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Securing A Rebreather In A Vehicle

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by AdamSa, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Use a tarp to keep the seats dry, then strap it in upright with a bungie through the head strap and a headrest in the car
     
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  2. taimen

    taimen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I put my JJ into the trunk and secure it to the back seat headrest with a strap running through JJ handle (I drive a wagon).
     
  3. njdiverjoe

    njdiverjoe Nassau Grouper

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    Not necessarily -- I once got a good two inches of water in my pathfinder and had no idea until I got home and was disassembling the unit.
     
  4. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My JJ rides in the back, on a cushioned back seat to absorb the bumps, with a seat belt around it. If I cared about the upholstery, I guess I would put down some sort of tarp, but I don't!

    If I have enough passengers so that space is an issue, I make one of them sit in the trunk, and pad them with my dry suit bag. My rebreather does more for me than my buddies do.

    :D

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  5. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    This is how I do it. But mine rides shotgun.
     
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  6. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Can’t trust myself not to play with it. I believe that the texting laws in our state also cover calibration while driving…
     
  7. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

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    Mine also rides shotgun in a seatbelt. Never had an issue.

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  8. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There's a guy who cares about his car seats. I think that my rebreather is worth more than my car.
     
  9. 688ClassRebreather

    688ClassRebreather Angel Fish

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    The rebreather is an expensive piece of life support equipment. I always take care of them. They ride in the backseat with seat belts firmly secured. My daughter, on the other hand, has already announced that she will put me in the cheapest home she can find as soon as they will take me. Therefore, the rebreathers get the seat belts and she doesn't. This was taken when she realized the CCRs take priority over her.


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  10. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ask her to at least make sure that the home is CCR friendly, and that they have sorb and O2. You don't want to be blowing bubbles in your golden years.
     
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