While I've only had a couple of nights worth of use of my CGEM since it's arrived (constant clouds here in Central Texas), I've made some pretty good progress getting my CGEM ready to travel for the next time I can make it to a dark sky site. Attached below is a photo of my packaging setup. I've form-fit cut some foam into the bottom of one of my two 50 gallon Stanley toolboxes with the mount folded over as indicated in my original CGEM Dimensions and Packaging Guide
. There's still plenty of roomm on the side and over top to put most of the rest of my cases and the ADM SBS mount. Back when I originally ordered my CGEM, I also bought a cheapy golf club case from Wally World that someone here had pointed out. While the latches are total junk, it's just the right size to hold both 17 lb counterweights and the tripod. I glued the packing foam from the counterweights into the bottom with foam rubber around it to space it out properly. I then put foam spacers for the tripod above the counterweights. As long as I put the counterweights in with knobs down, the lid closes over it just fine, holding everything in nice and tight. I probably could have put a second tripod in there if I really wanted to (like my NexStar tripod), but don't really need to. All in all, I'm quite pleased with the results. I'll also post the pic of my new OTA case arrangement, now that I don't need to store the NexStar mount.