Dual USB Power Port Retrofit

USB Dual Power Port

Being able to charge electronic devices in our 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has always been a pain, requiring a USB adaptor in the power port for charging cables. Often, when we would need to charge something, the adaptor had apparently been hidden by gremlins. The time had come to fix this situation. We found this dual USB power port on eBay. … [Read more...]

Origami Jeep Trailer Wiring Kit For Jeep TJ

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Finally a Jeep trailer wiring kit that REALLY provides everything you need to wire your Jeep TJ Wrangler for trailer lights. This kit comes with the wiring harness and instructions, a self taping screw to fasten the ground wire, tie wraps to secure the wires, and several replacement fender shield retainers to replace the one you may need to cut to … [Read more...]

Catsailing with 'Ol Rubi

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One summer day in 2002, a friend invited my wife and me to go sailing on her little Sunfish. The power of the wind and water was exhilarating, and we were hooked. Pitting our skills against nature and the technical aspects of a sailboat drew us into catamarans which are the ultimate adventure in small boat sailing. … [Read more...]

My First Hundred Grand

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In July 31, 2002 I handed over the keys to my beat-to-death Chevy Cavalier – with a failing clutch and a nasty dent on the hood left by the tail pipe of a Ford pickup at about 22 mph – to a sales lady at the nearby Jeep dealership. What I was getting in return was a handsome red TJ with the X package and a manual transmission. … [Read more...]

Tales of a Texas-Sized Jamboree

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I’m often asked, “Why would you pay $265.00 per person, NOT PER JEEP, Per PERSON, to attend a Jeep Jamboree USA® event when you can wheel at thousands of other venues and events around the country for less money?” Thankfully, there are a few hundred thousand people, with combined memories from a number of successful Jeep Jamboree events going back … [Read more...]

History of Jeep

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In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army's motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle. … [Read more...]