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Nancy Cutright


There is no better place to get the best Jeep advice or tips from then the Jeep community itself and that is exactly what we did. We sought the knowledge of seasoned Jeepers to create this awesome list of the second set of the Jeepin 101 Tips plus a few bonus ones..  If you like their tips, make sure you let them know… stop by their facebook page and give them a big ol’ healthy Jeepin thanks! Throughout, you will see pictures of some previously featured Jeepers! Enjoy!

#51. Fire Extinguisher. Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#52. If winching a buddy out on slippery slopes anchor your rig to a tree or another rig. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#53. Carry the proper socket for your lug nuts! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#54. Use proper space for rig in front of you, ie: climbing hill, mud hole, wait for signal they are done. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#55. Always offer help to a fellow Jeeper who may be stuck or broke down. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Little Moab II


#56. Remember the Jeep wave!! ~Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#57. Jeep to your abilities. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#58. 54 Carry hand saw or chain saw if applicable. Only cut wood from existing trail, do not make new ones.~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#59. If you don’t have starting or lighter fluid…use a ratchet strap around the tire…tighten and air up until you here the bead pop back on 🙂 ~ Alan Chilly McGowan

#60. Know your limitations…But also know that your Jeep CAN pull your friends big trucks out of the mud! ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

Annette Wheatcraft


#61. Carry fresh water in well rinsed out bleach bottles to clean up with, wash windshield or use in radiator. Bleach bottles are made sturdier than other gallon containers. ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

#62. Don’t go wheeling far from home unless you have means to trailer a broke-down rig home. ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

#63. If you’re wheeling topless, put long hair up or wear a hat! ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

#64. Jay (hubby) just added “If you’re wheeling topless, make sure if your husband is driving that he’s watching the trail & not you.” ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

#65. Flashlight w/extra batteries. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Michael Riley


#66. When wheeling on a trail and you encounter horses, we always pull off and shut our engines, as not to spook horse for rider safety. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#67. Carry an extra belt whether its a v-belt or serpentine belt, you will be glad you did. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#68. Make sure you have any “special” tools with you…13mm 12 point sockets for TJ steering knuckles, 36mm for hub nuts, that kind of stuff. ~ Lee Boening

#69. Have enough things to share on the trail, whether it be zip ties, water, fuel, nuts, bolts, fuses, etc. You never know when that may save someone from a long walk! ~ Lee Boening

#70. NEVER EVER, overlook that a dead vehicle may be due to a blown fuse…I can’t count how many times I’ve seen people spend 30-plus minutes trying to change a fuel pump, etc. and find out it’s a bad fuse. Many times older rigs have less than ideal wiring situations and it may take some poking about to find “all” the fuses for a particular component. ~ Lee Boening

David Lane


#71. Always bring extra radiator hoses just in case you blow one. along with u-joints etc… ~ Cameron White

#72. Bring spare everything…ie:joints, fluids, any parts we take off for mods we keep, they come in handy when we need to MacGyver a broken part. Oh and bungee cords help a tons as well! ~ Kelli Pietrzykowski Lawson

#73. Keep gaskets with you at all times!. ~ Tyler Alexander

#74. Don’t wheel and hold a beverage or you might lose grasp of the wheel and end up hitting a tree like I did! Lmao! ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#75. Always be courteous and pull to the side when fellow wheelers are coming through the path. ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

Pete Lopes


#76. Don’t follow another’s bumper too closely or you might kiss it ; ) ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#77. Always take oil at least 4 quarts you never know when u need more oil. ~ Jeffery Swafford

#78. If you go through a river or small creak change you dif oil ~ Jeffery Swafford

#79. Try to take a tow strap not chain. Chains brake and can hurt some one really bad. Straps don’t whip back. ~ Jeffery Swafford

#80. D-rings are stronger than tow hooks. ~ Jeffery Swafford

Keith Norton Sr.


#81. Take some extra vacuum lines and an extra air filter you never know how dusty the trails are. ~ Jeffery Swafford

#82. Always carry an extra jug of Coolant/Antifreeze. ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#83. Cb Radios are awesome when cell phone service is not an option .. And or Gps tracking device. ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#84. Check to see if you have lock tight on your distributor cap. ~ Krista Kunkel

#85. Never leave home with out TOOLS ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

Lisa Mallinson


#86. Keep a potato in your tool bag – it is the best odd addition you can have. You can use to fill a hole in the radiator. You can cut and rub over your windshield to have water bead up if your wipers stop working. You can use it for quick trail food if you break down and have to camp, plus it is bio degradable for trail friendly people. ~ Pam Cechini

#87. The reason we don’t use chain is not because they may break and hurt someone but it is because they have no give and when pulling a vehicle out with a hard tug with chains might break one of the vehicles, chain does not store energy so it will rarely fly through the air, in fact tow straps store energy and that’s what makes the recovery easier BUT when they break they will fly like something thrown with a slingshot, I had a strap break once and the 10 foot piece that came back at my Jeep caved my steel Jeep grill right in!! ~ Jeff Hiltz

#88. Always remember that an 8000LB winch is only an 8000LB winch when your cable is down to the last wrap on the drum!! ~ Jeff Hiltz

#89. Never attach two snatch straps together for recovery using a d-ring or clevis…If something lets go during the recovery that d-ring or clevis will turn into projectile that can and will KILL. There have been instances where the strap broke… and the d-ring came back at the Jeep at hundreds of mph, through the tailgate and through the drivers seat killing the driver. Recovery is NOT something to be taken lightly!! Play safe!! ~ Jeff Hiltz

#90. Air your tires down as much as possible!! What you lose in ground clearance you will more than double in traction!!! ~ Jeff Hiltz

#91. Not sure if anyone mentioned first aid kit, sometimes it could be awhile before you reach help. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#92. Try NOT to turn around on a steep hill, can result in landing on your lid. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#93. Carry plenty of drinking water, it is easy to get dehydrated with the top off and the sun beating on you. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#94. Be sure seatbelts are in working order and everyone wears them! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#95. Not a necessity, but padded fleece seatbelt covers are so much more comfortable on the shoulder. ~ Jackie Wakeman-Littlejohn

Winter wonderland...


#96. Not sure if this has been mentioned but don’t forget your highlift jack can be used as a winch ~ Matthew Duffy

#97. Get a small plastic jar and put a bunch of little pieces parts in it. IE Valve stems, caps, fuses, nuts/bolts, tape, tire plug kit, strap ties, hose clamps etc just any thing that will fit. ~ Hozer Outlaw

#98. When recovering a stuck vehicle if you are not directly involved stay back. If the strap or cable breaks it can take off an arm, leg or put out an eye. If the strap is 20 feet long stay back at least 25 or so feet. ~ Hozer Outlaw

#99. It’s tradition that men always do their bathroom business on the drivers side of the trail and women go on the passenger side of the trail…(I know a lot of woman aren’t passengers but this is tradition) ~ Jeff Hiltz

#100. When there’s snow on the ground don’t go down a trail if u have never been on it before, it could be deeper than it looks and u could get high centered. ~ Jeffery Swafford

Joe Paul.. a.k.a. Off Kilter


#101. Bag your tires adds to traction in sand and mud and other spots. ~ Robert Barney Sr

#102. Always let the new guy go first; they are always the most eager to go. ~ John Gould

#103. The big rule for wheelin on snow trails is if not sure get out and walk it. ~ John Gould

#104. Watch your line crossing the stream the first time. Note deep spots you want to avoid on the way back. ~ William Elam

#105. When rock climbing if it’s a lil muddy and you have your head out the window to see were you are going were sun glasses and keep your mouth closed! ~ Jeffery Swafford

Angela Griffith-Paul


#106. When off roading always have a shovel, axe, and hoe. ~ Jeffery Swafford

#107. Always bring along trash bags on the trail for trash and to catch any oils you may spill when doing trail repairs. ~ Arturo Guerra

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Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

There is no better place to get the best Jeep advice or tips from then the Jeep community itself and that is exactly what we did. We sought the knowledge of seasoned Jeepers to create this awesome list of the first 50 Jeepin 101 Tips. If you like their tips, make sure you let them know.. stop by their facebook page and give them a big ol’ healthy Jeepin thanks! Throughout you will see pictures of some previously featured Jeepers! Enjoy!

#1. Don’t get 2 different size tire on 4wd. It will mess up the drive train. ~ Jeffrey Swafford

#2. Always remember safety is first… Secure yourself and all passengers and any lose objects. ~ Mark Kestner

#3. Always make sure you have front and rear recovery points and a good long strap free of metal, which could break and cause injury. ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

#4. Keep a light n steady throttle foot in low range, slow and steady will usually get ya thru or up it!! ~ Paul Zupancic Jr

#5. When on a multi section obstacle, remember when you pick a line up the first part, check how that line will affect you on the next section. ~ Lee Boening

Kenneth Putnam at Tejon Ranch

#6. Keep a good reliable spare tire of the same size of you are currently wheeling! ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

 

#7. Don’t go off-roading alone! ~ Lucas Buchanan

#8. Watch big rocks they hurt! ~ Charles Claiborne

#9. Keep all body parts in jeep when tiping or rollin! You won’t stop 3500 lbs with a foot or hand! ~ Chad Johnson

#10. After Jeeping in Mud or Water check fluids in tranny, transfer case, and front & rear diff’s and change accordingly. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#11. When crossing water, remember that the spray outside your rig that looks cool is also just as impressive under your rig, you just cant see it slamming into your intake, a/e, hydrolock! Got one in the shop right now! ~ Camp Crocker

#12. When someone says “Hang on, I wanna try something” – HANG ON! ~ Becky Stokes

#13. If one of your friends says, “Hey fellers, watch this!” Watch……………….:-) ~ Camp Crocker

#14. Take pictures OR it NEVER happened! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#15. ALWAYS keep a first aid kit handy! Be prepared for the unexpected! ~ Jocelyn O’Gara

DawnMarie Loomis

#16. If your plan to get over or through an obstacle is to “stomp the skinny pedal” make sure you and your passengers have your seat belts on!! This cannot be said enough! ~ Ken West

 

#17. Always carry a patch kit and an air compressor with you or in the group you’re with. ~ David Hatfield

#18. Always carry spare U-joints. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#19. Always have spare axle shafts! ~ David Hatfield

#20. Always keep the ice chest inside of the vehicle, not hanging off of the back.. haha good experience. We took out half our backseat to fit ours :p ~ David Hatfield

#21. Carry spare fluids, brake, gear, tranny, & oil. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#22. Stay on the marked trail, don’t blaze your own way without permission. Tread Lightly! ~ Eric Deverick

#23. WD-40 – Must have onboard! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#24. Keep jumper cables or battery booster with you. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#25. Duct tape and bailing wire Got to love them on the trails!!!!! ~ David Hatfield

Zach Harkness

#26. A piece of old dog chain…quick fix for muffler hanger. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#27. 40 channel CB ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#28. Empty water bottle w/squeezable top…many uses…we used it once to clean the mud from my clutch. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#29. Wire brush ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#30. Always tighten up anything that could possibly be loose before the trip. ~ David Hatfield

Kevin L. Marchant

#31. A good tool box w/ a variety of wrenches ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#32. Always carry a strong rope or a tow strap. ~ David Hatfield

#33. I carry 3 blocks, they are small and a good way to winch at weird angles. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

# 34. Tree strap to make tree huggers happy 🙂 ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#35. Bring great trail tunes! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Andrew Bennett

#36. High Lift Jack essential! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#37. My Smittybilt XRC8 Winch! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#38. Take along spare lug nuts, or beadlock bolts etc. things that are easy to knock loose and out. ~ David Hatfield

#39. Take extra Hose clamps out on the trails. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#40. Bring a Come a long……holds axle in place…when springs are broke…hehehe!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Alan and Tammy Czech

#41. Snatch block!!!! ~ David Hatfield

 

#42. Air down and disconnect…greatly improves off-road ability. ~ Eric Deverick

#43. Long Pry Bar!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#44. Toilet Paper!!! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

#45. Starting fluid and a lighter!!!! to pop those beads back on! ~ David Hatfield

Jennifer Russell

#46. Spare Tire of proper size! ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

 

#47. When travelling through deep water or mud, pick a gear and try to stay with it…As soon as you engage your clutch it opens up and allows mud and water in, significantly wearing your clutch out pre-maturely… ~ Jeff Hiltz

#48. Pack out what You pack in! ~ Eric Deverick

#49. Never attach two snatch straps together with a clevis or d-ring! ~ Jeff Hiltz ‎ http://www.facebook.com/Piratejeep

#50. I have these plastic tops which cover a soda can so no mud enters! Wish i can find the website. ~ Sue Vtjeepgirl Norton

Cindy Homans Creighton

Every day we help Jeep Enthusiasts across the United States find the Jeep Parts and Accessories they need. With a selection of over 10,000 and climbing Jeep products, you are sure to find just the item you are looking for.
XtremeTerrain
1192 East Draper Parkway
Suite 302
Draper, UT. 84020
URL: http://www.xtremeterrain.com/
Telephone
Toll Free: 1-888-358-JEEP
Local: 1-801-649-4240
Email
service@XtremeTerrain.com
Customer service email:
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