My vehicle is a 1996 VW Passat wagon. Just last year I got a Thule
car top carrier for my tent, chair, ladder, and stuff I don't want
to unload between shows. I haul a dome tent, directors chair, floor
mats, ladder for the vents and misc stuff in the carrier - named
Henry. The car is called the Shuttlecraft, and has about 85,000
miles on it, most all by me. In the car, I carry everything else,
display cases, podium, the Brain - a set of three little drawers
that hold all the stuff - sales books, calculator, scissors, repair
tools, change, pens, stapler, business cards - that you must take
every time. Also I carry tent weights, suitcase, pictures of my
stuff - that I have printed on plastic scrim at Kinkos. Oh yes and
a bag or two of jewelry. And six big rubbermaid boxes to hold
display materials, boxes and bags, lights for cases, case walls, and
all that junk. I can usually see out the rear view mirror.
And I get 27 to 28 miles per gallon and have fun driving the
Shuttlecraft with Henry.
But - didn't you know this was coming? I have gotten propanels for
the back walls of my display now, and will have to do some fancy
packing to get them in the Shuttlecraft too. I hope they fit.
Judy Hoch, G.G.