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rustyosaurus 01-21-2012 09:45 PM

Roadside Emergency Kit
 
So, in my previous SUV - a Hyundai Santa Fe - there was an awesome, huge space under the rear cargo floor to store stuff. And while I'm glad there are those two plastic bins around the spare tire on the JGC, it's only a fraction of the space that I had.

I have this Roadside Emergency Kit that I think my dad got for me years ago from Costco. I've never even opened it. The thing is huge - like one of those really wide laptop bags. It's got fix a flat, jumper cables, rope, some tools, etc.

I'd like a similar emergency kit, but I want it to be smaller and fit in that space by the spare tire. It doesn't have to have all that stuff - just the main items one would need. Does anything have a kit like this that fits in the space by the spare tire?

Thanks

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-21-2012 09:47 PM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
ditch the fix a flat, that junk will destroy your rims. it will also void any warranty on your tires

rustyosaurus 01-21-2012 10:01 PM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 557736)
ditch the fix a flat, that junk will destroy your rims. it will also void any warranty on your tires

oh yeah - i had already read that and planned not to use it. thanks

Jeeters 01-22-2012 07:27 AM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
Fix-a-flat is only harmful to the rims if you use it to do a 'permanent' repair. It doesn't instantly damage the aluminum; it does so over time.
If you use it and then soon get the tire repaired and clean out the fix-a-flat at the time of repair, then the rim will be fine.

The TPMS is a different story.

Red G8R 01-22-2012 08:30 AM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
In a real emergency I would use it if there were no alternatives.....but I don't even carry it.

As for the original OP's question, there are enough bins around the spare the store some rescue gear. There is also lots of space under the rear seats.

Ernest 02-03-2012 03:22 PM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
There's more useful space if you remove the bins. I replaced my 18" Lattitudes with 265/65/18 GY Silent Armors (including spare) which left room for only one bin. By getting rid of it also, I had plenty of room for all my emergency stuff.

AAAA 02-03-2012 03:30 PM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
Take the most important things out of the bag and pack them individually in the bins and around the tire. That's what I did in a similar situation.

1200RT-P 02-05-2012 12:14 AM

Re: Roadside Emergency Kit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 566799)
Take the most important things out of the bag and pack them individually in the bins and around the tire. That's what I did in a similar situation.

This. Besides, keeping things in a sealed kit make them harder to deploy in an emergency. I've got everything in need in those plastic bins (and some extra...).

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