I have only used my Hi Lift a few times while wheeling, for recovery. I strap mine down behind the rear seat. It keeps my sub woofer and bag of assorted recovery gear in place if/when I tip over. It doesn't weigh much. If I didnít' have it there I would have to have something else there it keep my crap in place.
01 TJ, 34 Super Swaper 34x10.5 bias, Winch, locked, belly up, some armor, 4.0, 5spd