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Fire extinguisher on floor just in front of driver seat?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dta, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    dta

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    Was thinking of mounting an in cab fire extinguisher by bolting it horizontally to the little piece of slanted (carpet covered) metal that forms the front of the base of the drivers seat. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Good idea or bad?

    Anyone know exactly what is behind there?

    I tried sitting in the seat with and it seems like it would be totally out of the way for me driving. Also didn't seem to impair the seat forward/backward adjustment at all.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Mine is mounted in my bed.

    I would mount it somewhere else personally....


    My friend has his mounted behind his seat facing his door, bad move for him, I pulled the pin and held it until we got choked out of the truck hahahahaaahahaahahaha
     
  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    What is the purpose? I would mount it behind the seat, at some point it would hinder your leg room on a long trip.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    My outlook, if there IS a fire in my cab, I'm still getting out..... Then i have to reach back into the cab to get my extinguisher.


    Nah I'm good I go into enough fires hahah

    So the bed is easily accessible and I can get to it rather quickly...
     
  5. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Bad idea. If it comes loose on accident (or IN an accident) in that location, it has a substantial risk of interfering with your control of the vehicle.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Good point.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Yeah I am not too worried about speedy access, but it seems like whatever the situation you can get something quickly out of the cab whereas things in the bed are sometimes buried (under other things in the bed).
     
  8. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Agreed that those are the likely purposes. I am just concerned that there are occasions where in the bed it might be buried under other gear.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    I have mine "mounted" under the drivers seat. Slides right in and fits nice and snug with no rattling.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    I would also be worried about it discharging by accident in an accident. Chemicals stay in the back...
     
  11. Jun 18, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Agreed. Performance in an unrelated accident -- either it going off or breaking free -- seems like a good reason not to go this route.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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