Originally Posted by thebeerninja
I also have a bottling bucket handy, would it be a good idea to rack the beer, clean the carboy then rack it back to get a bunch of sediment out before transport?
I would not do this. Once you rack out of fermentation into bottling bucket, it should go to bottles. Otherwise when you DO bottle it will have transferred 3+ times.
In regards to the rest of the thread: I have driven with a full fermentor a few times. It is NOT an ideal situation but if you don't have any potentially upset passengers, I would use towels or something to decrease the indentation in the passenger seat so that it doesn't lay-back on an angle, then I would strap it into the front seat next to you wearing a seat belt. On any sharp turns or bumps in the road, you can put your hand over to keep it steady and from rocking too much.
Or you can bottle.