Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Where to Put My New Raxiom Lights? Pros & Cons

I'm still struggling with where to put my new Raxiom 3 inch square LED lights. I'm pretty confident on how to wire it up. It should be pretty simple. I also have the the Raxiom LED lighting switch kit which should be pretty easy as well.

My issue is the cosmetic aspect of the location of the lights and wiring. I figure I have couple of locations to mount my lights. But each location has it's pros and cons. 

First is where they normally are mounted -- on top of my
Barricade Trailforce HD Bumper.  Mounting the lights here would require an additional washer and a longer bolt, which I can easily get at the hardware store. But then the question becomes the wiring. I could drill holes into my bumper to hide the wires, but I don't want to do that. I've seen other Jeepers use zip ties. At first I was against the whole zip tie route, but others have sent me pictures and they don't look too bad. 
Then it was suggested I put them on the A pillar. I didn't even know what that was -- but now I do -- learn something new every day.  I was leaning towards the A pillar option. No zip ties and no drilling into the bumper.  But I would need to get mounts for this option. The wiring would not be as difficult. The con is the glare coming off the hood. 

So I got on the phone with Ryan at ExtremeTerrain. He was super helpful.  He helped me to understand how each of the different locations light placement would work in regaards to the lighting. He also suggested I could get the matte black vinyl decal to help with the glare if I go the A pillar route. 

He did mention if I did go the A pillar route I could position the lights to aim more to the side of the Jeep which could also help with the glare.  But, he said if it were him -- he would go the bumper route which would give me better lighting in front of the headlights beam.

I was really leaning towards the A pillar route -- like this really cool looking Jeep. Thomas a fellow Jeeper who likes to hit the trails at Rausch Creek loves the A pillar location on his Jeep. But since talking with Ryan at ExtremeTerrain -- he has steered me back to the bumper. But... I'm really wanting the lights up on the A pillar too. 

It would be cool to get more parts in the mail with having to get the mounts and decal. Plus positioning the lights out to get the "peripheral vision" will help when the Zombie apocalypse happens. 

Now, I have been bitten by the light bug, and I want both. I guess I can relax a little as I don't need to decide this until next year.  Oh NO! wait a minute... 

It's almost next year! 


               - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Auto Safety Tests - How safe are we really?

I came across an article about the Jeep Cherokee voted 2014 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year which prompted my need to find out which vehicles were in the running.  


So, I hit the Google search bar -- but ended up in a totally different direction. I found this story from April 2014 about many popular mid-sized SUV's failing crash tests. 



Which led me to this website --The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. There are crash test videos of pretty much every vehicle out there. I checked out the Honda Pilot's video  then the JKU 4 door . I found the comparison quite interesting.  I think I will still stick with my Rubicon. I was quite impressed.  

Yah, Yah I know the Wrangler doesn't do so good on side impact. But I find these videos interesting and wanted to share them with you.

I would like to point out that however all the safety rhetoric can be very important and helpful -- we need to remember a few things. These crashes are controlled crashes. When we are out on the streets driving our vehicles nothing is controlled. Is any vehicle we are in going 40 mph or even 60 mph going to be safe when "freak" things happen? You also see it all the time when people walk away from accidents unharmed and you can't believe it. 


I guess what I'm trying to say is don't believe everything you hear and read -- except here :-) -- on TV and the internet. And... be careful out there no matter what vehicle you are in.  Don't take those unnecessary chances. 

Be Safe this Holiday Season! You know the line... I don't have to say it... But -- maybe I will... Don't drink and drive, Don't text and drive.  Two hands on the wheel and keep yourself safe!


Have a Happy New Year!!!!!  
  
         - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -



Monday, December 29, 2014

Steering Attenuator for the Jeep Wrangler Review


This past fall I was approached by the folks at Powers & Sons, LLC. They are a premier designer and provider of machined steering and suspension components, systems and assemblies. They manufacture steering components for Jeep Wranglers. 


They just launched a new product (and website Performance Stability) called the steering attenuator. This product is designed for improving the performance and safety of Jeep Wrangler steering systems. 


The attenuator is constructed to reduce the harsh road feedback attributed to the stock JK steering system -- jittery steering wheel. It is a highly engineered direct swap-out for your drag link adjusting sleeve. It is intended to make the Jeep safer while improve your driving experience.


They asked it I would try it out on my Wrangler.

In all fairness to them and my followers, I did not think I had enough driving experience in my Wrangler or qualifications to make a fair and just review on the product. I am still just a "beginner" in this whole new world of Jeeps and mechanical things. 

I decided the best route was to let a friend, who has experience with the inner workings of a Jeep and has been a long time Jeep owner, try it out. He does his own modifications, and likes to take his family out in the Jeep. So, I sent him the Jeep Wrangler Steering Attenuator for him to install, test it out, and give us a review.  

He was able to install the attenuator this weekend, but hasn't had enough time logging some hours driving for a full review. 

Jeff: "I finally got the chance to install the JK steering attenuator by Performance Stability. Haven't had enough time yet for a full review, but here is the install video on how it installs. Pretty straight forward install, only took about an hour. Pics and review after I've logged some drive time with it." 

How to install the attenuator


Jeff: "Definitely notice less jerking when hitting pot holes so far. Steering seems a little tighter as well, less play in the wheel."

I'm looking forward to Jeff's full review of this product. 

In the meantime here's a look at what others though of this at the Wrangler Forum

              - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -





Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa was good to Jeep Momma - Jeep Transfer Case Shift Knob Install

Well --  I can cross some items off my Jeep Wish List. Christmas morning I opened up some pretty cool Jeep gifts. Some I wanted, and some were unexpected surprises. 

I did end up getting a CB radio. The radio is probably the most important item right now. I plan on doing a lot more off roading and need to communicate with the other Jeepers on the trail. I got the Cobra 25 LTD Classic. It needed to be something simple. Plus, I wanted something that reminded me of my childhood. My dad used to have a CB radio. This will be a great reminder of all those great times in the car. 







Of course you can't have a working CB radio unless you have the antenna.

Then the unexpected surprises came, a new black Jeep hat. Every Jeep Mom should have one.







Three sets of purple Jeep socks. They are so warm and comfy. I think I will wear them every day this winter. 






Then an acesssory for my Jeep. A Drake Off Road transfer case shifter knob. It looked pretty easy to install, but I was quite mistaken. Check out my Jeep Momma "Mod-Vid" on You Tube. 




Jeep Momma Installs her new Drake Off Road 4X4 Transfer Case Shifter Knob 




   - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Arrived Early -- Jeep Momma Gets a Facelift!



Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa arrived early at the Jeep Momma household this evening, bringing a new look to my JeepMomma.com blog. The site is better organized and will make it easier for you to navigate my blog posts. While you wait for Santa to make his rounds across the country check out the blog and let me know what you think. Also don't forget to follow me on my other social media sites.


Here's wishing all my friends and fellow Jeepers a very Merry Christmas. May Santa bring you many Jeep parts and lots of Jeep stuff!

Take a picture of all your great Jeep presents and share!

Peace, Joy and much Happiness to you and yours on this Christmas Eve night. May you have dreams of sugar plums dancing in your heads tonight!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Win a Trip Wheelin' on the Rubicon Trail - PICK ME!!!

Back in in August of 2013 I started -- for the first time --  working on my bucket list.  



As I began to check things off, I would add more to the list. Back then off-roading in my Jeep was number 3. My plan was to go within that month. But unfortunately, I didn't make it out for eight more months. But that off-roading experience was amazing and I wanted more. 
Jeep Momma's Bucket list -August 22, 2013

What really got me hooked was videos I found of a friend who wheels on the Rubicon Trail in Northern California.  Those videos are what hooked me into off-roading.


Now the number one item on my bucket list is to head out to Northern California, rent a Rubicon, then hit the Rubicon trail for a couple of days of wheeling and camping. I've looked into an outfitter that has many different packages. But the cost of the trip, plus airfare and a rental car will cost quite a bit of money. But I am saving.

However I think I might have found an easier and less expensive way to go. Extreme Terrain is having a contest. One entry per person. I was going to keep this my little secret. But then I had a great idea. If I spread the word, and all my friends enter the contest -- my chances of going to the Rubicon Trail have just increased.  Because I know -- all my friends will pick me to be their guest. Each winner can take one guest.  

 3 Day Rubicon Excursion
on the Rubicon Trail in Northern California

 The trip includes: 
-A Rubicon Jeep expert to help navigate the trail 
-3 Extreme days wheeling the Rubicon trail
-2 nights of camping under the stars
-Free travel and lodging

Now -- everyone go and sign up.  But remember, if you win seriously think about who you will take as your guest. Is there anyone out there with a friend who has "Wheeling the Rubicon Trail" as number one on their bucket list? Probably not, so I'm the most logical choice. Pick Me!! Pick Me!! 

             - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Butterfly Effect - Changing Your Path

The Butterfly Effect is a theory. In the works of fiction this Butterfly Effect involves points in time at which a story line diverges during a minor event resulting in a significantly different outcome than would have occurred without that small divergent in time.

Did you get that?

Basically, it is something small that alters the path you are on in your life. It takes you in a whole other direction. 

For me -- I can pinpoint three exact moments in time that have altered the my life's path. The first moment in time was the moment I realized I have to have a Jeep. I was never into what kind of car I drove. It was just a vehicle to get me from point A to point B. But the day I saw the dad, who was taking some Boy Scouts on a camping trip, get out of his Jeep to put his top down was the moment in time when I realized I want one. I want a Jeep!  So I can put the top down and drive to the beach to go camping. A couple weeks later, I bought my first Jeep Wrangler. 

The second moment in time that altered my path was the day my good friend and neighbor suggested I start a blog. As a stay at home mom I realized it's time to work my way back into the work force. Now that my boys are getting older I'm not needed as much. But being out of the work force for fifteen years --- it's hard to get back in. So that night I went home and Jeep Momma was born. 
My Friend's Blog -- Check it Out!!!


The third point in time was the day I found videos of a fellow jeepers wheelin' adventures on the Rubicon Trail. Once I started my blog I became more involved in social media. I started meeting other Jeepers and was introduced to the whole new world of Jeeps and off roading. That day I started watching those videos what the day I was bit by the off road bug and my desire to modify my Jeep.
Rubicon Trail Videos - FamilyJK1 - Check them out!!!


There are always these little points in time that alter our course. At those moments we are have no idea how such a small event is going to change our current path. I am so thankful for those three moments in time because they have brought me so much joy and happiness. I have found new friends and a new passion.

To hear more of this story check out my segment on the XJ Talk Show!

     Jeep Momma's
    "Wrangler Talk" 




                     Audio version Download it now!!! 


        - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

How Do I Plug in My New Raxiom Lights

I'm a little puzzled on how to plug in my new off road lights -- Raxiom 3 inch square LED lights. Extreme Terrain sent them too me last week, and I've been searching the internet for install videos, but no such luck. They said they would put me in touch with someone at their shop who could help me. But I really wanted to try to figure this out on my own.

I also have the Raxiom LED lighting switch kit. This way I can push a button inside my Rubicon to switch on and off the off-road lights. I started to attach them to my Trailforce HD Front Bumper, but realized I need to get different hardware for the mounting. 





As I was attaching them to the front bumper I wondered what am I suppose to do with the wiring? Where does it go? I've seen people zip-tie the cables to the bumper, but I really don't want to do that. Maybe I'm suppose to drill a hole into the bumper -- I'm not even sure the pipe is hollow. 


So, then I wondered if placing them atop the bumper is where they are suppose to go. I've seen other Jeeps with lights in many places. Some put lights up near the windshield, but I think those are the big round lights. Then I've seen them attached hanging from the bumper mounts or even directly on the bumper itself.  

Now I wonder... not only about where to put the cables, but the placement of the lights. I have two quandaries...  Or wait... I think I have three.


I think the cables for the lights are missing something. How in the world do I plug them in? Oh what's a Jeep Mom to do.
    



In all seriousness folks I'm pretty sure I will end up talking to a person at Extreme Terrain. Unless one of you out there has some great suggestion about the placement of the lights. And a great idea on what to do with the cables. Don't worry I know how to splice the wires. I won't be attempting to use an extension cord. 

                     -- Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! -- The Jeep Momma Way --

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeep Momma -- Another First!

Back when I had my Sahara, I had run over a roofing nail. I had to get my front drivers tire plugged. Feeling uncomfortable out on the trails with a plugged tire, I took my Jeep to the dealer to get the tires rotated, and the plugged tire put on as the spare. I had locking lug nuts on all the tires at the time. I assumed the dealer would have put them back on after they rotated the tires. 



Well -- mistake on my part. They did not put the locking lug nuts back on. I didn't notice it until I traded in my Sahara for the Rubicon. I called the dealer to find my locking lug nuts. They didn't have them. So, they gave me a new set. Now I could put them on my Rubicon.

Yesterday was the first day in a long time where I had a free moment to do that. This would be my first ever attempt to removing lug nuts from a tire -- Yes... in my whole long life -- I have never had to change a tire. I would always call AAA or who ever was available to come help me. 


Back when we originally put the locking lug nuts on the Sahara -- before I was into this whole Jeep-Build-Do-It-Myself-Mode -- my husband did it. 

So yesterday it was time for me to suck it up --To see how strong I really was. I vowed I wasn't going to get muscle help on this one. In the past that is what held me back from doing it myself. The thought of those power tools tightening those lug nuts scared me. Well no more, I have JEEP GIRL POWER now.
I went to get the lug-nut-turney-thingy out of my "trunk".  I couldn't get the jack out no matter how hard I pulled. So instead of getting my husband, I thought I'd check the manual first. Maybe there was some secret button I had to push. And there was. All I had to do was make a small turn of the plastic wing nut and Wah Lah -- the jack came right out. 

Okay -- I know! --  I didn't need the jack to change the lug nuts, but... the lug nut wrench -- Yes I did know what it is called -- was under the jack. 


Once I got the wrench out, I tried to loosen the lug nuts, but I wasn't having any luck. Then I remembered the install of my Barricade rock sliders. If you remember that post I had a hard time with my righty tighty, lefty loosy. 





So, I did have to go in and ask my husband. But I made him stay in the house. I went back out, and turned the wrench counterclockwise. That works better than my rights and lefts. I did have to put some muscle into it, but I did it! Thank goodness the neighbors weren't out because I think I made a spectacle of myself when I cheered and jumped up and down. 











Now all five wheel have locking lug nuts and I did it all by myself. It feels good to accomplish something I feared for years. Now I know I will be capable of changing my own tire. 
            





                      - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! -- The Jeep Momma Way --


Monday, December 15, 2014

Jeep Momma Ready for Download!!!


XJ TALK SHOW!
Last Thursday evening was the debut of my weekly appearance on the XJ TALK SHOW! Every Thursday the show is recorded. Then Monday morning you can download it to watch & listen at your convenience. 




Download it Now!!!

Well folks --- today is Monday.  So, if you missed the live recording -- no worries. You can go to www.XJTALKSHOW.com and download episode 158. 





The segment is called Wrangler Talk. This week I began with "The Evolution of Jeep Momma" part 1. It's how it all began. How I have evolved from Mini-Van Mom to Jeep Mom to Jeep Momma Blogger to Jeep Momma the off road addict and sharing my love for Jeep modifications. 

This Thursday I will continue my story with Chapter 2 on the XJ TALK SHOW! episode 159.

I hope you check it out and share your thoughts with me!

        - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Weekly Podcast Debut -- Tonight!!!

I am so excited to announce I have my own little segment on a Jeep Podcast. Remember back in October -  when I made my debut on the XJ Talk Show with Tony and Josh. Well, (I was so fabulous -- HaHa) they invited me back, but this time they made room for me to have my own segment within their show every week. So you can catch me every week on the the XJ Talk Show at www.xjtalkshow.com 

There are two ways you can watch. They record their show live on the internet every Thursday night around 10:15 pm central time. It's about an hour long. Or you can download the show to listen and watch at your convenience the following Monday.  

The XJ Talk show with two Jeep Cherokee owners is about Jeep Cherokees, but they are expanding and wanted to add a little Wrangler flare to the show. They saw the passion I have for Jeeps and off-roading. They liked how I share my learning experiences with others in my blog even when I make mistakes. I'm not afraid to get out there and try -- although sometimes I may be a little cautious. 

Listen Tonight -- www.XJTalkshow.com 10:15 pm central

So tonight's Jeep Momma episode -- I'll start at the beginning. How my love for my Jeep began in part one of The Evolution of Jeep Momma. 

I hope you will tune in or maybe download it next week! 


PODCAST:
a digital medium consisting of an episodic series of audio, digital radio, PDG, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.

             - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

You Don't Drive Topless? - See What You are Missing!!!

#Topless

The one and only reason -- to be #Topless - that is what inspired me to buy my Jeep spontaneously one day in the Spring of 2013. I was at a point in my life when I realized time goes by too quickly to wait for the right moment to do the things you want to do. So my new motto is to "Live Life".  Live means to "be alive" and when I'm in my Jeep -- with the top down -- feeling the warm sun on my face -- and the wind blowing through my hair that's what I feel -- ALIVE!



#Music

Music can also make you feel that way.  We all have those songs that provoke excitement, and invigorate us. But add that music while driving a Jeep with the top down -- those favorite songs blaring from the speakers at full blast and you are at the pinnacle of feeling alive.

My top ten songs for those days with the top down on my Jeep are:


Livin' After Midnight - Judas Priest

Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
Lonely Is The Night - Billy Squier
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Rainbow In The Dark - Dio
Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Hold On Loosely - 38 Special
Rock and Roll Band - Boston
Rockin' Into The Night - 38 Special 

Okay so that's not ten, but thirteen.  I couldn't pick ten. There are just so many songs that energize and inspire me.  So what songs inspire and invigorate you?

One thing I wonder about -- what will it be like to be in my Jeep with the top down, music erupting from my speakers while I am out wheeling on the trails of Rausch Creek? Heaven?

A Question for the Masses:

Should you off road with music? Do you off-road with your radio on?

     - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -


Thursday, December 4, 2014

I figured out that Axle Lock Button!

Last month on my JeepMomma Blog I was questioning some off road advice I received. I was confused, on how, and when to use my axle lock button. I thought for sure I understood the mechanics behind open differential and locking differential. 

But when I got back from a day of wheelin' at Rausch Creek Off Road Park a friend was shocked I didn't use the lockers the whole time. I didn't see a need from what I understood of the use behind the axle locks. 

Open Differential vs. Locked Differential 

It was my understanding that driving with open differential your wheels rotate at different speeds depending on the situation you are in. When you engage your lockers - Locking Differential - your tires will rotate at the same speed. 

Use of Axle Locks 

You would want to "push" the axle lock button in situation where you will need more traction such as up a rock or steep incline, or on a muddy straight trail. Like in this video I took when I was taking my "201 Class" . This is what I was taught during my Instructional Trail Ride at Rausch Creek. 

Well -- after further research and more advice from fellow Jeepers I'm rather confident in my initial assessment of the use of axle locks. 

However, I am still puzzled at why some one would use their lockers during their whole off road trip. My only guess is they are crawling rocks - big rocks - the whole time. 



            - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Is it Cheating if I Push the Button?


Rubicon Mom


When I originally bought my Jeep Wrangler Sahara, I never envisioned myself going off-road and engaging 4 low. Now -- I can't imagine my life without being able to take my Rubicon and hitting the trails. 




First Time  

I still remember my first time -- who doesn't. It was exhilarating, exciting, and I never wanted it to end. No, I'm not talking about sex, this was so much better than that first time. 

What I remember the most was the amazing off road proficiency of my Jeep. I never knew it had such capabilities. My instructor, Kyle, guided me through the trails. He taught me all the different aspects of off-roading and my Jeep.  At one point I was on top of a steep, rocky hill ready to go down. He told me to push the button on my control panel - the Hill Descent Control button. A button I always wondered about -- thinking I would never use it. 

Magic Button 

I pushed the button, and started down the hill. He told me to take my foot off the brake. It was a hard concept to accept, but I had the utmost trust in him.  Once I reached the bottom of the hill, I was speechless and absolutely amazed at how my Jeep performed. To this day it still boggles my mind that the Jeep drove itself down that hill.

Since that time I have used the button a total of three times. 


Rausch Creek Drving 201 Instruction Hill Descent Control Systems ENGAGED!

Women's Wheelin' Day  Hill Descent Control Systems ENGAGED! 

Rausch Creek Driving 201 Instruction -- Driving down hill without Engagement




The Hill Descent Control system helps monitor throttle, speed and braking while traveling down a steep hill. Monitoring throttle and braking is one of the tips a fellow Jeeper said was an important off-roading tip. I would have to agree. Not understanding the full potential of your Jeep and the proper use of the brakes and throttle could get you and your Jeep into a not so good situation.

Off-Road Cheating ???

While I believe using that button is kinda like off-road cheating, it is giving me the experience and understanding on how to properly operate my Jeep while off the beaten path.

So, while I learn more about throttle and braking control, I will continue to use the magic little button until I feel more confident in my driving abilities. Each time I hit the trails I become more and more confident. So some day that magic button won't be so magic anymore. 

   
        - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -






Monday, December 1, 2014

Off-Road Tips Shared from my Online Friends!

SHARING OFF-ROAD TIPS

A little over a week ago I shared some of my Wheeling Tips and asked you to share yours.

Well, here's a few I thought I'd share. 





"One tip I could have used when I was a beginner, if your climbing a hill or going through a deep ditch and your vehicle starts to bounce, stop and try to take a different angle, bouncing can lead to breakage. I've broke Dana 44 axles and that wasn't a cheap repair."

So stay clear of bouncing. Good to know! I don't want to be flipping anytime soon or breaking anything. I'm out of Jeep Parts money - for now.   

"throttle control and brake modulation. Learn 'em."

I wasn't sure what this was, so of course I asked.  


"Throttle control means only applying the needed amount of throttle for the task at hand. Too much throttle breaks traction, while too little can lead to getting stuck, or not making it to the top of an obstacle. Especially when climbing, you want to keep a "load" on your tires. Many people let off the throttle too soon, which leads to many of the rollovers you see on YouTube videos. Other people goose the throttle too much which, when climbing, can lead to bouncing, leading to many of the other rollovers. 

Brake modulation is like when you would pump your brakes in vehicles that did not have ABS (Anti-lock Brake System). Applying the right amount of brake at the right time often keeps a person from breaking traction, spinning, rolling, or breaking parts on the vehicle. Many of us do these things in everyday driving, but do not realize it. Thinking about these things, and understand how the weight of your vehicle shifts from front/back and side/side whenever the steering, brakes, or throttle are applied will really increase a person's driving skill set, whether off or on-road." 

I had to really think about this tip. I would have to say, it's all about knowing your vehicle, and being cautious, in a sense. It isn't always about speed and power. I'm sure it all comes with practice. Which supports my view on taking my off-roading slowly, and not jumping into a lifted Jeep and hitting difficult trails. Getting to know my vehicle, and it's limitations, I feel is the best way for me to learn. And truly there are not limitations in a Rubicon, it's my fears I need to overcome. With time that will happen, I just need to be comfortable. In the meantime I'm having a fantastic time!     

  


"My #1 off road tip as a do is DO know your vehicle before an adventure. #1 don't trail without a charged phone."

This again supports my "getting to know my Jeep" philosophy.  And of course this last one is definitely one we should all follow. 

"Don't ever holler out the window "Hey Y'all! Watch this!" This violates redneck survival rule #1 and guarantees you to have an accident while doing anything. Extra care must be taken to not make this mistake if you are holding a beer between your legs, have recently drank a beer, or have a cooler full of beer in your rig. The fates have made it clear that if you violate this rule while holding a beer 2 things are certain. 1 you are about to do something really really stupid. 2 it will be caught on video and be published on the Internet." 

   - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -