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Old September 2nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Make sure to secure your fire extinguisher

Or else when you slam on the brakes it will discharge and you will nearly die from the fumes and not being able to see.

Ask me how I know.

Been a bad rover day. LWB blew a hose (I think the expansion tank cap is bad) so I patched that on the side of the road with duck tape and put in the two gallons of water I had and drove back home and got the D90. On the way home from work, the fire extinguisher decided to empty itself upon impact IN SPITE OF HAVING THE PIN IN.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:21 PM
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That sucks. Glad that you are OK... could've turned out a lot worse.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Or else when you slam on the brakes it will discharge and you will nearly die from the fumes and not being able to see.

Ask me how I know.

Been a bad rover day. LWB blew a hose (I think the expansion tank cap is bad) so I patched that on the side of the road with duck tape and put in the two gallons of water I had and drove back home and got the D90. On the way home from work, the fire extinguisher decided to empty itself upon impact IN SPITE OF HAVING THE PIN IN.
Youre in denial, I know I was. I am facing the facts this weekend...
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Oh crap. Was it a dry chemical extinguisher that made an awful mess or CO2 or something else?
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:46 PM
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At least you are ok. Huge mess?
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:54 PM
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Dry chemical. Big one too. Huge mess. Hour with a broom, vacuum, and then a hose (I <3 D90 STs) and it is cleaner than before.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Don't forget to recharge the fire extinguisher!
I guess I'm not the only one under the black cloud.... almost lost my nut and bushings on the top side of my left front shock!
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 12:42 PM
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That happened to me once but it was in a paramedic ambulance, we had just loaded a drunk in the back that we were called out to on Skid Row in LA. As I sat down on the bench seat I sat on the extinguisher trigger and emptied the contents into the back of the rescue and all over our inebriated patient. He looked like an albino as we wheeled him into the ER.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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For those of you carrying fire extinguishers in your trucks, where did you mount them for quick access while still keeping them out of the way?
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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I used to have mine screwed to the outside of the cubby box but now it is in the tuffy. I am too lazy to mount and like a moron I bought one of those insanely expensive safecraft ones so I am sure if I mount it, it will be stolen
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Old May 4th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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one is mounted to the fusebox cover (with a metal backing plate behind it so as not to break the cover) and one shoved down behind the cubby box that I really need to mount. Used to be mounted to the dog guard but that is long gone.if you have one, you could use the rollcage too. From experience I can tell you it is crucial to have it within reach of the driver or passenger and easily removeable. By the time you get around to the tailgate (Ron) it may be too late.

I started carrying two after my first petrol/engine fire when I saw how quickly a small extinguisher gets emptied. In fact I would rather have two little ones than one larger one, for convenience of storage as well as redundancy. Remember that you may only get one shot out of an extinguisher no matter how big it is.

Also, putting one in a tuffy box that might be locked is just a bad idea. I know of at least one LR owner that had to bail out of the car while it was still moving. I think he had the extinguisher with him but was unable to do anything by the time he recovered from the roll. Vehicle was a complete loss, though has since been rebuilt. Cameras and other bits inside the tuffy box were more or less consumed, though the tuffy itself held up pretty well.
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On the bulkhead removal bar, one behind each seat so they are accessible from both sides. I bought collars from americancollars.com to mount them. This page shows them mounted

http://gallery.lhsw.com/collars
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Charles,
Those look great. Very clean install. Do you remember what size you used and how much they cost? Thanks.
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On top of the seatbox between the driver's seat and the door. Attached to the seat rail with a quick release velcro strap. Fits in there nice.

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For those of you carrying fire extinguishers in your trucks, where did you mount them for quick access while still keeping them out of the way?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Charles,
Those look great. Very clean install. Do you remember what size you used and how much they cost? Thanks.
I'll try dig up the info but they were a bit pricey, especially since I had them add the flat spot to one half. I likely have some left over in that size (1.5" iirc) because I bought several pairs of each and if I do I'll let you know.
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Any chance you plan to attend the NOVA HH on 5/20?
I will be there.
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It's highly likely I'll be at the next HH. But I took a quick look and only have one 1.5" collar left. Not sure where the other is since I bought them in pairs. I'll keep an eye out for it though.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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I mounted mine in the same place as Charles except I used big hose clamps--cheap and works like a champ. The hose clamps go around the bulk head bar and then around the plastic fire extinguisher holder. Eventually I am going to use those rubber bungee-thingy holders (the really strong ones) to hold the fire extinguisher itself since I have my doubts about the plastic holder in the event of something more drastic like rolling.
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