How to Protect Your Car Trunk When Carrying Ladders and Building Materials

When transporting ladders or building materials such as lumber in the trunk of your car, protect the edges of your truck by slipping a piece of 3/4″ foam pipe insulation on both the lid and bottom of your trunk. Secure the trunk with a bungee cord, and attach a red flag to the end of the material for safety.


  1. Hey Daphne, Glad you liked our car-trunk tip. It’s a pretty simple idea, but it works great! Thanks for writing and good luck!–Joe T.


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