Does C7 have a cargo cover? - Page 2 - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C7 General Discussion
General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Kerbeck Corvettes

Does C7 have a cargo cover?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #21
BlueOx
CF Senior Member
 
BlueOx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 10,776
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
So no info on the cargo cover and its design? Nobody who viewed the car asked about it?
Not yet I guess.
BlueOx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 11:18 PM   #22
DREAMERAK
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14, '16
 
DREAMERAK's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,214
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
Not yet I guess.
luggage shade and cargo net on 2LT and 3LT.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c7-g...-brochure.html
DREAMERAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 12:20 AM   #23
Zee0hSix
CF Senior Member
 
Zee0hSix's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: Delaware County Pa
Posts: 1,720
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
So no info on the cargo cover and its design? Nobody who viewed the car asked about it?
Why the desperate need to know this? Are you buing one of the First C7s and going on a road trip?
Zee0hSix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 01:43 AM   #24
petermj
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2009
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 5,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zee0hSix View Post
Why the desperate need to know this? Are you buing one of the First C7s and going on a road trip?
Is there a problem with me wanting to know? I am curious what has changed.
petermj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:47 AM   #25
torquetube
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2004
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 3,322
Thanked 43 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
I'm guessing this will likely be something else for you to bit@h about! Nothing like a bit more cheese to go with your "wine"!

I've never been embarressd about my cargo cover. I actually like the cargo cover. I've had those ones that retract and roll up and I honestly prefer the C6 one over the other options. The only thing it needs is something to weight the front down at the floor or an additional attachment point so it doesn't flap with the windows down.
The GM cargo cover is just about perfect. It's opaque, it's inexpensive, it's super-light, it will store easily in a corner of the trunk or door pocket when not in use, it allows air flow in the hot sun, you can clean it in the wash, and it will accommodate oversized objects by stretching. Rigid and roll-up covers are worse in every respect.

It's basically the most elegant solution possible, and as with other aspects of the Corvette, GM gets blasted for not making something more complicated and less functional - just because.
torquetube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 04:30 AM   #26
speedlink
CF Senior Member
 
speedlink's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 3,362
Thanked 50 Times in 39 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zee0hSix View Post
Why the desperate need to know this? Are you buing one of the First C7s and going on a road trip?
He just trolls around looking for something that doesn't have a definitive answer yet. Loves the drama, controversy, and creates more clicks. Also, needs something to be negative about!
speedlink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #27
Bill17601
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Bill17601's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2009
Location: Lancaster Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,836
Thanked 236 Times in 78 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedlink View Post
He just trolls around looking for something that doesn't have a definitive answer yet. Loves the drama, controversy, and creates more clicks. Also, needs something to be negative about!
I must admit I am in SHOCK over this revelation
Bill17601 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #28
JerriVette
CF Senior Member
 
JerriVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2003
Location: Bergen county NJ
Posts: 7,267
Thanked 114 Times in 95 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
I hope this is not the case and that GM actually spent some time resolving this pretty embarrassing issue, especially in light of world class interior revamp.
Even the cargo cover is an embarrassing issue?



Last edited by JerriVette; 03-27-2013 at 08:40 AM.
JerriVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #29
Bill17601
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Bill17601's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2009
Location: Lancaster Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,836
Thanked 236 Times in 78 Posts
Default

There is no time to fx the embarrassing cargo cover while they are working on the embarrassing lack of all wheel drive.
Bill17601 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #30
Zee0hSix
CF Senior Member
 
Zee0hSix's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2011
Location: Delaware County Pa
Posts: 1,720
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
Is there a problem with me wanting to know? I am curious what has changed.
Not a problem, just seemed an odd question when talking about Corvettes. Your cargo cover concerns would be more at home in a Mini-van forum.
Zee0hSix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #31
CRABBYJ
CF Senior Member
 
CRABBYJ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,384
Thanked 49 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
Is there a problem with me wanting to know? I am curious what has changed.
If this open hatch C7 Coupe picture is any clue, it looks like the cargo cover rear mount points in the hatch are closer together than the C6. Probably to match the narrower hatch glass toward the rear. Otherwise it appears it will be a similar type cover and mount points.

edit: Now that I look closer, the front mounts look different as well.

C7 open hatch


C6 open hatch

Last edited by CRABBYJ; 03-27-2013 at 10:10 AM.
CRABBYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
petermj
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2009
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 5,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRABBYJ View Post
If this open hatch C7 Coupe picture is any clue, it looks like the cargo cover rear mount points in the hatch are closer together than the C6. Probably to match the narrower hatch glass toward the rear. Otherwise it appears it will be a similar type cover and mount points.

edit: Now that I look closer, the front mounts look different as well.

C7 open hatch


C6 open hatch
This is actually very helpful, it seems the shower curtain is still there, no high tech solution that would not flap around with the roof off.
petermj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #33
Process Black
CF Senior Member
 
Process Black's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2003
Location: Ridgewood NJ
Posts: 1,313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I asked this question in Detroit and was told that the privacy shade would be in two parts.
Here's a mocked-up image based on what I was told.

Process Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 01:12 PM   #34
BWF07
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '11
Oldtimer
 
BWF07's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2006
Location: Palm Harbor not far from Sebring Florida
Posts: 8,040
Thanks: 0
Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
So no info on the cargo cover and its design? Nobody who viewed the car asked about it?
That would not be on the top of my list of questions if I happen to be able to attend a viewing of the C7. I don't see why you are so concerned about it. I have on on my C6 and with the windows tinted you can hardly see it. Don't you have anything else to worry about????
BWF07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #35
petermj
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2009
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 5,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWF07 View Post
That would not be on the top of my list of questions if I happen to be able to attend a viewing of the C7. I don't see why you are so concerned about it. I have on on my C6 and with the windows tinted you can hardly see it. Don't you have anything else to worry about????
Well good, it is not tops on your list and you have no info. Don't you have anything else to worry about than criticizing others for asking questions that you do not find important?
petermj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #36
petermj
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2009
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 5,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Process Black View Post
I asked this question in Detroit and was told that the privacy shade would be in two parts.
Here's a mocked-up image based on what I was told.

Your mock up looks like hardcover (at least the vertical part). Did you see any anchor points in the hatch area? I think this would be awesome if a design like you mocked up would be used.
petermj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #37
Gearhead Jim
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
St. Jude Donor '13
 
Gearhead Jim's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2000
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 18,369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 86 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
I hope this is not the case and that GM actually spent some time resolving this pretty embarrassing issue, especially in light of world class interior revamp.
Quote:
Originally Posted by slief View Post
I'm guessing this will likely be something else for you to bit@h about! Nothing like a bit more cheese to go with your "wine"!

I've never been embarressd about my cargo cover. I actually like the cargo cover. I've had those ones that retract and roll up and I honestly prefer the C6 one over the other options. The only thing it needs is something to weight the front down at the floor or an additional attachment point so it doesn't flap with the windows down.
Quote:
Originally Posted by torquetube View Post
The GM cargo cover is just about perfect. It's opaque, it's inexpensive, it's super-light, it will store easily in a corner of the trunk or door pocket when not in use, it allows air flow in the hot sun, you can clean it in the wash, and it will accommodate oversized objects by stretching. Rigid and roll-up covers are worse in every respect.

It's basically the most elegant solution possible, and as with other aspects of the Corvette, GM gets blasted for not making something more complicated and less functional - just because.

I agree with the second and third quotes. I too have had other styles of cargo cover and the C6 version is the best I've seen.
Gearhead Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #38
BlueOx
CF Senior Member
 
BlueOx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 10,776
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
This is actually very helpful, it seems the shower curtain is still there, no high tech solution that would not flap around with the roof off.
So where are you going to store this high-tech (whatever that means) version of this?

Maybe you could kill two birds with one stone and just utilize a electronic window film that would go opaque and hide your stuff while blocking the sun. That high tech enough?
BlueOx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #39
BWF07
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '11
Oldtimer
 
BWF07's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2006
Location: Palm Harbor not far from Sebring Florida
Posts: 8,040
Thanks: 0
Thanked 51 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petermj View Post
Well good, it is not tops on your list and you have no info. Don't you have anything else to worry about than criticizing others for asking questions that you do not find important?
Actually I have plenty of things to worry about, but that is not one of them. Seeing there has not been a shade on any of the C7 that anyone seem to be aware of, there most likely is not any info on them, but just a rough guess, is they will most likely follow what we have have on the C5 and C6. It just does not seem like it would be a high priority on my need to know list of the C7. Things like MSRP, performance, handling comfort, things like that would seem a lot more important then a cargo shade, but if that is your thing then fine.
BWF07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #40
OnPoint
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
OnPoint's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2006
Location: Wichita Kansas - 2015 Z06 & 2010 ZR1
Posts: 15,027
Thanked 939 Times in 547 Posts
Default

Is a cargo shade really that big of a deal?
OnPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Does C7 have a cargo cover?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Engine covers Ari G C7 Parts for Sale/Wanted 7 09-24-2015 01:34 AM
    WTB: outdoor cover SCorvette08 C7 Parts for Sale/Wanted 2 04-27-2015 02:57 PM
    Dust Car Cover C5-Barney C5 General 4 02-03-2015 01:20 AM
    WTB c6 dust cover stevebullard C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 8 11-12-2014 09:38 PM
    WTB Satin Cover Sinistr C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 8 06-24-2014 09:32 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 AM.