Mine is not inside the Av but is in the left top storage bin in the area above the wheel. That area is almost useless for anything else, but great for the extingusher. I left it in the box (opened box).
Here is a picture of one of mine. I had to have it noticeable for sponsor requirements and tried several spots before deciding on this spot. I also have one mounted on the underside of the rear cargo side doors.
I keep mine under the back seat, but it's slow to get at particularly with the midgate down. Matts, how firm is the mount for the extinguisher where you have it? I'd worry about it coming down on our passengers heads.
after reading the post on mounting the flash light under the storage bins.. I bought and mounted a fire ex under the other side storage bin... just like iorntrains. good to see minds that work alike. i'll have photo's posted soon.
Before i do this mod can anyone tell me what kind they are getting? How heavy is it? Did the mounting bracket come with it? Does the original torx screws work for this? Any help would be much appreciated.
I did the mod using a fire extinguisher from Menard's. It came with the bracket and weighs about 31/2 lbs,and it's made by Kidde. I went with a BC for Flammable liquid and electrical fires. I would reccomend an ABC which is better all around for fighting wood, paper, cloth, flammable liquids and electrical. I will probably replace mine with an ABC. You can use one of the torx screws, but I recommend a couple self tapping screws. I used #8 x 5/8 self tappers and they worked great. Feel free to drop a line with any other Q's.
Also, the compartment lid is angled just enough to hold it open with the extinguisher. If you want more angle on the lid, you probably could cut the tether and install a longer one to increase the door angle.
I wouldnt do it on mine though. Ive seen way too many accidents where heavy/dense objects become lethal projectiles inside the cab. Guarantee you those 3/8" screws would not hold a can of soda in a 20 mph rear end collision (God forbid). The ball bearing in a can of spray paint comes to mind. My humble $.02
My extinguisher is going on the driver side storage bin.