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Old 06-24-2012, 08:45 AM
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Hauling lumber with the top off

I am going to be building a pergola and was wondering if anyone has hauled lumber with the top off. If so, how did you tie it? I want this as a back up in case I need extra lumber and don't want to pay the delivery fee.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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I ratchet strapped some overhead


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Old 06-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Be careful not to damage your rubber seals on the windshield. It may cost more to fix than the delivery fee. I think Home Depot rents trucks for about $20 if you need to haul something home.
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Dunno how much wood you're hauling. (hehehehe)

But be very careful with weight.

the Cage might be able to take the load (hehehehe) but you can get top-heavy in a heartbeat.

And being top heavy on a narrow wheelbase is a real easy way to inspect your undercarriage without having to get under your rig.

Delivery...rent a truck..rent a trailer...call someone with a truck (we're used to it)...take small bites ( multiple loads )

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I did it, only a few pieces tho. I put them on one side and put a towel over the top of the windshield. I then had the full length of the roll cage to strap them down with, Doug is right, you don't want to hurt those seals there are enough leaking problems.

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Old 07-18-2012, 05:15 PM
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Good advice here. Decided to have the lumber delivered. However like every project, I needed just a bit more material. A few 14 and 12 footers squeezed in. Worked pretty well.

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