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#11219042 - 11/11/15 03:30 PM Where can I get a foam block?
carphead Offline
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Registered: 08/02/13
Posts: 21
My old hauling solution does not fit my new F150 standard cab. I'm headed to Caprock SP on Friday and want to take my 15 ft sea kayak. Anyone know where I can get a foam block?

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#11219164 - 11/11/15 04:38 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
Rhino68W Offline
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Academy sells some roof systems. I am not sure about just a foam block though. Might be better off hauling it in the bed of the truck tied down well. Be sure to use a flag!
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#11219196 - 11/11/15 04:53 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
carphead Offline
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Yeah, I think you're right. Driving about 250 miles each way. Wonder if home depot sells an "official flag"

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#11219218 - 11/11/15 05:09 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1230
Loc: Apple Springs
Some auto parts stores have the red flags. I've been using an old red t-shirt.

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#11219232 - 11/11/15 05:20 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
RBDavis3591 Online   content
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Registered: 08/17/14
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Loc: Austin
I have seen red flags in Home Depot. Also need to be careful if driving at night since you might be required to have lights also.

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#11219242 - 11/11/15 05:24 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
AdanV Offline
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Registered: 04/03/10
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Loc: Katy, TX
ACK sells a really good Red Flag.
Tough vinyl.



Edited by AdanV (11/11/15 05:24 PM)
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#11219309 - 11/11/15 05:56 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
Cowtown Kid Offline
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I don't know where you are located but Mountain Sports in Arlington has some very good Red Flags. They are tough. I have used one for over a year and it is still going strong.

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#11220143 - 11/12/15 08:05 AM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
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How big of a foam block do you need?
From Amazon.com

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#11220430 - 11/12/15 10:15 AM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
chads Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Academy sells blocks ..
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#11221107 - 11/12/15 04:36 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
Lane H. Offline
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Registered: 03/10/15
Posts: 114
Loc: Odessa
I bought a bed extender from Amazon -- less than $200.00, very well-built and sturdy. Easy to attach (even with one person and holds the thing very still.

One caveat -- buy some means of padding for the extender. Right now I'm using pool noodles secured by bungees.
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#11221190 - 11/12/15 05:59 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
roadtrip Offline
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I've seen 'em at Academy and Bass Pro Shops. Mariner Sails might have them.
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#11221277 - 11/12/15 07:06 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
Bass Art Offline
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Registered: 03/16/03
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Loc: Talty, TX
You can buy a bed extender from Harbor Freight Tools for about $50. I have lights on mine so it's legal any time. You can get the lights and wiring needed at HF also for about $20.
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#11221345 - 11/12/15 07:47 PM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: carphead]
Aquiles Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
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Loc: Texas, Dallas
I went to Academy and bought a floating seat cushion for $5.00 dollars it works great as a cushion .

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#11221752 - 11/13/15 06:39 AM Re: Where can I get a foam block? [Re: Cowtown Kid]
APynckel Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 561
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Cowtown Kid
I don't know where you are located but Mountain Sports in Arlington has some very good Red Flags. They are tough. I have used one for over a year and it is still going strong.

texas


As an opposition to the special purpose flags that you can get from Mountain Sports, they also have nylon flat "rope" that's bright red. I much prefer to use it, as it's far more robust than an eyelet through a high surface area flag that wants to rip itself off your car (which I've had happen with one of the flags).

Just some food for thought.

*EDIT* This stuff...

http://www.mountainsports.com/MSmain.asp?Option=Detail&Detail=096401


Edited by APynckel (11/13/15 06:40 AM)

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