My family is very into skiing, and all of my children actively compete in their discipline be it racing or freestyle. After several episodes of opening the trunk and a watching a wall of skis and poles drop to the ground, we thought we’d better come up with a better solution. Our car is large and tall – needed to haul all those people and their stuff around, so having a pod on top wasn’t going to work for us, plus you have to lean up against a dirty car to reach up into that pod to reach your equipment. Not a good solution. I came up with this idea for transporting all those skis up to the mountain. I purchased an ordinary cargo transport that is attached to the bumper hitch. My husband cut sections of large-sized plastic drainage pipe easily found at any hardware store. He secured them tightly with nylon cord. Now with each one of our racers occasionally hauling 2 to 3 pairs of skis around, they are easy to get at and easy to cart around.