Lagniappe is gone now, but his memory lives on.
Only 10 feet long? West Virginia? SUV?Try getting a 16-foot long board home from the lumber yard in a Honda Accord!I had to fold down the back seat, insert the board into the trunk and through the opening, buckle the board down with the seat belt, tie the trunk lid to keep it from banging up and down, and then tie some red plastic bags to the end of the board that extended from the trunk about 5 feet.Through the heavy traffic on Long Island!So far, so good.So I leave the lumber yard, and I'm driving in the right-hand lane, flashers on, going about 10 MPH (okay, maybe as high as 20 in some spots).And then, some shmuck behind me starts hitting his horn, trying to get me to speed up.Hey, shmuck!! The right-hand lane is intended for slowpokes. How about going into the left lane and passing me?!? But this went on for the better part of 2 miles, with ample opportunity for the idiot to go into the left lane. But he persisted with honking his horn trying to get me to speed up.
I'd think that if you bought copper pipe in West Virginia that they'd report you to the Sheriff's Department as a potential moonshiner. ;-)
I read your post, examined the photos ... still don't see the problem. :)
LOL, Bob beat me to it, and far as I'm concerned, if it worked, it ain't wrong... :-)
What Rev said. Don't see a problem.
Adapt, improvise, overcome...
That looks more like electrical tape than duct tape.Did it bend much after going over bumps?Did you have fun jousting?
@ Mrs. S: It's the thinner two-inch black duct tape. Wish I could have found another vehicle so equipped coming the other way though.
If the women can't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!
They do the same thing here in GA. I actually would commend you on your ingenious solution to a problem....and besides the luggage racks on the SUV's are designed to be used....
Duct tape and bailing wire are the two most valued survival items.
I do this all the time with stuff too small to bungee. I just use the medical tape that ends up grungy from bouncing around pockets and bags.