In case you were wondering, why yes you can fit a ton of pellets into a 2004 Ford Explorer. Order of pics: Driver's side back door, tailgate, passenger side front door.
I don't need pellets. But, the pellets I have produce a lot of ash. Now I don't have an issue with that, but I will be leaving my house in the care of others for 5 days, and I need a less ashy product for them to deal with - espcially since they haven't dealt with pellet stoves before. I'd rather buy tonnage than by the bag (cheaper) so I inquired at my local TSC if I could by a ton and then take two trips to take it. They said sure. In fact, they will sell a ton and then you can pick up whatever you can handle and pick up more later. They just mark on your receipt how much you took and you present it each time at pick up.
Anyway, I knew I could fit 30 bags in there since I've done it before. As we were loading (me and two TSC employees), I got to 35 bags and still had lots of room, so we went for it. The bags in the front seat were still low enough that I had an unobstructed view.
The car got kicked out of the garage, which was good because it needed to run and charge the battery. some of the pellets went in the garage and some of them went into the basement. However, I stacked the basement pellets in the garage first so I could keep the overhead door closed in case a cat decided to run out the basement door while.
Yes, yes, I know, me and my wild Friday nights :)