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Old 12-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I wish I'd have taken pictures, but I fit 2 FULL (bursting at the seams style) Sea Bags (Military Duffel) worth, a small 16" Duffel, laptop bag, backpack, ALL of my military flight gear (helmet, g-suit, parachute harness, survival vest, 3 kneeboards, 2 flight pub bags, and a helmet bag) and an empty hockey bag mostly loose packed in the trunk when I half (I was supposed to be on deployment in November so the wife stayed in Florida) moved from the Florida panhandle to Washington State back in September. I'd say it was easily 250lbs of stuff. I even had enough room in the cabin to enjoy the mountain twisties in Montana, Idaho, and Washingon.

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Your Naval Duffelbags must be smaller than the Army (circa 1965-67)...could never fit 2 army duffelbags in the SKY trunk...one with a good push only
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I bought a motorcycle trailer to pull behind mine for long distance trips where we'll want to put the top down and won't have room for the things my wife wants to take when traveling.
I agree 'gladmaker'. A motorcycle trailer is very handy for all the reasons you mention. I did the same right after we bought our SKY ...... for the same reason you mentioned ..... 'all the stuff someone wanted to bring along'!

We used our trailer on three (3) trips around the SW USA last summer. I've attached a photo. Currently I'm getting bids on the 'vehicle wrap' process to match the trailer top to the SKY Chili Pepper Red.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree. I bought it because of that WOW factor. I didn't care about the trunk area. It's a roadster, period.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Who says??? You? Mine has been a daily driver, and still is since its birth...
It's also not the only "working" sky as I call it..
Not everybody bought it just to be an ornament, or weekend toy, IMHO, these cars were designed to be driven everyday, not parked 5 months out of the year...


I'll have mine 1 year a week from today...My Daily Driver! Bought it with 8,000 miles...Now has right at 34,000...Love driving this car!! Not a single problem except the Evap Solenoid, and that was from me adding the extra boost...
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Your Naval Duffelbags must be smaller than the Army (circa 1965-67)...could never fit 2 army duffelbags in the SKY trunk...one with a good push only
These are the 12x12x37(I think it's 37) ones, but in any case they were loaded to carry into the garage and unpacked into the trunk. You might be able to fit a 3/4 full one in the trunk though. It would fit alright behind the gas tank.

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Mine in 16 x 8 ... feet. I can put the Sky on it and have the 8 foot bed for junk
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Mine's a daily driver. It's the only car I own.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone

First time posting, but I have been reading the forum for over two years. Lots of great information here and I just wanted to give my opinion on the comments we read about the lack of trunk space in the Sky.
My wife and I bought our '08 redline in Sept. of 2010 because we thought it would be a lot of fun for just taking a little cruise or even maybe some extended holidays. We live in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, that's about 500 miles north of Great Falls, Montana, so our "cruising season" is fairly short, late April to early Nov. on a good year. When we bought "Northern Sky" she had 17000 miles, today, 2 seasons later, we have just over 42000 miles on her. 5000 of those miles was a 3 week trip from Lloydminster to the Napa Valley and back, via the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, we have also taken a two week cruising holiday - 2500 miles - and several weekend trips, some which included taking 2 complete sets of golf clubs (in soft bags, not reg. golf bags) and an over night bag. These trips were all done with everything in the trunk except for a couple small carry bags behind my wife's seat and we have always packed so that we could have the top down!
I guess what I am saying is that "where there is a will there is a way". My wife has become the guru of packing and we have never been short of the things we've needed. We are very envious tho' of all you folks who can drive your cars year 'round because as I am writing this it is -18 F. outside and I have 5.5 feet of snow piled up on either side of my driveway.
"Northern Sky" has been put to bed since the middle of October, when we got our first major snowfall and she will be resting comfortably in my heated garage probably till late April, early May.

Looking forward to spring, but for right now we wish you all "All the best in the New Year".
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I have my F150 for hauling and snow day. I have a Kia Koup for commuting and the Sol for fun. Part of my enjoyment of the Sol is NOT having to drive it in bad weather and knowing that every mile I put on it is for enjoyment, not just A to B. not denigrating daily drivers, but even when I commute to work in the Sol, it's for fun.
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Rob welcome back. Per MMike,
Mike I can put 20+ ditty bags in my SKY. lol
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All you guys are sissys...I don't want to hear about dittys..just titties. (can I get away with that) Don't tell Bogie. He will send me to the Frontier.

I wonder how many of the new members know what Frontierland is?
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All you guys are sissys...I don't want to hear about dittys..just titties. (can I get away with that) Don't tell Bogie. He will send me to the Frontier.

I wonder how many of the new members know what Frontierland is?
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...Don't tell Bogie. He will send me to the Frontier.

I wonder how many of the new members know what Frontierland is?
Not that I ever participated much, but the Frontier is pretty sparse of late.
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Not that I ever participated much, but the Frontier is pretty sparse of late.
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