Removing the Towbar

Today we removed the towbar. Removing the towbar was essential for off road adventures, as it could get stuck on rocks etc. The towbar extender had a pin with a key lock, due to not having a key to unlock it. We decided to grind the pin off which allowed us to remove the tow bar. The pin itself was quite thick and took some time to remove, however the grinder went through the pin like butter. Have now added a new pin to the list of equipment needed.

New 4WDing Toys

I purchased a couple of new toys for my next off road adventure. A 160L Portable Compressor Kit and a Recovery Kit. Currently have a tow ball on the back with a key locked pin, which I do not have a key for. I’m going to grind the pin off and purchase a new lockable pin for about AU$30. Once this is removed, I will purchase a Hitch Receiver. Hitch Receiver’s are needed when 4WDing in case you get stuck. The Hitch Receiver allows a Winch Strap to be tied to the vehicle to be winched out of trouble.

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On the look out for a deflator, looking at the Stuan brand. I like the Stuan compact case, which can be stored in the glove box. Would also need to purchase a cheap pressure gauge tester. Next on the list is a UHF handheld two pack, 3w or higher.

First blog post

 

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Learning how to go off road

 

 

My first blog post woohoo this is exciting. I have started this blog to track my adventures in my 2011 Jeep Wrangler JK. I brought the ‘Beast’ just over a month ago and in this time I have purchased the official mud floor mats front and rear, which were an excellent price. Considering I was firstly looking at custom made mats for around AU$320. The official Jeep mats were AU$218. I have also purchased a sunshield cover but had to return it as it was too high for the Wrangler windscreen. Still on the look out for one of these, preferably official merchandise. If anyone out there knows of where to purchase one of these that actually fits, that would be great!