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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 10th January 2014, 11:09
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Default Luggage space for a trip to Le Mans 24hr

Hi, I am planning a trip to the Le Mans 24hr race in June and was wondering where to put the camping gear .

Has anyone built some form of luggage container under the front clamshell ?

I think Marlin mentioned this was possible but have not seen anything, I guess a bit like the 911 has .

Do not really want to stick a top box onto the roll cage :-)

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Old 12th January 2014, 19:29
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Hi Nick,

You could buy some motorbike touring cylindrical waterproof bags and secure them to the cage (using the bag itself) and then make a couple of cuts and run some straps around the rear clam..

You would be amazed how much you can pack if you are careful..

It served me well for a trip to Stockholm some years ago..

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Old 13th January 2014, 07:48
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Did see a 5exi at Stoney with a compartment on top of the fuel tank. Looked good
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Old 14th January 2014, 09:33
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thanks for the ideas guys, I will have a play over the next few months
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I went to Le Mans a couple years ago as a passenger in a VX220. Epic time! what's the furthest anyone has taken their EXi so far in a single trip?
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Made it there and back with no issues, even managed to fit in 2x tents,bed rolls, sleeping bags, chairs, stove, clothes and 1x large friend .

Already thinking about another trip for next year, maybe Monza
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Old 4th July 2014, 11:12
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Well done. Build a reliable car and managing to for all that luggage in.

Would need a trailer to take all that in it.

Now where's that spare towbar I can fit to the Marlin....
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Haha that's ace. Deffo want to take mine to France when it's finished!
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It was good to do 1000 miles in a week I really got the feel for it. And as it was a bit different I had loads of people stopping by just for a chat. Great way to meet people of all nationalities.

Still need to sort the handling though. Mine seems to be very twitchy especially when the weight is moving around e.g straightening up after going around a corner or downhill after going over a hill on the French motorway (it was quite windy so not sure if this affected it)
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