Posted By: Davetherave
Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 12:26 PM
We are thinking of purchasing a plus 6 and will use it for touring. I can find next to nothing online for comments ref storage of the sidescreens in the car. Will they fit in their bag behind the passanger seat??. Does anyone have any experience of doing this?.
One of the lures of the Plus 6 was the additional room available internally compared with a Trad, but if the sidescreens will not go behind the seats it takes away from some of the extra room advantage.
Posted By: Sir Percival
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 01:04 PM
I have a 2022 model year Plus Four and can tell you that the sidescreens are extremely thick and bulky compared to the Traditional cars. Pondered a sidescreen bag and reckoned I would struggle to lift it with it's contents and that it wouldn't fit behind the seats unless you had the seat as far forward as possible. After some trial and error came up with this solution: Take the passenger sidescreen and turn it so the flat top edge drops down the drivers side of the car, flat edge nearest the door, behind the seat. Reverse the procedure with the Drivers sidescreen. The Memsahib is a dab hand with a sewing machine and ran up a couple of individual covers in thin soft cloth to protect them. I should add at a fraction of the cost Morgan wanted for their bag! Once you have got the hang of it , very easy to do and makes a neat job of storage as well as hiding anything on the back shelf.
Not sure about "the additional room available internally compared with a Trad". I am sure if you got a tape measure out the cabin of our Plus Four would prove bigger than our previous Traditional Roadster but, there is far less useable space overall. No room for maps, no door pockets, the glove box is passable but the extra expense lockable panel behind the seats is tiny and not worth it. The space behind the seats is smaller than our previous Roadster. I think the major culprit is the thickness of the doors which eats into the cabin space in a big way. Having said all that it is far easier to get in and out of than a Trad.
Posted By: Davetherave
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 04:17 PM
Thank you Sir P.. We had looked at a Plus Four but found that the Plus 6 gave me a lot more shoulder room and to some degree leg room. I am 6ft 2" and wide at the shoulder, so I need the width, our present Roadster is just doable for me. I agree that apart from the rear storage nothing seems to have been considered internally, no pockets to place all the bits and bobs you place in a vehicle. The Roadsters door pockets are missed!. Could also do with somewhere to mount a sat nav, but that option will have to be covered by a screen sucker mounting. Cant see any other options due to the sloping transmission tunnel.. I see that Librand's now do a Plus 6 rear carrier which takes the side screens in the Morgan bag, it is eye wateringly expensive for what you get, but if its not practical or possible to stow the side screens easily internally, then that maybe its the easy option.
Posted By: JJR
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 04:42 PM
I changed my 3.7 Roadster for a 22MY Plus Four last September. We drove to Krazy Horse in the Roadster which was full of luggage behind the seats for a weekend away. We were able to fit all of the luggage into the Plus Four plus the jack and tool kit which no longer have storage room under the rear shelf. It took a little re-arranging as the shape of the storage area is different but it all fitted. We have the luggage rack with sidescreen storage and would recommend you go for this despite the cost. You won't get sidescreens and a decent amount of luggage behind the seats. BTW you can get pockets for the sides of the transmission tunnel to "replace" the door pockets in your Roadster. We have them on both sides and whilst they are not as big as for pockets they are very good.
Posted By: Knoxxy
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 10:57 PM
Hi Dave, the storage bag is essential. They do easily fit behind the seats of my Plus Six.
I’m not as tall as you, but I still think you would be fine.
There is also a luggage rack available from Librands that will fit the screens below the suitcase area.
Posted By: Knoxxy
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 11:00 PM
And you can have leather map pockets on the sides of the transmission tunnel.
Not on the configuration, but an option.
Very useful for phones and bits and bobs.
Posted By: Clipper
Re: Plus 6 sidescreen storage in car - 03/07/22 11:18 PM
They are chunkier than earlier trad side screens but more solid and less rattly I find.
Would have thought that side screens would have to be on with luggage behind seats if no rack storage.