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    stringbreaker stringbreaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinhy View Post
    good friend of mine has a Honda Element, PERFECT bike toting vehicle!

    A bike will stand up (without front tire) perfectly. he has a homemade wood rack he puts in there with quick release axle's on it that you mount the fork to and tighten. easy load and unload...way easier than minivan.
    I drove a Honda Element and while it would work well I found the road noise was so bad I couldn't even hear the CD player.
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    I drove a Honda Element and while it would work well I found the road noise was so bad I couldn't even hear the CD player.
    2 - 10" kickers and a 1500 watt amp solves that problem! (that's what I had in the trunk of my RX-8 for 8 years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinhy View Post
    2 - 10" kickers and a 1500 watt amp solves that problem! (that's what I had in the trunk of my RX-8 for 8 years).
    LOL that's one way to beat the road noise but I've lost enough hearing from factory noise for nearly 40 years so I don't think that will work.
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    LOL that's one way to beat the road noise but I've lost enough hearing from factory noise for nearly 40 years so I don't think that will work.
    Then you shouldn't be able to hear the road noise anyway....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    IIRC, Chrysler used to encourage people to 'test fit' their gear to ensure that it would meet their lifestyle. So just show up at the dealer with your bike(s) and anything (or anyone) else you plan on carrying at once and load up- might use some old blankets or a cheap drop cloth to keep the interior clean.
    I always bring my bike to test if it will fit inside a vehicle before I buy it. No problems with dealers, I just make sure I have something to place on floor to protect their vehicle. But don't buy without testing first. Worked for me for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinhy View Post
    Then you shouldn't be able to hear the road noise anyway....lol.
    Indeed
    True but I have good enough hearing that I want my next vehicle to have a pretty quiet interior, then I can hear my tinnitus all the time instead of when I'm sitting in a quiet room. No really I've had Jeeps and small cars and a Ford Ranger pickup and old vans so my retirement gear hauler is going to be quiet. I saw a Toyota Sienna and I think it would be perhaps too big. My wife will most likely drive it more than me and she is a diminutive woman and she is intimidated by big trucks and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pridedog View Post
    I always bring my bike to test if it will fit inside a vehicle before I buy it. No problems with dealers, I just make sure I have something to place on floor to protect their vehicle. But don't buy without testing first. Worked for me for many years.
    ive done the same thing with golf clubs, when I bought the RX-8 i made sure they fit. I used to have to take the driver out before putting the clubs in, the the driver on its own.

    I also measure my new Veloster Turbo before I leased it last year to make sure the bike would go in (g/f drives an RSX and I knew it needed to be same size hatch).

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    We have a 2010 Town & Country (the Chrysler version). I only haul my bike inside when I'm taking it for maintenance And can ride while waiting. With stow & go I just drop the passenger side middle and rear seats and in she goes! I have to angle the bike to clear the door, but it stands up with wheels on once inside. I'm going to add roof racks and a class 3 hitch for family biking excursions. There's 6 of us, so we need the inside room, lol!
    Due to recurring injury, I no longer have a yearly goal. How far I go is how far I go.
    As of 8/31 - Bike: 532.0mi Walk/Run: 147.0mi Weight 251.5

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