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Forum topic by Holbs posted 04-19-2013 01:21 AM 1442 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2013 01:21 AM

i can fit 5-10 4×8’ sheets in this thing. debating on removing passenger seat to make the right side wide open.

doubles as kayak holder with my DYI roof rack, and camping gear / mountain bike transport.

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 01:25 AM

I transport my material in a Ford Ranger.. occasionally pulling a 5×10 trailer if i need to bring a really large load..

Also doubles as a toy hauler for the motorbike and dirtbike

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 01:42 AM

mine is a 2006 ford f-150 and when needed a 16’ trailer.

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 01:43 AM

For small amounts or plywood cut into halves I can get by with our ‘98 Dodge Durango. For bigger loads, I also have a 5X10 utility trailer.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 01:44 AM

My hauler is a 1988 Chevy 4×4 with 245,000 miles. She is semi retired to haulin lumber and plowing the driveway. Lots of local lumberyards around here. First pic above was couple hundred BF of cherry, walnut and ash. Went back for another pallet of 200 BF of cherry shorts for $60. Still working on that stack. It has beefed up springs and oil cooler. Can haul around 2000 lbs.

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#5 posted 04-19-2013 01:54 AM

1995 Chevy 1 Ton diesel flat bed and a 12’ tilt trailer.

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#6 posted 04-19-2013 02:01 AM

Despite how it may look….it’s totally safe….Get to the jobsite, cut the ropes and it slides right off the trunk onto the ground

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 04-19-2013 02:08 AM

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#8 posted 04-19-2013 02:23 AM

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#9 posted 04-19-2013 02:30 AM

LOL @ kdc68

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#10 posted 04-19-2013 02:31 AM

I now use a E350 van. Before that was my F350.


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#11 posted 04-19-2013 02:32 AM

Here’s some ways to get your wood home….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 04-19-2013 03:04 AM

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#13 posted 04-19-2013 03:54 AM

You’d be surprised how much lumber you can get into a Mazda Miata. (if its warm enough to put the top down)

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#14 posted 04-19-2013 04:01 AM

Pickup, pickup, pickup, dude. Anything with a be more than 4’ wide bed will do. I just let 8’ stock angle over the top of the tailgate and it travels fine.

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#15 posted 04-19-2013 09:44 AM

2005 Dodge Caravan. I have stow away seating. Goes from full passenger to full cargo in about 3 minutes. 4×8 sheets go flat on the floor with all the doors closed. 10 ft boards go in next and get slid up between the front seats. 8 foot boards no broblem. I’m done 12 footers in a pinch but have to tie the back hatch down as the stick out some.

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