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So I was wondering what you convertible guys do when packing for a road trip. My understanding is the official Corvette luggage was made for the rear of the coupe, not convertible.

There is a company that sells luggage that is custom fit to the trunk of convertible roadsters (aptly named for road trips!), however they do not have anything for 'vettes. I emailed them a month ago and they told me to check back in 3 months.

I'm guessing a variety of soft bags will have to do, but I love the idea of custom fit luggage that takes advantage of all available trunk space.
 

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I don't even know what the back looks like when the top is down. People always show pics of Verts from the side.

Got a pic?

I am getting a coupe and did a bunch of research on the space in the back of the coupe before for a recent rental road trip in one, so I wonder how similar they are?
 

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I don't have mine yet, no pics. The pics I HAVE seen make the convertible trunk look about the size of one full size set of golf clubs. Coupe cargo area looks huge compared to it.
 

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My Stingray is a Premiere Edition Convertible version and it came with the five piece luggage set in the trunk. There are two pieces that are carry on size and the other three pieces were packed inside of the two carry on pieces. So, it will basically carry two carry on size pieces of luggage. So, as long as your packing doesn't get too wild, then you can go away for a short period of time. I don't see letting a 16 year old valet park my Stingray in a multi-level parking garage. Not happening.
 

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Two carry-on size then. Good to know. Is there any spare space for a small garment bag and a woman's handbag?
 

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Two carry-on size then. Good to know. Is there any spare space for a small garment bag and a woman's handbag?
Hi Ragtop. I would say that you could lay a garment bag on top of the two carry ons, but it couldn't be packed too thickly. Also, I'm not sure where a woman's hand bag would go. There is possibly a bit more room in the very back of the "trunk" space, but not much and there is some space behind the seat back, but putting a purse there would cover up one of the subs. The cabin, otherwise, has no place for a bag or even a coat or sweater, imho.
 

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Does the Vert have the 'hidden compartment' in the left back?

Could you take a pic of the back for us doc?
 

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If you have a garment bag, you might be able to place it in first, and it will fit in under the top well cover, flat on the floor. Then, carry-on or duffles on top.

Also, there is a small storage compartment on the left. It's about 8 in square and about the same or a little more deep.

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Does the Vert have the 'hidden compartment' in the left back?

Could you take a pic of the back for us doc?
Fdxpilot beat me to it Suzy Cruisy and took quality pictures. The pictures don't lie; there isn't a great deal of room in trunk. I don't see me taking my Stingray out on a long road trip. This is less because of the luggage space, but more because I am too protective of the car. Maybe I'll get over that, but I'm not sure.
 

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Thanks guys! And you answered my other question about the compartment in the back left. Too inconvenient to put a handbag in, but good for other stuff you might want to keep in the car on a road trip (emergency stuff).

Interesting. i think you can still get two small suitcases end to end side to side though, right? I'm sure you could cram your purse in there somewhere ragtop. I actually had my purse (which is like a small backpack) on top of the center console when we did the 2-day rental. The center console was deep, went beyond the seats far enough that I could put it there and it wasn't hitting either of us in the seats. Just a thought!
 

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I keep the battery charger, jacking pucks, the case for our radar detector, and a bottle of 5w-30 Mobil 1 oil in my rear compartment. Same as in my 427 Convertible. If you just want your handbag secure, put it in the cargo net in the trunk. It won't fly around.
 

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All great information I couldn't find with google. Thanks guys! I like the idea of being able to slide a garment bag in the shallow recess in the forward section of trunk. Going to take a week long trip back from NCM upon delivery there, but more importantly wanna have at least one set of dress duds for both of us on the National Caravan/NCM Anniversary week.
 

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Don't forget, you can put the partition for the top in the down position and get extra trunk room; you just won't be able to put the top down.
 
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Only time the top is going up on my baby is:

1) Can't avoid rain
2) Have to park in public out of eyeshot

Good info to know though!
 

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Off Topic... when is your museum delivery ragtop?
 

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May 22. Finally! The planets have aligned...it is going on the line this week.
 

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Verts are easy to travel with. Every Summer we take a 4-5000 mile roadtrip (10 days) with a bunch of friends and we all pack the verts with luggage for 2 (carry on type bags for clothing), hoses, carwash, sponges etc for washing, individual toiletry bags for both of us, ipads, laptop, backpack that carries 2 dslr's and all the lenses etc, plus chargers for radios, some drying towels and a couple of jackets. It all fits easily and still room enough to bring back goodies or 6pak of liquid. No cooler, but if you want, you can use the well in the trunk to insert a Styrofoam mini cooler and fill it with ice and drinks..fits pretty good, so pack carefully and enjoy yourself!
 
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Follow-up on packing returning from NCM: Five days on the road after two days in Nashville/Bowling Green. Did make one laundromat stop after the first 5 days to wash up all dirty stuff we had accumulating in the trapdoor compartment in the trunk (great place to store your dirty clothes!). Used the narrow space in the forward part of trunk to store my CPAP (damn sleep apnea!) and the stuff I got from NCM (plaque, window sticker, cargo net, etc). The two carry-on suitcases JUST fit! Any larger and we would have had a problem. As it was we had to place them in trunk with wheels inboard to make them fit (only one set of two wheels on each piece). On top of suitcases was my laptop and her shoulder satchel, which was packed in such a way to lay relatively flat. Trunk barely closed.

In car, we stored the video camera in the infotainment screen compartment. Behind my seat I stored a road sign I bought at Tail of Dragon gift store. Behind my seat in the speaker recess, I stored a 35 mm with mid sized lens wrapped in a fleece. Wife kept a medium purse on floor directly in front of her seat (under her legs). It was actually refreshing traveling lighter than usual!:)
 
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