Monday, March 20, 2023

[Jeep Tips] Updated - Top 5 Recovery Gear

Five years ago I share my Top 5 Must Have in your Recovery Kit. 

Top 5 Must Have Items in Your Recovery Kit Blog Post 

Since then I have wheeled a lot more difficult trails out West. Wheeling more difficult trails means the potential for more recovery situations.  

I have added three more items you must have in your recovery tool kit if you plan on doing serious wheeling. 

1. Snatch Block

2. Colby Valves - Discount Code - "JeepMomma" 

3. Tow points - Make sure you have good solid tow points on your Jeep

Jeep Momma's Top 5 Recovery Tips - Updated

Tips to Remain Salt Free

Magnesium Chloride is poured onto our roads in the winter in several states. This chemical concoction is called Road Salt. Road Salt is very bad for our vehicles. Road Salt can eat away at your Jeep in the form of rust. 

***You must be diligent in keeping the salt off your Jeep. 

Here are my Top 5 Tips to keep the salt away.

1. Wash your vehicle often in the winter

2. Hand wash your vehicle. This lets you get into those places car washes can't.

3. Make sure you spray the undercarriage of your Jeep thoroughly. 

4. Clean out the inside of your frame. There are holes in the frame you can put the hose. 

5. Fluid Film on your undercarriage. Or get a professional shop to rust proof your undercarriage. 

For more information check out my YouTube Video Salt Free Tips.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

[Jeep Storage Solutions] UPDATED! Top 5

It's been five years since I first posted Jeep Momma's Top 5 Storage Tips for the Jeep Wrangler. Now it's time to see if those tips are still working for me.  

As we all know the Jeep Wranglers are notoriously known for their lack of storage space. I have tried several different solutions for storage in my Jeep.  Here is my updated list. 

My favorite storage solution is "My Attic" as I like to call it. It is a steel molle panel shelf above the back seats. Perfect storage for all sorts of items.  Molle Shelf Link 

Next, I would have to say "My Basement" as a storage
solution. An easy simple storage idea for the off-roader with recovery gear. Use the space under your seats for your recovery strap, tree saver, gloves, snatch block and shackles. It allows for quick and easy access on the trail when a recovery is necessary. You don't need to go digging around in the back of your Jeep. 

Of course, I still love my MorRyde Ammo Can Carrier with Molle PanelThis storage solution uses some awkward space really well. As you can see, I have two. They go right over your inner rear fenders in the cargo area. Now instead of the ammo cans I use cloth tool bags. There is also room to attach a molle bag to the panel. Plus a bonus, the space between the molle panel and the inner fender can be used too. 

A Jeep Momma Install - MorRyde Ammo Can Carrier with Molle Panel Install - Click Here 

BlueRidge Overland Gear Molle Seat Back Panel is great if you have younger kids, they can store all their stuff in the molle bags. What I like about this one is you can use it on the front passenger seat or even the rear seats. See my Updated YouTube video for the different locations.  

I still love all my Molle Bags and my 
Justice Off Road Molle Tailgate PanelThe molle bags come in all sizes and styles. These are great to store all my Jeep gear.  Both Blue Ridge Overland Gear and Justice Off Road carry these bags.
The tailgate panel is perfect for organizing all your off road needs with easy access. It is a simple easy install as well. 

However, I struggle with replacing this with a fold down table. I feel that would be perfect for my days and nights on the trail. 

One of my top 5 was the Spiderweb Shade Grab bag Since I started having a passenger it always seemed to get in the way. It was a great item when I was the only one in my Jeep. 

[How To] Replace Your Jeep's Cabin Filter

Most Jeep Wranglers, like mine, come off the factory line without the cabin filter. My Jeep is a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. In the eight years of owning my Jeep, I never put in a cabin filter. However, earlier this year I installed my first cabin filter.  

It was super easy! 

The cabin filter or A/C air filter is designed to clean the air as it moves through your heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. 

The cabin air filter can also remove allergens like pollen and dust.

The cabin filter is located right behind the glove box in the fresh air inlet. First, open glove box to take it out. 

Sometimes you may have to turn your recirculate knob to get access to the filter. 

Then disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the two air filter access doors to the H-VAC housing. Open the two air filter access doors.

Remove the two particulate air filters from the air inlet housing.  You will need to pull them straight out one at a time.

Obviously skip this step if your Jeep doesn’t have a cabin filter like mine. Make sure you install the cabin filter in the proper direction. There should be an arrow on the filter showing which direction.

Then complete the steps in reverse. Close the access doors and secure the retaining tabs and put back the glove box.

The factory recommendation is to change your cabin filter every 20,000 miles. If you go off road on dusty trails you might want to replace it every 10,000 miles.

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