Aug 15, 2012, 03:20 PM
storing metal detector in car trunk in New England in summer
I was thinking of keeping my Garrett GTI 2500 in my car trunk while I am work so I can hunt on the way home. The problem is I worry about the heat affecting the detector.
The summer temps in the Boston area tend to be in the mid 80's most of the time for the next 2 weeks.
Can anyone help me out with advice about this.
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Aug 15, 2012, 03:36 PM
A bad idea. If you don't give a crap about the detector go for it. The inside of a car gets a lot hotter than the outside air temperature. Ask those creeps that leave their kids or pets in cars.
Last edited by goodmore; Aug 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM.
Swinging a detector on a beach is about as good as it gets
Aug 15, 2012, 03:55 PM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
Can't you take it to the office?? Buy a bag and put it near your desk or something...
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Aug 15, 2012, 04:09 PM
Ask a 5 year old what he'd do!
Originally Posted by Ben Cartwright SASS
Last edited by stefen; Aug 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM.
Aug 15, 2012, 04:39 PM
Don't, don't, don't...the heat can affect the electronics. Computers hate heat!
Garrett makes a nice suitcase type bag for the GT2500. It's not overly large and would probably fit under your desk at work.
"You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!
Aug 15, 2012, 04:52 PM
Aug 15, 2012, 05:41 PM
I've done it hundreds of times in those temps. and never had a failure but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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Aug 15, 2012, 05:48 PM
I keep my bounty hunter in the back seat of my sidekick everyday.
I drive for a living so my windows are always down. Never know when you see a spot and have to stop.
Seems to always work fine.
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Aug 15, 2012, 06:17 PM
To hot to play today
I don’t have room in my trunk, cookie baking takes up a lot of room.
The manual for the Garrett’s metal detectors says not to store them in a hot car.
Chocolate chips, anyone?
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Aug 15, 2012, 06:43 PM
I've put a few in the trunk but not in middle of summer as heat can and does go up to 130*F in your trunk. with the prices of detectors I would NOT risk it. Put it in an unmarked bag in your office.
Aug 15, 2012, 08:31 PM
Trunk doesnt get as hot as inside the car.
Aug 16, 2012, 06:48 AM
I don,t know how your model is but some people take off the control box and take it in. the color of your car is a major factor, if it is black thats gonna get real hot.
Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)
Aug 16, 2012, 07:27 AM
IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"
Every one here must think Ben works in a office....... He could work in a factory or in,construction.or drive .. or one of the many jobs that is not office work............. But i have left my detector in my pick up many of times on hot summer days and they ........ Always worked when i took them out to use..... All i can say is leave it in your car... And when you go to use it it will work ...OR ... You will have to send it to Garrett for repair....My self i always take the chance......
Last edited by Keppy; Aug 16, 2012 at 07:43 AM.
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Aug 16, 2012, 08:23 AM
I've never had a problem leaveing my detector in the trunk, have been doing it for years. When I get home from the beach I wash off my equipment and put it back in the trunk.
Aug 16, 2012, 09:04 AM
In the trunk here too and no problem. Like lookindown said, the trunks doesn't get that hot, unless you barbecue, or have a running furnace in it.
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