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Old 10-31-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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I see guys with bow cases in the bed of their truck all the time. I have been hesitant to do this because (like a lot) my case is black. Since I will be traveling in the daytime just a little concerned about too much heat. This next trip a buddy will be going with me and when we go together it seems like Sanford and Son with all the stuff we take and may not be room for my bow, son's bow, people and other crap in the cab. Has anyone had any damage to their bow traveling with it in the bed of the truck during the day?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I haven't had any issues
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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None here
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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That's where I always put mine
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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Nah. With the air that is blowing by in the back of the truck I don't see how it could heat up from radiated heat when basicaly there is a fan blowing on it the entire trip. Even at a light when you aren't moving there won't be a long enough pause to heat up the inside to an unsafe temp. I always had mine in the back of my truck. I just always made sure it didn't bounce around much so that I wouldn't be knocking around my sight.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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with temps the way they are now youre fine...but early season when its still in the 90s +...no way. can delam a limb or to. the limbs are still just glued together.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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Your bow should be fine.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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But definitely strap it down!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:34 AM   #9
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Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:37 AM   #10
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got a black case, and I've run around in the summer heat! and aint had on issue so far. Keep my bow back there at all times!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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My bow stays in the bed of my truck pretty much at all times..never know when you may need it...its in the case and I have a black retractable bed cover and I've never had a problem
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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Just make sure you don't leave it back there when you get to your destination
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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i have nver ahd any trouble with mine in the bed... i always feel more comfortable with it riding in the cab tho.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #14
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As much as I paid for the SKB, it better protect my bow....I havent had any issues.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #15
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Just be careful if you make any stops along the way - a bow case can be easy for someone to swipe out of the bed of a truck. Found that out that hard way several years ago when making a restroom stop!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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Just me BUT, my bow would be the last thing that would ride in the back.. in a case are not it is riden up in the cab
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #17
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I'd put my wife in the bed of the truck before my bow.

Just kidding. Never had any problems. But seriously, it's in the cab if at all possible.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:30 PM   #18
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I'd put my wife in the bed of the truck before my bow.

Just kidding. Never had any problems. But seriously, it's in the cab if at all possible.
Good one!

I've hauled mine in the back mant times and never had an issue with it. As long as it doesn't blow out you should be fine!
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #19
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with my luck, it would be gone in five minutes! front and locked!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:40 AM   #20
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I can't think of anything that gets packed that would displace the bow-case from the cab. Arrow case in the cab as well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:36 AM   #21
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black case, black bow, black truck and hot weather ,, no issues on my bow...
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:54 AM   #22
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I always keep mine in the back seat
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #23
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I keep mine inside whenever possible, but will put it in the back, just secure it to keep it from moving and lock it up with a cable or something.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #24
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I put mine in the back all the time i have a black case No problems yet i just make sure to put it in the cab when i go in a store or somthing
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #25
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Never had any issues. We usually have a canvas or tarp on top of them and they're "sandwiched" in between ice chests anyways so they don't move at all.




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Old 11-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #26
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I leave mine in the bed of the truck when traveling as well, never had an issue.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #27
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Mine rides in the bed with the bow case and arrow case both cable locked to the lower tie down in the bed.

This is in an attempt to keep the convenient store thieves from an easy heist.

It's worked so far.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #28
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I just had a bed cover installed for added security
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #29
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I've read several threads on this site alone about people's bows flying out of the back of their pickup bed. Make sure you weight it down if it's light
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #30
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My bow goes in a car seat in the front, where it can be protected by an air bag
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #31
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I carry mine in the cab, secured.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #32
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Good one!

I've hauled mine in the back mant times and never had an issue with it. As long as it doesn't blow out you should be fine!
Your wife or your bow?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #33
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Heat can be very bad for your string. Just make sure you cover your case with an old blanket or rag
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #34
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never and there have been times when i've had four in the back, the running air and case make it safe as can be.

My bigger worry is theft when i have to stop and it being jostled around
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #35
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lol just don't forget it is in there! I stopped at Gander Mountain and got back to my truck and realized I was an idiot. Almost lost a lot of $!
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #36
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No problems
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