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Old 26th February 2009, 06:00   #1
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Default How do you carry stuff in your boot? (Hatchbacks)

Let's see, I carry lotsa arbit stuff like windshield/dashboard cleaner - handle lock - and an odd thing here and there.

Now the car doesn't rattle as much as these items - how to carry them in ooot (say) without them making funny noises in the boot at every speed breaker?

Any creative ideas?
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Old 26th February 2009, 06:04   #2
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I want to see how this is going to be creative
Hitanshu why not just use a bag to carry all these things and put bag in the boot?
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Old 26th February 2009, 08:12   #3
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Cut down on carrying odd things.
get a drawstring bag and put your stuff in it and secure it to the seat.
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I jam them between my heavy bass-tube and the side wall. There's a soft cloth between them to dampen any rattles.
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I keep my stuff inside a plastic box type bag.
Its a tight fit in it and they don't rattle.

The bag I am referring to is the one they use for school kids lunch and water bottle.

It contains wind shield wipe, water, battery water, carpet brush, WD 40 and a screwdriver.
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One way to do this is get this plastic netting (don't know exact term for it) which will hold these stuff against the back of your rear seat. My friend uses this technique on his Scorpio and I found it pretty ingenious and neat. Would also free some floor area on the already low-on-space-in-boot Swift.
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One way to do this is get this plastic netting (don't know exact term for it) which will hold these stuff against the back of your rear seat. ...
This is a good idea. If not against the rear seat, there are huge hollows in the LHS & RHS sides of the boot of the Swift that will hold quite a bit of stuff.

I don't carry anything in the boot. The boot is the temple of ICE that shall not be desecrated with anything.
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I have never had a hatch so my idea will be funny, but dont laugh..

Wrap all your stuff in bubble wrap & use your old waist belt to wrap them up together.
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Let's see, I carry lotsa arbit stuff like windshield/dashboard cleaner - handle lock - and an odd thing here and there.

Now the car doesn't rattle as much as these items - how to carry them in ooot (say) without them making funny noises in the boot at every speed breaker?

Any creative ideas?
Mr Miser,

Install some device that plays music inside the car. 90% of the problem solved.
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there are huge hollows in the LHS & RHS sides of the boot of the Swift that will hold quite a bit of stuff.
Yeah, you are right. That space usually goes unutilised and can be made good use of. Esp. for non-ICE guys like us.

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The boot is the temple of ICE that shall not be desecrated with anything.
We know, we know. Have had the opportunity to see your Palio - would one day surely like to have a look at the temple in the Swift.

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Wrap all your stuff in bubble wrap & use your old waist belt to wrap them up together.
John, phamilyman wanted to know how to carry the stuff around in the car, not around his waist.
Jokes apart, that also sounds like a nice idea except for the trouble involved when you want to take out one of the items from the bubble wrap. I am assuming that we will be wrapping the stuff in bubble wrap and then holding it together using sticky tape.
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I use the plastic packet in which seat covers used to come. Used to keep Vaccum Cleaner, Old News Paper, Floor Brush, Battery Water and a 2 liter empty bottle. Fold the Plastic packet and i used to attach it to the side wall in the dickey with an elastic string.

No Rattling sound & Dickey looks neat and tidy.
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Reading the thread title, I thought we would be talking about Miss Nice Curves seen carrying a notebook in her jeans pocket in one TVC.

Well, coming back to the topic, I always keep some raddi (newspapers and old clothes) in our cars boot. These come handy to tackle the unwanted rattles made by the guests of the boot.
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@Arpan - HOW to secure to the seat is the koshun!

I was thinking of taking a jhola and getting some velcro stitched - that would help things.

@SB - velcro u mean? or fishnet?

@TheEnd - Sigh - I dont :(

@Hydra - Liar - you CANT

@E_L - That is doable but can still move around. News paper does the job today.

@Ed: There's music in the car - but no ICE

@Shab - how does someone have that elastic string attached?

@Five: Yeah, that's the way I'm doing too.
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This does the job very well.
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@SB - velcro u mean? or fishnet?
Not velcro. I guess 'fishnet' seems to match closest to what I was mentioning.
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