- What do you line your car boot/seats with?
Yeah, more helpfully, tarp. Cheap thick one, lay it out, put bike in, then put everything on top and fold it over. works much better and much more flexible than the ‘liners’ that some mates of mine seem to struggle with. Have also previously used DPM for full hardcore, but lack of flexibility was a bit of a PITA.Posted 5 months agoTurnerGuyMember
titan covers seems to be pretty good, not so cheap though.
About to order one for me new car.
You can get extensions to flap over the boot lid, and another extension to extend to attach to the front seat headrests for when you have the rear seats down.
Not seen more ocmprehensive so far.Posted 5 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
Not a cheap blue tarp, they’re noisy and they never stay where they’re put, it’s annoying. I got a heavy one, like a proper oldschool groundsheet, and cut it to fit, really good, and cheap. I ended up adding some rivnuts in discrete places and added some wingbolts to keep it fixed in place.
For the new car, I caved and got a Rhino liner and tbh I’m a cheapskate but I think it’s worth every penny. Then I added an ikea rug, because getting changed in the back of a car is way nicer with a rug.Posted 5 months agodeadkennySubscriber
I use a https://www.hatchbag.co.uk/
Fit specific for most major car models. Not the cheapest, but good quality, and I particularly like the fitting to rear seats folding down or up, and got an extension flap that folds out and prevents scratching up the rear when shoving a bike in.
Waterproof and durable. Does scuff up over many years constant use with bike, but just cosmetic and I could probably clean it up. Far better than the state my car would be in, though already has scratches from before using it, plus mud prints from tyres hitting front seats and the roof! (you can get further protection for the front seats I believe).Posted 5 months agomarkoc1984Subscriber
+ 1 for Rhino boot liner and seat covers.
It fits perfectly and has kept a water reservoir that leaked it’s entire contents from spilling over the car.
I used to take it out and fold it up after every use, but as I so rarely have anyone sat in the back seats it stays in most of the time now.Posted 5 months agojoebristolSubscriber
I’ve had the cheaper £30 type boot liners – had one in my Citroen DS5 and it did the job fine. Felt more plastic than rubber and you could tell it wasn’t expensive.
In my Jaguar XE I bought the proper official Jag one (although second hand on eBay for £50 as new it was ludicrously expensive) and it’s so much nicer. But at the end of the day it does the same thing.
Collects all the muddy crap off my bike gear and then periodically I take it out and shake it all off / hoover it and give it a quick wipe down.
Wouldn’t help if you put your entire bike in though.Posted 5 months agoTheBrickMember
Use thick plastic sheeting, seal into a large bag with tin foil and a iorn. Expell as much air as possible before final sealing. This will keep body fluids from spilling. Roll the body in a long carpet, two layers the first taped up to stop unrolling, make sure you keep two short off cuts to roll up and stuff in either end so if are stoped the feet and head can’t be seen by looking down the end. Don’t bother removing finger print or teeth, it’s a waste of time.Posted 5 months agomalgreyMember
One of these, or similar; https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-accessories/car-mats-boot-liners/halfords-universal-boot-mat
Its on its 3rd car now, I think, about 8 years old at a guess. Extremely tough, and gets some serious abuse, and my car is generally known as the Skoda Skip, full of wet camping gear, canoeing kit and a mountain bike on a semi-permanent basis…Posted 5 months ago
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