Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
[video] Step by Step Guide to Mounting Beadlock Wheels
If you every wanted to know how to mount beadlocks, this is your Beadlock 101 class… But, first, what are beadlocks? Beadlock wheels have been around a long time with a proven track record of keeping tires “locked” on wheels when abusing tires off road. While there are multiple... Read more
6 Secrets of Successful Radio Communications
Disclaimer: This is a beginner’s guide and not a comprehensive radio communications manual. Read the instruction manual for your radio. Talk to serious radio operators if you have in-depth questions. This is for the person leading a convoy or a club event. Many of us use CB’s (Citizen’s Band)... Read more
The 6 P’s to Wildfire Preparedness & Survival
Staying Alive by Being Prepared Many wildfire fighting agencies offer plans and suggestions for wildfire preparedness. Right now, California and other states in dry conditions are facing terrible wildfire seasons. Here are the commonly called “6 P’s for Preparedness” and evacuation. Do not wait until it’s too late. NOTE:... Read more
A Quick Transfer Case 101
There is a plethora of information out on the info web regarding transfer cases…what they are, how they became and what they do. We thought it would be beneficial to not re-create what has already been written, but to share what we know and what we have found useful... Read more
A Quick Course in Tire Safety
Special from our Friends at Powertank Do you know how often you should be checking your tire pressures? How often do you need to replace your tires, regardless of wear? Do you know how to do a five tire rotation with a spare? Tires are the most critical component... Read more
Metalcloak’s CTI Trailer Gets New Legs – Just in time for KOH
After 5 years on the road and over 4500 vehicles on and off MetalCloak’s Corner Travel Index (CTI) Trailer, is was time for some new legs (jacks) on the trailer. And with the #CTITour2018 underway including a first-ever stop at King of the Hammers as part of the BFGoodrich... Read more
Do You Maintain Your Shocks?
I think as “jeepers” we all love to keep our rigs in tip top shape…often including many not so common items in our maintenance schedule. And while changing the typical fluids and keeping the tires rotated are the most common items we address…how many of us include shock maintenance?... Read more
Techniques to Avoid Getting Stuck!
Welcome to our 2nd installment of helpful information to get us on and off the trails safely! Taken from our friends at the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association where Off Road Education is at the core of their Associations Mission which is as follows: A strong emphasis of our core... Read more
Off Road Navigation Introduction [video]
The Southern Four Wheel Drive Association has created some great videos! The Southern Four Drive Association is a non-profit organization of 4 wheel drive clubs and individual members in the southeastern United States. Formed in 1987 our association is dedicated to promoting four wheel drive recreation on both public... Read more
Lights, Lights…and more Lights!
The first step in dealing with addiction is recognizing that there is a problem and that you are powerless to overcome the addiction. So, that said, I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to light. All light. Flashlights, headlights, rock lights, sun light…all of them!... Read more