We are road tripping it to go see the Reno Air Races and visit my wifes family in the Reno (NV) area next month. I have been advised by the CEO of the family (the Wife) that it is not in the budget to buy a shell for the Taco. Because of this, and gas prices she wants to take her VW Jetta. Here are the problems.
1. Jetta's are gay. She looks hot as hell in it, but when I am forced to drive it I feel like smuggling sausages.
2. It's a VW with 64k on it. It WILL break down.
3. It is small and gutless. 1600 miles round trip with 2 kids....ah hell no.
4. It is not my nearly new, sweet ass reliable, fast, room for the kids, 20+ mpg highway Toyota Tacoma.
So, I can not afford the 2k for the Snugtop or Leer shells I have been looking at.
Besides selling pictures of my wife to make the money, what is a cost effective way to hall luggage and personal items with out them being stolen, blow out or rained on? Any ideas?