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I've got an old Jeep ... I've got an old Jeep ... but it's a great Jeep ... and it'll be a sad day when it comes time to replace it ... but I've often thought I would like a truck ... but I have concerns about transporting my guitar in the back of a truck ... cold ... hot ect. Any thoughts on this??
I have a truck that has hauled instruments around many a time. The truck has a back seat, so if security and temperature control are really important, all the stuff goes into the cab. If it is a short haul or I am headed directly to the place where the instruments come out, they may go into the bed. It has a rubber floor liner, a cap, and I use one of those cargo bars to keep everything from wandering up to the front of the bed when I hit the brakes. I can open/close vents on the cap as necessary. All in all, not a bad way to go.
Come to think of it, we played a gig last week. I drove separately, but our banjo player hauled everything in the back of his truck, and I think the temp was between 10F and 15F that day. Everything survived nicely.
Thanks Doug ...
I was wondering ... from anybody ... what a min temp (or Max) might be for transporting an instrument?
Right! I like the extended cab ... I think that the truck bed would be courting disaster here in the upper midwest as well ... in the winter though.