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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone come up with a way to attach a luggage rack or similar to the rear deck on a Spider? I'm looking to do a tour of Italy with my wife who will no doubt be taking everything incl the kitchen sink!!
We need to be able to carry a small'ish suit case. If we can't make the idea work I'm going to consider buying another sports car with better luggage capacity as we want to a lot more road trips.
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Thinner more flexible bags help a lot. Suitcases waste too much space. My wife and I bought great bags from LeSportSac for long trips in the Elise which worked out well.
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OMG, please no! AHHHHHH!!

My wife and I travel just fine in a car with less storage space than the 4C. The 4C would not be a problem. Except if you travel in the cold months.
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No need for a luggage rack or trailer- It might require some training if your wife is used to a big suitcase, as mentioned above soft luggage/bags work best to maximize cube. My wife got used to small trunks and it became a non-issue even with both the Elises, we don't check bags for week long trips anymore either.....but it was a process

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^^^Dude effed up though. He should have rolled his clothes instead of folding them.
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It would affect the aerodynamics for sure
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You can always jam stuff under the dash.
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You can always jam stuff under the dash.
Yeah, put the air pump and funnels up there so that you have the whole trunk available. I always forget they even exist since I havenít seen mine since I strapped them up there.
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There was someone who put a rack on top of the boot of his coupe for a trip.
IIRC, he is also someone who complained later on about cracks in the rear quarter panels on either side of the boot lid.
Not knowing, I cannot say if the two were related (or maybe I'm thinking of two different users - this was at least 3 years ago), but I would not trust the SMC to support the weight of a suitcase with impunity. Plus, you have to strap it down (= force).

If you cannot pack to the space inside of the car, then it isn't the car for your road trips. Sorry to have to say it. There are some excellent ideas in this thread, however, which I hope will help.

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