I used to have a Chevy Cheyenne Truck, but it was very old and worn out. These days, I use my Chevy Cobalt to do all of my transporting. I’ve used this little car to haul landscape timbers, mulch, 2 x 4′s and even a 12 foot section of metal that I used for the ridge piece of my greenhouse.
I just recently figured out how to place more then 10 – 2 x 4s in the car: Fold the passenger side seat down, then lower the back seat. The boards then slide up to about my stereo, and with the passenger seat reclined I can stack up to 18 planks inside.
When I roll a pile of boards up to my car in the home improvement stores parking lot, people tend to give me an odd look, almost as if they think I’m going to place the boards vertically out of the sun roof….
The same method can be used to place 2 x 8s and landscape timbers. I have yet to try hauling anything longer then 8 feet on main roads, as they would stick out of the trunk and further complicate everything.