It can be confusing to know when to use the four-wheel drive and when not to. It will help if you know what the differences are between the various types of drive systems, particularly Jeep four-wheel drive systems – because there is a lot of confusion regarding: 4WD, 2WD, Part-Time 4WD, Full-Time 4WD, Automatic 4WD, All-Wheel Drive, and what it means to shift on the fly. Here’s what you need to know!
This is where you'll find recent articles from our RVing, Jeeping, Running, Biking, Swimming, Fly Fishing, and Weather sites at The Fun Times Guide. If it has to do with having fun outdoors... we're talking about it here! Real people share their personal experiences in an RV, Jeep, Boat, or at a Run/Bike/Swim event. Plus clever tips & ideas for enjoying the great outdoors year round (spring, summer, winter, fall) and in all types of weather (from cold snow, ice, and sleeting rain to hot sun, strong winds, and falling leaves).
Motorhome towing tips — so you can bring your own vehicle with you whenever you’re RVing. See the pros & cons of flat towing four wheels down vs trailering with a tow dolly, a list of vehicles that can be flat towed, and how to flat tow cars.
Looking for a Jeep Wrangler car rental? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Jeep rental companies where you can rent a Jeep for a day (or a week) — and take it offroad if you want. This list of Jeep Wrangler rental agencies is organized by state… and country.
RV refrigerator not cooling? I can help you find the problem! I’m going to walk you through the steps of DIY RV refrigerator repair. Then, if it still doesn’t work, I’ll let you know when it’s time to throw in the towel and call a professional to fix your RV fridge. Whether you have a Norcold refrigerator, a Dometic refrigerator, or some other RV refrigerator… I can help!
The Jeep Wrangler has 3 distinctive trim packages: Jeep Wrangler Sport, Jeep Wrangler Sahara, and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. See which Jeep Wrangler trim package is best for your lifestyle. From the engine, to the interior, and offroad capabilities, we’ll help you choose the right Wrangler model for you.
When you own a Jeep Wrangler, every other Jeep Wrangler owner in the world is your friend. No kidding. This camaraderie is identified by something called ‘the Jeep Wave’… or the ‘Jeep Wrangler Wave’. Truthfully, it’s not limited to Jeep Wranglers though… ALL Jeep drivers wave to other Jeep drivers. It’s all in good fun! Here’s how to do the Jeep Wave, the official Jeep Wave rules, and a few other vehicles that have a similar wave.
Have you heard about a major storm being declared the next Category 6 hurricane? That’s fake news! There are only 5 official hurricane categories. See why Category 6 hurricanes don’t exist.
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
For the first time ever, I decided to stay in a hurricane shelter. Here’s why I did and what I’ve learned about staying at an emergency shelter during a storm. Plus expert tips to help you decide whether you should stay put at home or evacuate in a hurricane.
Jeep dog accessories… check! Jeep baby stuff… check! Here’s my checklist of offroad Jeep must-haves when you’re a Jeep family with 1 baby and 2 dogs. Offroad Jeeping with kids and dogs is possible (and enjoyable)… as long as you take these things along!
Whether you’ve got a rock chip (that will lead to a cracked windshield in no time, or an RV windshield that needs replaced for some other reason. Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand about RV windshield replacement cost vs RV windshield repair cost.
Here’s a list of 7 Jeep off road accessories that you should always keep inside the vehicle — so you can avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made when taking my Jeep off road! The best part: you’ll be ready to go offroad at a moment’s notice AND you’ll be able to fix anything that the woods can throw at you!
For some, wearing the battle scars you incur when taking your Jeep off-road is a source of pride. But if your Jeep is your daily drive and offroad usage is only a secondary function, then you may want to replace some bodywork from time to time. Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand about replacing Jeep body panels yourself.
Planning to watch an eclipse soon? Me too! Here’s what to look for when buying solar eclipse glasses, how to make a pinhole viewer that’s safe for watching a solar eclipse, and the ONLY time that it’s safe to view a solar eclipse with your naked eyes.
Do you know what to do in the event of a Jeep accident? (I thought I did. But I was wrong.) Your Jeep might be able to take a hit with no problems, but that doesn’t mean you should just exchange insurance info and drive off. Learn from my mistake… Here’s what you should do if your Jeep gets rear-ended!
See how I made a cell phone bike mount for my Android phone. You can do the same with any other smartphone as well. Then, using an app and a GPS-enabled phone, you can track just about anything you want to know about your bike rides. This DIY bike phone mount cost next to nothing!
Before you start a DIY Jeep project at home, be sure to do these 6 things first. Trust me, I’ve learned firsthand what a difference these simple Jeep safety tips have on the outcome! These are my best tips to stay safe when working on your Jeep.
Jim and I have used our Good Sam Club membership card at lots of different RV campgrounds to save on camping costs AND at lots of different Camping World stores (and online) to save on RV parts and accessories. Those discounts alone have more than paid for our membership. Here’s why we think membership in the Good Sam Club is a good thing — especially for new RVers who are planning their first RV trips.
Do you pay attention to the hurricane forecast each year? There are 5 important new storm forecast changes for hurricane season. See what the changes are, why they were made, and how they affect you.
The wood door panels on your RV refrigerator expand, contract, and absorb water — because wood is a living, breathing product that changes with the weather. After spending 8 months in the heat & humidity of Florida, when I relocated to the deserts of Arizona for the winter, it took only a few weeks for the wood door panels on my refrigerator to warp! To prevent this from happening to you, be sure to regularly treat all wood surfaces in your RV with an oil-based furniture polish. See how I repaired the warped doors on my RV refrigerator – and you can too.
For the muddy-minded, adventure-seeking lady, there’s no shortage of dirty fun events in the U.S. and beyond. How fun would it be to give one of these women’s mud run events a try for an upcoming girls weekend getaway?!
I recently did some off-road testing to see just how much capability a dedicated off-road tire adds to a Jeep in mud and on trails. See what I learned. And before you buy Jeep off-road tires… you’ll need to know the answers to these 3 questions!
Small rocks and tree branches can easily take out your Jeep’s windshield (or a window) if you’re not careful! Is your Jeep windshield already cracked? Here’s my advice about repairing vs. replacing a cracked windshield.
You can buy a teardrop camper that’s ready to go with all the extras, you can roll up your sleeves and build one yourself, or you can rent a teardrop trailer and travel freely. However you do it, there’s no time like the present to get on the road and see everything this country has to offer from the comfort of an RV!
Here’s how to enjoy a stress-free day on the beach in your Jeep – what to do before driving on the beach AND what not to do! Sand driving tips, tire pressure advice, and a list of beaches you can drive on.