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The only concerns I know of are rain/moisture in truck bed, turning/hitting bumps too fast, and other equipment in the back. If by air movement you mean the wind blowing against your cab you really have nothing to worry about unless you're driving through a hurricane. The design of bass cabs is based around the idea of creating huge changes in air pressure in and around the cab, your cones will be fine.
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Your cones will be fine unless anything flies into them. Bugs, rocks, sand, and things in the bed my cause damage to the cones if you don't have a cover. A bed sheet will do fine. For long distances, if you want to get fancy, get some of the plastic wrap that comes in the three foot roll and wrap you cab once or twice in that. That will keep all the moisture out as well as flying debris. You can get that stuff at office depot.
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I've never had a problem. I have a cap over my bed (It looks more SUV than redneck...) that locks, so I can even leave my gear in there if I have too. I open the little windows on the side if it's hot to get some airflow.

 

But, like I said, I've never had a problem.

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Thanks! Has moved it around with the face down, or against the cab, tied in so it's not just shifting. I just wanted to be sure this wasn't causing wierd air pressure differences. Of course, rain & foul weather calls for a tarp wrapped like a Christmas present.
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A guy who claimed to have been a 'roadie in the 70's' once told me that the best way to transport your speakers is with them flat, face down. He rambled at me for a lifetime about how this was the least stressful on the speaker surrounds and the cones, that any other means of transporting them would surly cause the Earth to plummet out of it's orbit and crash into the sun, yadda yadda.

 

Whatever.

 

I say, let 'em crash!! Oh no wait, wrong time for a movie quote.

 

I transport my speaker cabs in the back of my truck all the time. No covers or anything. It rains like a bastard approximately 13 months out of the year in Seattle. I've yet to have a problem (knock on a wood-like substance).

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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

(knock on a wood-like substance).

Like my head?

 

or a bass.... :D

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I've never haed a problem with speakers in the back of a truck, though twice in my life I've had an amp head hit the road while I was driving - a few years back my Peavey Megabass head slid right out through the camper door (It was sitting on top of the cabinet's road case), and about 25 years ago, a Marshall Major head fell out of the back of my pickup on the interstate. Neither head worked afterwards...

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Originally posted by Bumpcity:

A guy who claimed to have been a 'roadie in the 70's' once told me that the best way to transport your speakers is with them flat, face down. He rambled at me for a lifetime about how this was the least stressful on the speaker surrounds and the cones, that any other means of transporting them would surly cause the Earth to plummet out of it's orbit and crash into the sun, yadda yadda.

 

Whatever.

Yeah, Bump, i have heard this as well. I don't know if there is any merit to it, but it seems to endure...

 

Peace,

 

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