard to beat a minivan. It's just a big station wagon, after all. Who doesn't love that? smile


YES!! And they can be found cheap!!

A local salvage yard makes "Mini flatbed" trucks from old minivans to run a round the wrecking yard with. I'd like to find a cheap one to do the same as a little farm truck flatbed for my ranch.

[off-topic]
May I recommend the pictures posts from GreeCGuy? He had an old van run as a citrus farm implement (redneck fuel tank, tree branches lift/carry, no windshield, etc etc)
[/off-topic]


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: pandus13] #4482678
08/08/17 12:19 PM
08/08/17 12:19 PM
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Lima, Ohio, USA
earlyre Online sleepy
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a couple years back we fit around 40bags of mulch in the back of the vibe,rear seats folded down.

were we worried about overloading the suspension? not really the struts have been blown for years.
and we weren't even driving that load a mile back to the house.


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: what have you fit/carried in your wagon/hatckback? [Re: earlyre] #4482697
08/08/17 12:42 PM
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canada
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canada
2008 kia rio hatchback , 24" ariens snowblower, with the hatch closed


2006 kia spectra.
2010 pontiac vibe.
2012 mustang coupe.
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