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Old 07-05-2019, 02:20 PM
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Beach Essentials!

How does a properly equipped Wrangler for the beach look like?
  • Lift kit
  • Offroad tires
  • LED lights
  • Recovery boards
  • Shovel (roll-bar mounted)
  • Fire extinguisher (roll-bar mounted)
  • Flashlight (roll-bar mounted)
  • Air Pressure Gauge
  • Tire deflators
  • On-board air compressor
  • Front trailer hitch with carrier for chairs, fishing rods, and tackle box
  • Recovery strap to pull SUVs out of the sand
  • Trail doors
  • Bimini top
  • Seat covers
  • Skid plates
  • Electric cooler
What am I missing? Keep it coming! b

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You seem to have forgotten the following items

Family
Food
Dogs
Dog supplies
And lots of pictures
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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-chair
-umbrella
-surfboard
-sunscreen
-beer

Those are the only beach essentials I can think of. I used them all yesterday.
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The ARB traction pads, I gotta pair!
And they are great in the sand
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Kitchen sink
Truck nutz
Angry eyes grill
Curb feelers
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Kitchen sink
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The eyelash thingers for the headlights
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:37 PM   #9
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Dogs, cooler, beach umbrella, towels, folding chairs, sunscreen, and a bunch of trash bags.

I live about 5 minutes from the beach and go often, those are the only things I bring.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:03 PM   #10
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You don't need much for the beach. Be able to air down to 15psi and air back up. A tow strap in case you get stuck (without metal hooks, just the loops).

The rest of your list is mostly for looks.

More important are friends, a big cooler, and have fun.
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Good advice here! Air down/up is the most important, like others have said most other items are jewelry. Take your time. Have fun.


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Just make sure you have a strap and something to put your jack on so it doesn't sink.

Oh and a tire gauge.

Tide chart is helpful too.
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Not that you NEED any of that, but I see what you're after here. Also add a Trasheroo to that list. Haul out more than you brought in.
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Shovel, jack, snatch strap/tow strap, low pressure air gauge, 2' x 2' jack base, spare tire, a few shackles(I use soft shackles), a way to air back up(alot of beaches with access provide air), a sand anchor is nice if you have a winch.
Cold drinks, something to create a shady spot, and use your brain while driving.

Most of that stuff you listed is not necessary/essential, just added on glitter
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I always have a tow strap and plan on throwing some traction boards for good measure. Other than that just the beach basics like chairs, cooler, fishing rods, surfboards, etc
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All those listed above including these essentials. Be careful this time of year there are pods of mermaids cruising the surf.
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i would get rid of the off road tires and get a set of a/t tires, that do not have such an aggressive lug. the more aggressive the lug the faster and deeper it digs in the sand, you dont want to dig in the sand you want to stay on top of it..

like what has been said a jack plate. is also good, a real first aid kit. a few $100 cash in case you have to call for a off road tow because of break down or damage, large 55 gal drum liners, if you or someone gets a leak of some sort you can put the bag under it and catch it, you can also dig the sand that is contaminated and take it off the beach and properly dispose of it to . you can also use it to pick up other peoples trash that they just trow around. always leave the beach cleaner then you found it.
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Whatever is required by the beach you're driving on. The Outer Banks require Jack, some type of jack base, a shovel, tow strap and a tire gauge. Delaware requires the same plus a certain length shovel and 2x4 boards etc. Just check the area requirements, use your head, be safe and have fun. Just my two cents
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Whatever is required by the beach you're driving on. The Outer Banks require Jack, some type of jack base, a shovel, tow strap and a tire gauge. Delaware requires the same plus a certain length shovel and 2x4 boards etc. Just check the area requirements, use your head, be safe and have fun. Just my two cents
I've been driving on the beaches in Delaware for years now and never heard of any such requirements (jack, base, shovel, straps, board). Each year I buy my surf fishing license, they just ask what vehicle I'm driving, remind me that I need to actively be engaged in surf fishing at all times while on the beach and hand me the sticker.
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I've been driving on the beaches in Delaware for years now and never heard of any such requirements (jack, base, shovel, straps, board). Each year I buy my surf fishing license, they just ask what vehicle I'm driving, remind me that I need to actively be engaged in surf fishing at all times while on the beach and hand me the sticker.


Sorry. It was for the Assateague permit that requires all the stuff


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I also bring a sand anchor, Basically a HD Tarp with ropes to each end that can be buried and used as an anchor to pull yourself out, unhook one side and drive off and it will come out....I bring that to the dunes we have out in the desert because you can't find help all the time..
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You don't need much for the beach. Be able to air down to 15psi and air back up. A tow strap in case you get stuck (without metal hooks, just the loops).

The rest of your list is mostly for looks.

More important are friends, a big cooler, and have fun.
Actually, a lot of that stuff is mandatory for driving on certain beaches around here (e.g., Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Assateague, etc.)

https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/osv.htm
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Actually, a lot of that stuff is mandatory for driving on certain beaches around here (e.g., Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Assateague, etc.)

https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/osv.htm
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Required Equipment: OSV permittees must carry and be able to display the following upon request:
Shovel (non-plastic) Min. 6 inch square blade & 18 inch handle.
Jack Sufficient to lift one wheel clear of the sand.
Jack Support Min. 12” x 12” non-bending steel, 5/8” plywood,
or 1.5” thick board.
Tire Gauge Must record pressure of 15 lbs. or less
Tow Rope, Strap, Chain or Cable • Min. 6,000 lb. pulling strength, 10 ft. length.
• Nylon or Dacron rope: 1/2” min. diameter.
• All other rope: 3/4” min. diameter.
• Carbon steel cable: 1/4” min. diameter.
• Chain links: 5/16” min. diameter.

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How does a properly equipped Wrangler for the beach look like?
Lift kit - not needed
LED lights - not needed
Recovery boards - not needed
Trail doors - not needed
Bimini top - not needed
Seat covers - not needed
Skid plates - not needed
Electric cooler - not needed
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All those listed above including these essentials. Be careful this time of year there are pods of mermaids cruising the surf.

Whiting and pomps, nice mess there, always tasty
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Man I feel completely un-prepared LOL.
We generally make sure it has 4x4 and go. Sometimes we have swim gear and sometimes we don't but that has never stopped my kids from getting in the ocean LOL.
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A hammock and 1-sided hammock stand! (or a 2nd Jeep)
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Good advice here! Air down/up is the most important, like others have said most other items are jewelry. Take your time. Have fun.


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Nice reminder that flotation devices can save lives.


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Beach driving needs:
A way to deflate tires (and somewhere to inflate them when you're done)
Shovel
Jack


Everything else is just icing on the cake......no real need for a lift or big tires.

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