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Old 08-28-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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What equipment should I have for expedition

Hello everyone, so far I had great advices here and I want to know what is the most necessary equipment I need to drive from north to south the outer banks. I have a 2000 jeep wrangler 4cyl and $1000 budget

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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For any jeep adventure a way to get unstuck whether that is a winch, hi lift as a winch, come along, shove, etc. Good place to start. Getting Unstuck By Bill Burke great video.

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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Look for a used winch, a tree strap, couple tow straps and some D rings.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:58 PM   #4
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Forgot... Good tires
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:54 AM   #5
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So far I have a 2inch lift and 31's bf MT.

Would you recommend to add a safari roof rack I have seen a few that you can pull back for been able to get the soft top off or a hitch for a trailer to load with bunch of stuff that I need ( camping tent, chairs etc )

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I'd opt for a small trailer if that's in the budget. It would be a lot more capable in terms of volume and weight that you'd be able to pack in it.

I've got a hitch that can handle 3500 lbs of trailer load, which is way more than my Jeep is rated to tow (which I think is 2000 lbs). I wouldn't want to carry much weight in an overhead rack.

Loading a trailer takes no high lifting to get stuff loaded, and the whole thing can be separated from the Jeep in seconds. It can be used to haul extra fuel for those long outback excursions. It's about as versatile as a pickup truck for various duties you might find useful.
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I'd opt for a small trailer if that's in the budget. It would be a lot more capable in terms of volume and weight that you'd be able to pack in it. I've got a hitch that can handle 3500 lbs of trailer load, which is way more than my Jeep is rated to tow (which I think is 2000 lbs). I wouldn't want to carry much weight in an overhead rack. Loading a trailer takes no high lifting to get stuff loaded, and the whole thing can be separated from the Jeep in seconds. It can be used to haul extra fuel for those long outback excursions. It's about as versatile as a pickup truck for various duties you might find useful.
Good thinking.

Thanks man.

so far now additions , 8lb winch and bumper. Is there a rear bumper that comes already with the receiver for the trailer?
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I'm sure there are, but get one that attaches securely to the frame like the tow-capable receivers do. I opted for a sturdy two-inch receiver because they're made for the stress, and I don't have use for a bumper other that the factory bumper.

I've seen it mentioned that a receiver can reduce the clearance in the rear since it's located below the bumper. Actually, my receiver is much higher than the rear axle and the gas tank, so it certainly isn't a problem. I guess it could be problematic if I rock-crawled at steep angles, but I don't do that.
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Harbor freight has some cheap small trailers. Just a thought
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
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I bought a Curt trailer hitch on Amazon for $115. It's rated to tow a lot more than your Jeep can. It's a 2x2" hitch. I don't see how it could cause any departure angle issues. Also, there is no welding required. You just have to remove the hook on the left rear of your frame and bolt this hitch on in its place. The whole job took me about 20 minutes.

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Where are you going and how crazy is it? I did a couple hundred miles on the forest roads and random trails of West Montana in a stock jeep on 28's. Extra gear consisted of a hi-lift, straps, chains, shovel, Forest service maps, topo maps, compass, a basic Garmin GPS, and a some food/water. There was a rough looking trail I skipped, more because I was by myself and it was raining.
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A friend....don't do these things solo.
Then get radios. You can go CB, most do, but they aren't that good. Go get a Ham Radio license, and then you can get some great hand held radios on Amazon, for about $30 each.... Amazon.com : Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band Transceiver (Black) : Frs Two Way Radios : Car Electronics

Then watch some of these videos.....amazing stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiy...-ihtLHz-juFxIQ
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I'd probably skip the trails like around 5:45 if I was solo, but the majority of those those trails looked pretty easy. It all depends on where you're going and how far "out there" you're going to get.
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I am planning to go from north to south hatteras down to frisco
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I am going by my self as well, great video ! This is so far what I got;

In addition to what I had

Up grade my head lights to truck- lite LED headlamp

Warn rock crawler bumper
Warn vr8000s winch
48" hi-lift jack

I am still trying to find the right rear bumper for me, I have a 4cyl and don't want to add much weight. I got a new bfg md 31" to put as a spare, I have seen some spare tire relocator kit or spare tire spacer , I think will be a better option if I want to safe weight than a tire carrier
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Harbor freight very good place found good and cheap trailers
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Small shovel, bucket. Rope, come a long. Small hand saw, hatchet. Box of strike anywhere matches. Toilet paper. Wool blanket. Fresh pair of socks. Dont leave your common sense behind, and pack some heat
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I am going by my self as well, great video ! This is so far what I got; In addition to what I had Up grade my head lights to truck- lite LED headlamp Warn rock crawler bumper Warn vr8000s winch 48" hi-lift jack I am still trying to find the right rear bumper for me, I have a 4cyl and don't want to add much weight. I got a new bfg md 31" to put as a spare, I have seen some spare tire relocator kit or spare tire spacer , I think will be a better option if I want to safe weight than a tire carrier
Ditch the Hi lift. Your factory bottle jack is just fine. Hi lifts are an accident waiting to happen.
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Small shovel, bucket. Rope, come a long. Small hand saw, hatchet. Box of strike anywhere matches. Toilet paper. Wool blanket. Fresh pair of socks. Dont leave your common sense behind, and pack some heat
Condoms just in case, haha you never know
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If your planning on pulling a trailer is the 8000lb winch going to be enough to drag 6 tires through the mud? I guess you could unhook the trailer and winch them separately.
I'm not saying it isn't, just something to check I guess. If I was going out alone I would want everything overbuilt with a backup plan for everything recovery related.
This brings me to; a nice rucksack in case your now hiking out.
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Ditch the Hi lift. Your factory bottle jack is just fine. Hi lifts are an accident waiting to happen.
A 48-inch Hi Lift with wheel attachment hooks and a good base, that works for me in the mud.

A bottle jack, not so much.
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A 48-inch Hi Lift with wheel attachment hooks and a good base, that works for me in the mud. A bottle jack, not so much.
Best place for a hi lift is in the garage.
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Best place for a hi lift is in the garage.
actually his described usage of the Hi-Lift + base to get out of mud, using the wheel attachment and presumably some logs or rocks thrown under the tires is one of the only good uses for a Hi-Lift.

but there is also a few other ways to get out of said stuck position....many much faster and more efficient.
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actually his described usage of the Hi-Lift + base to get out of mud, using the wheel attachment and presumably some logs or rocks thrown under the tires is one of the only good uses for a Hi-Lift. but there is also a few other ways to get out of said stuck position....many much faster and more efficient.
Exactly.,, WINCH.
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Exactly.,, WINCH.
that is one way. depending on the situation, I'd actually suggest something like MAXTRAX may be better suited.

MAXTRAX: Vehicle Extraction & Recovery

For expedition purposes & extended long trips, especially where you don't know what kind of terrain you will encounter, I personally think you need to have every option in your toolbox. Extra fuel, traction aids, winch, Hi-Lift, straps, anchor, snatch blocks, extra line, and lots of shackles. Problem is that adds a lot of weight & takes up a lot of space.
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Probably an off-road permit is a good idea

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisi...ehicle-use.htm
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Best place for a hi lift is in the garage.
Well, I use it there too sometimes:

A few days ago I had to put the jeep on stands in the garage and had the HiLift handy. So, I put the wheel hooks on it, pumped the HiLift's handle several times, slipped the stand under the axle, flipped the reverse lever, eased the Jeep onto the stand, and on to the other side.

It was actually faster than the bottle jack.

As noted, I have the HiLift mostly for use in mud, which is in abundant supply in my haunts. My first line of defense against getting stuck is common sense about where to go, then it's the Aussie, and if that don't work then it's the Warn or the HiLift, whichever is most appropriate at the time.
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I think is better to have it than don't went you need it .

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