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Old 02-11-2002, 06:04 PM
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Any ideas for an umbrella holder in the trunk?

Joanne, my wife, bought me a large umbrella last year and I have it sitting in my trunk for a rainy day. In the last few weeks I have had my portfolio in the car so the umbrella wasn't sliding around, but over the weekend I took my portfolio out and now when I corner LIGHTLY I hear this loud BANG in the trunk, from the umbrella rolling around.

Obviously if BMW makes a trunk mounted cargo net that'd be a good solution...Or some sort of long umbrella holder that I can mount to the trunk liner. I'm thinking of one of those nifty elastic loops with velcro backing or button to secure to the trunk liner...Maybe get like 3 or 4 of them, line them up on the trunk lining and use that to hold the umbrella in place. Anyone know what I'm talking about and where I can get my hands on some?

By the way, the umbrella is one of those full size ones, it's like 3-4 feet long rolled up. Sure makes for a nice walking kane or a fake lightsaber.
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Old 02-11-2002, 09:41 PM
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Old 02-12-2002, 06:16 AM
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There is a cargo net for the e46
cargo net pt#

The other thing you could do is just get a strip of velcro and wrap it around the latch to lift the floor up to get to the spare tire. It would keep the umbrella snug against the very back of the trunk..
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:22 AM
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Umbrella holder

I know you're looking for something to contain the huge umbrella your wife bought you...but if you can downsize to a smaller umbrella...www.circlebmw.com has a BMW umbrella with holder (attaches to the passenger-side footwell) in its online accessories catalog.
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A gun rack for the trunk might work?

Seriously though, I think the velcro solution is probably the best idea.
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Joanne, my wife, bought me a large umbrella last year and I have it sitting in my trunk for a rainy day. In the last few weeks I have had my portfolio in the car so the umbrella wasn't sliding around, but over the weekend I took my portfolio out and now when I corner LIGHTLY I hear this loud BANG in the trunk, from the umbrella rolling around.

Obviously if BMW makes a trunk mounted cargo net that'd be a good solution...Or some sort of long umbrella holder that I can mount to the trunk liner. I'm thinking of one of those nifty elastic loops with velcro backing or button to secure to the trunk liner...Maybe get like 3 or 4 of them, line them up on the trunk lining and use that to hold the umbrella in place. Anyone know what I'm talking about and where I can get my hands on some?

By the way, the umbrella is one of those full size ones, it's like 3-4 feet long rolled up. Sure makes for a nice walking kane or a fake lightsaber.
There is one model BMW manufactures which has the umbrella holders in the doors. Have your wife get you that model.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:44 AM
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This thread is 3 years old. Don'cha think he might have already solved the problem by now
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:48 AM
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This thread is 3 years old. Don'cha think he might have already solved the problem by now
The Phantom Roller wasn't out back then. Leave us alone!
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Fine... I'll resuscitate it again... I strapped a full size golf umbrella in my trunk with two very small (like giant rubber band size) bungee cords... there are some little metal edges at the top lip of the trunk, and I was able to hook the bungees at an angle so that two of them holds my umbrella... works great, it handy but out of the way... I'll post pics if anyone is interested...
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Thats so four years ago...
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I didn't notice the date initally and I thought that the "Hack" was back. I guess he has passed on to the great beyond (bimmers)...
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