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October 27, 2005

Tailgate Cargo Box™

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Daniel Morris, a landscape designer from Taylors, South Carolina and an avid fan of Auburn University football, spent five years perfecting it.

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One day he looked at all the stuff he dragged to games, including two folding tables and a giant Rubbermaid storage container and thought, there's got to be a better way.

Now you can buy the fruit of his labor.

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Wrote Fara Warner in yesterday's New York Times:

    By 2004 he had created a cargo carrier that could hold 12 collapsible chairs — the fancy folding type found in camping stores — and then could convert into two tables without using tools.

    The 45–pound aluminum box can be turned into tables by first lifting off the lid, which is attached to the backside of the cargo box.

    That section becomes the first table, with the legs tucked into it like most standard folding tables.

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    The bottom and front of the box turn into the other table.

    The box also contains two carrying straps that hook onto the tables so they can be moved easily.

    The box fits inside most sport utility vehicles and comes with a carrier that can be attached to a vehicle's hitch so it doesn't take up room.

Watch the video to see how it works.

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$399 here.

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The law on covering plates differ from state to state. Most regulations end with the hitch on a vehicle. (ie. bike racks, excess cargo carriers, and trailers under a certain length.)

Posted by: law | Oct 28, 2005 10:51:08 AM

Is it legal? The number plate gets covered.

Posted by: Jealousy | Oct 28, 2005 6:41:50 AM

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