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    Default Where do you keep your ukulele while driving?

    So I searched the forums... and the word "ukulele" is just used so much that I can't find a thread about this if it's already been posted.

    Anyways, I'm going on a trip back home and I want to take my uke with me. It has a case and all that, but where in the car would be the ideal place to put it?

    I want it to be sitting up front with me but that just seems like a bad idea because I will undoubtedly take it out and play it.
    >The back seat, the sun gets to it.
    >The trunk... it slides around... but that I can prevent.

    You guys/gals? where do you keep your ukes for travel?

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    I keep mine in passenger floor. Out of the sun and in my sight...

    But if you are travelling with others, I suggest buying a baby car seat and strap her in in the middle of the back seat - Too much???
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialmike View Post
    >The trunk... it slides around... but that I can prevent.
    No, not the trunk!

    Seriously, it can get very hot in there. Wood can warp, glue can come undone, and delicate instruments can be easily ruined.

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    I usually toss the case in the well behind the driver's seat and take it in with me wherever I stop. I just can't leave it in the car during the day. It's too scary.

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    on your lap?

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    yeah dont put it in the trunk. It depends if your alone or not. if your alone, drive with it on the floor in front of the passenger seat. or just keep in on the floor near the back seat. keep the case partially open, and have air conditioning or some kind of air circulation in the car. you dont want the wood glue to melt. then you have a pile of wood mess.

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    hang it from the rear view mirror. on bungie, that way it's ready for playing at stop lights and snaps back when the light turns green.
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    Usually somewhere behind the drivers seat, since I just open the backdoor and throw it in there first. I never use the trunk for anything, because the backseat is just easier unless I have a ton of passengers. And I get used to it, because guitars and amps and other gear fit well back there too, and aren't as convenient to put in the passenger seat area. As for the trunk, I never use it, it's full of other stuff, so there's never room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT_Ukes View Post
    hang it from the rear view mirror. on bungie, that way it's ready for playing at stop lights and snaps back when the light turns green.

    lol. this deserves a how to video and a preformance of this idea in action while driving.

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    I drive a Nissan King Cab pickup so keep my 'ukulele behind the passenger seat in a gig bag with room to spare, and easy access.
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