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Keeping treestand dry and secure in truck bed.

Old 09-28-2009, 05:43 PM
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Ive tried everything to keep my climber, which I keep in the bed of my truck all season, from getting soaked when it rains. Ive wrapped it in plastic tarps, but it winds up blowing away. Ive put it in large garbage pails but it rolls & slides around. I cant find a plastic bin or a tool box big enough for it, and I hate toneu covers and caps. does anyone know of a container big enough that will fit nicely in a tuck bed?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:48 PM
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I would have liked to have helped, but I needed more info to gather a useful reply.

What brand and model is the stand? Helps so can know the size. A pic would help.

Now I'm assuming you don't mind the metal of the stand getting wet, because that's what hunting is, so I'm thinking you are talking about the seat of the stand?

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:33 AM
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Both my climbers are around 20" wide, 30"long and 12" high. I would like a container that the whole stand fits in,and mabye some clothes and other gear ,and preferable be lockable so I can leave it in there. I may be wrong but I havent seen any truck tool boxes that big ,so Im thinking of making one out water resistant plywood. Wish I could buy one though, since I really dont have time to make one now.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:35 AM
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Why keep it in your truck all season? Dont you have some where else to put it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:47 AM
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Put it in the back seat of your truck, that way its not stolen too.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:58 AM
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My stand is something that I use on a daily basis, so its a PITA to bring it inside every time it rains. I dont like to put it in the cab of the truck, cause I dont want it to pick up dust particles and unatural scents, just like my hunting clothes, and I dont have an xtended cab anyway. Im sure Im not the only hunter w/ this dilema, just thought Id ask what others do.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:05 AM
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Sounds like you have tried most everything sensible.About all I can suggest is to get a waterproof seat pad and not worry about the stands seat getting wet.Either that or just get some material at the lumber yard and build a case for it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:01 AM
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put a fiberglass cap on the truck or just let it get wet and wear rain pants after a rain when you hunt. giving those padded seats a wash job is sometimes a good thing,helps keep you scent free.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:08 AM
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I found a 42x26x25 lockable rubbermaid box at walmart online for 100 bucks shipped, may go w/ that.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:33 AM
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I don't knoooow. ?? Since post #1 I would have had plenty of time to make me a nice custom box from plywood, 2"x2"s, screws and Gorilla wood glue, then waterproof it with polyurethane or paint.

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