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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Luggage on the rear seats Reply with quote

My road trip is getting closer, car ships early next month and I'm working through the remaining jobs before it goes.

The one thing that is foxing me so far is getting the luggage in. I was hoping to fit two of those expanding hard shell wheeled cabin bags on the folded back seats, but only one will fit, the other then has to go on top which means it will slide around. The second one will not stand up as there is not enough headroom.

I'd like to avoid ones without wheels/squashy bags as I will have to unload them every night and take them into a hotel, and sometimes the car park will be some distance from the hotel.

What solutions have others worked out if anything?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe remove the seat backs all together for the trip, to give access to not only the flat shelf but also the area under where the seats would fold down?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take my rear seats out.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Luggage on the rear seats Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
My road trip is getting closer, car ships early next month and I'm working through the remaining jobs before it goes.

The one thing that is foxing me so far is getting the luggage in. I was hoping to fit two of those expanding hard shell wheeled cabin bags on the folded back seats, but only one will fit, the other then has to go on top which means it will slide around. The second one will not stand up as there is not enough headroom.

I'd like to avoid ones without wheels/squashy bags as I will have to unload them every night and take them into a hotel, and sometimes the car park will be some distance from the hotel.

What solutions have others worked out if anything?


You can get semi rigid (can I say that?) luggage with wheels and integrated handles that is more squishy than hard shell cabin baggage, and might fit better. The other alternatives are that you just have to carry your own luggage, or you only stay in places where they carry your luggage for you...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Luggage on the rear seats Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
only stay in places where they carry your luggage for you...


100% with you on this Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quite a few years ago I drove down to Le Mans in the 993. there were three of us in the car and we did not want to stint on essentials like a camping fridge, pillows, decent cooking equipment etc.

The solution was a roof box.

Could be what you are looking for Dont know Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you come across Hillsalive? Not sure if their products have wheels...



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-993-Fitted-Luggage-by-Hillsalive-/123363531814
(seller appears to be a 911UK poster - may still have it?)

Available new here:
http://www.morethanpolish.com/custom-luggage.asp?id=108

No personal experience with their products.
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nickjonesn4
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
Have you come across Hillsalive? Not sure if their products have wheels...



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-993-Fitted-Luggage-by-Hillsalive-/123363531814
(seller appears to be a 911UK poster - may still have it?)

Available new here:
http://www.morethanpolish.com/custom-luggage.asp?id=108

No personal experience with their products.


No wheels unfortunately. Not sure if the "exact fit" Porsche cases work in the back of a 993. The boot cases are good if very expensive
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ultimate "exclusive" 993 luggage solution... Grin

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andyobro
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
Have you come across Hillsalive? Not sure if their products have wheels...



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-993-Fitted-Luggage-by-Hillsalive-/123363531814
(seller appears to be a 911UK poster - may still have it?)

Available new here:
http://www.morethanpolish.com/custom-luggage.asp?id=108

No personal experience with their products.


Those were mine, I didnt like them myself. I thought I would look a bit spaz carrying the weird size cases in to a hotel Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some of these (no affiliation), and they are great.
http://www.roadster-concept.de/roadsterbag-koffer-porsche-911.html#porsche_993_rueck
i found you need to bungee them down as the 993 back seats have no lip on them.
With a soft bag in the frunk we can fit three weeks luggage for two easily.
PS the small bags can fit under the folded down seat.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
ch3tman wrote:
Have you come across Hillsalive? Not sure if their products have wheels...



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-993-Fitted-Luggage-by-Hillsalive-/123363531814
(seller appears to be a 911UK poster - may still have it?)

Available new here:
http://www.morethanpolish.com/custom-luggage.asp?id=108

No personal experience with their products.


No wheels unfortunately. Not sure if the "exact fit" Porsche cases work in the back of a 993. The boot cases are good if very expensive


I bought them off Ebay - great luggage. Will be using them next month for my trip through Spain & Portugal
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless I needed people in the rear, I’d not be carrying around the unnecessary weight of the seats any how. Even an argument to say it’s more comfortable in the back of a 993 without the seats.

Enjoyed the bit about not wishing to look like a spaz with that custom luggage, I’d go the other way, thinking my luggage was unique, necessitated by the ridiculously cool car I drive. And for all you know, could contain equipment I need for my band Grin
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tyinsky
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jhrfc wrote:
I have some of these (no affiliation), and they are great.
http://www.roadster-concept.de/roadsterbag-koffer-porsche-911.html#porsche_993_rueck
i found you need to bungee them down as the 993 back seats have no lip on them.
With a soft bag in the frunk we can fit three weeks luggage for two easily.
PS the small bags can fit under the folded down seat.
J


As far as I can tell Hills Alive are no longer in the game. Quite like the look of the ones linked above, and at under £200 not outrageous. Shame they don't have the wheels like the ones they make for the newer cars. Under consideration thumbsup

Seat removal I'm not sure about. Every now and again they come in handy. If I went down the route of fitting a pair of 996 GT3 buckets I'd pull them out but they seem to look right the way they are right now, and weight isn't going to be that much of a concern in a car loaded up for a road trip. Bandit
 
  
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