• The Transit averages around 21 MPG (city/highway) loaded and keeps my gear dry in Tennessee's abrupt summer downpours. The payload capacity is 1,500 pounds inside and 150 pounds on the roof. I installed the rack; it cost about $350.

    Credit: Aaron Telian

    The Transit averages around 21 MPG (city/highway) loaded and keeps my gear dry in Tennessee's abrupt summer downpours. The payload capacity is 1,500 pounds inside and 150 pounds on the roof. I installed the rack; it cost about $350.

The transit came with a Sortimo shelving unit already installed and if set up right it had the potential to be a "lean mean carpentry machine”.

The transit came with a Sortimo shelving unit already installed and if set up right it had the potential to be a "lean mean carpentry machine”.

Credit: Aaron Telian

The shelving unit offers several compact storage options. At the bottom is a compartment with a lift-up door.

The shelving unit offers several compact storage options. At the bottom is a compartment with a lift-up door.

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Above the lift-up door is a shallow drawer.

Above the lift-up door is a shallow drawer.

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There is open divided storage at a convenient height (in the middle). Above that there are bins that lock onto tracks in the shelving unit.

There is open divided storage at a convenient height (in the middle). Above that there are bins that lock onto tracks in the shelving unit.

Credit: Aaron Telian