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Old 06-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #31
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Possible to transport 16 foot long lumber with a SUV?

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You are much better off putting it on top or inside!
Not to mention the fire risk of the material coming into contact with the extremely hot surfaces of the exhaust system. Or bound up against the drivetrain. Of the many half-assed ways to transport something it never occurred to me to try something like that. It just seems like a profoundly BAD IDEA.

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Old 06-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #32
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Possible to transport 16 foot long lumber with a SUV?

i have had 14'ers hanging out the back of my s-10. yeah, they were hanging way out there. but i didn't have a problem. and luckily i didn't see any cops.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:42 AM   #33
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Possible to transport 16 foot long lumber with a SUV?

I could never pull it off on a F-150. Twin I beams up front, rear axel all below the plane of the frame. The lumber would have to be lashed to these very active members. The ends of the lumber would never survive the abrupt grade changes here in town either. Also not being able to see the ends down there could result in some pierced body work on other vehicles. I'll keep it up on the roof.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #34
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Possible to transport 16 foot long lumber with a SUV?

I have stuck 16' boards out of the cab of my jeep.....yea....I had about 8' of board hanging out the back...put a flag on it....be careful as you go around corners......don't want to smack someone with the boards....

In fact, the the back seat is out, I can transport 4x8 sheets of plywood...the the tailgate down, I have just enough support I can lean them against the roll cage and everything stays in place.

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