Recently I have noticed, and it has been brought to my attention by others, that would should take more time in securing items down in our vehicles. God forbid you ever have the vehicle roll over while playing on some obstacle. You don't want stuff flying around hitting the occupants in the head. I can honestly say I'm guilty of this.
I was going to head down a hill, that you basically couldn't climb. Thats how steep it was. Well I forgot that there was a fire extinguisher under my seat. When I started down the hill, the fire ext. came out and lodged itself under my brake pedal. I had to ditch the truck into a large rock to keep from going out of control. About $500 worth of damage happened to the truck.
Invest in some bungee cords and/or a cargo net that will be user friendly and will secure down the items in your vehicle. That goes for truck beds also. The last thing you want is to have all your stuff flying out of the bed as well.
Let's be proactive about thing like this, instead of waiting until it happens to figure out that we should've taken these steps to begin with. Let's keep 2010 injury free.
Your comments and/or suggestions are always welcome.
Exactly why I built my rear cargo box! Also incorporated some tie downs for misc stuff that doesn't fit in the box. I feel so much better knowing that my gear wont be flying all over the place if an accident happens.
96' XJ-daily driver, 6.5" Iron Rock Long Arm Kit, Steering box brace, Airaid Intake, 35" BFG KM2's, Safari Rack, Hydraulic Hood Lift, LogansMetals front bumper, WP rear bumper, Ruffstuffspecialties Uni-body Stiffeners, ARB's front -rear, 4.88 Gears, rock lights, Warn 9.5ti, IRO Steering,
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8