Keeping it inside the cab is great until you use it and it gets covered in mud. Same with the recovery straps. I try and save the cab for personal accessories and use the toolbox for tools.
I'm surprised your stock bumpers wouldn't cave in with the weight. The last one I had mounted on the inside rail of the pickup bed. Those jacks can injure you if don't plan out the strategy.Thanks for the replies. I'm running stock bumpers, and I'm able to jack up the truck with no problems. ('Looking to get a "hidden" winch bumper for the front in the future, but this probably won't have any mounting points for a jack either)
Yes on recovery tracks.... and I have carried my Hi-Lift inside my F150 for the last 5 years it is in a plastic(?) case made for the jack. I can't remember the manufacture of it tho. anything in the truck on the floor in the back is under a strong net to keep any thing from flying around if in an accident... a muddy jack in the case keeps the back clean, same with traction boards if muddy they also go in a bag made for them as they are strapped in the bed.... where I sleep. this system worked very well for me for a long time as I go solo.You bring up the very subtle differences between overlanding and just plain old driving around.
Get some orange plastic boards if your going to hide the jack.
Sir, could you please tell my why you're attempting to reanimate the dead?Mines ratchet strapped to the rear seat frame. It's not going anywhere. It's easy to fab a metal mounting bracket as well, then the strap is redundant.
On the '17, I'm considering just drilling two holes in the floor and simply through bolting it to the cab.
Rural Alberta farm boy here. It rode in my pickup for 20 years. It ONLY got used to pull fence posts. Highly practical for a farmer. Hence it is not a HighLift, It is a FarmJack. Have not needed it for 20 years but this summer I'll be pulling 40 more fence posts. It serves me fine in the garage.how and where do you plan on using the farm jack? Have you ever actually used it? Have you actually used it on the trail?
billiebob,Rural Alberta farm boy here. It rode in my pickup for 20 years. It ONLY got used to pull fence posts. Highly practical for a farmer. Hence it is not a HighLift, It is a FarmJack. Have not needed it for 20 years but this summer I'll be pulling 40 more fence posts. It serves me fine in the garage.