Will Surfboards Fly Out of Truck Bed?
Surfers who drive their trucks with surfboards in the bed may have wondered – will the boards fly out when I’m driving? It’s a valid concern, and one that should be addressed before taking to the road.
The answer is that it is possible for a surfboard to fly out of a truck bed while in motion. This could happen if the board isn’t properly secured and is subjected to sudden accelerations or sharp turns. Even if the boards are strapped down, they can still move around if the straps are not tight enough or are not properly tensioned for optimum safety.
However, there are certain steps that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of a board flying out of a truck bed. First, securing straps should be used to attach each board individually to the bed frame.
This will help keep them from shifting during sudden movements and also provide additional protection from theft or vandalism. Additionally, when straps are used, it’s important to check them regularly for proper tension and wear-and-tear.
Surfers can also use tie-downs or bungee cords attached to D-rings on the boards and secured with cleats on either side of the truck bed. This will help prevent the boards from shifting around too much while driving and also provide an extra layer of security against theft or vandalism.
Finally, if possible, it’s best to transport multiple boards in covered trailers rather than in an open truck bed. This will help protect them from weather damage as well as reduce any risk of them flying out while in motion.
In conclusion, it is possible for surfboards to fly out of a truck bed while driving if they are not properly secured and tensioned with straps or tie-downs. However, by following the steps outlined above, surfers can greatly reduce the risk of this happening and protect their precious cargo from theft or vandalism along the way!