Monday, July 29, 2019

Top 5 Must Do Topless Tips

1. When you are going 60-65 mph down the interstate, 
and you have long hair, I suggest you tie it back, or put on a hat. There is a high potential you could be rendered blind momentarily, and crash. 

2. Leave No Trace is definitely a principal you should use for the inside of your Jeep.  You don't want that "litter fine" when trash goes sailing out the top of your Wrangler.  Anything you want to keep in your Jeep make sure it's secure. 

3. When you have kids you will want to have a blanket for each of them.  Even when it's warm outside the back seats tend to get a little chilly for the little ones.

4. Spray your floor mats with bug spray.  Some say spiders like to spin their web inside your Jeep.  Fingers Crossed -- I haven't had this issue yet.  

5. When it's sunny out, keep sunscreen handy or better yet get a purple sun shade like me. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rust Prevention Update

Late last fall I updated you about the rust prevention methods I had used on my Jeep Wrangler's bumpers. There were 5 different products I tried out on the rust.

Jeep Momma's Rust Prevention "How To" Blog Post

Out of those 5 products, I felt the Oshpo worked the best, but it still didn't prevent the old rust from coming back on my bumpers. It worked great on the rock rash on my sliders.

So I reached out for more suggestions. POR-15 was another product that was suggested. This past fall I tested it on my front and rear bumper.

Rust Prevention POR-15 Blog Post

Rust Prevention in 5 Easy Steps with POR-15
YouTube Video

I told you to stay tuned to this spring to see how the POR-15 held up. Well... let me tell you, it is still rock solid. However, both my bumpers are fully infested with rust.

The places that have powdercoat you can see the rust coming through. I really need to strip down the whole bumper and start over. However, in the meantime I will just continue to use the POR-15 until I have the funds and time to sandblast the bumpers.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A New Wheeling Experience

Finally after five years of wheeling, I made it to Gore, Virginia to take my Jeep off-roading. I've heard about the place many times, but never found my way there for several reasons.

I always heard they wheeled hard and breakage was not an issue. I also heard the trails were mainly for big rock crawlers. Now I can put those fears to rest. The Cove Campground outside of Gore, Virginia is a great place to wheel. Trails of all levels from one to ten. 

The scenery is beautiful and the 
trails are amazing and super fun.

I arrived Friday and set up camp. I was spending the weekend with Off Camber Crawlers during a Big Dogs Off Road event. Off Camber Crawlers, OCC, are a family off road group I am trying to become a member with. 

Like all the other Jeepers I come across
 OCC is awesome and so welcoming. 

I wheeled the level 5 trails just to get my feet wet to see what the trails were like. There were some intense moments on some difficult obstacles, but I powered through. I think I would be able to wheel 6's and 7's.  

I also took my Jeep on it's first night wheeling trip and tested out my Lux Lighting Systems Lights. 

I have posted several videos of the trails I wheeled, however like any Jeeper knows the video doesn't do the trail justice. The level of difficulty never gets an accurate account on the video. 

I plan on heading to The Cove Campground again, hopefully in a couple of weeks. 

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