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Old 05-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #16
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Sorry I was not more clear in the original post.

It is ten pieces of 16' thin lumber. For all practical purposes you can think of it as baseboards.

I do not need all of them in 16' lengths. I just did some calculations and I need some 14', a few 12' and 10's. However, I am not sure cutting them slightly shorter in varying lengths change the problem. I could not use them in 8' lengths, if I could I would ask them to cut in half and 20 pieces of 8' would fit entirely inside the car no problem.

There is nothing else I need there. It is a specialty lumber yard and I called around they are the only place that carries this particular product within 50 miles. So I am making this trip to get it. It is a 1 hour drive one way on the highway. They have a minimum charge to deliver millwork and since it's across county they charge $129.95, the lumber is only $80 or so. I guess they charge more because it's one of those long flat bed truck they will have to use?

I doubt load is a problem. It is 1x3, so two of those will weight less than one piece of standard 2x4 right footer. We are talking about less than 5 pieces of 2x4x8 here. I am not putting a 300 pound fridge on the roof of my truck. It's the length that's the problem.

I just measured the distance from the front windshield to the back door, it's about 10.5'. I can keep the back door closed, but open the top portion which is glass that flips up. If I slide the wood in all the way through to the front and have it rest on the dash, I will have 5.5' sticking out the back through the glass flip window.

That should work better than trying to tie them to the roof?

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:53 PM   #17
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I've borrowed my father in law's Ford Escape which is a tiny little thing to haul 16ft 2x4's. The window on the rear opens so I just slide the wood in and it goes up at an angle. I don't know what the legalities are, but it's definitely easy to do. If you remove the passenger seat then you might be able to slide them all the way to the passenger foot well. You could also get a roof rack, but that's extra cost and effort. Post a pic when you do it. Good luck.
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I'd strap the thin lumber to some 2x material so the wind doesn't break the 1x. It will also take some of the bounce out.

Added: This is only because you have 50 miles to travel.
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Good suggestion. I've done that with crown molding and baseboards before.
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If you bundle them all together...it will be fine.

But I would use a strap to hold the window down against the wood with some padding in between.

Make sure you leave your front windows open...otherwise you might suck exhaust gases back into the cabin.

Make sure you put a red flag on the end. You don't need to worry about it sticking out too far unless your state has a weird law about it. Here in CA you can have an overhang that is 2/3 the length of your wheelbase.
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Sorry I was not more clear in the original post.

It is ten pieces of 16' thin lumber. For all practical purposes you can think of it as baseboards.

I do not need all of them in 16' lengths. I just did some calculations and I need some 14', a few 12' and 10's. However, I am not sure cutting them slightly shorter in varying lengths change the problem. I could not use them in 8' lengths, if I could I would ask them to cut in half and 20 pieces of 8' would fit entirely inside the car no problem.

There is nothing else I need there. It is a specialty lumber yard and I called around they are the only place that carries this particular product within 50 miles. So I am making this trip to get it. It is a 1 hour drive one way on the highway. They have a minimum charge to deliver millwork and since it's across county they charge $129.95, the lumber is only $80 or so. I guess they charge more because it's one of those long flat bed truck they will have to use?

I doubt load is a problem. It is 1x3, so two of those will weight less than one piece of standard 2x4 right footer. We are talking about less than 5 pieces of 2x4x8 here. I am not putting a 300 pound fridge on the roof of my truck. It's the length that's the problem.

I just measured the distance from the front windshield to the back door, it's about 10.5'. I can keep the back door closed, but open the top portion which is glass that flips up. If I slide the wood in all the way through to the front and have it rest on the dash, I will have 5.5' sticking out the back through the glass flip window.

That should work better than trying to tie them to the roof?
Where exactly are you. You might want to update your profile.

Almost twice the cost of the lumber would irk me a bit.

But there is not a Hertz, Avis, Budget truck place close that will slip you keys to something that will work for this near? I can see you trying to fit 16' of thin lumber you need in an eleven foot car but why bro?

The stuff has to extend out somewhere because the interior or your model car tapers. You have to drive an hour with red flagged over the limit lumber hanging out and if you get ticketed your license and insurance suffers.

Rent the vehicle that matches this task/quest.

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Just why is it you think you need pieces that long? Do you not realize that baseboards and other trim are regularly pieced together? A simple diagonal cut will make the section undetectable. And if it's some really fancy looking setup that involves keeping the wood unpainted then buck-up and pay for the proper delivery service.

Otherwise you're going likely to end up with a number of ruined pieces and potentially some vehicle-related problems (like accidents, lost material and tickets). All of which will NO DOUBT cost more than the delivery charge.

It's the length of the drive that makes me lean toward NOT doing it yourself. If this was just a few miles from a local place then I'd probably lean toward using a 2x10 as a platform for them and lash the whole bundle to the roof. Or angle it up and out the back window (again, with the 2x10 for support). But for a longer drive you're just compounding the risks.

The delivery charge is probably a minimum for a bunch of stuff. So figure out what else you'd need and get it all delivered at once.
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You'd be amazed what Ive transported in my Oldsmobile cutlass wagon, I've hauled a dozen sheets of 5/8" CDX inside it, a roll of 12' wide carpet, bags of concrete, sand.
On my previous car I hauled home a 9' tall solid oak book case I built, on the roof roped down. The bookcase was over 300# since I used 5/4 red oak throughout.

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I use two foam rubber pads I have for roofing to protect the top of my truck & cap. They provide excellent traction for the lumber too. I tightly bind both ends so that individual boards can't slide free. Then bind the "package" front & back to the truck. Flag both ends and I'm off.
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I have done it just as you suggested in the beginning. Strap it to the under carriage, a little out the front, a little out the back.
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[QUOTE=miamicuse;1191253] If I slide the wood in all the way through to the front and have it rest on the dash, QUOTE]

Watch out for the windshield.
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Buy a couple of 4 inch PVC pipes and slide the trim into it and strap the PVC to the bottom of the car
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I have a SUV like a Nissan xterra.

I need to get some lumber that comes in 16 feet. true 1" thick by 3 for a variety of purposes.

I only need 10 pieces. Any thoughts as to best way to transport it with my SUV? Tie down on the roof with parts of it overhanging, or stick 10' into the truck and leave 6' out the back?

Ideas?

Delivery costs more than the pieces unfortunately.
My local lumber yard will deliver for free. the big box stores won't. buy at the real lumber yards.
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I have done it just as you suggested in the beginning. Strap it to the under carriage, a little out the front, a little out the back.
Wood that thin will have a lot of "bounce" to it and would most likely bottom out in the middle if you hit a decent bump. You are much better off putting it on top or inside!

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