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Old 10-16-2019, 04:38 PM   #1
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Where do you stow your towing “stuff”

Where do you stow the stuff (safety cables, wire harness extension, breakaway switch cable etc) used for your toad, when not towing?
When I was towing a Jeep Liberty, I just put this stuff on the floor behind the second seat of the Jeep. It was carpeted and the stuff would not move around much.
Now that I’m about to tow a midsized pickup truck, I’m trying to figure out the best way to carry this stuff in the bed of the truck without is sliding all over the place. I say the truck bed because there is not much room behind or under the seats in the cab. The truck bed is enclosed with a shell that has a lockable hatch so I’m not as concerned about theft of the stuff as I am about containing it while driving.
Thanks for any input.
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I have a Rubbermaid tote that I keep all the towing related items in. This is stored in a bay in coach.
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In a box in a MH bay.
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In a box in a MH bay.
We do the same.
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I have a Rubbermaid tote that I keep all the towing related items in. This is stored in a bay in coach.
Great idea! I have just the place for something like that.
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Some of the stuff I leave attached to the hitch such as the safety chains. The rest is usually stored in the right rear storage bay in the mh.
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the cables both elect and safety, along with the removable attach arms, instruction sheet and keys to the padlocks all go in a heavy duffel type medium sized zippered bag. the patriot has a special place in the basement that does not interfere with dws area
tow bar stays attached to bus, unless we are at home. Then it comes off and gets cleaned and inspected and reset for next trip
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I keep it in a shoe box in the back of the toad.
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In a container in the back of our Ford Explorer.
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In an Large AWOL bag. Those who do not know what an AWOL bag is Google is your friend. LOL and "Keep Em Flying"
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Got a great little “Dr bag” that fits everything right in the back of the Liberty. Easy to carry and transport.
Brake Buddy sits right next to it in the back too.
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Box in a bay also :-)
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I keep the spare straps, tools, etc in a tool bag and put it behind the passenger seat in the car. We have a dog so the back seat always has a "dog hammock" installed. It's a seat cover that not only has straps around the rear seat headrests, it has straps around the front seat headrests. That keeps the dog from sliding to the floor on a hard stop and also covers up the tool bag.

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Many box liners have slots in them to insert 2x lumber to partition off part of the truck bed. Being a carpenter, that is what we always did. We just cut a piece the right width, and leave it in the back of the truck. They also make factory made truck bed partitions. Here is one of the many versions available. Cheers
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