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Securing items in your off road vehicle for trips

Post by Mac » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:25 am

Can I take this opportunity to remind everyone that you should all secure any loose items in your vehicle whilst on off road trips for safety reasons.

I am thinking about cool boxes, fire extinguishers, chairs, tools and other heavy objects which could cause you injury in the case of an accident, when they fly about in the vehicle.

Elastic cords can be used, but better still invest in a cargo net, they are not expensive and can be used to secure everything, thus preventing an unecessary injury.

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Post by SSS » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:22 pm

SO TRUE!!!

even "trivial" small items like small empty water bottles or the hard case of your sun glasses can be quite dangerous if they slip underneath your pedals after a rough shake :evil: !!!
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Post by 9ball » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:11 am

I remember I had a patient once who got knocked out and required stitches after he got hit in the back of the head by a tissue box during a collision.
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Post by Tawalbeh » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:52 pm

Very good topic and I would add: never smoke in the car when you have fuel containers
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Post by Channes » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi Mac,

Thank you, very useful.

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Post by Scorpio84 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks for the info, helps a lot.

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Post by adiga » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:04 am

Channes wrote:Hi Mac,

Thank you, very useful.

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Post by desertfun » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:51 am

Mac wrote: Elastic cords can be used, but better still invest in a cargo net, they are not expensive and can be used to secure everything, thus preventing an unecessary injury.

Safe driving.

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Re: Securing items in your off road vehicle for trips

Post by bullet » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:07 pm

9ball wrote:I remember I had a patient once who got knocked out and required stitches after he got hit in the back of the head by a tissue box during a collision.
i agree,,i witnessed once a pen went through the windshield during an accident causing a bullet hole,,imagine if it hit the driver !!!

u gota take care of the shackles as well,,even if they were attached to the snatch,,they might fly from the back during cresting or any sudden braking,,

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Post by Mpenzi » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Cool advise Mac
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Re: Securing items in your off road vehicle for trips

Post by luna » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:16 am

SSS wrote:SO TRUE!!!

even "trivial" small items like small empty water bottles or the hard case of your sun glasses can be quite dangerous if they slip underneath your pedals after a rough shake :evil: !!!
OMG that happened to me last time, the stupid water bottle slipped under my pedal !!!! hahaha , also my half empty redbull can kinda flew over showering me and my car !
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