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Not quite what the OP asked for but it's the best I've got.

 

When we lived in Michigan many years ago we had a little farm.  We came home from church one Sunday night and I had to do something in the barn before I went in the house.  I laid my Bible on the car and went to the barn. When I got the animal back in the pen I went into the house.  Of course I left the Bible on the car and yep it rained that night.  

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8 hours ago, UplandHntr said:

Im just amazed at the amount of guns put on top of vehicles. 

I’ll add the reason I probably have not done it is reading the stories told here over the years. 

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I love you guys as I am the one that finds your stuff.  Just the other day I found $100 Cash on the side of the road along with all the trash from McDonald's that they tossed. I have yet to find a gun though 😁

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Drove the ladder truck to a fire and back with one of the guys cell phone on the back tail bumper.  No clue how that didn’t fall off! 

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Fly rods. I think 4 of them over the years. Two came out ok, one I never found and one I ran over when I went back to look for it in the dark. 

 

Also my beloved HP financial calculator. I heard it bounce off the roof and saw it cartwheeling down the road in my rear view. Some scratches but I used that thing for about 20 more years before it died. Now I have an app on my phone that looks and works just like it.  HP 17B II with RPN.

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I left my tailgate open and drove 25 miles.  Dogs and all back there on a very curvy, rough road.  Lost two dog bowls, and some empty shells.  Nothing else, including dogs in the crates.  When I realized it, my heart stopped beating.

 

I always put my gun on my drivers side rear tire, and I water the dogs when I get back.  One time I put it on the front tire.  And drove away.  Got it the next day as I realized it a day later when I went to clean the gun.  A 6 hour mistake. 

 

And don't lean rods against the truck prior to leaving.  This was an expensive mistake. 

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1 hour ago, WI Outdoor Nut said:

I left my tailgate open and drove 25 miles.  Dogs and all back there on a very curvy, rough road.  Lost two dog bowls, and some empty shells.  Nothing else, including dogs in the crates.  When I realized it, my heart stopped beating.

 

I always put my gun on my drivers side rear tire, and I water the dogs when I get back.  One time I put it on the front tire.  And drove away.  Got it the next day as I realized it a day later when I went to clean the gun.  A 6 hour mistake. 

 

And don't lean rods against the truck prior to leaving.  This was an expensive mistake. 

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Ouch...!

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Not Me but a friend of mine left a dozen boxes of dozen raviolis on his roof of car . Stopped at red light and I dont think I have to tell you the rest !LOL

 

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My dad left me in a car seat on the roof. I was unharmed but my mom saw road rash on the seat and I believe he caught hell.

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On 10/19/2020 at 11:39 AM, UplandHntr said:

Im just amazed at the amount of guns put on top of vehicles. 

Me too and am guilty (see previous post) so now I have a routine. 

The night I left my gun on top of my then S-10 truck topper I had a young dog and had just shot a grouse. Dog was being a handful loading up wanting to smell the bird and not load in the crate. I sat my gun up top to have two hands free as I was in a hurry to get to one last spot before dark. 

Since then I have attached an ATV style Koplin gun scabbard to the side of my dog box. It is the first thing I do when I drop the tailgate, slide the gun into the case then load the dog and so on....

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