Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

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Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by stangogh » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:04 am

I'm planning on picking up some 10 foot pvc piping to construct a monkey hut design as in these instructions:
http://www.chromatest.net/Lovemonkey/

Problem is I'm flying in and renting a car to drive out to the playa. I can't measure the dimensions of the interior before getting there, and am trying to figure out if the piping would fit in the car with the back seats folded down.

What kind of cars has anyone successfully done this in?
Would it fit in a ford escape? Chevy Malibu with the back seats folded down? Dodge charger with the back seats folded down?

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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by watchyourfeet » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:08 am

I can do it in my Honda Element.

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Post by TheFastCat » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:35 am

For my galaxy hut I cut my 10foot pvc pipes them in half and then bought couplers - setting up this weekend to see if it's a problem (I doubt it will be especially with duct tape employed)

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Post by maladroit » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:25 am

I fit an oversized monkeyhut inside a Jeep Grand Cherokee (and later parked the Jeep most of the way inside the monkeyhut). There were a dozen or so 10' PVC pipes. Everything fit inside perfectly...after I removed the front passenger seat. I doubt that's an option with a rental.

You know what vehicle takes a beating and keeps on ticking? Has easily removable seats? Stores ALL your cargo and gets good mileage?

A minivan.

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Post by winterdream28 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:34 am

I was able to get the 10 ft pipes for a Monkey/Galaxy hut that covered two kodiak tents into my Kia Forte:)

The trick was had to go from trunk all the way to the passenger floor foot area. It bent the pipes a little but it worked:) I will say it is not the most comfertable drive though but I will stop my complaining;0)
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Post by VultureChow » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:51 am

I rent a miniwan,. EVERYTHING fits inside a minivan. Cops don't pull over minivans.
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Post by LowePro » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:02 am

If you have to wedge PVC pipes into your car, make sure not to put the butt ends of the PVC up against or near the glass.. Learned the hard way that PVC can break auto glass.

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:08 pm

asr9754 wrote:If you have to wedge PVC pipes into your car, make sure not to put the butt ends of the PVC up against or near the glass.. Learned the hard way that PVC can break auto glass.
I know all to well that it is 10' (give or take an inch) from the front center floor to the rear hatch of my Honda Odyssey.

Now if that folding center tray between the seats didn't have such a hair trigger I wouldn't have change all over the floor. Arrrrg, I hate that!
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Post by Raoul » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:43 pm

I was able to fit 8 pieces of 10' PVC in my Ford Explorer with a couple inches to spare.
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Post by LowePro » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Apparently it is 9.999 inches from the back hatch to the front dash of a 09 Subaru Forester. The extra 0.001 inch bangs into windshield. Adios dinero. Could probably wedge it in a different way and make it work.

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Post by stangogh » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:05 pm

Thanks guys - cannot believe I didn't think of getting a minivan. They're pretty affordable to rent and now I can ride in style and not get pulled over!

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Post by danibel » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:11 pm

stangogh wrote:Thanks guys - cannot believe I didn't think of getting a minivan. They're pretty affordable to rent and now I can ride in style and not get pulled over!
Bonus would be to find a foam pad that would fit in the back and use it to sleep in. That would mean you would have more pre-return clean up (dusty), but it's nice to get into a closed vehicle when a big dust storm comes. You can use your tent for all your stuff.

- Bonus clean up tip - Amour All Leather Wipes. After using every remaining baby wipe you have on the console of the rental vehicle, go over once again with wet paper towels (add a bit of vinegar to the water), and then wipe the last dregs of dust away with the amour all leather wipes. They work to clean boots too.
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Post by unjonharley » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:24 pm

Armoralled the dash. the dust reappeared in a week..
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Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:29 pm

2-passenger cargo vans are great too, 'cause the PVC pipe fits and you can lash bicycles to the inside walls as well.

And hose them out when you're done. :D
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Post by stangogh » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:43 am

danibel wrote:- Bonus clean up tip - Amour All Leather Wipes. After using every remaining baby wipe you have on the console of the rental vehicle, go over once again with wet paper towels (add a bit of vinegar to the water), and then wipe the last dregs of dust away with the amour all leather wipes. They work to clean boots too.
Has this gotten you around the fee I hear they charge at the rental shops for when your car comes back playafied?

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Post by VultureChow » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:55 am

Don't bring back your car playafied.

But there are some tips.

1) If you can, return late at night. Most airport rentals are open 24/7 but after say 8pm they run a skeleton crew. So they might not do a full inspection. This happened to me last year.
2)Have the engines washed and cover the upholstery. My first year I sat a a sushi bar next to the manager of the car rental that I used. After the embarrassing reveal where I tried to remember if I told him my name, he told me they check the engines because people forget to clean them and they hit the seats to see if dust comes out.

I have never been charged a cleaning fee.
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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by pink » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:11 pm

I could never get the playa off my dash until I started using vinegar based window cleaner.
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Post by danibel » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:46 pm

unjonharley wrote:Armoralled the dash. the dust reappeared in a week..
It's not just Amour All - it's the leather clean one. I don't know why.

I rented cargo vans twice from Enterprise and was horrified to find that there is a black rubber floor in them that the dust just wants to live forever in. I couldn't hose them out because of the electrics, so I used about a million baby wipes first to get off as much as possible, and then I used micro fiber clothes and a spray bottle with water/vinegar. The last step was the amour all leather wipes and it worked a charm. I didn't have any extra charges. I also cleaned the engine and sprayed under the carriage.

After spending 8 hours each time cleaning - I said "fuck that rental shit" and bought a cargo van that gets a light rinse and a new air filter every year. :lol:
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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by jdkindle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:32 am

I would cut the pipes and buy joints. Guess that goes for other uses also ;)

Seriously though, some pipe dope and dollar connectors get around the small car issue

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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by vargaso » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:05 pm

I first did the monkeyhut thing using this exact design in 2008. The 10ft poles fit nicely in my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with the two rear seat rows removed and the poles sliding between the 2 front seats. We pile everything else on top of them, no problem.

For 2014, my son and his girlfriend borrowed the hut materials. They have a 2002 Volvo station wagon. We duct-taped groups of 3 poles together and tied them on top to the roof rack. Worked fine.

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Post by Sic Pup » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:21 pm

stangogh wrote:Thanks guys - cannot believe I didn't think of getting a minivan. They're pretty affordable to rent and now I can ride in style and not get pulled over!

We may never see those words in succession again....... but I digress.

They fit in a '10 Jetta Sportswagen but I only did it once that way. Traveling 5600+ miles the last few years I've gone the cut and couple route but do consider that I'm an idiot traveling from one end of the country to the other to play in the dust.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:26 pm

Yes... Minivans can be useful rental sleds, but one cannot "ride in style" in a minivan!
That may well be the definition of the opposite.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:14 am

Alas, I fear I will never ride in style again.
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Post by Ratty » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:16 am

Vargasso, In your Dodge where were you when the tranny finally went out.
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Post by maladroit » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:53 pm

Sic Pup wrote:but do consider that I'm an idiot traveling from one end of the country to the other to play in the dust.
That's true, why haven't you moved out here yet?

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Post by vargaso » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:51 pm

Ratty wrote:Vargasso, In your Dodge where were you when the tranny finally went out.
<knocking furiously on wood>It hasn't gone out yet.</knocking furiously on wood> Did you have tranny trouble with a Grand Caravan? And, didn't Russ Meyer make a movie called Tranny Trouble?

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Post by Sic Pup » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:08 pm

maladroit wrote:
Sic Pup wrote:but do consider that I'm an idiot traveling from one end of the country to the other to play in the dust.
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That's true, why haven't you moved out here yet?
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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by mudpuppy000 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:57 am

Consider getting a vehicle with a roof rack and strap everything up top. That way you can fit more stuff/people inside. The possibility of scratching the paint is increased though.

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Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Post by burn_shady » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:42 pm

Off topic but since there's a mention of cutting the pipes in half, I wanted to chime in with the best way that I found for re-fitting them back together. First, especially for a monkeyhut design, do NOT try to use the standard fittings or couplers. While this may hold at first, in my experience, this approach does not hold up to significant bursts of side-loading that can happen due to gusts or even reassembly.

Assuming that you're using 1" outside diameter tubes, the cheapest and most robust solution that I found was to make 6" long sleeves from 1.25" tubes and then run a piece of paracord through the sleeve to hold the 1" pipe segments in place. When inserting the tubes, make sure that they meet in the middle giving each side a 3" insertion depth. Do not use a sleeve shorter than 6". Longer sleeves are better, but more than 3" of paracord as a locking mechanism per side, depending some on the materials being used, can turn into too much of a locking force and you may not be able to get the tubes out of the sleeve. Here's a picture of a sleeve ready for use:
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