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JugglingMonkeys
08-25-2007, 08:18
What's the best way to stop them from rolling around?

of course, put heavy stuff next to them...

other ideas?

cummings66
08-25-2007, 08:56
I took an old pair of jeans and sewed the legs shut after I filled it with sand. Works very well. I also place a tub I stick my wet gear in next to it so it can't move easily.

JugglingMonkeys
08-25-2007, 09:21
great idea!
thanks

Jaymeany
08-25-2007, 09:23
You could make a small rack out of pvc. similar to a utensil tray but without a solid bottom.

Black-Gorrilla
08-25-2007, 09:29
some pipe or pool noodles, and some rope... make a simple rack.
or you can pvc it up and make a really nice pvc rack.

Jaymeany
08-25-2007, 09:36
You could make a rack that fits perfectly in your trunk for everything. Partitions for anything you want. Don't glue the whole thing together so you can get it out of your trunk. You could put a shallow tray under it and make a drip rack for your stuff too. Just spitting ideas out.

Flatliner
08-25-2007, 09:37
I just wedge my soft weights next to them.

gtjason2000
08-25-2007, 13:03
drive 5 mph

creggur
08-25-2007, 13:19
I put them under a cargo net and drop the soft weights between them to keep them from clanging together...

skdvr
08-25-2007, 14:27
I made something out of a pool noodle. Each piece of Noodle is 21.5" long and about 6" between the noodles. I used shock cord for mine that way I did not have to worry about spreading it apart when I was putting the tanks on it in the trunk. I did make a few of these for friends some with rope and some with chock cord, and I like the shock cord better. This keeps both the 7.25" and 8" tanks secure. I have taken corners fast in my car and forgoten about the tanks in the back. I have never had one roll out of there even when they are in the trunk by them selves.

If you want something for a truck or SUV you can look at another one that I made here (http://forum.scubatoys.com/showthread.php?t=2152) .

Phil

cummings66
08-25-2007, 17:57
drive 5 mph

Nope, I once left a tank in the trunk unsecured because I was just crossing the street and next thing you know the valve got bumped and I hear this very noisy hiss. Lost 500 psi before I crossed the street and shut it off. I never even hit 5 mph.

JugglingMonkeys
08-26-2007, 16:23
I made something out of a pool noodle. Each piece of Noodle is 21.5" long and about 6" between the noodles. I used shock cord for mine that way I did not have to worry about spreading it apart when I was putting the tanks on it in the trunk. I did make a few of these for friends some with rope and some with chock cord, and I like the shock cord better. This keeps both the 7.25" and 8" tanks secure. I have taken corners fast in my car and forgoten about the tanks in the back. I have never had one roll out of there even when they are in the trunk by them selves.

If you want something for a truck or SUV you can look at another one that I made here (http://forum.scubatoys.com/showthread.php?t=2152) .

Phil

Phil, this is a great design. and cheap.

thanks!

mike_s
08-26-2007, 17:35
I made some like what Phil (SKYDVR) did. Did it several years ago.


Goto any DOLLAR STORE and buy a "pool noodle" for $1 buck

Cut into three segments and get some old rope out of the garage.



For $1 buck investment, you can't go wrong.

tnfireman
08-26-2007, 18:27
The pool noodles are great. In my truck I placed eye bolts 16" apart ,They hold 1 or 2 tanks per set great.
Ray

skdvr
08-26-2007, 19:06
Just saw this on scubaboard. Check this (http://trucks.pcwize.com/ubiquirack.php) out.

On the noodles, it may be tought to find them cheap this time of year, (not that a dollar or two is expensive) but just after the summer I stocked up on some at a Big Lots for $.10 a piece. That is why I made so many for friends of mine...


Phil

wxboy911
08-27-2007, 10:47
I keep the tanks surrounded by stuff-usually towels or the gear bags. The most tanks I took in one trip was 8 in the back of my minivan...just used a bunch of old towels and wedged them in on one side with an old wetsuit.

ScubaJenn81
08-28-2007, 05:13
I just place my weight bag in the middle of the tanks and it fits pretty well in my small trunk

ScaredSilly
08-28-2007, 09:50
What's the best way to stop them from rolling around?


Double them up with a set of bands :D

Charlotte Smith
08-28-2007, 09:59
Pool noodles are a great idea guys...I am on my way to the dollar store!

reefugee
08-30-2007, 08:16
I have an SUV, and strap down my tanks. I am paranoid about getting into an accident, and having a projectile fly from the back of my SUV to the front of the SUV. Call me paranoid...

BSea
08-30-2007, 08:26
I just wedge my soft weights next to them.
This is also what I do. And I use a towel between then to keep them from clanging together.

NavyDM
08-30-2007, 09:07
I made racks out of PVC with a wooden frame. The tanks stay up right in the back of the dive van in the racks. I have one that holds 6 80's and one that holds 4 100's. basicly rectangle frame or square frame made from 2x4's surrounding about 10' tall PVC pipes for each tank sized for the tank. The tanks are secure and don't move around in the back of my van at all.