I used to do that in Forester until the day I wasn't paying attention with 10 foot pieces of pvc pipe. I closed the back and *pop*, cracked the windshield with the very tip of the pipe.I used to put 2x4x10's in my Outback. Crosswise from back to up on the dash. Towel over dash/windshield. Since HD is only 2 miles from my house, it was a quick trip that worked in a pinch.