We’re in the midst of what is shaping up to be an epic Winter here in the Northeast (knock on wood). With record numbers of skiers and riders headed to the mountains in their Jeep Wranglers, the eternal question of how to get your skis to their destination safely and securely is raised once again. What’s that you ask? “Can’t I just throw my skis or snowboards down the middle of the inside of my Jeep”? Go for it. And enjoy the wet snow melting all over you and your interior while you and your buddies/family elbow your gear for room during the long ride home. Is there a better option(s)? Yes.
Thule has updated their Jeep Ski Rack solutions for us for 2013 (see above). Step 1: Attach the Thule Spare Me (963PRO) Bicycle Rack to your Jeep Wrangler’s Rear Mounted Spare Tire. Yes this doubles as a bicycle rack in the off season. Step 2: Hook the newly re-designed Thule 9033 Tram (carrying capacity of up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards) to the Spare Me. Step 3: Get up to the mountains and start having fun! Note: This solution works for any Jeep (or other vehicle) with a spare tire.
The other option for a Jeep Wrangler Ski Rack here at JeepWorld.com, which also happens to be the solution I use personally, is the Thule 300 Footer with Thule 58″ Load Bars combined with a Thule Flat Top Ski & Snowboard Carrier. Simply attach the footers to the rain gutters on your Jeep’s Hard Top and attach one of Thule’s Flat Top Ski Carriers to the load bars. Voila! Another easy and safe solution for getting your gear to your favorite ski area. This solution is for 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler JKs with Hard Tops only.
Both options are available here at JeepWorld and can ship same day (if your order arrives by 2pm EST).
We know that your Jeep is your favorite vehicle, so tell us what your favorite mountain to ski and ride is in the comments below.
It’s that time of year again! Whether we like it or not, Winter is on the way. Is your Jeep ready for all the foul (or wonderful, depending on your perspective) weather that’s headed your way? There are a couple of must-have’s for your Jeep in regards to protecting your vehicle’s interior from all the snow, slush, water, salt, and sand that our roads and parking lots can send its way. Start off with the all-weather Jeep Floor Mats . With great options from Mopar, Weathertech, and Rugged Ridge, www.JeepWorld.com has your Jeep’s Floors covered. See this list below for mats to fit your model Jeep vehicle:
For those of us who think Winter is wonderful (count me in as one of those fools), we’ve got a full line up of Jeep Ski and Snowboard Racks to fit your vehicle and help you transport your skis and snowboards to the mountains. We happily offer both roof-mount and spare tire mount options as rack solutions for your Jeep.
Spring has sprung here in Upstate, NY. The snowmelt and March rains have brought our rivers to full flow and our ponds and lakes into prime recreation levels. It’s time to bust out those kayaks and canoes! We get many requests on how to carry them to water with your Jeep Wrangler. You’ll need to start with one of two base systems:
1. The first is for 1997-2010 Jeep Wranglers with either no top or with the soft top down, which makes it ideal for sunny days. You’ll need to start with our Jeep Base Rack Kit (Part#45058) by Thule which includes footers (to attach to your Jeep’s roll bars) and Thule 58″ Load Bars (to attach a carrier to.) You will also need either a Jeep Kayak Rack, a Jeep Canoe Carrier, or Jeep Surfboard Carrier (if you live near the beach) to carry your vessel.
2. The other option is for the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-2013) with a hard top. Start with the Hardtop Base System for Jeep Wranglers (Part# 300). This will include the footers that attach directly to the hardtop and the Thule 58″ cross rails. UPDATE (5.15.12)- See this post for more on carrying a kayak on a Jeep Wrangler JK.
“The fact that within a year and a half I have gotten the Jeep to this point. Had no prior experience wheeling yet I have managed to get fairly good at it. Also the fact that my wife and daughter love it as much as me.”
Good Stuff! Just make sure your wife and daughter don’t end up loving it MORE than you! -JW
We just got a fresh batch of Jeep Wrangler Grab Handles in stock, including some new colors and patterns. We’re always looking for feedback from our customers and readers here at JeepWorld.com, so help us out and let us know which you like best. Click here to view the Jeep Grab Handles. If you’d rather see a different color or pattern, check “other” and let us know what it is in the comments sections.
My Freedom Edition Jeep Wrangler personifies freedom within myself. This picture was taken completely unexpected and turned out to reperesent all that freedom means to me. Kicking back on the beach with my jeep is the ultimate luxury. Jeep allows me to express myself freely. A true American tradition.