I don't understand what the big fuss is all about with the topsider doubling as the transportation receptacle. The drain pan I use (again, under $10) has a slightly sloping top with a screw in cap in the middle. Uncap it, drain your oil in it, cap it and you're ready to go. On the side it has a pouring spout with a screw on/off cap so you can easily empty it into wherever you deposit your old oil.
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.
"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."