If you own a truck there is an inevitable time that you will get a call from a family member or someone you have not seen in a long time before. That call will always go, “Hey how are you? Guess what we did” then they will talk about their new move and somehow wind down to the idea that don’t you have a truck? Yes, you will say and at some point they will have asked if you were free on a certain weekend and you said no. Well bam, they got you and you are now helping them move. This is a good thing and can really help people out but sometimes all those shipping supplies in your truck can destroy it. So I want to go over a few ways to save your truck from getting toasted while moving all those shipping supplies.
One thing to know is that cardboard can scratch the heck out of your truck. I have seen it happen when things get thrown in and they are very heavy they protrude. So this means that if you don’t have a bed liner you need to make one.
It is a pretty easy solution and a few large blankets or towels can actually stop a whole lot of scratches from happening. I do suggest strapping them down with a net or straps when the truck is loaded up. THey will fly around if not secured. The nets that made for truck beds and moving are really cheap but are made of bunjy and work well.
Now there are usually the odd items that are heavy that get put in the truck. This could be an elliptical or tv stand. These usually find a way of scratching the outside of the truck paint. I suggest getting some painters tape and layering it on the sides of your truck bed on the exterior. Yes this adds a layer 5 of protection that can help those scratches not happen. Once you get this done it doesn’t stick or scratch the paint when getting it off. THat is a super nice cheap way to save your truck from looking like it just went through a war.
After that just be available and be the one moving things in and out. Be vocal and wise about how to move things in and be nice. Niceness and good direction are usually the best way to save your truck from moving pains.