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Where to mount a fire extinguisher?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by squirrelNUts, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I'm looking for suggestions on where to mount a fire extinguisher. 2010 4x4 access cab. Usually just me in the truck, sometimes the wife, very rarely do I have passengers in the back, but I'm getting a dog over the summer! I just picked up a 1A-10-BC 3lb unit. It's about a foot tall; it's kind of big, but if I ever need it, I'm sure i'll want it! It came with a super-cheesy plastic wall mount, but I had the same model in an old apartment kitchen and it stayed stuck to the wall with just two screws.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    Doesn't matter so much *where* you mount it - just use a real mount and attach it solidly. You don't want that thing to become a missile in a car crash.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    BTW, look down at the bottom of this thread to "similar thread" for other mounting location ideas...
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    I'm going to make a mount so I can clamp it into the bedrails...i'll take pics when I do. That way it will stay in one place and won't get buried in crap if I fill up the bed (mostly camping stuff)

    BTW...I searched for "fire extinguisher" and got tons of crap...not the useful stuff I found in the "similar thread" thing. Any links to good ways to use the search function?

    Thanks,
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  6. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Careful leaving it mounted outside the cab. Somebody told me that their bed-mounted extinguisher got yanked and emptied all around (or over?) the truck once. I think it may have been Mohawk Mike.

    IF you don't mind spending a little extra time, you might think about something like this:

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  7. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    The problem with mounting it inside, is, if/when the vehicle catches fire, your first instinct is to GET OUT. Most people dont have the frame of mind to try to get something out of a burning vehicle. Out of the last 15 years of having a fire extinguisher mounted in the bed, only 1 was discharged by somebody fucking around. Another one was used by someone else to put a fire out, when I wasnt near my vehicle....an added benafit of it being in the bed, is that if its needed, someone else can get quick access to it. To add, Most fires happen at the front of the vehicle. Driver side mount in the bed, allows you to get out of the vehicle, get to the back, assess the situation, and react with the extinguisher if needed. Also, this particular mounting location I have choosen, is right next to the spot I stand when filling up with fuel. If somthing goes up, I have the extinguisher right there.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    I have mine mounted in the bed to the bed rails, I used the quickfist mounts.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    feel like making another one???? :eek:
     
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    Probably not, I just don't have the time right now. I'll let you know if that changes though

    Defined has some mounts that can adapted to work there pretty easily. You might look into those:

    http://www.definedengineering.com/products.html
     
  11. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    I put one in the little cubby in the bed of the truck. That way it is easy to get to but not visible to jack asses.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    Looking into mounting one in my bed, What grade (ABCE?)is best for vehicle fires?
     
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    Stealing your idea ^^^^^


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    Just make sure it is a good solid mount.
    I had a friend that let his roll around in the back of his SUV, the thing discharged on him.
     
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