Where Is The StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? At A Championship Dog Competition!

November 14th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Dogs & Pets | Where's StowAway Now? - (Comments Off on Where Is The StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? At A Championship Dog Competition!)

Yep, that’s right…the StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier is on its way to Dubuque, Iowa for the 2012 Dock Dog World Championships.

StowAway2.com is a proud sponsor of Wrigley, the Flyin’ Weimeraner, a dock dog champion. Wrigley will be competing at this year’s world championships from November 15th to 18th. We are excited to follow his progress and hope you will join us in that.


Dock dog competitions feature four different categories of events:

1. Big Air
This is essentially long jump for dogs – over water. Dogs get a running start and jump into the water, following a throw toy. They are scored on the distance they jump from the dock’s edge to the location where their tail breaks the water’s surface.

2. Extreme Vertical
This category is the corollary to high jump for dogs – again over water. Dogs begin at the 20′ mark on the dock and then jump toward a toy that is held 8′ from the dock end over water. Their score is based upon how high they jump toward the toy.

3. Speed Retrieve
This timed event features a bumper toy at the far end of the pool, 2 inches above the water’s surface. Dogs start at the 20′ mark on the dock to retrieve the toy – the fastest dog wins!

4. Iron Dog
The Ironman of the dock dog world…each dog’s best score in the above individual events are combined for an overall Iron Dog winner.


Our best wishes are with Wrigley for a safe trip and successful event – maybe some new medals will be included in the StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier on their drive home!

For information on Wrigley’s progress and results, you can check back here at our blog, our Facebook page or Wrigley’s Facebook page.

Go Wrigley!






Where is StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? At a Wedding!

November 8th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Where's StowAway Now? - (Comments Off on Where is StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? At a Wedding!)

We’ve seen the StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier offroading in France and Spain and the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station at various tailgates around the country lately. Now, it seems that StowAway has been invited to a more elegant affair…a wedding, to be exact.

That’s right. Keenan and Denise Schnider were marrried on September 29, 2012 in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. They drove to their wedding from their home in Portland, Oregon with the StowAway on the back of their SUV, carrying various wedding necessities.

Everything but the kitchen sink…

“We had everything from gifts for our family and wedding party to table decorations to golf clubs in there,” the new Mrs. Schnider said. “We honestly don’t know what we would have done without the StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier!”

After their wedding, the couple headed to Lake Coeur d’Alene for their honeymoon, with the StowAway in tow and then finally back home to Portland. All in all, the StowAway safely carried all of the newlywed’s wedding and honeymoon items more than 1,500 miles and four states.

A special connection

While being invited to a wedding is always a special thing, this story offers another special “twist” – the bride is none other than StowAway2.com’s own Senior e-Commerce Specialist! Denise Angvick, now Schnider, has worked for the company for more than three years and is excited every time she has an opportunity to use the products.

The cleaned up StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier enjoying the view along the way.

“Before I worked here, I didn’t know that hitch cargo carriers even existed – it never would have crossed my mind to look for one,” said Denise.

“After driving a two door car for the past eight years, I finally purchased an SUV equipped to handle the MAX carrier this spring. I was so excited to use the product I had been writing about and demonstrating for the past three years.

“We utilized the carrier on a whitewater rafting trip to Maupin earlier this summer – we drove through pouring rain in the Gorge and arrived at our campsite to find our gear was perfectly dry. It continued to rain all weekend so we were extremely thankful to be able to put all of our wet, muddy gear into the carrier instead of the brand new vehicle. After that experience, we knew that there was no way we would be able to travel to our wedding without the MAX.

“I have always said that I could not represent a company unless I believed in the products and these two trips reinforced my beliefs that we have the best hitch cargo carrier on the market. The extra storage space was unbeatable, the swingaway frame was a necessity and the carrier cleaned up nicely after being on gravel roads in Montana.”

Congratulations to the Schniders – we wish you a life full of happy travels!


Where is StowAway Now? Tailgating with the Fighting Irish!

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Tailgating | Where's StowAway Now? - (Comments Off on Where is StowAway Now? Tailgating with the Fighting Irish!)

Tailgating season is in full swing it seems…and the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station is cooking all over the country! Our sources tell us that it was a big part of the fun for some Notre Dame fans recently.

The Shamrock Series is an annual favorite and this year included a match-up against Miami on October 6th at Soldier Field in Chicago.

A die-hard group of Notre Dame fans were proud not only of their team but also of their tailgate:

“The StowAway Tailgate Grill Station was amazing and a huge hit among our guests and those tailgating around us!  Also, we were impressed that the grill reached a suitable cooking temperature in 30-40 degree environment. Good performance! We also liked that it can be used on camping trips, too.”

Aha…so it’s clear…these aren’t just Fighting Irish but Smart Irish!

They know that the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station is more than just a really cool ready-to-grill tailgate product.

You can take it camping, to end-of-season kids’ team parties and more – anywhere you want to grill outside (and don’t want to compete for public grills or carrying your grill and mess inside your vehicle).

You can also remove the grill and cutting board and use the rack to haul virtually anything you can think of. And, you can even remove the rack and add a StowAway Cargo Carrier, StowAway Bike Rack or StowAway Surf Fishing Rods.

MAX Cargo Carrier
Bike & Gear Rack Combo
Surf Rod & Gear Rack Combo


So, it seems that the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station’s name is only the beginning…the “foundation” of the swingaway frame and cargo rack provide incredible flexibility and modularity that allow you to use it for far more than just tailgating.

But, for now, enjoy the tailgating season and here’s hoping that your team wins!



Where is StowAway Now? Tailgating with the Oregon Ducks!

October 31st, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Tailgating | Where's StowAway Now? - (Comments Off on Where is StowAway Now? Tailgating with the Oregon Ducks!)

The versatility of StowAway SwingAway frames and racks make it impossible to predict just where these products will show up next…and what fun things people do with and because of them.

The new StowAway Tailgate Grill Station, for example, has been seen at several tailgates around the country lately. One of the most recent was at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon – home of the Oregon Ducks.

What is the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station?

The StowAway Tailgate Grill Station is an integrated, ready-to-go tailgate solution. It features the StowAway Swingaway Frame and Cargo Rack and adds to that a Cuisinart gas grill and cutting board.

All you have to do is drive to your tailgate location, open your grill and you’re ready to tailgate in style! And, when you’re not tailgating, you can use the swingaway frame and rack to transport a myriad of items (or you could put a StowAway Cargo Carrier on the frame – the possibilities are endless!).

In addition to enjoying a winning season, our Duck fans seem to enjoy the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station:

“It worked very well and we really like using it!
The cutting board was just about perfect –
it was like having an additional small table
to place items on and/or work through the
grilling process. Overall, the construction
and experience was OUTSTANDING!”

Big thanks to our Duck fans for their feedback (and the great pics, too!) –
we hope that they can enjoy future tailgates with it.

So, the next time you’re heading out to a tailgate, keep your eyes peeled for the StowAway Tailgate Grill Station…or, better yet, take one with you…

Where is StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? France!

October 8th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Where's StowAway Now? - (Comments Off on Where is StowAway Cargo Carrier Now? France!)

This post marks the start of new series, Where’s StowAway Now? We receive many great messages from customers telling us all of the great places they’ve taken their StowAway products and how they’ve used them and we want to share that with all of you.

This week’s post might surprise you but it’s true…the StowAway has been seen in France & Spain! The Zahn family
of Toulouse, France had been searching for a long time for the best way to haul their son’s dirt bike and still be able
to follow him while he road. They found just what they needed when searching online.

StowAway in France

The StowAway Swingaway Frame enjoying some fun with the Zahn family in Europe.

“When I discovered StowAway on the net, I knew it was the way to carry my son’s motorcycle on the rear of my Toyota land cruiser.

With the StowAway Frame I could still go offroad together with my son on his motorcycle which would not be possible with a trailer. And, the swingaway frame allows access to the rear door, even with the bike on it.

There was one problem at first, however—shipping to France was estimated at about $500-$600—just too expensive!

We decided to visit Florida that summer and I asked Jim from StowAway to send me the big package to our hotel in Orlando. We used it throughout our journey in Florida and the Keys with our rental car.

Upon departure to Toulouse, France via Frankfurt, I took a chance and went to the Lufthansa boarding desk
at the Miami and asked if we could bring a 90 pound package as extra luggage and they accepted with extra charge of only $50!

The SwingAway flew with us in the Huge Airbus 380 back to Europe. After changing the hitch of my 4X4, our family has gone with our son offroading on his motorcycle several times in Aragon in the Spanish Pyrenees.”

– Pierre & Danielle Zahn

Our thanks to the Zahn family for sharing their story and photos with us—and thanks to the Lufthansa crew for having reasonable rates for additional luggage!

Stay tuned for our next post to see where else StowAway shows up as we continue tracking, Where’s StowAway Now?


Do you have a fun or unique story about where or how you’ve used your StowAway? Tell us about it!
Send us an email and maybe you’ll be featured in one of our future blogs…