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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Aug 11, 2014 5:43 PM CST
A couple of years ago I bought a tarp for the truck for the very purpose of covering leaves, grass and other stuff. I always found it such a bother to have to use it and did my best to avoid it, until I regularly had bags falling off the truck. I decided it just was not safe not to use a tarp. So now I keep the tarp attached all the time(90 per cent). I lay it in the back just loosely folded then throw my seed fork and rake on top of it to keep it from blowing up, and I have a bungee cord attached to each for the front two eyelets, they are the only ones fairly hard to attach because they have to be attached under the truck bed. I keep bungee cords of the right sizes for the placement of the eyelets and now in a couple of minutes I can have it all spread over the load and tied down. I also have learned to fold it back on top of the cab when loading and close the drivers side door on it too keep it from blowing in the way when the wind gets up.
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Aug 12, 2014 9:17 AM CST
I used to have a net for the pickup was made of the same stuff bungee cords are made of (got it supercheap and it only lasted for 2 years)...I wish I could find another one. It was so easy to stretch over any shape/size load and it had hooks on it like bungee cords so I could hook it to the truck bed rails with no problem.

When I haul loose leaves I use an old bedspread (perfect size for the S-10 bed) and I take along two metal fence posts, to weight it down front and back. Works like a charm. I don't drive on major highways with a load, so this works.

Yep, my truck is a worker too...there's always bungee cords and old carpets stashed behind the seats, plus garbage bags and work gloves!
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