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Old 06-13-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Whatís with all the hats on the dash??

Has anyone noticed this trend of guys putting hats on dash? Iíve seen trucks w/ 4-5 hats up to several going across entire dash. I mean I wear a baseball cap and throw on dash while driving, but itís 1 cap. Why?What gives??


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Old 06-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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It’s to protect the dash from the sun. Cheap protection.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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I'd you can figure it out my hats off to you sir

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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You need one for every occasion.
I'm not going to wear my pig trapping hat to a Broadway show or a baby's christening.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:30 PM   #5
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Probably all flat bill too huh?

Like females with their shoes. The flat bill guys need their options
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:32 PM   #6
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I was in my nephew's truck the other day and he had four caps on the dash plus one he was wearing... I meant to ask him what that was about but I got sidetracked talking about fishing...
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #7
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I haven't seen that. I ain't gonna follow that trend I do know that. I don't mind a pair of gloves or something on the dash but I don't like a lot of stuff on it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #8
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You need one for every occasion.
I'm not going to wear my pig trapping hat to a Broadway show or a baby's christening.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #9
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No idea why some guys feel the need to have 8 but I may have 2-3 up there at any given time. One for work one for personal use hunting fishing etc and one dressier hat


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Old 06-13-2018, 08:55 PM   #10
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It’s because they don’t have a back window deck to put them in, duh!

Tell me you haven’t seen a Lincoln Town Car or a Cadillac with 8 caps in the back window for some reason?
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #11
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I have 1 in the center to cover up the sensor doe headlights so they stay on




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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 PM   #12
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Itís because they donít have a back window deck to put them in, duh!

Tell me you havenít seen a Lincoln Town Car or a Cadillac with 8 caps in the back window for some reason?
Don't forget the box of Kleenex!
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 PM   #13
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I usually always have mine on my head. ��
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:27 PM   #14
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Don’t know why so many on the dash. When on long trips I do take my hat off and lay it on the dash. When I put it back on the kids no we’re almost there or making a stop.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:35 PM   #15
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Has anyone noticed this trend of guys putting hats on dash? Iíve seen trucks w/ 4-5 hats up to several going across entire dash. I mean I wear a baseball cap and throw on dash while driving, but itís 1 cap. Why?What gives??


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Are we talking caps or hats? there is a difference the words are not interchangeable
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:40 PM   #16
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I sometimes wind up with 3 or 4 scattered around the truck, it just happens.


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Old 06-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #17
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1 for feed-n live stock and go-n to the feed store (can be accompanied by another worn out well used one). 2 or 3 for work pend-n what I was feel-n like that day. 1 for work-n on the truck, car, or motor/mechanical equipment. 1 or 2 nice clean ones for go-n in the grocery store or meet-n your date/wife/girlfriend at a restaurant. At least 2 camo to cover the begining and end of season. Just a few examples. I'm a man of many hats. I've got racks full of-em pend-n what I'm do-n in the next moment, or later.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #18
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I have one for my sons baseball team, one for my daughters softball team and one camo cap I wear when Iím working, just easier to keep them all handy when Iím literally going from one complex to the next every wknd.



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Old 06-13-2018, 09:46 PM   #19
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To hide their radar detector!

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Old 06-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #20
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Remember seeing them 30 years ago.
If it is UV protection I need me some hats.
Having a warped dash pad replaced under warranty next week. Three year old black dash in Houston.
Need me some hats..................
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #21
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I figured they were trying to fade them a bit so they don’t look new. That way people mite think they work for a livin and actually pull trailers with that 3/4 ton.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:02 PM   #22
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To cover up the out of date registration sticker so you can tell the policeman you didn’t realize it was out because of your hats in the way !
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:18 PM   #23
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3-5 at any time. Itís okay, donít cry🤣


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Old 06-13-2018, 10:24 PM   #24
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Ha ha ha. I have 3 or 4. I'm bald so I wear a hat almost all the time, but only drive with my sunglasses on. Put my hat on the dash.. usually go in the house and leave the hat in the truck. Leave the next day... need a hat so I grab one. Every once in a while I clean my truck out, then the wife complains I have too many hats.

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:04 AM   #25
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I get gimme caps from businesses that I frequent but keep them behind the seat. I put which ever on when I go into that business. That way they see I actually wear it and advertise for them and will give me another one.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:27 AM   #26
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I didn't realize that this was a new fad, but I did see a big truck the other day and he had at least 15 hats on his dash. I thought "what tha heck is with all the hats?".
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:35 AM   #27
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All different uses for the different hats -- son's various past and current baseball teams, regular camo, orange camo for public land, etc.; dash keeps them from getting smashed elsewhere. Guess it's okay if a fad catches up to my common sense storage system.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:38 AM   #28
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I keep 3-6 on the back dash of my car when I get one I throw it back there and itís easy access.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:18 AM   #29
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I sometimes wind up with 3 or 4 scattered around the truck, it just happens.





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b between my son and I it just happens


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Old 06-14-2018, 07:11 AM   #30
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Must be a Texas thing.

Around here the flatbillers are content with driving around with their tow mirrors deployed and stacks in their truck bed.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #31
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Flat bill hats- stupid lookin' and shouldn't even b allowed in pro baseball. It's an open forum, I ain't asking for nor do I need any comments.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:31 AM   #32
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My cap rides shotgun. But thatís only because itíll wind up in the passenger floorboard if I donít. .

I do keep a boonie stuffed in the corner of my dash for easy deployment though.


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Old 06-14-2018, 09:32 AM   #33
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I've got 3 or 4 on my dash. If I still had a gun rack in the back window I guess I could hang them there. I don't see the big deal about ball caps on the truck dash. I'm bald and wear one every time I'm out.



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Old 06-14-2018, 09:34 AM   #34
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To cover up the out of date registration sticker so you can tell the policeman you didnít realize it was out because of your hats in the way !
I know someone that has done this. You don't just throw a hat up there. It needs to be a bright hat to draw their attention away from the registration.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:37 AM   #35
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I usually have a handful of ball caps on my dash since I wear ball caps all the time. If I didn't keep them there I'd probably lose them. Never noticed it was a thing.

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #36
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I didn't know it was trendy. It happens in mine when I get in the truck I take it off and put it on the dash, get home and forget to grab it. Next time I leave the house I put on a different cap and repeat the process until all caps are back in the truck.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #37
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No idea why some guys feel the need to have 8 but I may have 2-3 up there at any given time. One for work one for personal use hunting fishing etc and one dressier hat


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Old 06-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #38
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To cover up the out of date registration sticker so you can tell the policeman you didnít realize it was out because of your hats in the way !
I did this for a number of years in college...registration and inspection.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #39
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I didn't realize that this was a new fad, but I did see a big truck the other day and he had at least 15 hats on his dash. I thought "what tha heck is with all the hats?".
From what I see in our part of the woods, itís the goober high school kids that collect the funky neon colored trucker hats and put them on the dash in a row. I guess the more neon hats you have the cooler you are? Thereís one kid that puts his boat in the dirt ramp by my house and I always pass his truck parked on my way home. His dash looks like a rainbow with all the hats he has accrosnhis dash. I bet he has 20+
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:45 AM   #40
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Yea I always have a couple on the dash. It's out of convince for me though especially on road trips where I might like to wear different ones for different occasions. Usually have a nice one that I don't want to get all sweat out and dirty and have the hat I like to work or play in.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:25 AM   #41
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I haven't noticed the 'trend'. But, . . .
1. I really don't wear hats very often - as long as I have 12 or 13 hairs left attached to my head, I will let them breathe.
2. I hate 'stuff' being in my line of sight when driving - things dangling from the rear view mirror, on the dash, etc. - it drives me crazy and gets removed immediately.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:27 AM   #42
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Probably all flat bill too huh?

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:43 PM   #43
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I usually have 3 or 4 up there but they are stacked on top of each other so just looks like one. One is my Dove hunting hat. Another is one of my fishing hats that has the little scarf thing that comes down over the back of the neck, and the other 2 are just extras. My son always forgets to grab a hat when we are headed out dove hunting.


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Old 06-14-2018, 01:53 PM   #44
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My guess, so they don't get smashed or sat on.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #45
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If they drive a dodge it's to hide the cracked dash
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:00 PM   #46
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I normally have 2. One mesh summer cat and one solid winter cap.

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Old 06-14-2018, 02:06 PM   #47
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I always wear a cap. I toss the cap I am wearing on the dash while I am driving. My Ford has a center spot on the dash where I keep different caps stacked together and this keeps their shape. My 2 year old boy also has to have his "deer" cap up there with mine. The tan on on the left is his for our deer lease. I am in the crowd that wears a different cap for different things. Mine are not flatbills though.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:13 PM   #48
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i don't get it. I keep my hat on in or out of the vehicle and usually only one or two in the truck
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:17 PM   #49
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Stacked up and out of the way





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