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    I'm selling my f350 farm/work truck with a flatbed and my f150 with a topper that I pull a trailer to Colorado for elk hunting. I'm going to replace both with a f250 with a flatbed. Does anyone have ideas of how to secure stuff on a flatbed and keep it dry? And I'm not running a tarp from WI to CO.

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    Plastic totes with lids duct taped are cheap

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    I've used totes then put them inside contractor black trash bags and used zip ties on the bags. Then use a set of side cutters to cut the zip ties when you get there. Use new zip ties for the return trip. Use straps to secure everything.

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    Attach a camper shell to it.
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    Secure, not very. I wouldn’t trust my gear out like that. Maybe mount a job site toolbox on the back.
    What doesn't kill you, hunts like hell.

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    Do buy your seed in boxes for the farm? Maybe convince your dealer to let you keep a couple through the fall? They are pretty water tight, but I would shrink wrap the lid. Name:  C60ACF41-BB82-4F44-9394-49F340847D20.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolbeck View Post
    Do buy your seed in boxes for the farm? Maybe convince your dealer to let you keep a couple through the fall? They are pretty water tight, but I would shrink wrap the lid. Name:  C60ACF41-BB82-4F44-9394-49F340847D20.jpeg
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    Different kind of farmer. I raise livestock. Honeybees to be exact. I'll look into those.Name:  IMG_20160722_152236819.jpg
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    https://www.bulkcontainerexpress.com/p/BH574565-HB.html

    Here is a place you can buy them, they’re not cheap.
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    Yeah, a little pricey. I might have to sell more honey and trade up for a bigger trailer.

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    Perhaps rent SUV for the hunt. I have done this, not by choice, once when my fully-loaded SUV decided to die about 30 miles into a 800 mile drive to a multi-day hunt covering two tags in two states. Cost me about 6 hours of delay rather than no less than 48 hours of delay and the hit was about $1400 for the rental but I arrived for start of hunt. The rented SUV got better gas mileage, was more comfortable to drive and had a great stereo system including sat radio. I got lemons, made expensive lemonade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahrtrap View Post
    Different kind of farmer. I raise livestock. Honeybees to be exact. I'll look into those.Name:  IMG_20160722_152236819.jpg
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    Hey! Another beek around here! Good to see and lets chat bees some day!

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    Can you mount a couple of those truck bed tool boxes on the flatbed, either job box like stated above or a couple of the ones that usually go across the bed rails?
    Might find one or two at a pawn shop or borrow.
    If you're coming through Laramie, want to trade some Wyo honey for a jug of WI honey? I have some Platte Valley honey out of Saratoga.
    Could you build a wooden box for your trailer, we see lots of different home made boxes and campers on trailers ?

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    Diamond plate truck tool boxes work great for us. Weather Guard and Better Built. There's always one or two on Craigslist for $50 or so around here.
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    WYTEX, I'll be looking forward to trading this fall. Great excuse for a pit stop. If I can get a kitchen pass from my wife, I'll be out for Co archery, otherwise first season rifle.

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