Im surprised the roof didn’t collapse on that Aveo.
Length, not bulk:
I saw a lady at Lowe’s, loading eight-foot lengths of wood moulding into her Mercedes. The only way she could do it was to have them stick out the open windows on both sides. That’s a sure way to get stopped by police!
Besides that, she had a lot of other stuff that she got inside the car by piling it on the back seat and in the front passenger seat, on the console, on the rear window shelf…when she got done there was hardly any room for her in the driver’s seat.
Many a time, I have seen a car like above pass me only to see the mattress on the side of the road several minutes later.🙃🙃🙃🙃
I’ve also seen the same situation with sofas and sofa cushions. 😆😆😆
You can rent a truck for a half day for about $40.00
A couple years ago I saw a pickup loaded down with mattresses. They sort of fit in the bed. The whole pile was tied down with a rope.
Problem was, somebody had ran the rope around the undercarriage of the pickup with the rope rubbing the driveshaft. It would be interesting to know how long that rope lasted.
“Reintroduced 2020 Aveo aces rollover crash test!”
Maybe someone only had a friend with an Aveo..,it beats moving on the bus!
Our daughter bought a mattress and brought it home on light rail. Or so she told us … there’s no photographic evidence. She said people were very accommodating.
Oh, there’s evidence, you just don’t know any of the light-rail passengers to get the pictures from them. 🙂
Yeah it is probably somewhere on facebook, instagram or twitter.
“Look at this idiot who carried a mattress onto the train!”
That was my first reaction. As unsafe as this situation is, I admire the pluck of folks who make do with what they have. My college friends and I used to do so when we drove VW bugs. It was surprising what you could stuff in one of those cars, human and otherwise (I know, well documented in pics from the time).
At least he knows if he rolls over he’s gonna be fine!🙃
At least this person put a rope from front to back instead of just one looped side to side through the windows/doors. It always amazes me seeing someone cruising down the freeway with the mattress bent back to near 90 degrees.
That was my first thought. It was University move in week around here and I saw plenty of mattresses with the front folded up. 🙂
It’s good to have a friend (or a parent) with a Grand Caravan too!
This driver of an early 90s Chev Lumina was spotted *twice* driving with its rear doors open, hauling material on a 400 Series highway in Southern Ontario near Hamilton this past spring. 400 Series highways are freeways in the province, with speeds over 60 mph.
The police officer quoted in the article says it could be the same car… Of course its the same car! How many early 90s Luminas are still cruising Southern Ontario?! There’s a clip of the second incident at this link.
With this ability to expand its cargo carrying capacity so dramatically, they could have called it the ‘Volumina’. 🙂
Now that’s someone who would love the folding-up seat bases in the Civic Tourer that Yohai reviewed yesterday!
Josh just didn’t get it. He rented a tuxedo. He bought a beautiful corsage for his date. He bought her mother a magnificent hard bound color print book about the finest mansions in the Hudson River Valley, and he bought her father a commemorative tin of his favorite pipe tobacco. Everything was going great until they saw his car and announced “our daughter is not going to the prom with you in that!
A friend found himself behind a car that had mattress & box springs tied on the roof. Both come loose and the hit pavement but he could not change lanes and ran over them. Looking in the rear view mirror they didn’t appear. Upon pulling over he finds them wrapped around rear axle, burning.
He looks up to see the car’s occupants running towards him, one carrying a tire iron. He feels he is going to die for running over the other guy’s mattress & box springs! Unable to free the burning material they all moved a good distance away just in case the gas tank were to go boom (it didn’t).
By the time it was all over the only thing salvageable from the two week old 1985 Ford van was the right front tire. Good thing it was a company vehicle. The boss admonished him to, in the future, stay away from cars with mattress and box springs tied to the roof.
Yikes, I might not have made my benign comment above if I’d read this story first. Reading insurance claims must be fascinating. I definitely move away from vehicles carrying poorly loaded stuff like this on the freeway in SoCal.
Saw something similar a few days ago (first part of the video):
That’s one way to cut down on road noise in the cabin.
It never ceases to amaze what you can find under beds.
The sign says the speed limit is 20 mph. I’ll bet this Aveo was creeping even more slowly than that.
I once loaded my 87 Plymouth Fury with 25 concrete wash-out bags just because I didn’t feel like using the shop truck. There was hardly any room for me! The trunk and everything but the driver’s seat was filled with burlap. Why I didn’t just move them to the truck I’ll never know.
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