Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ram Mount Camera Test on Jeep Windshield

A Jeep Momma Review



Last month I bought a new suction cup camera mount for the windshield of my Jeep Wrangler. 
I finally got to test it out wheeling on the trails at Rausch Creek. Some folks were skeptical it would even stay on the windshield. It held up just perfectly. 

See the video 👉  Wheeling with My New Ram Mount 

I even tested it out at highway speeds. Again no issues. 

See the video 👉 Ram Mount Highway Test Video




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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be a Jeep Mom

Reasons Every Mom Should Drive a Jeep Wrangler

Top 5 Reasons Every Mom Should Be a Jeep Mom

Being a Jeep Mom Changed My Life


2013

Becoming part of the Jeep family Memorial Day 2013 ranks high on my list of great things in my life. It rejuvenated my energy to enjoy life, and to live my life to the fullest. Now I have more fun with the ordinary tasks of everyday life.

My Jeep has taken me on so many amazing adventures I wouldn't have been able to take with a mini-van. I have meet so many great friends on this fabulous journey. 


Rejuvenated

Good for the Soul! 

My Jeep has been a breath of fresh air, something every mom needs in her life. In my opinion every mom at one time should have the experience of driving a Jeep Wrangler! The feeling of driving with the top down is so rejuvenating and amazing for the soul.


Top 5 Reasons Every Mom Should Drive a Jeep!

Buh-Bye Carpools

 Are you tired of carpooling -- dragging other people's rugrats around in your car -- cleaning up their spilled juice or crumbled pretzels -- listening to them scream and yell in your car? Well, when you have a Jeep you can say good-bye to those annoying carpool kids! With a Jeep you are limited in your seating capacity. 


Snow Days - Schmo Days 

Are you tired of being stuck in the house with your kids every time it snows, and there is no school? Are you kids constantly nagging you that they are bored after an hour of being home? If you drove a Jeep that problem would be solved. Leave the kids at home with dad and you can head out for a little "Mommy 4x4 Time"! 

Calgon Take Me Away Moments

Calgon Take Me Away! 

You remember those Calgon bubble bath commercials. When life gets too stressful just hop in a tub full of Calgon bubbles, and life is great. I found something a whole lot better than a bubble bath. A drive in a Jeep with the top down. It will sooth your soul, and take away your stress.

WARNING: Once you go "Topless" you are not going to want to go back to your plain old Soccer Mom car again! Take it from me, a Jeep owner, buying a Jeep was the best vehicle purchase I have ever made. I am feeling younger, and enjoying the simple things in life. 

Off-Roading

A year after I bought my Jeep  I took a lesson to learn to drive my Jeep on the trails, and at the time little did I know, I found my new favorite activity. Taking my Jeep out on the trails and tackling those rocks is exhilarating and challenging.

As a stay at home mom, the need to find challenges is a constant for me, from advocating for my children; to taking on volunteer roles to make a difference; to new find new challenges in the great outdoors.  Off-Roading gives you a sense of power you can do anything.



Do-it-Yourself Modifications

With so many Wrangler's out on the highways and bi-ways, I had a particular desire to make my Jeep look unique to me. With limited funds, it became a challenge. So -- I decided to make the changes to my Jeep in my own garage. It is extremely rewarding knowing I made these changes on my own with some help from the great online Jeep community.



A Boost to My Self-esteem

It is a huge sense of accomplishment, which I needed. As a stay-at-home mom for 15 years then trying to break back into the work force, I felt very discouraged and dismayed. However, being able to accomplish these types of modifications on my own was a great accomplishment, and gave me a renewed confidence I needed. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ladies Ride

Last fall during the Women's Wheeling Day at Rausch Creek Off Road Park, I meet some folks from the Northeast Offroad Adventures. They shared with me about having one of their training classes down at Rausch Creek. So... I decided to check them out this past Saturday for their Ladies Day 101 Class. 



Northeast Off-Road Adventures (NORA) operates a low speed, off road driving school in the Catskill Mountains near Ellenville, NY. They help you learn to drive your Jeep or other street legal 4x4 vehicles. They have certified I4WETA 4WD trainers. 








I know I am not an off road beginner,
but a person can always learn 
new tips and techniques.  





I highly advise anyone new to off-roading to take a few classes. This class is a great way to get yourself introduced to your rig on the trails. There are so many great tips and techniques to be learned. 




The day started with a two hour "classroom" style learning with focus on technique, vehicle preservation, and safety. Then it was time to hit the trails. 



For most of the ladies this was their first time off road in their vehicles. So we stayed on the green trails. This allowed them to get to know their vehicles, get a feel for what they could do, and gain confidence in their driving skills. 

For me, it was a chance to hone
my "See a rock put a wheel on it" skills. 



It was an amazing day to be on the mountain with some great people, and have some fun in my Jeep. And you know what ~~ even though I am not a beginner, and I have wheeled several times, I still learned new things. The certified trainers at NORA 4x4 shared so many great driving techniques. 





Here's just a sneak peak of part of the 101 Ladies Day 


  • Always leave your keys in the ignition when you get out to check out the other Jeepers climbing over obstacles. 
  • Leave an extra set of keys in your center console. You never know when you will lose your keys in the woods while your watching the other Jeepers climb obstacles. 
  • When you are off camber keep your back in the seat. Don't try to lean so your are straight. Lean with the Jeep. That way you will get used to being off camber, and you won't have a false sense of how off camber your Jeep is or isn't.
  • If you use wheel locks make sure you have the key. Also you should remove them, and put on the the OEM lug nuts before you hit the trails. If you need to replace your tire, and in the process drop your wheel lock key in the rocks you won't be spending hours searching for it. Or getting bit by a snake that lives in the rocks. 
  • Always do a 360 inspection before and after your trip. I have never done this before. But now I know what to look for ~~ brake line leaks and branches in places they shouldn't be.
  • For those sticky situations where your wheel just spins and spins, don't let those tires keep spinning. And before you use those lockers try this technique out first. Stop and try turning the tires in a different direction. Or back up and change your approach. 




I can't wait to hook up with the NORA 4x4 guys again. There is so much more for me to learn. I think next time I will make the trek to their facilities in the Catskill mountains!  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Top 10 Reasons Wranglers Are Cool

Top 10 reasons you should get a Jeep Wrangler 


#10 -- Heating Unit



I have never had a vehicle with such a powerful heating unit. This comes in handy in the winters we've had lately. Especially with me, a person who is willing to brave the elements and put the top down in the midst of an unseasonably cold, bitter below zero temperature winter.

#9 - Customize your Trunk




A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited allows you to customize your trunk to fit your needs. We all have different needs when it comes to our vehicles. We all use them in different ways. The Jeep can limit your hauling needs if you need a lot of space. When your top is down you are also limited when it comes to keeping your personal items safe. However, the under-the- seat space gives you room to store many items such as blankets for those cold days when your top is down. Or your first aid kit, recovery kit or jumper cables. There are also many items on the market that allow for a trunk compartments that lock.  Or if you are handy at building  you could create your own unique trunk compartment to fit your own needs. 


#8 - No more Carpooling

One of the reasons I chose the Wrangler Unlimited is it only has five seatbelts. Which means there is only room for three kids in the back and that eliminated being part of carpooling to events and activities. Now, that means I don't need to deal with other people's whining, bragging, exaggerating kids.


#7 - Resale value

Kelly Blue Book ranks the Jeep Wrangler 3rd on it's 2014 Best Resale Value list. They say, "The Jeep Wrangler is not only the world's most famous off-roader, but it's a perennial resale value standout."  


#6 - Made in America


#5 - Unique Modifications












There is no other vehicle out there, like the Jeep, that you can customize to make it uniquely your own. The possibilities are endless. A Jeep can be customized to fit the needs of your Jeep lifestyle. The Jeep lifestyle possibilities are endless as well -- weekend off road warrior in the mud, on the beach, on the back wood trails, or rock crawling in the mountains. Maybe you just want to enjoy the fresh air by riding topless in the sun. The list goes on.


There is no right way or wrong way to modify your Jeep, you customize it to your liking to fit your personality and your own unique Jeep lifestyle. 

#4 -- Simple & Easy 




Some of my friends have bought new cars recently. They all are excited to show me the cool "extras" their cars have. Well, it all sounds good, but in my mind it's just more stuff I would have to get fixed if it breaks.

The Jeep is a simple, no "frills" vehicle. The Jeep doesn't need all those extras. If those cars were as cool as a Jeep they wouldn't need them either.

Frills = unnecessary extra feature or embellishment.

Everything I've read about the Jeep says the repairs are simple to make. You can turn yourself into a do-it-yourself mechanic. Plus, once you are in the Jeep family you will find there are Jeep repair and lift parties in every community -- you just need to bring a six pack.  So, all that money you are saving in repairs you can use to buy all those modifications you want to make. 

As for taking the top down -- I've heard folks complain because you can't just push a button to automatically take it down. Well, what if that button breaks. Just one more thing to fix. And truthfully getting my soft top down is simple and easy. I can do it myself in under five minutes.

#3 - Go Anywhere, Do Anything

These next three reasons were hard to decide which ranked higher. They are virtually a tie in my mind. Although, when I first went Jeep shopping and finally decided to buy my Jeep, off-roading was the furthest thing from my mind. Now experiencing the thrill and adrenaline of off-roading I regret not getting a Jeep earlier in my life.

Most people view driving as getting from one place to the next. Well, when you drive a Jeep it's more than a means to an end. It's a joy every time you take it out for many different reasons and for those adventure seekers a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is probably the best vehicle out there. The Jeep will take you to places you've never gone before. 



Like the Jeep Motto states "Go Anywhere, Do anything!" 

It's 4 X 4 capabilities are top notch! It's short wheelbase, powerful drivetrain, body size and tight turning ratio are all great for off-roading trips. It's great for all terrains. The pavement, mud, sand, snow, and water. And for those serious off-roaders there is always rock crawlin'.

I never would have thought off-roading -- wheelin' -- would have been a hobby I would want to try. But I've tried it and love it. I am now one of the addicted. Being behind the wheel of my Jeep on those rugged rocky, muddy trails has been pure joy. There have moments of being a little terrified, but when your Jeep pulls through you are nothing but high fives. It still amazes me what my Jeep can do without even having made any modifications to it. I look forward to my next trip off the beaten paved path!

#2 -- Jeep Family 



The Jeep Wrangler gives you the ability to express your own unique personality. It allows you the freedom to drive anywhere you want to go. But buying a Jeep also admits you into one of the most active public fraternities out there. Whether you are young or old, drive a CJ or JK,  you are part of the Jeep family.

You will make friends for a lifetime -- a new fraternity of like minded friends. There are so many places you can find these friends -- those you meet around town who also own Wranglers, at Jeep events across the US, Jeep message boards, chat rooms and forums.

Being part of the Jeep community gives you a special sense of belonging and friendship no other vehicle will give you -- It's a Jeep Thing!


#1 -- Topless



The ability to take the top down on my Jeep is probably the number one reason why I bought my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Although I hadn't realized all the other benefits that came with being a Jeep owner. The fact that I would be able to take the top down and turn my vehicle into a convertible was the selling point for me. 

I never in a million years would have guessed it would become my getaway -- my zen moment -- my "Calgon Take Me Away" Moment. 

Nothing is more relaxing than driving my Jeep with the top down -- to hit the open road with the radio on full blast feeling the wind in your hair and sun on your face is the ultimate stress reliever. 
And just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't be topless. With the Jeeps powerful heating system and proper winter gear the temperatures can be tolerable for a get-away cruise away from the everyday stresses of life. 


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