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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2000, 07:18 PM
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How do you crazy jeepers do it?

I have been wheel'in with an 88 Toy for about 3 years now. I love it, but it is time to move on to something a little more trail worthy....such as an 85 Toy or a CJ-7 (always loved them). Anyway, I have a beer cooler, containers for food, tools, spare parts, tent, sleeping bags, clothes, a dog, shovel....you get my drift. The back of my truck is quite full when we head out. This is the only reason why I am leaning towards the pick-up again. How do you guys get all of that into a Jeep?? (Or is it that I just carry way too much crap!!)

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

Very simple, downsize-minimize-get creative! There are dozens of places to safely haul camping gear and spare parts around in a Jeep. Some guys are real pro's at this, I once saw a fellow unpack his CJ-5 after a week long trip for himself and his lady...I could not believe what he pulled out if that Jeep in just a couple of minutes. The two biggies are the spare tire and a big cooler, everything else got strapped into it's own nook or cranny.

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

Grant is right....minimize, and be creative.

I usd to have a CJ5 which is smalller than a CJ7, and I now drive a Samurai which is smaller still.

Look at storing tools or small spare parts under the hood. I'm just about to bolt a ammo box under the Samurais hood. I've seen people carrying spare drive shafts mounted along the frame rails under the body. I've seen bumpers that have become storage units or air tanks etc. There are lots of ways to build Jamboree racks for the back, and removable top carriers are a good idea too. If you look under the rear deck, between the t-case and the gas tank, you'll see there is room to weld in a storage box. I was thinking of doing this on my next Jeep, but I can't decide whether to use it for a sub woofer or tools.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

Hehehe- ONCE I took two friends camping with me. I brought 3 2-man tents, 4 sleeping bags, 6 pillows, Coleman 2-burner stove with a gallon of fuel, a 5-gallon jerry bag of water, a full-size spare (carried inside) Clothes for 3 days each and a spare set for mudding in. Tools were a must, lots of food as well, and a 56 quart cooler full of ice and drinks and more food. I put the spare tire on the wheel-well next to the roll-bar, stuck 3 tents between the rollbar and the soft-top window, the pillows in the same location on the other side. The sleeping bags were like a wall behind the two front seats The coleman squeezed in on top of the tranny hump behind the shifter. I have a bucket seat with no frame or anything that just sits in the back for the third person...this we faced backwards so he could climb in and piled clothing bags and a quilt on his lap...all the way to the roof! The cooler kinda squeezed in next to him and more junk on top of that. It was a cold day for Flordia but the kid riding in back fell asleep nice and warm on the trip home! It would have been an easy place to tow a trailer to but...I don't have a trailer.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

get a jeep w/ a soft top![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

my wife and i take the dog and camp out.
sleep bags,tent,stove,clothes, lg ice chest and small ice chest. of course tools and fluids. spare tire mounted on tail gate. have one of those "sport racks" mounted on the tail gate which sets above the spare.

have lots of bungee cords and strap bedding to the soft top frame-work. gets a little crowded!

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

You may also have the option of dragging a small utility trailer with you .Makes life pretty easy . If your off wheelin` just leave it at the camp (like I had to mention that) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

I am lucky enough to have found a little m416 trailer to pull behind me jeep, but there isn't a real need to bring that much stuff, since there is no real out of the way places where you have to bring everything. But i know i can bring a BBQ with me when we have a trail ride with a BBQ.
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<font color=blue>That's why I have friends with Toys! Carry my stuff![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Toss the back seat, attach stuff to the roll cage, under the hood at your feet, under the seats, between the frame rails... well, you get the picture... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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i took out my rear seat. i have an 80 cj-5 and the rear seat was stationary (not a fold and tumble) it took up alot of space and i never take more that on other person so it isn't a problem. even the fold and tumbles take up valuable space when folded up or down. i have lengthened my jeep which solved this problem even though that was not the reason for the stretch. with the cj5 in it's original form it was tight but the key was bungy cords and crank straps.

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Re: How do you crazy jeepers do it?

Get yourself a cj-8. Cooler than a cj-7 and hold 2x as much

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