Thanks Tim! Yes, quite a bit of over-spray, but I am pretty pleased with the quality of the finish on the outside of the machine overall. It is definitely good enough that it does not say "paint me NOW".
I had grabbed a copy of that manual, but I totally missed the V-80 section <d'oh!>
I used a piece of cardboard and a large thick towel to load in basically the same fashion, but the PVC pipe is a great idea and a lot more efficient. Frankly, I wasn't aware that the V-80 was short enough to fit in the Jetta, I was planning to pay a deposit on it and come back to pick it up this weekend. I'm glad I measured it - it's a long trip.
Thanks as well for the tip on the keys. I was hoping that I would be able to get a key with the code on the lock, as opposed to drilling or going the locksmith route. The code on my lock is on the Fun-Tronics list - so I'll be ordering a key shortly as soon as I figure out what other bits and pieces I need.