is our ComboGrip, which keeps a fire extinguisher conveniently
placed right behind us.
decided that the vertical mounting position would work out the
best for our Jeep.
thing we all need in our rig is a fire extinguisher. Some people,
like myself, like to carry more than one. I've seen them run out
before fires when on the trails, because they are too small, so
I like to be prepared.
this year, we told you about the ComboGrip, which is a combination
fire extinguisher holder and pair of grab handles that fits over
your roll or sport cage main bar, just behind your seats. But where
could we put a second fire extinguisher?
Effect Enterprises came up with the answer to this question, with
their Side Mount fire extinguisher holder. What's so nice about
this holder is that you can put it anywhere you have tubing.
the holder is a cinch, once you figure out where all of the straps
are supposed to go. It is a bit confusing, at first. Like the other
accessories DEE makes, these holders use a double-wrap, Velcro setup,
which provides an extra measure of safety and holds the fire extinguisher
nice and tight. Remember, you don't want a fire extinguisher to
become airborne on the trails. Ouch!
tried mounting it on our Project TJ in a couple different ways;
first, on the top part of the rear sport bar and then on the back,
down-turn of it.
our Jeep, we found the vertical mounting position to be optimal.
It stays in place nicely and if it were to somehow slip, it would
still be supported by the tub of the Jeep.
also tried hanging the fire extinguisher from the horizontal bar
of our sport cage. Because we have a sound bar, we didn't really
have enough room to mount it there comfortably. Without the sound
bar, however, this could be a viable spot, however.
An extra safety loop goes inside in case of the unlikely event
of the Velcro strap coming loose.
Another extra strap goes through the trigger handle of the
extinguisher. Again, this is nice in case the extinguisher
were to come loose.
The horizontal position would not work for us because the
rear straps would not cinch up all the way. In addition, the
safety strap could not be attached to the trigger.
A convenient handle can be rotated however you like it for
comfort and safety.
added bonus of the fire extinguisher holder is a grab handle. The
handle can be rotated to just about any angle you'd like. In the
vertical position, aiming it outside the Jeep would be nice for
grabbing on to when stepping up on your tire. In the horizontal
location, a handle could be nice for any rear passengers to grab
Like the other
products that Direct Effect has sent our way, we're very impressed.
The heavy-duty webbing and industrial stitching should ensure years
of abuse and exposure to the elements.
Direct Effect has come up with something useful and well thought-out.