Category Archives: Recreation/Lifestyle

All new 2015 Ford F-150 Under Seat Lock Box

316_01_ANIMThis high security 16 gauge steel security lockbox mounts under the rear seat in a 2015+ Ford F150 Supercrew Crew Cab. The full width formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 4500 cubic inches of lockable storage. It’s secured contents are easily accessed by flipping either or both of the rear seat(s) up and opening the corresponding lid(s). The unique design allows the full width to be used to stow firearms or other long items.

Featuring Tuffy’s Pry-Guard Locking System with a 10 tumbler double bitted security lock with built in weather seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design making it easier to operate the seat releases as well as aiding passenger ingress and egress.

The innovative mounting system is only accessed from inside the box. When additional floor space is needed the entire lockbox can be removed in seconds without the need for any tools. Mounts inconspicuously under the seat out of apparent site of would be thieves. Is quickly and easily installed using the factory hardware without drilling.

316_01_V_O_P4Get one for your new rig today!

Fixing-Up Our Neglected 2007 Jeep Wrangler


The section of carpet that Hazel poured that gear oil all over he subsequently cut out. There was no other way to get the smell out of the Jeep. Unfortunately, that section of carpet also included the cardboard cubbyhole cover. This locking cubby cover (PN 143) didn’t even require any drilling to install. The back of it (toward the front of the Jeep) tucks into factory sheet metal. The two metal strips sandwich the lip of the cubby and provide a secure locking location.

Made of 1⁄8-inch-thick steel and powder-coated in a black textured finish, I expected the cubby cover to hold up to any abuse I dished out. An SM465 and an NV370 didn’t faze the lid. Sure, it deflected a little bit but sprung back to shape once I took the transmissions off of it. I also never had a problem with the lock functioning, no matter what I did to it. As it turns out, I ended up storing my snatch strap, winch controller, gloves, tree saver, and a couple of shackles under this cover full time.

Read the whole article from four wheeler network here.

Kudos to Tuffy Customer Service

Bought a used Cargo Lockbox locally, but it was missing the hardware (mounting bolts, etc).

Sent an email to Tuffy, and Tim Pearce responded very quickly. Even though I bought this used, they are sending me some new hardware for it. I was impressed by their response time and attitude.

I’ll post some pics when I get it all cleaned up and installed. PO hadn’t taken care of it properly, and salt water caused surface rust issues. Taking care of dealing with that part myself.

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Kane County and State of Utah on 12 local roads

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Tuesday in the R.S. 2477 case of Kane County and Utah v. United States. A three judge panel affirmed that the state and county have legal title to six of 12 roads and held that there was no dispute as to title in the remaining six. The opinion again rejected SUWA’s claim that the statute of limitations bars the road claims. The court also determined that the existence of water reserves do not bar road claims.

The court agreed with the United States’ position that there is no dispute with the state and Kane County’s ownership of the Hancock, Sand Dunes, and four Cave Lakes roads. The court held that because there is no dispute as to title, the court has no jurisdiction to hear the claims to these roads. Without a dispute regarding the ownership of these roads, the State of Utah and Kane County may treat these roads as R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, and manage them to ensure that the access provided by these roads remains safe and open.

Despite the apparent acknowledgement by the United States of the state and county’s ownership of the roads, the issue remains ambiguous until a court formally quiets title in the state and county or the United States formally disclaims any ownership of the roads. Therefore, the Office of the Attorney General is considering filing a Petition for Rehearing before the entire Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which must be filed within 45 days. The effect of this opinion on the roads in the other pending cases remains to be determined on a road by road basis. The court’s decision does not address roads other than the 12 Kane County roads. The state, therefore, intends to continue moving forward developing the evidence as to title on all other R.S. 2477 rights-of-way. The state is encouraged that the issues of the statute of limitations and the effect of Public Water Reserves have been put to rest.