Gear organizers for the back of an SUV

Poppy

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For the last 25 years, I had a Crown Vic, or a Mercury Grand Marquis, cars with huge trunks. In the trunk I carried a socket set, wrenches, a breaker bar, some test equipment, jumper wires, duct tape, sleeping bag, spare clothing, rain gear, fires starters, duraflame log, flashlights, a couple of first aid kits, extra blankets, fire extinguisher, half a case of water, and other stuff.

I gave my Grand Marquis to my grandson, and bought myself a Grand Cherokee.
What do you keep in your SUV, and how/where do you store it?
 

Lights and Guns

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I also have a GC... just hit 62k miles on it. It has treated me very well over the past 7+ years. (Knock on wood!) - I plan on keeping it for a long time to come.

Anyway, as for what I keep in it, not too much to be brutally honest.

1) Spyderco Delica folding knife.
2) roll of packing tape
3) NOCO Battery Jumper (haven't had to use it for myself - though I have used it on at least 3-4 occasions for others) - worked like a charm and I'd suggest everybody have 1 or at least something similar. It's compact and just works, also has a built-in flashlight which is a plus.
4) VIAIR 88P portable compressor kit - to inflate tires. It's not a BS plastic/cheaply made one. - I had these cheap plastic ones in the past, the last 1 burnt the fuse in my jeep and the machine itself blew up internally. This VIAIR is of good quality and inflates my big Off-road capable tires QUICKLY. I'd say within 25-40 seconds per tire.
5) Pair of gloves in case I need to change a tire.

Thats about all I leave in my Jeep. Living in NYC I don't feel comfortable leaving anything more. (Crimes gotten ridiculous here) and apparently the police aren't allowed to address it without getting fired or sued. - absolute joke of a place this has become.

Additionally, all those items listed are hidden and out of sight. -- Since de blazio (de bozo) took office about 10 years ago now? He absolutely destroyed this city. Nowadays perpetrators of crimes get arrested by the nypd and they are released the same day or next day without any consequences. It's just mind boggling. Hell, nyc has started a program were they hand out free mets / yankees tickets or pre-loaded visa cards for perpetrators that show up to their court appearance date. The world has gone absolutely mad....! Its disgusting.

Sad to be honest, I use to love NYC.. now I can't wait to finish up with work and move to a different state that is the polar opposite of what nyc has as far as leadership / politicians ect...
 

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Yes @Lights and Guns I imagine that I will keep much less stuff in the back of the car. My Dad used to say, "he who tempts is as bad as he who steals." So it is better to keep stuff out of sight.

My daughter is moving to Arizona, where they are having a heat dome heat wave. She read a suggestion to keep bottles of water in GLASS containers, rather than plastic in her car, to avoid the plastic leaching into the water. She also has a SUV I suggested that she carry a reflective tarp, and a roll of tape or magnets in case she gets stuck, to reduce solar heat gain.
 

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Yes @Lights and Guns I imagine that I will keep much less stuff in the back of the car. My Dad used to say, "he who tempts is as bad as he who steals." So it is better to keep stuff out of sight.

My daughter is moving to Arizona, where they are having a heat dome heat wave. She read a suggestion to keep bottles of water in GLASS containers, rather than plastic in her car, to avoid the plastic leaching into the water. She also has a SUV I suggested that she carry a reflective tarp, and a roll of tape or magnets in case she gets stuck, to reduce solar heat gain.
Thats interesting, never thought of people needing to do that with the tarps. Makes sense though.

With that said, glass bottles are certainly the way to go in leaving in vehicle for a prolonged period of time. - esp. in the heat!
 

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Just got some newly designed & just released ToughBuilt StackTech mobile organization system sold at Lowes.

They are really well built and clever in function. Not cheap yet!

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Just got some newly designed & just released ToughBuilt StackTech mobile organization system sold at Lowes.

They are really well built and clever in function. Not cheap yet!

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It looks like a great concept.
I did have to laugh at the dual locking points with a pad-lock. A utility knife would probably be able to defeat the plastic holes that the lock goes through.
 

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I have an explorer for work and have this:
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You'll be surpised how much stuff they hold.

For spare clothes a plastic tub
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From Lowes

Water stored in factory sealed containers gets rotated each quarter at the longest. Freezing is an issue where I live so glass isn't a viable option in winter. Plastic expands better. One gallon milk jug size and wide mouth empty plastic bottles for drinking vessels. Cut the top from an empty soda bottle to use as a funnel.
 
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@bykfixer for fleece jackshirts and a gore tex shell, clean underwear and socks I use a 20L waterproof stuff sack that I got from Walmart.
stuff sack

I've use one for a sleeping bag too.

I like your idea of those containers. Perhaps for putting grocery bags into so that I don't have to reach too deeply into the back.
 
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