'Tis the season... Best way to transport a Christmas tree?

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I just throw it on my wife's car. :rock:





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I strapped a Christmas tree to the top of my Mustang once. :)

Used an oversize rug to protect the rooftop, and used ratchet straps through the windows.

And put the trunk of the tree forward. =)
 

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I fit two 8-9ft trees in the back of my JK with the hardtop no problem. I keep the back glass up and they poke out the back over the tailgate. I refuse to strap them to the roof since it scratches so easily.
 
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Buy a hitch and a trailer if you're looking for an excuse to spend money. Otherwise find a buddy that will lend you his pickup truck.

You guys are overthinking this.
I wish I had someplace to keep a trailer. That would be a no brainer. Unfortunately, living in NYC, I'm lucky just to have a garage. The crazy thing is that I have a pickup too, but it's a work truck and I can't put my wife in it or use it for personal errands.
 

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I use a 5x8 open trailer. My wife about killed me last year because we went to a “cut your own” way out in the sticks and I opted for the “seasonal “ end of the road on the way back. Our tree was loaded with mud but what a blast.
 

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The crazy thing is that I have a pickup too, but it's a work truck and I can't put my wife in it or use it for personal errands.
Man, talk to your boss/ bribe him with a bottle of scotch to get a one time permission to use the truck. Offer to pay mileage or whatever. There has to be a way to make that work.
or...someone has got to offer delivery on trees. This can't be an uncommon situation.
 
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I use a 5x8 open trailer. My wife about killed me last year because we went to a “cut your own” way out in the sticks and I opted for the “seasonal “ end of the road on the way back. Our tree was loaded with mud but what a blast.
The only road home when you have a Jeep!
 
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Man, talk to your boss/ bribe him with a bottle of scotch to get a one time permission to use the truck. Offer to pay mileage or whatever. There has to be a way to make that work.
or...someone has got to offer delivery on trees. This can't be an uncommon situation.
Unfortunately, my boss is Uncle Sam and I don't think he drinks. Bahaha
 

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I put a towel up under the tree to protect the roof, and used two tie down straps to keep it in place. I wrapped the strap around the trunk once to hold it better.

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Just posted this yesterday. Moving blanket and a rope. Opened the doors and tied off on roll cage/grab handle. Works great.

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