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#1 User is offline   TheMajor 

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:59 PM

This is only a Guide Remember to keep it simple and set up for the event purpose. Please submit your thoughts and gear on this thread.

Basic Rig Setup

4X4 and off-road vehicles can be setup in many different ways including, but not limited to rock crawling, mudding, racing and just general off-road use. For Rescue type events setup can vary also. Vehicle retrieval, person search, medical assist and many types of rescue events.
In general a rig should be setup for vehicle recovery and search, to an extent.
The basic set up would be a capable and proven rig with a knowledgeable and experienced driver. Remember, you are there to provide a service by assisting others in need of help, you are not there to go off roading for sport. There is nothing worse than to be taking part in some type of rescue event and have to keep pulling a greenhorn out of a situation caused by the rig driver or a rig that is not set up correctly.

A winch is a must. Pulling stuck rigs and removing obstacles (not trying to drive over them). Remember, you may have to return the same way you entered and emergency vehicles may need access also. Straps, chains, Clevises and a Winch Pulley should be carried in your Recovery kit.

A locker is also a must for the best traction with the least tire slippage. Remember, there is a purpose for you to get where you are going.

A High-lift Jack and Shovel should be carried.

Personal Items are a must. Food, water, clothing, first aid, fire extinguisher, etc will save you so you can save others.

Proper comm device for the event, which may be CB, marine, police/fire etc.

Depending on the area you are in GPS may be needed during an event but local action in a known area GPS may not be needed so it isn't a must.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:03 PM

Nice, anymore additions? Oh I have one, Tail Wipe. :sneak: :drive:

O.K. gang, TheMajor worked hard for this list so let's add to it & come up w/a finial list for our JeEpS.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:01 PM

a source of communication be it: FRS/GMRS, CB, Marine Band or 800Mhz. and scanners are nice to have. GPS might be handy also.
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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:22 PM

A flashlight works wonders too!! It's great for having to use those "tail wipes" in the middle of the night!! :whistle:
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:10 PM

Garbage bags... I always need a First Aid Kit, always carry a pocket knife too
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:07 AM

off road lighting on your Jeep. for those "night time" searches.
basic hand tools (wrenches, ratchets, sockets,etc.)
tire plug kit
jumper cables

i carry all this and more. i could keep going on.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 12:07 PM

Does anyone carry a spare or do U leave it @ base camp. Reason I ask is some do & some don't.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:20 AM

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:08 PM

I will not go out anymore without a front Ujoint and a rear as spares, I been stranded a couple of times because of that.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:20 PM

Looks like those straps are the trouble, get those cinched down and it'll do better I think.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:38 AM

View Post73_cj_project, on Jun 20 2007, 12:20 AM, said:

Looks like those straps are the trouble, get those cinched down and it'll do better I think.

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The straps are actually designed to break before you tear something up that is really expensive. The do make a solid u-bolt yoke replacment.
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:32 AM

A quick mod for those are to drill through & put "U" straps on. This will eliminate the small stud bolts. Early CJ's had this done from the factory & then they changed it :lol: .

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:26 AM

How about adding a Basic Tool Kit (Ratchet, Sockets,Screw Drivers, Hammer, Etc..) for those Unforseen Breakdowns and Fluids like Oil, Gear Oil, Brake Fluid, Coolant Etc... :puke:
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 11:20 AM

View Post1tufcj, on Jul 30 2006, 06:07 AM, said:

off road lighting on your Jeep. for those "night time" searches.
basic hand tools (wrenches, ratchets, sockets,etc.)
tire plug kit
jumper cables

i carry all this and more. i could keep going on.



View Postmrssig, on Aug 23 2007, 10:26 AM, said:

How about adding a Basic Tool Kit (Ratchet, Sockets,Screw Drivers, Hammer, Etc..) for those Unforseen Breakdowns and Fluids like Oil, Gear Oil, Brake Fluid, Coolant Etc... :puke:


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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:19 AM

a welder for spot welding never know when things snap off. of yea and a mud jack or that X jack that was used a few weeks ago to help out the guy who broke his front axel at holiday park


you will also need a huge tool chest to be mounted on top of your jeep because you have not room left for your wife to ride in the passenger seat with you to nag you the whole way saying "i told you so!". or you could buy a full size pickup to put the tools in the bed.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 03:41 PM

View Postrockerknight, on Sep 5 2007, 11:19 AM, said:

a welder for spot welding never know when things snap off.


i have a go-weld mig that i always carry works great on 24 volts (2 battery's)

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:55 PM

View Postrockerknight, on Sep 5 2007, 11:19 AM, said:

a welder for spot welding never know when things snap off. of yea and a mud jack or that X jack that was used a few weeks ago to help out the guy who broke his front axel at holiday park
you will also need a huge tool chest to be mounted on top of your jeep because you have not room left for your wife to ride in the passenger seat with you to nag you the whole way saying "i told you so!". or you could buy a full size pickup to put the tools in the bed.

instead of mounting the tool box on the top couldnt we mount a seat for the wife up there and have room for the tools in the jeep ....???

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