Morgan from Mammoth Lakes, CA: “I love how I can get to these incredible places with my Jeep without any trouble at all!“
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.
From Karen in Parts Unknown:
“This is my 04 Jeep Wrangler, I love this jeep! Its so much fun, in the sun, in the rain, or the mud, it goes where ever I want. Can’t wait for summer so I can go topless!”
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From Doug in Springfield, MO:
“This pic says it all this is why I love my Jeep.”
It doesn’t get much better than getting outdoors and having fun. What else do you need? -JW
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From Brandy in Penngrove, CA:
“The best thing about my Jeep is I can get it dirty on Saturday and drive it to work on Monday. My Wrangler lets me play any in mud puddle I want! Shown here with my best friend’s 2004 Jeep.”
We still stomp in mud puddles too. – JW
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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.
Next you’ll need to attach a carrier to the base rack set up. To carry a kayak on your Jeep Wrangler, choose either the Jeep Wrangler Kayak Rack (Thule Stacker #830), which can hold up to four kayaks, or the Thule Glide and Set (Thule #883). To carry a canoe, use the Jeep Wrangler Canoe Carrier (Thule #579XT), which holds one canoe per carrier. For all you lucky dogs on the coast that need to carry surfboards, use the Jeep Wrangler Surfboard Rack (Thule #554XT) to bring up to two boards to the beach.
This is just another way we want to help you get out there and have fun! Enjoy!
From Ashley in Sparta, NJ:
“My Jeep (Rex) hasn’t failed me yet. We’ve survived several near-misses on the roads, and at least a dozen mountain-top snowstorms. He never, ever lets me down on the road or the trail. I run all stock, Rex tackles everything like a champ. Wherever I gotta go, my Jeep will get me there.”
It looks like the only thing Rex hasn’t tackled is a carwash! (That’s a good thing) – JW
For all of the cool stuff to make your Jeep Wrangler even better, check out JeepWorld.com. We’ve got enough Jeep Seat Covers, Jeep Side Steps, Jeep Floor Mats, Jeep Winches, and Jeep Bumpers to make every Jeep a happy one!
From Robert in San Antonio, TX:
“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
If you’re into taking your Jeep off-road (and if you aren’t you should be), you’ll want to check out these Jeep Rock Rails and Rocker Guards . Hold your flashlight and fire extinguisher in place with the EK Light Saber and EK Burn Out respectively. Other “must-haves” for your Jeep are the Off Road Recovery Kit and the Jeep Shovel. Get all that good stuff and more at our website www.JeepWorld.com .
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.
You knew it had to be coming. It’s Summer and people want Jeep Wranglers. Unfortunately, after Chrysler’s Chapter 11 proceedings, new JK body-style Wranglers are tough to come by. As I look out the window at the Jeep Dealership next door, I can count exactly ZERO new Wranglers on the lot. What’s a Jeeper in need of a new Wrangler to do? In the first good news from Jeep in a while, Bloomberg.com is reporting that Chrysler is boosting 2nd-half production to fulfill demand.
“Chrysler plans to run two plants on overtime and is operating a third shift at another factory to restock dwindled inventory on dealer lots…Chrysler has scheduled overtime at its Dodge Ram truck plant in Warren, Michigan, and a plant in Toledo, Ohio, that makes the Jeep Wrangler sport-utility vehicle.”
So hold on just a little bit longer, folks. Hopefully we’ll have a whole fleet of new Wranglers heading to a dealership near you (that made the cut) faster than you can say Sergio Marchionne!
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