I am moving in a few weeks, and I am turning to my friends here in the forum to weigh in on the best solution.
The situation: We have a 6 hour drive to our new home, and just my husband and myself as drivers. My husband will be taking the uhaul and towing our Subaru Impreza, I will be driving our Prius (my normal harpmobile). The part that isn’t normal is we now have a 3-month old baby who needs to travel in the back seat of the Prius.
1) the harp fits into the Prius with the car seat if we load it base first behind the passenger seat and put the car seat behind the driver (the seat is split so most of it lays flat). The harp ends up with the extended soundboard taking the majority of the harp’s weight with another point of contact on the side of the body where it rests on the seat as it is tipped with the knee towards the ceiling. I plan on padding these points well with pillows… But us it enough? Torsion on the harp? The pros are this way it’s is in air conditioning.
2) we flat load it into the impreza (haven’t tried this, but I think if no one is driving the seat can be moved up enough. We’d have to leave in the middle of the night to avoid the majority of the daylight as it would not be air conditioned. There is always the possibility we’d be driving in significant daylight, however, since we’re going through Atlanta and traveling with an infant. Plus, my husband doesn’t really want to leave in the middle of the night.
Which technique do you think is least harmful?