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07-18-2013 01:38 AM
NoBoat0429 A full tank of gas can't hurt. It's a little extra weight but the beach is the last place you wanna get stick with no gas.
07-17-2013 10:31 AM
DFW6ER There was a similar thread last week, IIRC where someone suggested some longer boards with strips of 2x4s nailed to the bottom...the 2x4s dig into the sand so they don't fly out when you throw them under your tires...and the boards are small enough to throw in the back. Sounds like a great idea. I'm going to make some to carry with me next time I go wheeling anywhere that has deep mud.
07-17-2013 10:23 AM
SpoiledRotten Now if you go somewhere like Datona Beach, you won't need anything other than what you use on the blacktop. That sand is packed!

The day I was there, a Farrari was driving on the same section as I.
07-17-2013 09:20 AM
dullag I was there over memorial weekend and had a blast... watch for standing water on roads behind beach !!!
07-15-2013 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by WEBEGPN View Post
Two blond babes and a cooler full of beer,
07-15-2013 06:23 PM
WEBEGPN Two blond babes and a cooler full of beer,
07-15-2013 08:28 AM
NoBoat0429 Here on Long Island, our requirements are similiar to that list but in addition, we need to carry a bucket, fishing poles, bait or lure, and a garbage bag. Here is the definitive link for Long Island;
07-15-2013 07:58 AM
Beachcomber I agree I also use them, you can preset them to the pressure you want to air down to and just screw them on by the time your on the fourth tire it's almost time to take them off.
07-15-2013 06:06 AM
old_mans_jeep Those automatic tire deflators are a great addition to your gear if you plan to do a lot of off roading or beach driving. We use them all the time here in Delaware to run the beaches. They are a big time saver.
07-15-2013 05:59 AM
Beachcomber I go on the beach in Delaware every week and air down to 17lbs which works fine. I have at times go on without airing down but it's tough on the jeep, I have to keep the RPM's up to get through. We are required to carry a tow strap, jack, shovel, and a board. As mentioned in an earlier post avoid the brakes and sharp turns. If you do start to bog down don't spin you wheels and dig yourself in, back up over your tracks and start again.
07-15-2013 12:06 AM
Smashbox Somebody told me its a good idea to take a bucket to fill with water. If your on dry sand at the beach you can fill the bucket and wet the sand under your tires.
07-14-2013 09:47 PM
ruxerr I have the rest of the week, so I will take it down some more next time
07-14-2013 09:43 PM
Originally Posted by ruxerr View Post
Wow, ok I figured from 32 to 18 was a pretty big jump
10-12 make such huge difference in soft sand. It's one of those "ya have to try it" to undersand the better floation gain over 18 Especially on dune hillclimbs.
07-14-2013 09:39 PM
Gixxer86g The first time I went out, I tried 16. Bogged here and there but no real problems. Each time I went out I stepped down 2psi. 10psi is the sweet spot. Like I said, at 10psi I can do most of Island Beach in 2wd.
07-14-2013 09:25 PM
ruxerr Wow, ok I figured from 32 to 18 was a pretty big jump
07-14-2013 07:56 PM
Jerry Bransford Don't be afraid to actually air your tires down the next time, 18 psi is not really aired down... you're not really aired down until you get below 15 pxi. As was suggested above, 12-13 psi is safe and makes it less likely to have problems on the sand.
07-14-2013 07:47 PM
ruxerr Thanks everybody, took her out on Corolla today and she did great. I didn't even bog down at all, aired down my tires to 18 and off we went. The kids loved it!
07-08-2013 06:54 PM
Gixxer86g Pretty much everything has been covered. I drive on Island Beach St Pk in NJ. I'm new to this, but after six trips on the beach, I've settled on 10psi. The last time I was there I drove around for a while in 2wd without realizing it!

I have all the stuff that is required by my beach buggy permit. And it's all common sense stuff you should have anyway.

Fire extinguisher, piece of plywood for under the jack, shovel, recovery strap, etc.

I also have a cb.

X2 about laying off the brakes in soft sand. And X2 about washing her off afterwards.
07-08-2013 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by ruxerr View Post
I already have my hot chick (she let me buy the Jeep)
Haha! That, my friend, is the absolute best mod around!!! Enjoy.
07-08-2013 05:11 PM
ruxerr Thanks, I have picked up most of those things, I need to get a small air compressor to air up the tires. I already have my hot chick (she let me buy the Jeep)
07-08-2013 10:43 AM
Jerry Bransford Aside from the above good suggestions, one more is to not use your brakes while on the sand. That can cause a berm to form in front of your tires & make it more difficult to start out again, increasing the odds of digging in.

And I would go to a slightly lower psi like 12-13 with stock size tires which will give you a little more flotation on the sand.
07-08-2013 10:32 AM
Rubicon06Va Took my jeep to OBX on last year' vacation. I considered air down tires but never did. Put in 4H and never got stuck but there is soft sand in places that create deep grooves. I did have a issue, sand driving loosen/broke the plastic white bushing that holds auto-shifter gear cable to transmission.
07-08-2013 10:18 AM
bryanintowson I take my TJ over the sand at Assateague National Park here in MD. Below is a link for what the NPS says you have to have as well as some brochures with more information:

Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) Use - Assateague Island National Seashore

Have fun!
07-08-2013 12:57 AM
Getnoff I agree with 15 psi. Start in 4hi soon as u get on sand. Don't wait till u get stuck to engage...may be too late! Def make sure u have tow strap and attachments. Other than that, the hot babe might be the next best option. Don't forget ur floor mats if u get stuck in sand. Saved my butt many a time!
07-07-2013 08:24 PM
AlexS If your going up north on the OBX no permit is required, but southern beaches require a permit.
07-07-2013 11:01 AM
cchartrand Up here in little Rhode Island, aside from a permit, you are required to carry the following..
- a shovel
-tow strap or chain
- jack+support( min. 5/8 plywood, 18"x18"
- street legal tires ( DUH!!)
- spare tire( full size)
- " low pressure tire gauge"
- first aid kit
- fire extinguisher( coast guard approved)
- emergency signal and or CB radio
- flashlight
Seems to pretty much cover it, but I agree w/ the idea of a portable compressor of some kind..... Gotta air those puppies back up for the ride home! Good luck and have fun!!
07-07-2013 10:39 AM
hosejockey61 I'd start with a hot chick first...but that's probably more expensive than other stuff you may need...
07-07-2013 10:37 AM
Off Road King Tow strap, some wood, shovel, wd40, and a good set of tools!
07-07-2013 10:35 AM
gianniblaise I go between 10 and 15psi
07-07-2013 10:35 AM
AlexS Maybe a small compressor to air back up. If your going north there is only one gas station with air back up at within a couple miles of the sand ending and it gets pretty packed.
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