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It ain't heavy, it's... no, it's heavy.

I need to fit an 8' long x 2' wide x 1' tall box into a 2012 Ford Fusion's trunk. Possible? [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Jun 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Can my 27" Cinema Display fly?

I have one of the 27" Apple displays. I am flying from Seattle to Hawaii next week, and need to take the display along for work purposes. I have the original box, and the airline is fine with me checking this kind of 'luggage'. But I have a few concerns... [more inside]
posted by roygbv on May 22, 2014 - 10 answers

Cargo or longtail bike for my snowflakey family?

Is there a cargo bike that meets my needs? If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 13, 2014 - 19 answers

Shipping books from Germany to the U.S.

I'm looking to ship a box full of books from Berlin in Germany to New York City, USA. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Feb 1, 2014 - 5 answers

How tall can my Christmas tree be and fit on my sedan roof?

We have very high ceilings in our apartment and can get a tall tree, but we would like to avoid renting a truck and I don't think any of our nearby friends have the type of vehicle that would be better. If we must, we will further investigate those options or delivery or whatever, but first I want to rule out using my own car. I've never transported anything on my own roof and I have no rack but I know trees get home this way all the time. I'm happy to go nuts tying it down as long as we're being safe. I know there's a weight limit listed for my car. What's the practical/legal length limit and what is it based on (roof, car length)?
posted by zizania on Dec 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Quality cargo sweats for women?

My girlfriend was amazed that my sweatpants have cargo pockets. She bemoans the fact that women's sweatpants usually have zero or fewer pockets. She would love a pair like mine in a more feminine cut. I'd like to find some to give her at Christmas. They will mostly be used as loungewear so I don't think I want to go the "fashion sweats" route that cost upwards of $80, but at the same time I'm sure she will wear them out occasionally when running errands so I don't want them poorly made. I think this style is close to what she likes, but with more pockets. Features she desires: POCKETS, no elastic ankles, prefer no logos/names, warm - prefer a thicker material than the thin jersey type. She is more on the petite side if that matters for selection. I am in the US (Wisconsin) and can order online or buy brick and mortar. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JJtheJetPlane on Dec 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Cargo van options with decent gas mileage?

I'd like to find a newish, reliable cargo van with under 100,000 miles, good gas mileage (at least 15+ city, 19+ highway), and a high top. The first two are strongly preferred, the high top could go either way I suppose. My budget is under $18K. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I install a cargo rack on a kids bike

My daughter bikes to school on a 24" kids mountain bike. She needs a cargo rack for her bike to carry her backpack. The only cargo racks I can find are for adults. They attach to the frame in pre-drilled holes beneath the seat. Kids racks do not have these holes. Anyone figured out how to attach the front supports of a bike cargo rack on a kids bike?
posted by alcahofa on Sep 21, 2013 - 6 answers

dude in shorts

It's warm weather season. I want to wear shorts, but I also want to up my style. [more inside]
posted by garlic on May 2, 2013 - 33 answers

Car that can carry a bike

I want a car where I can throw my bicycle in the back without taking it apart, and that has 4WD and higher than average clearance. What car satisfying these criteria has the lowest operating cost? (fuel + maintenance) [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Airline where pet can fly w/o certificate of health from vet. Sandy Emergency!

Emergency! Does anyone know of an airline (or other option) that allows pets to fly as cargo without a certificate of health from the vet? I know there are one or two. [more inside]
posted by LLF246 on Nov 2, 2012 - 30 answers

Ships shipping ships?

This picture (of what looks like a pile of cargo ships in the water) is doing the email rounds as "a ship that ships ships". What is it?
posted by kreestar on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Car-top cargo bags work on short roofs?

Do car-top cargo bags really work on short roofs? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jun 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Cat question

Will a 12 hour flight kill my cat? [more inside]
posted by side effect on Sep 25, 2011 - 20 answers

US Dryports

Where can I find a comprehensive list of all the ports in the United States that are capable of receiving an international cargo shipment that will need to be cleared through US customs? I know that this includes seaports, but I think that it also includes "dry ports" and "intermodal hubs."
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Nov 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Who will rent a ONE WAY cargo van from LAS to SJC?

Looking for a Cargo Van to Rent One-Way from Las Vegas to San Jose, CA. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer

How to move/ship my stuff from Istanbul to HCMC Vietnam?

I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Aug 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Cargo's Cargo

Ever heard of the Cargo Collective? How many portfolios are registered with them? Anyone?
posted by lipsum on May 9, 2010 - 2 answers

You can do almost anything with a Pelican...

Pelican-question: I need to transport some heavy equipment in medium-sized Pelican cases. The default soft gray pick-and-pluck foam is too soft and compressible for this purpose. I'm looking for a source to buy sheets or blocks of a very dense black foam that can be cut to my custom shapes with a hot wire knife. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 23, 2010 - 3 answers

How do we fit all this stuff in a Hyundai?

What's the best way to carry cargo on extended road trip with a mid-size SUV? [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Oct 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Moving to Europe but traveling before I settle in. How to deal with luggage?

I’m moving to Sweden from the US at the end of the summer. I’m hoping to spend the month of August kickin’ it around Europe, but I don’t want to bring all of my luggage with me during my trip. Here’s what I’m thinking. [more inside]
posted by hipersons on May 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Ground+Ocean+Ground freight from the USA to Pakistan?

I need to find a freight forwarder that can arrange all of the details for door-to-door shipping of a 20' x 8'6" ISO standard cargo container from the west coast of the USA to Pakistan. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Help the flying dog.

In a few months, my (former) dog is going to be flying from California to the UK in the cargo hold. How can this be made as safe and comfortable for him? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Guide to operations of cargo containers?

About six months ago I found a German website (English language) with an excellent guide to the various types of ISO cargo containers, their specifications/schematics and operational tips of how to load and secure cargo. I've lost the link and can't find it again... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 5, 2008 - 2 answers

help bring my books home!

how can I ship my books from the UK to North America without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Where do I look to find information on rail cargo rates and services?

Where to start looking for rail cargo rates? I need to move about a shipping container worth of stuff from one side of the USA to the other. (DC to Fan Francisco). I have been told several times that rail is the cheapest, but I can't find much information about how to do it.
posted by Nothing on Feb 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Air Cargo service to Afghanistan?

Regularly scheduled air cargo service from the USA/Europe to Afghanistan? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Feb 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Oh Woolrich why have you stopped making my shorts?

I need some new men's cargo shorts. I used to get these Woolrich shorts, except they had a drawstring. I want the drawstring. I need the drawstring. I love the drawstring. I also want a short inseam (6"). Long shorts that come to my knees make me feel like I'm 5 years old. Tried LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, REI, Land's End, Gap, and J Crew, but it all ended in sadness and despair. Ask Metafilter, please show me that there is still sunshine in this world.
posted by SampleSize on Aug 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Send my stuff to the stars.

What's the cheapest way to send cargo into space? [more inside]
posted by masymas on Jul 25, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I get my tipis from Canada to England?

Wondering how to: Travel with 26 foot (cured black spruce) tipi poles, canvas and various assorted camping gear from Toronto Canada to England / Wales. Alternatively: How do I rent a tipi or a yurt (or other rustic / gypsy style camping caravans) in the UK? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

It'll fit in the back of a Volvo

Any Suggestions on how to get a 180lb flight case from JFK to lower Manhattan today without a car? [more inside]
posted by ob on Mar 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Which "Toy Hauler" to Purchase?

I'm considering the purchase of a trailer, and more specifically a Toy Hauler like the Wells Cargo GetAway IV. I know nothing about these types of trailers but would appreciate brand and model recommendations. [more inside]
posted by jpozadzides on Dec 30, 2006 - 1 answer

1000 songs in your magazine

Looking for a list of 1000 songs published in the now defunct Cargo Magazine from the December05/January06 issue... [more inside]
posted by reflexed on Sep 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Inexpensive way to ship boxes cross country?

I have a bunch of boxes I need to ship to my brother-in-law in Virginia and I want to do it as cost-effective as possible. I need advice on cost and methods. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by jazon on Nov 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Recommendation on adult tricycle or other cargo carrier?

Looking for suggestions for a human powered "cargo carrier" to haul a bunch of gear to the pool this summer. [more inside]
posted by Jackson on Apr 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Goods/Trends Blog

Can any one recommend a general consumer goods/trends blog? Sort of like an online Cargo magazine or Gizmodo or Engadget but with a broader focus?
posted by phyrewerx on Oct 11, 2004 - 7 answers

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