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have a 1 man frabill ultra-lite. folds down to 54"Lx30"Wx17"H. I have tried to place it in my trunk yet with the seats folded down but i have a feeling it wont fit. I have a 03 monte carlo.

Just wondering what you guys would suggest for transporting it. Lugage rack?

Would prefer not to put a hitch on my car.

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I used to haul my 1 man portable in my Saturn SC1. With both back seats folded down I had room for it. Mine was only 28" wide, but you have a bigger back seat than I did.

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I had a Suzuki Swift and I strapped it to the roof. I did not care what it was doing to the car, I wanted to go fishing. I do not know if you would want to do that to a '03 Monte.

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Don't quote me on this, but I think they make a bolt on trailer hitch. That way you could take it off after the ice melts grin.gif I don't think they are rated for much weight but should be fine for pulling your portable and gear.

[This message has been edited by sunnyj (edited 09-15-2004).]

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I have an Otter Den that fits about 2/3 the way into the trunk of my '99 Accord Coupe (I know - real practical ice fishing vehicle). Unfortunately, the opening at the front of the trunk where the seats fold down is juuuuuuust a little too small. So, I cruise down the road with my Otter sticking out the back end and the trunk lid creating a lot of drag. smile.gif It actually is better than it sounds because its super easy to get in and out. Only problem is that I have to put the auger in the back seat.

I do have a Yakima roof rack that I've been thinking about trying out. Maybe throw the house up there with a couple of cinch straps and see what happens. The house is pretty light so I _think_ it'd be OK. I just don't want the house and whatever's in it to end up in somebody's windshield.

Itchin' for ice,

Matchman

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If you don't mind driving in the cold with your windows slightly down you can always strap it to the roof, using the upper part of the door frame as hooking points.

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