I always keep a fullsized shovel in the back of my truck, but have had to go with smaller stuff like the Cold steel shovel for my wife's vehicles. Just not enough room for a decent sized one and I generally don't like to mount anything on the roof. I wish someone offered a quality telescopic handled shovel. Or just a head that would securely fit on the end of Yakima type round bars. Maybe I need to take one off and get some measurements and start looking around.