What I Saw at Home Depot Yesterday...

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At least they don't have some 16 footers. Those would have been fun to watch -------
 
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A 12 ft. deck board in my 5.5 truck bed yesterday wasn't particularly fun. But they make rope and bungee cords!
 
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Uhm, Home Depot has trucks for rent. I don't have a picture of it, but the best (or worst) example of the above I have is the woman stacking sod into the front seat of her Honda Civic. I was walking by and said to the Lowes guy "She should put that in the trunk". he says straight faced "the trunk and back seat are already full".
 

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Now I am not an engineer... but I think the wings on that plane need to be longer I’d they expect to get off the ground.
 

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A 12 ft. deck board in my 5.5 truck bed yesterday wasn't particularly fun. But they make rope and bungee cords!
That's what you get for buying a truck with a baby bed! I hope your butt cheeks hurt today from all the clenching. :mrgreen: :crazy:
 
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Brett S

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This was my car when I had to return a bit of lumber after I finished my deck project. The longest boards there are actually 16 feet, I can fit 10 foot boards in the car with the trunk closed.

I had lowes deliver all of the lumber for the project and I considered renting a truck for the returns at the end, but there really wasn’t that much to return and I figured I’d just put it in the car.

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BowserB

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Most places deliver these days. Just budget $100 a year for deliveries and you don't have to destroy your sedan or live with a pickup truck 365 days a year. Oh, and "lane splitting" is not legal in Texas (re the theoretical motorcycle rider between the lanes.) OTOH, I've carried a lot of stuff in my 2000 Subaru Outback, including an 8 ft wide roll of seamless photo background paper, but never with the hatch open.
 

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Years ago, when I had much less money, and apparently less brains as well, I had bought my first house and did almost of of the renovations myself.

I had a 4 speed Toyota Tercel EZ hatchback at the time. I needed a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood and some 4' x 8' sheetrock. Back then having something small like that delivered was not an option, and I was not renting a truck just to get that home (remember, dumb and poor).

I bought two 8' 2x4 studs and put them in the back, with about 4'6" in the car, and 3'6" sticking out, and then loaded the sheet goods in on top. I was fine for about 6 miles, and then I got to the section of the highway that is a pretty decent uphill area. As I am driving along, with every pothole and bump I hit, the steering got squirrelyer and squirrelyer - the load was slowing sliding out of the back of the car, and the shift in weight was taking the weight off of the front wheels.

I checked my rearview mirror and nobody was behind me, so I hit the brakes hard. The entire load shifted back into the car with a satisfying "thunk" into the back of the drivers seat, and then I made it the other mile or so home. Never tried to do that again.

Now if it does not fit in the Explorer, then my utility trailer makes the trip - much less nerve wracking.
 

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