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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Ok, I had to look at this on my computer - trying to figure this out on my phone was like
    I see what you're up to now. Only bad thing is that those only work once. Trailhunters version is reusable
    Sorry, probably didn't help that the pics are sideways! Haven't figured out how to fix them, or get them to post right side up...

    The wrap-it straps I'm using are 100% reusable. They're basically a elastic velcro strap. I use one around the roll cage to anchor off of. The string of zipties is coming off of it, and is so I can just ziptie whatever toy my daughter finds most fascinating at the time. I also tied another wrap-it to the anchor with paracord so I can hold one of her sippy cups. Works great!

    Here tare the wrap-its at amazon. I got mine at Lowes though. I'm unaffiliated with Amazon, Lowes, or Wrap-it, just think they are versatile: https://www.amazon.com/Wrap-Heavy-Du.../dp/B01MTDK1UI

    I have a cheap mesh cover I made for the rear doors, just wanted to keep rocks from flinging in and hitting any of the kids. And it also helps with some objects that occasionally get jettisoned. Like my daughter's shoes. At some point I need to make something stronger to keep my 140 lb dog from flopping out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    We just did this. Was initially worried about stuff falling out but 2 can straps around the seats and 2 long bungee cords from the door latch to the other kept everything pretty pinned . Only a cooler on the floor which was strapped to the seats .

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    That's a good idea. I'll have to steal this if I need to hold down a similar load!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo82 View Post
    Sorry, probably didn't help that the pics are sideways! Haven't figured out how to fix them, or get them to post right side up...

    The wrap-it straps I'm using are 100% reusable. They're basically a elastic velcro strap. I use one around the roll cage to anchor off of. The string of zipties is coming off of it, and is so I can just ziptie whatever toy my daughter finds most fascinating at the time. I also tied another wrap-it to the anchor with paracord so I can hold one of her sippy cups. Works great!

    Here tare the wrap-its at amazon. I got mine at Lowes though. I'm unaffiliated with Amazon, Lowes, or Wrap-it, just think they are versatile: https://www.amazon.com/Wrap-Heavy-Du.../dp/B01MTDK1UI

    I have a cheap mesh cover I made for the rear doors, just wanted to keep rocks from flinging in and hitting any of the kids. And it also helps with some objects that occasionally get jettisoned. Like my daughter's shoes. At some point I need to make something stronger to keep my 140 lb dog from flopping out...
    LOL, it's all good. When the files are too large they will post sideways. Nothing wrong with your idea, I just couldn't figure out what you were doing!
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    Life hack - keeping shit in doors off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primo82 View Post
    Attachment 333528Attachment 333529

    Sorry, here is a simple setup.
    Not being an ass, but is it the best idea having the doors off when your kid is still in a rear facing car seat or any car seat for that matter?
    Last edited by sipafz; 08-26-2019 at 10:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sipafz View Post
    Not being an ass, but is it the best idea having the doors off when your kid is still in a rear facing car seat or any car seat for that matter?
    My kids are 6 & 10 and I couldn't do it.... street or trail.

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    I知 still trying to figure out what the hell I知 looking at.

    Almost as if I took the photo and Brute uploaded it.
    en hopup veritas

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    I知 still trying to figure out what the hell I知 looking at.

    Almost as if I took the photo and Brute uploaded it.
    hehe.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo82 View Post
    Sorry, probably didn't help that the pics are sideways! Haven't figured out how to fix them, or get them to post right side up...

    The wrap-it straps I'm using are 100% reusable. They're basically a elastic velcro strap. I use one around the roll cage to anchor off of. The string of zipties is coming off of it, and is so I can just ziptie whatever toy my daughter finds most fascinating at the time. I also tied another wrap-it to the anchor with paracord so I can hold one of her sippy cups. Works great!

    Here tare the wrap-its at amazon. I got mine at Lowes though. I'm unaffiliated with Amazon, Lowes, or Wrap-it, just think they are versatile: https://www.amazon.com/Wrap-Heavy-Du.../dp/B01MTDK1UI

    I have a cheap mesh cover I made for the rear doors, just wanted to keep rocks from flinging in and hitting any of the kids. And it also helps with some objects that occasionally get jettisoned. Like my daughter's shoes. At some point I need to make something stronger to keep my 140 lb dog from flopping out...
    Maybe for the dog you could pull some winch line over the hood wrap it 8 or 9 times around the roll bar. That should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sipafz View Post
    Not being an ass, but is it the best idea having the doors off when your kid is still in a rear facing car seat or any car seat for that matter?
    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    My kids are 6 & 10 and I couldn't do it.... street or trail.
    I may have too low of risk aversion so I'm willing to be educated. Hell, I'm getting my 7 YO a 50 cc dirt bike for xmas (and all the necessary safety gear)... I foresee broken bones, but that's the way I grew up...

    I did a little searching about kids and doors off. Seems like some people were adamantly against it and others have had no issues with their doors off and small kids. I make sure all kids are in appropriately sized and buckled car seats so there is that.

    I also have mesh screens that I've cut to fit the rear door openings. It is strong enough to deflect any rocks out of the cab. That was the biggest risk I see to doors off and kids.

    I'm just curious what risks you see with young kids and doors off? Other than kids falling out and rocks coming in (which I have mitigated), I don't really see anything else that is a safety hazard that the doors would make a difference in. There are always larger runaway objects, hell 2 people have died in 5 years within a couple miles of my house because a semi lost a break drum or tire. No amount of door will stop that...

    Anyways, what am I missing here? Does anyone have any horror stories they would like to share to educate me? I'm open to constructive criticism. Ultimately it may just come down to levels of risk aversion that everyone is comfortable with.

    Anyways, cheers and I appreciate your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahawkfan View Post
    Maybe for the dog you could pull some winch line over the hood wrap it 8 or 9 times around the roll bar. That should do the trick.
    If I had a bull bar to keep the line off my paint!

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