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Posted on Transporting Plywood in the Rain

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#1 posted 08-26-2018 10:19 PM

Load up under the covered area in the “contractor s/pro” parking area/loading zone. Cover with the appropriately sized tarp of plastic wrap. Leave the tailgate down and tie back the load to the hold downs in the bed. Remove one sheet at a time when you get home, leaving the tarp in place between removal. You ll get wet and the ply will get some water, but you should be fine. 2×4 runners under the load as rwe2156 suggested above, will go a long way too, for keeping things dry.

- builtinbkyn

2X4 runners and a tarp would be perfect. I am a truck driver that used to haul over the road for a lumber company. The runners will keep the wood out of any water that pools in the bed of your truck.
when you get home I would go ahead and remove the tarp to unload if it is just a sprinkle or light rain. wait a little if its raining hard.
When I would deliver truck loads of lumber, and it was raining at the time of unloading. I would pull back my tarps as needed. to keep the bundles of lumber as dry as I could. And if it was pouring rain, well that was a good time to take a nap. As long as the plywood is not getting soaked, it will be fine. If it does get a little wet, sticker the sheets as you stack them, A day or two they will be dry, and good as new.

-- John

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