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The Volt can fit 8-foot-long pieces of lumber with the hatch closed.

Since the Bolt is quite a bit shorter, I'm wondering if this would also be possible in a Bolt. Have any Bolt owners gotten a chance to check?
 

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8' lumber will fit by putting it into the right front passenger footwell and angle it upword to the left back of the Bolt, but only a small amount. (maybe 4 to 8 2x4s)
 

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I would be worried about securing it because I think you would need to lay the lumber across the dash. The dash is flat, so it would accommodate the lumber, but one bad bounce could put it through the windshield.

I'll measure it out later to confirm that 8' would fit. I have several 8'-9' fishing poles that I will be carrying around in my Bolt EV.
 

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Fishing poles should be easy because they can bend down under the dash.
 

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I don't like to bend them for long drives. The main issue is that I have to put down at least one seat. That was one cool thing about the Volt; I could just lay the poles straight down the middle.
 

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I was once able to get a 10ft piece of 1/2 pvc piping in the volt by running it down into the footwell of the passengers seat and laying down the back seat behind the driver.
 

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I've hauled a 24" prehung interior door several times in my 2011 Volt. I folded the rear seats down, and reclined the front passenger seat as far as it would go. The door then "draped" over what was left of the passenger seat sticking up. It was tight, so I would imagine a narrower vehicle wouldn't work so well; I wonder if the Bolt could do that (not that I ever want to have to do it again, but that's another story).
 
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