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Telemometer: Is a box truck too hot?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Rialto1564, Aug 30, 2017.

Would you cross the country in September with your guitars in a box truck?

  1. Yes, they'll be fine.

    21 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. No way. They'll melt into a pile of glue.

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. I'm not sure what will happen.

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  1. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Thanks. That's reassuring.
     
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  2. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

    199
    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    IMG_0418.JPG Packing day. Thanks for all the tips. Trying to do it right. FYI: Guitar boxes at the UPS store, $25 each...
     
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  3. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Will heed that. Thanks.
     

  4. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Well, you will be passing through my area (Omaha) so if you need a place to crash out and feel like playing some, you are welcome to swing by my place. At the least, I will buy dinner as you pass through...we have a few fine steak houses.
     

  5. Dickey01

    Dickey01 TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    Jul 19, 2017
    Florida
    When I moved from NYC to Florida, my Fenders,Gibsons,Guild accoustic, 2 pedal steels, & all my amps went in the back of my pickup, covered only with a tarp. Going through Virginia, it was 101 degrees. Got to Florida just fine.

    BTW congrats to getting out of the hellhole that is Detroit. Couldn't PAY me enough to live in Michigan.
     

  6. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
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    Milspec,

    That is an incredibly generous offer. Thank you very much.

    You're right in that Google gives Nebraska as the most direct path, but we're taking a slight detour through St. Louis, etc. If I'm ever heading through there though I'll look you up.

    Hopefully the after photo looks the same. Thanks for all the good tips everyone.
     

  7. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    IMG_0421.JPG My Stonehenge.

    Seriously though, if I were doing this often I'd invest in a road case.
     
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  8. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Offer always stands...have a safe trip, looks like you have some very nice gear there, it looks well protected.
     

  9. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

    199
    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Well everything seems to have arrived safe and sound.

    We survived the winding descents of Colorado, the blinding headlights of a thousand truckers, the silence of Kansas and the screaming Mojave sun.

    Thanks all.
     
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  10. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    west of I-10
    Glad you completed your adventure safely!
    You took I-70? gruesome pulls but pretty.
     

  11. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

    199
    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Yeah. You said it.
     

  12. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Good to hear all went well on the drive and with the equipment. Driving through the Midwest can be very boring and cause hours to feel like days. It works really well on 2 wheels, but not so much on 4.
     
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  13. Rialto1564

    Rialto1564 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    I'd like to do that some day, but was glad for the truck cabin when the rain turned on in Utah in the night.
     
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  14. hotrodkid

    hotrodkid Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2011
    South Florida
    I moved from CT to FL. Drove a truck with my car on a trailer in tow and my gear (5) guitars and (2) amps stored in the back. For security reasons every night I brought the guitars in my hotel room. Everything was fine when I played it four days later.
     
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