View Full Version : Do you have a fire extinguisher in your Cruiser?
06-04-2008, 01:04 PM
What about in your other car(s)?
Just passing it along from a long-forgotten issue of Toyota Trails...
06-04-2008, 01:14 PM
In my 60, I had one under the driver seat. It won't fit there in the 80 so I'm still looking for a good accessible location to keep it.
As for the other cars, somehow I just wouldn't be as concerned watching them go up in flames as I would if it were the Cruiser.
I have one mounted in the back of my 80. I have a second bracket in my 40. Two brackets, one extinguisher.
06-04-2008, 01:27 PM
Yes sir. :thumb: In my 40 and 60. I actually had them in my cruisers before I decided it would also be a good idea to have them in my kitchen and garage! :o
06-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Yes, in both the Cruisers but not in the other four. Why not? Good question, especially as one of the other four is an old Jaguar! :D
True story: Driving up I-70 several summers ago with Madison Wilhelm, former RS member now living in Atlanta, he in his 80 and me in the 62, on our way to an afternoon of driving Red Elephant Hill and to Bill Moore Lake, I found out how important a little fire extinguisher can be. We had just crested the hill to Mt. Vernon Canyon when I see Madison in the rear view mirror just whipping off the hiway and into the little pullover area there so I swerved to get off at the same spot. By the time a get the truck stopped I saw Madison running full bore with an extinguisher in his hand - I hadn't even noticed the rather befuddled looking guy standing in front of his old Olds with the hood up. Looking closer, I see the air cleaner area is on fire and Madison didn't hesitate in blasting the fire out with every ounce of retardant in the bottle. Since that day, I have thought it important to carry an extinguisher and that Madison had his poop in a group. Well, he does, but by the time we got to the Chief Hosa exit, he was calling me on the CB to say his truck's oil light had come on so we pulled over at the exit. Raised his hood only to see the oil filler plug sitting somewhere other than where it should be and oil splashed all over everything under the hood. Yup, couple of quarts low and he didn't have any spare oil with him! It's hard being all together all of the time! ;)
06-04-2008, 03:11 PM
Good point about having one in case somebody ELSE might need it. Good story too :D
06-04-2008, 03:11 PM
...poop in a group.
06-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Yup, Halotron 2.5 lbs in the Cruiser (in front of the driver's seat), and one in our Pilot, too.
Halotron evaporates, leaves no residue, and is non-corrosive. Great attributes for use in your engine bay. :)
Oh, and expensive, too. Bad attribute for your wallet! :(
06-04-2008, 04:42 PM
I watched my 40 burn for over 20 minutes because I didn't have a fire extinguisher years ago. by the time the fire department responded it was totaled. :(
I learned my lesson and now have one.
06-05-2008, 07:38 AM
Indeed I do.
06-05-2008, 07:47 AM
Absolutely! In every rig.
06-05-2008, 09:26 AM
yup. have always had on in every car. Put my own fire out once that started as a brush fire under the truck, and stopped to put somebody elses car out who was just standing on the side of the road staring at it burn. Right now i have a 2.5 lb halon extinguisher in the cruiser and also have a system that I'll probably install on it since i have it sitting around from an old race car.
i echo corbet's comments.. it really sucks watching your truck go up in flames. kind of a weird helpless feeling. It also sucks knowing that you might be starting a wild fire.
06-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Yeah, starting a wildfire sucks. Almost happened to me once :eek:
06-05-2008, 09:42 PM
why? meh, it's just a truck/car.
doors opening to get out are more important :D
06-05-2008, 09:44 PM
both 80's and Rachel's 4runner
not in the BMW or wifes 4runner
06-06-2008, 11:59 AM
3 cars all have gear. 2 have halon.
My dad was often the "fuel man" working in the pits.
My grandma was badly burned in a kitchen fire. Yes. Fire safety is a concern in our family.
06-06-2008, 01:38 PM
I don't HAVE a cruiser. :lmao:
However, in the 4Runner I have two; one easily accessible by the driver, and one in the back easily accessible by whoever is standing near the rear of the truck, if the top is rolled up.
08-18-2010, 10:21 AM
How do you mount the extinguisher on the front of the driver seat in the 80?
Can someone provide a picture?
08-18-2010, 12:33 PM
We used to put these in 911's.. maybe you could weld something up that is similar for the 80?
08-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Yep, plus a first aid kit in all vehicles. ;)
Halon is great for electronics and fires that can be knocked down quickly, but if one has been burning a while (really hot) and oil/fuel based, I will take the mess of dry chem. Learned that when I went through Air Force fire training. Foam is even better, but who has that in a portable...
08-18-2010, 09:37 PM
Picked up two today. One for the 40 and the other for the 80. Thinking about bolting it to the transmission hump down by where the passenger's feet would be. In reach and limits any ladies with sequach feet getting in the 80, and thus not taken them to dinner.:lmao:
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Yes, and have used it on 4 different occasions!
08-19-2010, 12:11 AM
One in the truck, and one in the Packard. Neither Honda has one. :bolt:
In reach and limits any ladies with sequach feet getting in the 80, and thus not taken them to dinner.:lmao:
08-19-2010, 10:37 AM
Ya that makes more sense. Or Cankles . . . ie: "Dr. Schlegs' Land Cruisers are Cankle free zones."
08-19-2010, 12:24 PM
08-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Ugly cankles are ugly.
There is no way a fire extinguisher and a pair of those will fit in the front seat of an 80!!!!!!!!!!! I might have to remove the floor mate just to have enough room to shoehorn them in.:lmao:
08-20-2010, 09:09 AM
2 in the FJ40, 1 in the Dodge and 1 in the Wife's Corolla. Also 3 big one's in the garage.
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