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Transporting The Cylinders

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by ellisj501, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. Chris H

    Chris H Contributor

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    If you put enough cylinders in there, they don't roll around. I'm really glad I have a rebreather now.
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  2. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Also must pretty happy you never got into an accident like that??
     
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  3. Chris H

    Chris H Contributor

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    That was very temporary. Like across town. I'm always happy to not get in an accident.
     
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  4. ellisj501

    ellisj501 Registered

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    Pmsl
     
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  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    There have been several posts regarding hauling like 20 tanks, which I don't think is what the OP meant. I dunno, I think my method of securing 1,2,4 tanks is safe enough. There are all kinds of things that can happen to you in an accident. In fact, I did have a front end collision a couple of years ago (my first ever, age then 64). Front of van had to be pretty much completely replaced. Tank in the back never budged. BC with pocket weights on the tank, wt. belt hemming it in on side, rubbermaid "tub" between tank & driver's seat, fins between tank and trunk door.
     
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  6. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

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    Apparently they are called crashes these days
     
  7. ellisj501

    ellisj501 Registered

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    Yeah I have 2 cylinders, last weekend I finally got round to making a cylinder rack, really simple concept, see my picture below, but the cylinders can't roll round and once strapped down with a ratchet strap, i'm more than happy they will be secure :)
     

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  8. dogbone

    dogbone ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    your poor axel lol I had I think 5 tanks loaded in my car along with my cooler and winced every time I hit a bump lol
     
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  9. Chris H

    Chris H Contributor

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    That was a Dodge Durango, and it was just about doing a wheelie.
     
  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Makes me nervous when I see tanks piled in an SUV with the back seat down. Tanks right behind front seats. I’d think those would go flying easily if you were hit hard enough. I always haul tanks in the back of my Escape with back seat up. I’ve had about 10 full sized tanks in the back. The rubberized non-slip pads for under rugs you can get for $10 or so at Walmart works well to put in between layers of tanks. Keeps them from slipping much.

    Gear always gets piled on top of tanks.
     
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