Picking out your own Christmas tree can be one of the best family bonding activities. If you’re planning on heading out to your local Christmas tree farm to chop down your own tree, then it’s a good idea to know how to bring your tree home with you—especially if you’re driving a Chevrolet Silverado or any other pickup truck. Here are some tips on how to bring home your Christmas tree in your truck to help make the process easier for you.
Put a blanket down. Christmas trees have needles, which can cause tiny scratches on your truck’s bed. If you don’t want to scratch your truck bed, then we suggest you put a blanket down. This is also handy for when the tree loses its needles on the drive home. The less you have to clean up, the better—right?
Wrap your tree properly. Using a net to wrap your tree—or a blanket or tarp if you don’t have a net—will keep your tree from flopping in the wind.
Point in the right way. Your tree should be placed in your truck bed with the tree trunk facing the front of your vehicle. Doing so will cut back on any wind damage that could happen to your tree during the drive.
Tie it down. Use bungee cords or rope to tie down your tree to the truck bed. When you’re done, give the tree a good tug to ensure it is safe and secure. If your tree is jutting out beyond your truck’s rear end, remember to tie a reflective tag at the end to alert other drivers.