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Aseventyfive 09-02-2013 04:29 PM

Trail essentials.
 
I'm heads up to Rausch creek in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if there are any pieces of equipment that are essential. This is my first trail and I'll be on the green trail. I already had a bottle jack
Tow strap
D rings
Socket set
Multi screw driver
Allen key set
Star Allen key set
Flashlights

Philmycrackin 09-02-2013 04:37 PM

First aid kit

Water for you
Water for the jeep(just in case)

Jerry Bransford 09-02-2013 04:38 PM

A tire plug and patch kit is something I always carry, as well as a small compresor. Actually I have a huge aluminum box full of tools & spare parts but I wouldn't want to be out there without a way to fix a second flat tire. More than once I've had to plug tires, especially for others. Safety Seal makes very good tire plug kit.

Other misc. stuff without getting into the 100 item list that is easy to create... spare tire stems, spare tire stem valves. I also carry my old radiator hoses & serpentine belt as spares. A roll of duct tape can be handy, a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher should be considered required, and a tube of JB-Weld is a good idea.

There are hundreds of potential items you can carry but there's no need to get overly concerned on a green trail on your first time out. The list of parts you said you'd be carrying was already very good.

Hopefully you already have a CB radio, that is the universal means most Jeepers use to talk on the trail. Have fun, be sure to air down enough. :)

flflash 09-02-2013 04:42 PM

No Jeep should go anywhere without a fire extinguisher.

4Jeepn 09-02-2013 05:16 PM

while not something to bring... tell someone were you are going,who with and what time you will be back.

Philmycrackin 09-02-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 4221377)
A tire plug and patch kit is something I always carry, as well as a small compresor. Actually I have a huge aluminum box full of tools & spare parts but I wouldn't want to be out there without a way to fix a second flat tire. More than once I've had to plug tires, especially for others. Safety Seal makes very good tire plug kit.

adding a tire repair kit to my list.:thumb:

OhSixTJ 09-02-2013 08:56 PM

Make sure your snorkel stays sealed to your airbox.

Search for "death of a rubicon" on YouTube. That park claimed a "victim" haha

Mello Mike 09-02-2013 11:00 PM

Here's a recent thread on the subject: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/jeep...it-264668.html

stray1 09-02-2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by philmycrackin (Post 4225873)
adding a tire repair kit to my list.:thumb:

+1

motrctyman 09-02-2013 11:26 PM

Long zip ties and toilet paper

Aseventyfive 09-03-2013 05:58 AM

added these items to mylist
Tire plug kit
Air compressor
Water container
Extinguisher FIrst aid kit
Zip ties
Toilet paper
Duct tape
Hoses and serpentine belt

I have a cb in my rig and I'll be going with a couple other guys. One of which has been to these trails before.

vballspen 09-03-2013 06:26 AM

In addition to the things listed I bring some wd40 and electric connection cleaner. My used air filter. Tools to pull spark plugs. Trash bags and extra snacks just in case.

Depending on the trail I'll also bring some oil extra arb air line.

Aseventyfive 09-03-2013 12:36 PM

I have 33" tires. Do I need a compressor that is rated to fill 33" or should I get one that can fill 35"?

Aseventyfive 09-03-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by vballspen (Post 4239169)
In addition to the things listed I bring some wd40 and electric connection cleaner. My used air filter. Tools to pull spark plugs. Trash bags and extra snacks just in case.

Depending on the trail I'll also bring some oil extra arb air line.

I've got wd40 and pb blaster already. Contact cleaner is a good one. I have a CAI and its the washable one so I'm good in that department. I also have a deep socket to pull spark plugs however i guess it would be a good idea to change mine and then carry some extra. Good thinking with the trash bags since I have to pack out my trash. And snacks is a given. That might be the one thing I'll have too much of.
I'll make sure I have extra fluids for the vehicle too.

Finazzo007 09-03-2013 06:10 PM

I've keep a small hand saw on me at all times. Just a $15 dollar one from home depot is what I have. Had to use it 3 times and its real handy for cutting out large logs that can't be drove over.

Aseventyfive 09-05-2013 05:30 AM

I keep a small bahco folding saw in all of my vehicles. Would I need anything as far as armor for my jeep?

JohnDoe 09-05-2013 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Aseventyfive (Post 4303969)
I keep a small bahco folding saw in all of my vehicles. Would I need anything as far as armor for my jeep?

Can't go wrong with side armor/rock sliders

idiot magnet 09-05-2013 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Aseventyfive (Post 4221129)
I'm heads up to Rausch creek in a couple of weeks and wanted to know if there are any pieces of equipment that are essential. This is my first trail and I'll be on the green trail. I already had a bottle jack
Tow strap
D rings
Socket set
Multi screw driver
Allen key set
Star Allen key set
Flashlights

Hopefully you are going with several other vehicles. Don't go alone.
Recovery strap and not a tow strap. No tow straps with metal hooks!!!!
Hammer, wrenches, sockets, 36mm socket 13mm 12 pt socket (TJ's hub sockets), u joints, pliers, duct tape, ratchet straps, block of wood for your jack to sit on and the list goes on and on.
Be prepared and what kind of Jeep?

lynn 09-05-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Aseventyfive (Post 4247529)
I have 33" tires. Do I need a compressor that is rated to fill 33" or should I get one that can fill 35"?

The MasterFlow Tsunami MF-1050 or SuperFlow MV-50 compressor will work fine.
You can find these at Pep Boys, or anywhere on the web... Amazon, Ebay, etc. Expect to pay ~$60 - $80.
These will fill one 33" tire from 15 to 30 psi in 3 minutes. You can air-up and be on the road in about 15 minutes from start to finish. Not super fast, but reasonable if you plan for it.

I've had one for almost 10 years now, works great.

Be sure you get the model with the battery clips, not the cigarette lighter plug. Lots of info on the web if you google the part numbers.

Jerry Bransford 09-05-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aseventyfive (Post 4247529)
I have 33" tires. Do I need a compressor that is rated to fill 33" or should I get one that can fill 35"?

Get the biggest compressor with the highest CFM rating that you can possibly afford. Small compressors can take up to an hour to refill your tires after airing your tires down for off roading.

drifts14x 09-05-2013 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by flflash (Post 4221513)
No Jeep should go anywhere without a fire extinguisher.

I stand by this. Especially since the last guy I went wheeling with sprung a gas leak when his fuel cell was punctured by a falling rock.

Going downhill, the gas was trickling down on us and gathering on the floor pan.

I was clinging to that fire extinguisher like no other.

Aseventyfive 09-05-2013 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifts14x (Post 4313553)

I stand by this. Especially since the last guy I went wheeling with sprung a gas leak when his fuel cell was punctured by a falling rock.

Going downhill, the gas was trickling down on us and gathering on the floor pan.

I was clinging to that fire extinguisher like no other.

Hahaha it's funny but it's not funny. Picking one up today.

Boyd 09-05-2013 02:32 PM

How abought creative ways to store all the gear except just removing the rear seat and tossing it in? I was thinking of getting a pelican like plastic container and bolting it to the floor and pad locking it, so it can be stolen.

Aseventyfive 09-05-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Boyd (Post 4315873)
How abought creative ways to store all the gear except just removing the rear seat and tossing it in? I was thinking of getting a pelican like plastic container and bolting it to the floor and pad locking it, so it can be stolen.

Very good point. I've been thinking about that a lot. I thought about tailgate gear bags but I'm not for spending the money on it. I also thought about drilling and mounting a dewalt style large drill box to the tailgate and then figure out some way to keep the gear from falling out when I open the box. Another option was to keep it all in a large 3 backpack. :-/

Gixxer86g 09-05-2013 06:02 PM

Ratcheting tie downs. They saved me two Sundays ago when the bolts and nutserts on the right side of my TC skidplate gave way on a rough trail. I used the tie downs a fellow Jeeper carried to help get to a place to call AAA for a tow.

freeskier 09-05-2013 06:31 PM

Just be smart about it. It's easy to get carried away and next thing you know you'll be carrying your whole damn garage with you and your Jeep will be a pig.

Simple socket kit/auto repair kit is great to have because it has all the basic tools plus a lot of other basic tools. They come in nice carrying cases that store easy.

Simple replacement parts like serp belt and radiator hoses are essential. Other things like shafts are great, but not always necessary.

Basic recovery equipment like d-rings and straps.

First aid kit. There are some nice kits at places like Target that come in plastic waterproof cases that fit under the seat. Regardless of off road I always have the first aid kit under the drivers seat.

food/water should be obvious.

Finally, remember you're going Jeeping, not preparing for the zombie apocalypse.


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