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Quick detach mount in my truck. Got it from Amazon. Mounted inside driver rear door to roll bar.

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Do you have a link for that or where you picked up.? Thanks
 
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My background includes small airplanes and auto racing. In both of those pursuits fire extinguishers inside the cabin are harshly frowned upon.

This is because an accident may involve over 100Gs of force and that 5 lb extinguisher will be ripped from its mount with 500 lbs of force and will then become a metal projectile flying around inside our car/airplane.

I'd suggest that you all think of this when you are planning where to place the extinguisher. Would it be better off in the bed? Behind the seat at least??

The way I look at it, to increase the risk to humans inside the truck in the interest of reducing the chance of damage to the truck is not worth it.

The chance of an extinguisher dislodging during a crash and hurting someone is much greater than the chance of you actually saving a life while using it inside the truck.

IMHO - if you want one and you don't have an open bed, come up with a way to mount it in back.
 

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Mounted mine on the passenger side. Tried the drivers side but didn’t like the way the metal nozzle pointed at the head of any person sitting in that seat.

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Behind the rear seats or under them (assuming you don't have carseats in there. I'd be hesitant to mount it to any bars simply because knocking your head on it would hurt.
Especially if it comes loose in a crash. ;-)

I want to mount a larger fire extinguisher in the bed of my truck
Smart man. The photos posted here are kind of terrifying. At least the bottles in race cars used to be mounted in the foot well so in a frontal collision, there was a good chance the most forceful impact would be absorbed by the firewall. Based on some of the mounting locations pictured here it's not hard to imagine the bottle splitting someone's head open in a crash.

But I know. They look cool.
 

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Well I'm of the overkill on fire extinguisher(s) I've got 2 mounted like "Mav4x4Chris" one on each side and 2 of the stick fire extinguisher next to front doors seat area on floor. Almost every time you need a fire extinguisher you need 2. Rightside one is "box store standard" with a Halguard on left side. I'm my experience the more prepared you are the least you need things.
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Smart man. The photos posted here are kind of terrifying. At least the bottles in race cars used to be mounted in the foot well so in a frontal collision, there was a good chance the most forceful impact would be absorbed by the firewall. Based on some of the mounting locations pictured here it's not hard to imagine the bottle splitting someone's head open in a crash.
I think most of these are fine. I spent 16 years building and running late model stockcars. I've seen cars roll over and cars stop suddenly, never have I seen a fire bottle get dislodged. My b-i-l's dad went on his roof and slid down the front straightaway on fire. My b-i-l tried knocking the fence down and ended up with a broken fuel pump siphoning the 20 gallons out of the tank which ended up igniting. I've also had a crew guy get in the car to clean it and bump the fire button that the driver forgot to pin.

If someone's in a crash strong enough to dislodge a fire extinguisher with most of these mounts, I don't think it's going to make a difference.

I would trust the aluminum mount & hose clamps over the velcro mounts. Those are a big nope from me.
 

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Especially if it comes loose in a crash. ;-)



Smart man. The photos posted here are kind of terrifying. At least the bottles in race cars used to be mounted in the foot well so in a frontal collision, there was a good chance the most forceful impact would be absorbed by the firewall. Based on some of the mounting locations pictured here it's not hard to imagine the bottle splitting someone's head open in a crash.

But I know. They look cool.
TBH I don't care for it being in its current location, but it beats being buried under everything in the back of the cab so that I can't get to it. I don't run a bed cover so I haven't decided where is good to put it (in the be) that is 'out of sight and out of mind' so it doesn't get stolen or tampered with. That is my ideal (eventual) location since it's an even more convenient grab.

Besides - if on a trip I'm gonna get hit with (potentially):

1) An entire fridge if it manages to pop the strap holding it down.
2) A tablet, a phone, and/or a hand held radio.
3) Literally anything else in the cab that isn't bolted down.

Live with the risks you're willing to take I guess.
 

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I think most of these are fine. I spent 16 years building and running late model stockcars. I've seen cars roll over and cars stop suddenly, never have I seen a fire bottle get dislodged. My b-i-l's dad went on his roof and slid down the front straightaway on fire. My b-i-l tried knocking the fence down and ended up with a broken fuel pump siphoning the 20 gallons out of the tank which ended up igniting. I've also had a crew guy get in the car to clean it and bump the fire button that the driver forgot to pin.

If someone's in a crash strong enough to dislodge a fire extinguisher with most of these mounts, I don't think it's going to make a difference.

I would trust the aluminum mount & hose clamps over the velcro mounts. Those are a big nope from me.
:like: I didn't use the cheap hose clamps with mine I bought good quality ones. I've had the "pleasure" of being in vehicles rolling over and though vehicle roll over trainer's. After any of those things you normally strap down every thing. Being in a few M113s and 36 ton APC that flips or gets nosed at speed sucks let alone a aircraft. I've had a few of them
 

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:like: I didn't use the cheap hose clamps with mine I bought good quality ones. I've had the "pleasure" of being in vehicles rolling over and though vehicle roll over trainer's. After any of those things you normally strap down every thing. Being in a few M113s and 36 ton APC that flips or gets nosed at speed sucks let alone a aircraft. I've had a few of them
Yeah. I have to come up with an interior tie-down method for our fridge in the off chance we get f'd up.

I used to be a corporate office mover once upon a time, and all the employees were told to empty their filing cabinets. The first thing we would load up would be file cabinets, tipped on their side to fit on the cart. Change, paper clips, push pins, and more came tumbling about. So I have a good idea on how bad an auto rollover would be (not to mention all the videos I've seen).
 

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Trying to figure out why anyone would want to stop the vehicle from burning.
 

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Helpful hint.
If you live in an area where dirt dobbers are prevalent be sure and put something over the discharge nozzle to keep them out. I use vacuum caps that are snug but will blow off when extinguisher is activated,
 

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I want to mount a larger fire extinguisher in the bed of my truck
I think most of these are fine. I spent 16 years building and running late model stockcars. I've seen cars roll over and cars stop suddenly, never have I seen a fire bottle get dislodged. My b-i-l's dad went on his roof and slid down the front straightaway on fire. My b-i-l tried knocking the fence down and ended up with a broken fuel pump siphoning the 20 gallons out of the tank which ended up igniting. I've also had a crew guy get in the car to clean it and bump the fire button that the driver forgot to pin.

If someone's in a crash strong enough to dislodge a fire extinguisher with most of these mounts, I don't think it's going to make a difference.

I would trust the aluminum mount & hose clamps over the velcro mounts. Those are a big nope from me.
It looks like those mounts are a combination of black plastic and hose clamps.

If they are aluminum, I agree, they are probably fine.

The installed fire systems that we installed were mounted much more solidly than what you get with a $50 fire extinguisher.
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