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Looking for fitted luggage for a 2014 SLK

As the title says, looking for fitted luggage for a 2014 SLK. I've found luggage for 2011/12 but nothing after that except in Germany (RoadTrip I think) but the shipping was as much as the luggage. I've tried to find what the difference is between the 2012 and the 2014 trunks, but no luck so far.
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As the title says, looking for fitted luggage for a 2014 SLK. I've found luggage for 2011/12 but nothing after that except in Germany (RoadTrip I think) but the shipping was as much as the luggage. I've tried to find what the difference is between the 2012 and the 2014 trunks, but no luck so far.
Heard good things about this set.

http://www.schaetztuning.com/roadste...32ngvb61eva9lj

I've ordered parts from them and had them shipped without problems.
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Thank you! That's what I was looking for. Didn't mind the cost of the luggage, just that the shipping was almost as much. This is reasonable.
Greatly appreciated!
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Hi, OldITGuy!

I was wondering if you went ahead and purchased the luggage from Schatz Tuning in Germany?
I had a look on their website at the photos, the cases look good, but I can't decide if the smaller case actually fits under the two large ones? I can see the long slim one behind them, but not the other.

It would be great if you could clarify and would be even better with some photos!

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Looks like it's supposed to fit in the space where the tire repair paraphernalia is located, under the removable/reversible cover.

< http://schaetztuning.de/images/more_...LKR1720035.jpg >
(Note that they changed their site's domain from ".com" to ".de").

Don't know if you get an actual spare tire (tyre) in the UK. We only get an inflation kit in the US.
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AMG-UFO is correct. The small case fits in the spare tire well beneath the trunk floor. My 2014 SLK 250 (US) comes with an inflatable spare tire so the little one doesn't fit. I'm assuming the Euro SLK comes with just goop and an inflater so it would. I uploaded pics of the two large cases on another thread.

Here's the link: https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...dsterbags.html
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Old thread (but appears to be the newest old thread on the topic of fitted luggage).

My Lady and I gave each other half a set of luggage from Roadsterbag in Germany (one complete set). Pricy yes, but as we plan to use La Bęte for many trips, we wanted to maximize capacity and connivence.

Part of my desire for a set of fitted luggage was the collectors aspect. When I had my 1953 XK120 DHC, I remember seeing pictures of the fitted luggage for those cars. It was totally impractical (anyone who has seen the boot of a XK120 will instantly agree), but it would have been nice as part of a display with the car. As it appears that the SLK/SLC has reached the end of its production life, finding assessories for these cars in the future will be an increasing challenge. And unlike the XK120, luggage for the SLK is practical.

I looked at many other, cheaper bags but wasn't that impressed. One issue were the trolley wheels. They stuck-out and added length/width to the bags and vulnerable to damage. Or the bags are merely totes with handles and no wheels, and/or soft sided and not rigid. There was also the aspect of appearance; most of the bags just didn't appear to belong to La Bęte. I wanted luggage that was usable by itself, but integrated as a part of a SLK.

So we bit the bullet and bought a set from Roadsterbag Germany. It arrived within a week but we waited for Christmas before we opened the box. Each piece came inside a cloth, drawstring bag to protect it. As others have stated, there are four pieces; two rollers, a small suitcase, and a long, narrow bag. We have no idea what the long bag is good for (fishing rod, small bore deer rifle, sweaters for your pet snake, pool cues, etc.). The small standard suitcase is suppose to fit in the spare wheel well, but as La Bęte has the inflatable spare, this is not an option. It will fit behind the passage seat, so that is a possibility if needed. The two roller bags are quite large and roomy and do leverage all the available space in the boot. All pieces are well made and the trolley wheels are tucked into the side of bag. Functional but compact. The three large pieces have clothing straps but no built-in pockets (inside or out). In terms of using for air travel, the roller bags are 3" too deep (22" x 14" x 12", the wedge shape is actually 12" at the deeper end, 9" at the shallower end; airlines allow 22" x 14" x 9").

Is fitted luggage for everyone? No, but it was important for me. I have travelled most of the world and I am a bit nostalgic about the classic period of world travel (I still have my old hard-case bag with many travel and security stickers all over it. I also ask to have my passport stamped when I can). Having a set for La Bęte just makes travel a bit more enjoyable and meaningful for my Lady and I and it does add a bit of class to the adventure of touring by car.
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Roadsterbag maiden voyage

We just competed a trip to Denver and back using our Roadsterbag luggage set.

Bottomline upfront, we were quite happy with it and it worked as advertised.

We would be spending two days and three nights in Denver, with a total of four days including travel. What we were able to pack in each of our trollies:

ME: two sets of shirts and shorts; two sets of slacks and shirts, for four complete outfits before mixing and matching. Six days of underwear and socks, and a pair of dress shoes. Two sets of t-shirts and shorts for bumming around the house/exercise. A large man's shave kit and my laptop computer with accessory cords for computer and phone.

HER: Skirt and two slacks with blouses (three complete outfits) that mixed and matched for 6 outfits. Bathrobe and four sets of undergarments. Two pairs of shoes, large makeup bag/toiletries, and a hair dryer.

In both cases we each had a little room left-over. The trollies fit under the cover for top-down driving if desired. While we didn't use it, the small case would fit on top of the trollies if the top was up. Plus extra shoes and heavy coats could be placed in the boot if the top was up. We could have packed a light coat each in the trollies if needed (90ş+ temps made any coat unnecessary). The laptop could easily be placed behind one of the seats, freeing a little more room.

The cases themselves are very well made. They all have a zipped-in liner that is removable for cleaning. There is a mesh pocket in the lids for dirty clothes or other uses. The cases rolled very smoothly and the handles extended and retracted like butter. They are fitted with interior clothing straps. One small issue is one end of the straps is too short to flip over the side of the bag to keep it out of the way while packing. As you pack, you need to find that end and position it so you can access it to secure the straps.

We used a clothes' folding technique that worked well to make each item small and easy to pack. The roller cases are deep, so we put the small items (underwear and the like) on the bottom, then layered the other clothing on top. If you plan to live out of the bags, it was easy to remove the layers (keeping them folded) to access what was needed, them replaced the layers. Or one can use small clothing bags to organize your items so you can access what you need without having to redo the packing.

One comment I have read about this set in this and other threads is the cost. I wanted a luggage set that looked like it belonged to the car and this set does that. It is well made, solid, attractive, and smooth in function. I wanted hard cases and trollies, so soft-sided bags didn't fit the bill.

My day was made when a friend of my sister saw the set as we were loading the car and remarked 'that is a good looking set of luggage', to which my sister informed her that it was fitted for the car. She relied 'Wow, that is very fancy'.

Website for Roadsterbag. https://www.roadsterbag.com
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