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RE: Packing for extended touring

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Subject: RE: Packing for extended touring
From: "Palmer, Lew (UCI)" <>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 95 14:09:00 PST
For anyone wishing to take lessons for utilizing EVERY cubic inch for 
storage in a TC,
refer to Diedre Pyle's book (MGs, Drive 'em Until the Roads Wear Out).

For those you you who are not familiar with the story, Harry and Diedre Pyle 
Western Australia, drove their TC (almost) around the world. As a result, 
figured out every conceivable place to store things. Even some which wern't 
the car originally. Remember, these folks carried everything they needed for 
seven month trip around the world. That includes clothes, spares, tools, and
camping gear. No mean feat!

Anyway, upon their return, Diedre wrote a book detailing their 7 month, 
mile journey, the people the met, the route they took, the (few) 
difficulties they
ran into, and (most valuably) the storage location of everything the brought 
them. Harry even photographed and detailed any mods made to the car for
storage. For example, the compartments under the dash, the extra parts
and tool boxes under the floorboards, etc.

Fascinating reading. If you are interested, send me an SASE and I'll return
an order form. I think the book is around $20 US.

You can send SASEs to:
     Lew Palmer
     16780 St. Mary's Drive
     St. Mary's Point, MN 55043

I have no interest in this other than to share the joy of accomplishment the 
undertook and succeeded with.

Lew Palmer
From: mgs-owner
To: fold; mgs
Subject: Packing for extended touring
Date: Monday, December 04, 1995 1:01PM

To further explore this apparently universal challenge, there are, I am
certain many inventive solutions by the veterans on this board.  In once
again looking forward to some extended tours in the soon to be finished TC,
my interest in solutions to the problem is intense.  In preparation, I have
done the following: 1. rewelded the Phil Marino luggage "bench" that is
attached to the rear frame unit and tied to the spare wheel.  2. created a
"console" that incorporates the CB speaker as well as a square foot of space
for sunscreen, lip balm, M&M's  and other necessities. 3. Built the "Omygod"
boxes to fit nestled into that "wasted space" surrounding the differential.
 I would be interested in any additional ideas from this inventive group.
 Yes, I have thought of leaving my wife at home, but she is as necessary to
me as a spare fuel pump, coil of baling wire and roll of duct tape.   How
else would I recall the dumb things I did at roadside were it not for her
constant vigilance and frequent reminders?
Bob (lets go touring) McKarney

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