From the point of view of the pics, they sure look like they could help in carrying equipment. But, and this is purely conjecture (not sure that's the right word), I know you're trying them out but, speaking from experience of years and years of watching tool mountings fail/break over the years on fire trucks due to poor roads etc. I'm wondering what kind of endurance the mounting of those tubes will take, based on any moderate to severe rough roads and off roading, over a given amount of time. Believe me, there's not much "carrying" capabilities on the T-dub for sure. Anyone coming up with new ideas is surely appreciated.