When we jump off pavement and head into the dirt, we often carry a good bit of gear with us, whether we’re out playing in the dirt for the day or going on a multi-day backcountry adventure. There’s often food, water, camping supplies, tools, spare parts, extra fluids, and any number of other self-sufficiency items we carry that most ordinary motorists don’t.
Storing those items and keeping them somewhat organized can be a chore. But, with some careful thought and ingenuity, you can often tuck away plenty of needed items in your rig, keeping them safe and secured. First, ensure heavy items within your cab area are well secured. Should you end up rolling, the last thing you need is a bunch of stuff pounding on you as you turn tires up.
It makes sense to store spares and less-needed items in deeper locations for accessibility. The smart use of appropriate containers can help you organize and keep items in their place until needed. While you may feel you’re running out of storage room, consider unused pockets of space under seats and behind interior panels. We’ve even capitalized on extra cabin space with the removal of bulky plastic interior panels in some vehicles.