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My Jeep recovery gear

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Jeep recovery kitOffroad vehicle recovery is a very important and very broad topic, that every offroading junkie should be familiar with. Every responsible person should be prepared for situations when their offroading adventure is interrupted by a situation where recovery is necessary. The list of recovery gear is long and includes everything from a shovel to a winch. There are many opinions on what are best brands of recovery gear of course. People also have different opinions when it comes to best recovery techniques and minimum requirements for your recovery gear.
One thing is sure, high quality gear is going to be expensive. You have to remember that you’re going to be trusting your safety and sometimes your life to your gear, so do not try to buy and use equipment that is untested and cheap knockoff just to save money. Make smart decisions.
I’m not an expert in this topic and I’ll never claim to be one. I’m just learning by listening to others and slowly gaining more experience. The equipment I’m acquiring for myself might not be what you prefer. I’m only sharing what I believe will work for my vehicle and the type of offroading I do. I own a Jeep JK with some modifications, and wheel in Arizona, so it’s mostly desert. Terrain includes sand, mud and rocks.

I believe the first thing you need to consider when deciding on recovery gear is the type and weight of your vehicle. Your gear is going to differ depending on whether you drive an ATV, side-by-side, Jeep, or a large pickup truck. You have to know how heavy your toy is. Based on some research, I gathered that an average ATV weighs somewhere between 400-800 lbs. An average side-by-side weighs between 1,200-1,600 lbs. A Jeep JK 2DR comes in at about 4,500 lbs stock, but after few mods it’s closer to 5,000 lbs. Jeep JKU 4DR is closer to 5,700 lbs after few mods. An average pickup truck like a Dodge Ram 1500 or Ford F150 weighs somewhere around 5,200 lbs, but the 2500’s or 250’s can weigh more than 7,500 lbs. You have to build you recovery kit based on your needs. Always remember to buy gear with WLL (Working Load Limit) that meets or exceeds your vehicle’s weight!

Like I said, I drive a 2-door JK so my Jeep recovery gear is going to match that 5,000-lb weight (2.5 tons). Some of that gear will be identical no matter what vehicle you drive, but that’ll be just a few items.
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November 27, 2016 |

Jeep JK tailgate MOLLE panel & fold-down table

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Jeep JK tailgate MOLLE panel & fold-down tableAny owner of a two-door Jeep Wrangler knows that storage inside of your vehicle is always at a premium (some of you JKU owners might feel the same). And if you’re anything like me and like to be prepared for unexpected situations, you carry a lot of gear in your jeep. Whenever you go wheeling and especially camping you add even more stuff and quickly run out of room inside your Jeep. You have to be pretty creative and use every available square inch of space.

Having a two-door JK myself I’m always looking for smart ways of storing my gear inside my Jeep, that would allow easy access and keep the items secure at the same time.
While surfing the web I came across a subject of MOLLE racks, and specifically tailgate racks. It is such an obvious, great spot for storing gear with incredibly easy access. MOLLE system provides great flexibility and there are so many options when it comes to pouches!
As it turns out there are several products that can be attached to the tailgate. It all depends on what your needs are, and of course what you’re willing to spend on the system.

You can obviously build a simple panel or rack yourself, and customize it the way you wish. I’m all about DIY projects, but after some calculations I decided that in this case I will save myself time and trouble and pick one of the available products out there.

 

So there’s few options (prices might change):
Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Tailgate Cover. It’s manufactured out of 600 denier polyester, and requires drilling into your tailgate (around $60.00)

JK tailgate gear MOLLE panel available on Ebay. It’s made out of steel, you can customize the design, it requires drilling into your tailgate ($75.00).

Quadratec Tailgate Cargo Shelf. Made out of steel, requires no drilling (around $100.00).

JK tailgate (fold down) MOLLE panel from Ebay. Made out of steel, customizable design, it folds down to a table, requires drilling into your tailgate ($125.00).

Springtail Solutions JK Rear Door Folding Tray/MOLLE Panel. It’s made out of steel, folds down to a table, requires no drilling into your tailgate ($195.00).

The MP Table (Multi-Purpose Table) from Vector Offroad. It’s manufactured from aerospace alloy aluminum, it folds down to a table, requires drilling into your tailgate (around $200.00).

 

After many hours of reading descriptions, reviews and looking at pictures I decided that I wanted four things out of my system:
#1 – MOLLE rack
#2 – solid steel construction
#3 – fold-down option that turns the panel into a table
#4 – no drilling into my tailgate
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August 17, 2015 |

Jeep Wrangler JK hood flutter

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jeep hood flutterIf you own a Wrangler JK you might have experienced something very unsettling while driving on a freeway. When you go over 60 MPH, you can’t help but notice the hood jumping up and down so violently you think at any minute its going to rip the latches off and come flying up at your windshield. Not everyone notices it and some people simply ignore it. I was ignoring it myself for over three years, even though it always seems to scare the crap out of me! I know that the chances that both latches fail and the secondary, metal latch in the front fails also at the same time are slim, but it’s just a distraction that I don’t need while I’m driving my “brick on wheels”. It is funny though how my passengers react to it when I point it out to them…
Finally after three years of driving my jeep, the passenger that I’m in a relationship with, asked me to do something about it so I did.

The reason behind this flutter is the fact that the stock hood latches utilize a weak and stretch-prone rubber that allows the hood to lift and flutter at speed. The rubber is very soft! You can actually pull on your locked hood, grabbing it right under the latch and see it lift slightly. That is not a good sign!

 

 

The solution to this problem is to make sure your hood closes tighter and doesn’t lift when the gust of wind hits it.
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February 2, 2015 |

Bivouac Camping Trailers

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BCTRick Russek and Ron Bernaud, the owners of Bivouac Camping Trailers, set out to design and build the most rugged, functional overlanding trailers on the planet. Their design concept encompassed a trailer that is capable of maneuvering along rough dirt roads, which also contains an entire campsite that can be set up or torn down within five minutes. BCT makes trailers for the intrepid explorer who doesn’t want to stay in the same place all weekend. If you want to see and do more than the average camper, and if you want to go places where the roads can’t take you, then Bivouac Camping Trailers are made for you.

Bivouac Camping Trailers has been operating in Phoenix, Arizona since June 2008. The company was founded on the basis of providing unique quality off-road expedition trailers and toy haulers for outdoor enthusiasts. We are a tight-knit, local company consisting of family and friends who have come together to fulfill a dream. Our unique designs were created in an effort to fill a niche that had been previously ignored. Our trailers allow adventurers to access camping areas that other style trailers simply cannot reach. With at least 16 inches of clearance underneath, Bivouac Camping Trailers ride higher than most of the vehicles towing them!

Along the way, we have aligned ourselves with companies that have allowed us to manufacture the best off-road camping trailer possible. One of our partners is Tepui Tents out of Santa Cruz, California (www.tepuitents.com). Tepui Tents are made with incredibly durable materials that will stand up to the most extreme conditions. They use high quality rip-stop fabrics with a superior ventilating coating that provide excellent water and wind protection, yet are more breathable than other tent brands on the market. For added versatility, the M.O.A.B. Fort’s Kukenam tent, for example, can be easily removed from the Fort body and mounted directly onto your SUV’s roof rack or aftermarket roof bars.
Our camping trailers are also extremely customizable in order to meet your specific requirements. From private porta-potties and hot water showers to grills and even lift kits, you might be surprised what we can add to your Bivouac Camping Trailer. Plus, we can even paint your trailer to match your wheeling vehicle. And with an impressive amount of cargo space, you can haul in all the gear and supplies you’ll need for a long wheeling trip.

Bivouac Camping Trailers is located at 1 W. Deer Valley Rd., Suites 116 & 117 in Phoenix. Our shop is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and we are also available by phone at 480-235-5557. You can learn more about our company and see images of our trailers on our website, moabaz.com. Rick and Ron look forward to sharing their passion project with you and answering any questions you have.

 

February 1, 2015 |

Extreme Jeep Adventure: Win A Rubicon Excursion!

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Go wheeling and rock crawling in a customized Jeep Wrangler on the Rubicon Trail in the trip of a lifetime!

 

Crawl The Trail That Spawned The Sport!

ExtremeTerrain is excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the Extreme Jeep Adventure: Rubicon Excursion giveaway! The Extreme Jeep Adventure: Rubicon Excursion is the trip of a lifetime on the Rubicon Trail. The trip includes 3 days of wheeling on the trail in a customized Jeep Wrangler, 2 nights of guided camping, and a guided excursion with a rock crawling expert. From now through March 31st, 2015, you can enter to win this amazing trip which also includes your travel and lodging. All you have to do is fill out the Entry Form before the contest ends. There is no purchase necessary and you do not need to own a Jeep to enter this contest!

 

Contest Highlights

 

  • 3 days of wheeling on the Rubicon Trail in a customized Jeep Wrangler
  • 2 nights of guided camping on the trail
  • A guided excursion with a rock crawling expert
  • Travel and lodging accommodations included with the rest of the trip

 

About the Rubicon Trail – Located to the West of Lake Tahoe, California’s Rubicon Trail is the mecca for Jeep enthusiasts and rock crawlers. What was once a Native American trail that connected Lake Tahoe with Sacramento Valley, is now the ultimate destination in rock crawling, as well as outdoor adventures. The Rubicon Trail is an inviting area that offers activities outside of off-roading such as mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing, and more, making it an ideal camping destination.

 

December 22, 2014 |

Choosing the right lift for your Jeep

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Lift KitMany first time Jeep owners don’t realize that a stock Jeep is not designed for the heavy of road use often seen in magazines and on TV. If you want to have the ability to take your Jeep on those rocky trails and steep hills, you’re going to need an aftermarket lift kit. Suspension Lift kits can drastically influence the way your vehicle handles and performs. For that reason it’s important to choose a kit that best fits your specific needs, whether it is for function or style. There are two basic ways to lift your Jeep – with body lift kits and suspension lift kits. Off-road enthusiasts can benefit from the extra ground clearance suspension lift kits offer, giving them the ability to climb over large rocks and trail obstacles.

 

Here’s a great video from Teraflex about choosing the right lift for your Jeep:

 

 

November 2, 2014 |

Next Jeep Wrangler may be made out of aluminum

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jeep-wrangler-rubiconThe next-generation Jeep Wrangler might have an aluminum body, instead of steel, and be assembled somewhere other than Toledo, Ohio, where its roots go back more than 70 years to the first Willys MB was made for the U.S. Army.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne also hinted at the Paris Motor Show that the iconic Wrangler also could be built on a unibody, rather than a body on frame, structure.

“If the solution is aluminum, then I think unfortunately that Toledo is the wrong place because it requires a complete re-configuring of the assets that would be cost-prohibitive,” Marchionne said. “It would be so outrageously expensive that it would be impossible to work out of that facility.”

The next Wrangler, due in 2017, would benefit from an aluminum body as Chrysler works to improve the fuel economy of all its vehicles. The U.S. government is requiring automakers to reach a fleet average of 56.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

“We need to downsize the engines … and then increase the capabilities by putting turbos in,” Marchionne said. “This requires a complete rethink of the architecture, and before we start committing capital to particular places we need to make sure that we don’t spend an inordinate amount of money trying to get it done.”

However, removing the Wrangler from Toledo would be a major blow for the city where the Jeep started in 1941, then owned by Willys-Overland.

The first Willys MB Jeeps were produced in 1941 for the U.S. military. The first civilian models were made in 1945. It is the oldest off-road vehicle ever made.

Chrysler makes both the Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee at its Toledo Assembly Complex.

The Auburn Hills automaker has been working to wring more Wrangler production out of Toledo for several years as global sales climbed.

In 2012, for example, Chrysler built more than 200,000 Wranglers, which come with either two or four doors and hired 200 more workers.

As for a suitable location for the aluminum Wrangler, Chrysler plants in Mexico and Canada seem to be out of the question because Marchionne said he wants to preserve Wrangler’s heritage as an American vehicle.

Plants in Sterling Heights and Belvidere, Ill., are able to build unibody cars and SUVs.

It’s possible Toledo would produce another new vehicle, the full-size Jeep Wagoneer by 2018.

“I will never build a Wrangler outside of the U.S.,” Marchionne Thursday. “The commitment to Toledo was certainly in terms of Jeep, and I think the fact that we brought the Cherokee to Toledo is huge. We’re selling over 200,000 of these.”

 

October 5, 2014 |

2016 Jeep Wrangler with 30mpg EcoDiesel?

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jeep-wranglerJust as 2014 Jeep sales are set to get underway, new details regarding the next generation of Wrangler rumored to debut in 2016 are coming out. CEO Mike Manley hinted strongly that Chrysler’s new EcoDiesel V-6 very well may find its way into the new Wranglers as an option for 2016.

So, What’s the Diesel?
While diesel Wranglers have been available and sold on the European scene for some time, this would be the first diesel drinking powerplant put into a Wrangler and sold on North American soil. The motor is no slouch, either. Chevy’s bout into the economy diesel market is represented by a V-6 3.0 liter diesel engine making 240 horsepower and over 400 foot pounds of torque. That’s a whole lot of off-roading power and a bright spot for the die-hard wheelers who will thoroughly refuse any Jeep offering that might be a less capable 4×4, regardless of fuel efficiency. Speaking of efficiency, the EcoDiesel expected to be seen in the new Wranglers also happens to be the same motor in the 2014 Grad Cherokee, earning 21 mpg/city, 30mpg highway for the 4×2 models, and 20/28 mpg for 4×4 models while being able to tow over 7,400 pounds. In the Wrangler frame those numbers are mighty inciting while still providing ample torque for weekend wheeling.

When asked about the new Jeep Wranglers moving toward smaller, turbocharged motors: CEO Mike Manley – “Potentially. As you know, petrol turbo in extreme off-road circumstances doesn’t actually help you because the turbo’s not with you, so we have to make sure that we have the right torque to deliver the capability, That’s why diesel is great for something like Wrangler.”
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October 5, 2014 |

SpiderWebShade mesh top

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It is obvious that a huge part of the great fun of owning a Jeep is the open-top wheeling that goes with the vehicle. However, it does not take long to realize that open-top fun comes with the bonus of a free sunburn, especially when you live in a state like Arizona, where it’s sunny almost every day.

When you own a Jeep with a hardtop and you wanna loose it for a while and enjoy the open air, you have few options. You can buy a soft top and only use it when it rains, you can get a Bikini top or a mesh top. Soft top and bikini top are good options, but they are really thick and once put on, they block all the sun, breeze and the view of the sky. They will protect you from the sun rays very well though. They are pretty expensive, and with bikini tops you have to remember to buy a separate windshield channel, which is as much as the top itself.

As I was trying to decide which option would be the best one for me, I accidentally came across few pictures of another jeeper, who had a mesh top intalled and it looked really good on his jeep. I also liked that it seemed like a really easy install with apparently few bungy cords. He seemed very comfortable with a nice amount of shade inside his jeep. After talking to him and getting his feedback, I decided to order the mesh top for myself. It is made in Orlando by SpiderWebShade.
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June 10, 2012 |

Arizona wildfires 2012

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All of us living in Arizona are used to hearing about wildfires in our state every single year, but it is very upsetting every time it happens. We hate seeing our precious wilderness go up in flames. I understand that some of the fires are part of a natural process, but when those huge and damaging fires are caused by human carelessness and stupidity, it makes me really angry.

Recently we had two wildfires start just several miles outide of the Valley of the Sun, and if you’ve ever done any offroading in AZ you most likely know about Crown King and Sunflower Mine trails. Crown King is an old mining town and a very popular destination for Arizona offroaders just north of Lake Pleasant, and Sunflower Mine is an old mercury mine, and the trail leading to and past the mine is everyone’s favorite.

So it was very sad news when we all learned about wildfires erupting at those amazing locations. And they happened almost at the same time. Sunflower fire started on May 12th and Gladiator fire near Crown King stared on May 13th.

It’s been about three weeks and crews have been working very hard to contain those fires. It looks like they are getting close to achieving their goal, but with the temperatures, low humidity and winds it will probably take few more weeks to get it fully under control.

 

You can find more information on these wildfires here:
http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/predictive/intelligence/ytd_historical/ytd/wf/swa_fire_combined.htm

 

There are also new Emergency Bulletins posted on AZ Emergency Information Network website:
http://www.azein.gov/azein/Lists/Announcements/BulletinDetails.aspx

 

Reminder: Be very careful with fire outdoors. Let’s prevent any future unnecessary wildfires!

 

June 4, 2012 |

Diesel-powered Wrangler not for U.S.

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There is a huge number of Jeep enthusiasts in the US who would like to own a diesel-powered Wrangler. I am one of them. Unfortunatelly Chrysler does not offer a diesel engine in the US. Yet we all know that it is being sold in Europe and Australia (in Europe almost 50% of all new cars sold today are diesel-powered, that number in the US is 3%!).
Chrysler management says that we might see a Wrangler with a turbo diesel in the next three years. Might…

For now, we can only be glad we are getting the new 3.6L Pentastar engine in 2012, delivering 290 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque, with better gas mileage of 16/23.

Yet in Europe, you can go down to a dealership today and buy a brand new Jeep Wrangler with a 2.8 liter CRD four-cylinder turbo diesel. That engine sourced from Chrysler has an impressive 174hp and staggering 339 lb-ft. of torque. That is plenty of grunt for crawling rocks, climbing hills and going to WalMart for dog food. Sparking even more jealousy of our European Jeepers, the diesel powered Jeep Wrangler gets 23.7 mpg in the city and 35.8 mpg on the highway. And if you average that out you get a combined 30 mpg.
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July 18, 2011 |

2012 Jeep Wrangler pricing

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Based on a visit to a local dealership, here’s what the 2012 Wrangler prices look like. The base price is for a Rubicon, both two-door and Unlimited. There is almost no price change for 2012, which is great news, considering the fact that you get a new engine and new automatic transmission. Currently available 2011 Rubicon model’s MSRP is $29,820 for two-door and $33,320 for Unlimited. Obviously since dealers want to get rid of these cars, to make room for the new 2012 model, you can make a good deal and get a nice discount, including $1000 factory cash rebate or 0% financing for up to 60 months.
These are the prices for a Rubicon model, since that is the only one I am interested in buying, but if you’re interested in other models, it seems like the base prices should also be very similar to current year models. 2011 Sport MSRP is $22,045. Sport S sells for $24,245 and Sahara’s MSRP is $27,745.

Production should start on July 25th, and it usually takes 6-8 weeks for delivery. It looks like first 2012 Wranglers should be hitting dealerships in late September.
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July 14, 2011 |

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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With more power and efficiency, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is demanding more attention towards it. The vehicle has eventually received the Chrysler 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine by replacing its 3.8 liter V6 engine.
The engine is equipped with a five speed Mercedes automatic transmission, a boost from its old four-speed automatic. Basically, the company wanted to move ahead from 4-speed to 5-speed. However, this jump is taken quite late since many automakers are now upgrading their vehicles to seven and eight speed transmissions. Current 6-sp manual transmission will still be available.

 


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June 27, 2011 |

GearPods

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GearPods makes modular, lightweight adventure and survival gear to help the outdoor enthusiast to prepare for the unexpected. The gear combines an innovative container system – GearPods Connect – with a range of pre-built GearPods Kits. The result is a configurable kit system that caters to casual and serious outdoor enthusiasts looking for pre-built kits and a-la-carte components respectively.

The GearPods Connect system represents a new approach to organizing and packing adventure gear. GearPods Connect is a flexible and modular container system that is perfect for building kits. Sharing a common diameter as most sports bottle holders, GearPods are also easy to pack: in a bike water bottle cage, lumbar pack, hydration pack, backpack or even a pocket. Our pre-built GearPods Kits cover the essentials of adventure and survival: first aid, survival, shelter, and cooking. These kits provide the best of both worlds: highly compact yet capable adventure and survival gear.

GearPods are suitable for virtually every outdoor sport, including: hiking and backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, off-roading, kayaking, adventure racing, winter sports and hunting.
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May 31, 2011 |

Arizona land permits and passes

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Many of the off-roading trails in Arizona, including trails in the popular Florence Junction area, cross designated state lands. Sometimes these lands are posted with no trespassing signs and sometimes they are not. In either case you are required to have a State Land Recreational Use Permit to enter. The permit is inexpensive, easy to obtain and good anywhere in the state for a full year. You are required to carry the permit with you at all times while on state land. Responsible four-wheelers and riders who reside in Arizona purchase the permit annually just like a fishing or hunting licence. If you are heading to Arizona from another state, you can purchase the permit by mail in advance, in person at the Arizona State Land Department, or on-line. Get more information HERE.

 

You can check out this Arizona State Land Parcel Viewer.

 

All trails in the Sedona area require a special Red Rocks Pass if you park for more than few minutes near or along the trail. No pass is required to drive a trail as long as you keep moving. Passes are available at dispensing machines at the start of most trails. Many stores and government offices in Sedona also sell the passes. If you plan to picnic or hike you’ll need a pass too.
Get more information HERE.

 

 

May 30, 2011 |

Arizona’s Bureau of Land Management lands

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Whatever you seek, you will find it on the Arizona lands under the management of the BLM. Scattered throughout the state, and encompassing 14.2 million acres, these lands include winding roads, stark desert highlands, remote mountains, red canyons and rolling rivers, lush wetlands, cool forests, and large recreational lakes. For those more interested in human history than natural history, there are historic trails, prehistoric ruins and petroglyph sites.

Visitors to the lands managed by the BLM enjoy a variety of activities, including OHV use in southern Arizona, boating on the dammed areas of the Lower Colorado River, desert and wilderness adventures throughout the state, and wildlife watching and scenic rafting in the Gila Box. The BLM operates many developed areas, but the majority of these lands are remote wilderness which protect unusual and fragile desert ecosystems. Please treat all these lands resepectfully – tread lightly in these precious wild areas, and respect private land boundaries. Never remove artifacts, and get permission before collecting anything else.

In most cases there is no fee for entering BLM lands, but there are some exeptions.
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May 30, 2011 |

Santa Cruz Bicycles

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“All the marketing hype in the world won’t make a poorly designed bike handle well. Likewise, all the 3-D modeling software and metalworking technology in the world won’t amount to much unless the people directing it are serious about building truly great bicycles.

Call us misguided, but at Santa Cruz Bicycles we believe that to build a good bike, you have to first really love riding bikes. That’s an asset we have in spades here. Our engineers are mighty good at working Pro/E, but they are riders first and foremost. Our builders can rail dirt better than most. Our painter can catch more air than you can. Our sales office is filled with bikes that get ridden every day. From the people packing bikes into boxes to the owner of the company, our main obsession and our common bond is riding.

Ranging from our sophisticated VPP downhill weaponry to the Spartan simplicity of our new cyclocross frame, the bikes in our catalog are the bikes that we ride. They reflect our passion for riding, and they stand as a testament to our ongoing desire to make our rides better. We’re damn proud of them, and we hope you like riding them as much as we do.”
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May 16, 2011 |

OHV Decal, Title, License Plate, and Registration

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OHV Decal

The OHV Decal is a sticker that must be purchased annually to allow your OHV to be operated within Arizona. The decal will need to be applied to the upper left corner of your license plate, and your license plate will need to be visibly displayed on the rear of your OHV.

An off-highway vehicle is any motor vehicle operated on unimproved roads, trails and approved use areas not suitable for conventional two-wheel-drive vehicular travel. Examples include: ATVs, UTVs, trail motorcycles and dirt bikes.

The OHV Decal is available for purchase online at ServiceArizona.com or at a Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Office or Authorized Third Party Provider. The cost is $25.00. The decal is valid for one year. It is the ATV/OHV owner’s responsibility to purchase subsequent year decals.
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May 13, 2011 |

Tie Down Strap Sack

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How many times have you gone to use your dirt bike tie down, ATV tie down, etc… and had to tie-up the excess strapping to prevent flapping or dragging of the excess strapping of the tie down straps. Not only is this annoying to spend the time tying up the excess strapping, it is equally as frustrating un-tying the knots made. The Strap Sack attaches to your existing tie down straps and hold all of the excess strapping and when you are finished, the Strap Sack stores the entire strap in the bag. No more tie downs laying in the bed of your truck or a in a bucket or bin all tangled-up. Using the storage capabilities of the Strap Sack, many store their tie downs in the side pocket of the truck.

 

Most of us keep our tie downs in a bucket, crate, box, on a shelf, or in the back of our vehicles. This storage system tends to produce one thing- an aggravating mess! There is usually frustrating loss of time needed to unravel the straps that are entangled with other straps, rope, bungee cords, etc. When the tie down straps are applied to whatever you are attempting to secure there is always excess strapping that needs to be dealt with. For most of us this means tying several knots to secure the excess strapping that needs to be untied once you reach your destination. And of course, then the strap is thrown back in its previous unorganized storage space.

THE SOLUTION IS STRAP SACK! The Strap Sack allows the user to secure the excess strapping without tying knots, preventing flapping or dragging. After use, the Strap Sack stores the entire tie down preventing a “spaghetti like” mess with other tie down. The Strap Sack installs to your existing tie downs in seconds.

 

The Strap Sack quickly installs to any existing tie down strap. Take the end that is attached to the ratchet and slide it through the top of the bag (where the drawstring is located). Continue to feed it through the bottom of the bag and use the zip tie to cinch it to the strap. Cut off the remaining zip tie and the bag is installed. To use the Strap Sack simply remove the tie down strap from the sack, ratchet the tie down tight, pull the Strap Sack over the ratchet and the extra strapping goes in the bag. Use the drawstring to close the bag and away you go!

 

Strap Sacks are made for different applications. All of the Strap Sacks have parachute cord drawstrings with cord stops and installed zip-tie for easy installation. The most common is the Medium duty 1″ – 1.5″ Strap Sack which is made of a quality rip-stop nylon fabric that is available in: red, orange, blue, black, and camouflage (not rip-stop). For a more demanding environment there are the new Heavy-duty Strap Sacks that are made of 7oz, 430 denier poly coated Pack Cloth. These are made for more rugged application or those who want to throw their straps in the back of the truck and then pile some wood on top.

 

There are three versions available currently:
– Strap Sack for 1″ – 1.5″ Tie Down Straps (4 Pack = $15.00)
– 1″ – 1.5″ Heavy Duty Strap Sacks (4 Pack = $19.99)
– Strap Sack for 2″ Tie Down Straps (2 Pack = $15.99)

 

You can pick up the Strap Sack at www.tie-down-storage.com

 

If you own Strap Sack and have used it, make sure to COMMENT and let others know what you think.

 

April 24, 2011 |
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