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Old 03-11-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Curious what you all are utilizing the storage compartments in your Aluminess bumpers for...

For those w/o a winch installed what is up in the front bumper? My front Aluminess has the newer cutouts to help aid in cooling - does nothing at all for water/dirt protection...

And back in the rear bumper? What you got back there?

I know they're not exactly water/dust proof, any suggestions for making it as weather tight as possible would be appreciated as well.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:18 PM   #2
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

So far, I've got recovery gear and rope / line in the rear, stored in plastic boxes.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

While mine is a homemade bumper, it is along the same design as the Aluminess. I keep a floor jack, POL, recovery gear, flares, coveralls, and some other maintenance gear. I am tacking on a few round stock along the top to hold water a fuel jugs as well.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:54 PM   #4
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Tire chains, jacks and recovery gear in in the back. I still have room for the most used recovery gear in the front bumper with the winch.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:13 AM   #5
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

In rear I have 2 qts oil, 1 tranny, steering & brake fluid plus sirpanteen (sp) belt.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Front has Superwinch Talon and air/compressor connection
Rear, Premier Power Welder/Outlet/ welding supplies and jumper cables.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #7
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Front has Warn Winch, winch extension, and a full set of lynx levelers. I could probably get the snatch block in there too. I keep the winch control inside the van with a tree saver, pair of soft shackles and a kinetic recovery rope.

Rear is currently empty but I'm planning on storing a second set of lynx levelers (not sure they fit) and fluids (great idea loren85022). It'll have other assorted bits like air hoses and such but I want to leave some room for muddy clothes to have a temporary place to cram them without dragging mud through the van.

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Old 03-20-2015, 09:46 AM   #8
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Front - Spare Key - Leveling Legos
Rear - Recovery gear
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:34 AM   #9
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Store two sets of Camco leveling blocks up front. Blocks are in two Sea to Summit tapered dry bags. The dry bags keep the blocks from holding water and from bouncing around. Rear is typically misc tool/recovery gear storage. Use dry bags with the gear in the rear as well. Cut tool chest style anti-slip liner to fit both bumpers (another attempt to keep slippage to a minimum). The liner is perforated and won't retain water. Easy to pull out and rinse off if necessary.
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Re: Aluminess bumper storage items/tips?

Front: electrical cable, H2O hoses & filters, jack &c.

Rear: haven't settled on best use.

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