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Old 09-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #31
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Got a 5lb behind the drivers seat, against the rollbar, on the floor, with one of my two tool bags pressed against it. No missile effect, no clamps to deal with, and easy enough access, considering I don't figure on staying IN the jeep while fighting fires...

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Ever tried to get out of an upside-down/rolled TJ when the door is jammed shut and your seatbelt is jammed as well? That's why I want my fire extinguisher placed where I can reach it when I can't get out.

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:45 AM   #33
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Mine is on the Center passenger side roll cage, so I can reach back and get it while I'm still in my seat.
I used a drake offroad fire extinguisher mount. Made out of Billet aluminum.
Oh and it's below head Height on the bar, but I'm considering moving it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:16 AM   #34
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I've been considering spots for mine. I would never mount anything important real low on the floor. I have had mud/water up to the bottom of my seat cushion so....

I have been considering midway down the roll bar behind the driver seat. Or since I am gonna be building my own center console making a spot for in/on there.

It's pretty obvious that anyone who has them mounted under the front seat or on the side of the seat has never had mud that high up. I would hate to have to clean mud out of a fire extinguisher.
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Mine is attached to the back side of the center console. It is down low and can be accessed by any person in the vehicle. As a retired LEO I have responded to wrecks where some or all of the occupants were still unconcious when I arrived. The fire extinguisher should be accessable to anyone riding in the Jeep. Also, on many occassions seat belts do not release after a wreck has happened, so movement can be extremely limited. I recommend always carrying a knife in case you have to cut yourself or someone else free. Just things that I have noted during my career in L.E.. YMMV.
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I've been considering spots for mine. I would never mount anything important real low on the floor. I have had mud/water up to the bottom of my seat cushion so....

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I have had mud in there. I've had the whole cage covered in mud. And IMO I would rather have a little mud on my extinguisher than that extinguisher through my head in an accident.
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Mine is attached to the back side of the center console. It is down low and can be accessed by any person in the vehicle. As a retired LEO I have responded to wrecks where some or all of the occupants were still unconcious when I arrived. The fire extinguisher should be accessable to anyone riding in the Jeep. Also, on many occassions seat belts do not release after a wreck has happened, so movement can be extremely limited. I recommend always carrying a knife in case you have to cut yourself or someone else free. Just things that I have noted during my career in L.E.. YMMV.
That's where i was thinking of mounting mine.
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I have had mud in there. I've had the whole cage covered in mud. And IMO I would rather have a little mud on my extinguisher than that extinguisher through my head in an accident.
Right, but you said yours is mounted mid way up. Not on the floor. Yours would not be under water in normal wheeling situations. If it were mounted flat to the floor or lying on the floor it would be under water/mud.

I like the center console idea becuase the nozzle would most likley never be under water/mud on normal situations, as long as it was mounted upright.
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Ever tried to get out of an upside-down/rolled TJ when the door is jammed shut and your seatbelt is jammed as well? That's why I want my fire extinguisher placed where I can reach it when I can't get out.
Got an answer for everything, eh? Good point, though.

I guess it's about finding a cost-benefit trade-off for realistic and foreseeable risks, rather like why one would wear a pistol under their sport coat instead of carrying a rifle slung over their shoulder all day. Undoubtedly the rifle can solve more problems than the pistol can, but that isn't always the sole consideration at play. If one's likely driving risks include being upside-down with doors jammed shut, I guess a hard-mount fire suppression system might even be worth consideration.
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I've seen fire extinguishers thrown in the mud, snow, water, tossed around like sandbags, kicked, tripped over, and left sitting out in direct sunlight in the mojave for weeks at a stretch and still work when you need em... ask anyone who's done crew drills on military equipment, and they'll tell you that their fire extinguishers suffered ridiculous amounts of abuse and still worked when they needed em.
Just get one with a gauge and check it every so often. they will work reliably no matter how much mud you drown em in

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