Storage and transport
Since the scope breaks into five main pieces (not including eyepieces, etc.), some sort of transportation device was necessary. I wanted something that could store all five pieces and be wheeled into my pickup at a moment's notice. Thus the "hotdog cart" (as it has since become known) was born. It's constructed from 1/2" MDF and melamine, is divided into separate compartments, and is weatherproof (in theory anyway). I was careful to distribute the loaded weight so that lifting from the wheelbarrow handles wouldn't be a strain.
Update: Wheeling this into the back of the pickup "at a moment's notice" isn't a very accurate statement. The weight of the scope and the cart together requires the use of a winch and ramps. Still, it's worth the extra protection when heading down the highway to a dark sky site. Also, it makes a wonderful countertop when in the field.