The Best Jeep Wrangler Camping Mods and Outdoor Gear For Off-Road Adventures

The Best Jeep Wrangler Camping Mods and Outdoor Gear For Off-Road Adventures


Ryan: I’m Ryan from extremeterrain.com and
today I’m gonna take you around our campsite. We just finished up with day one of a two-day
offroading trip where we’re shooting a couple of videos about the Jeeps you see behind us. We did a build on the Dune JK, make sure you
subscribe to our YouTube channel to check out that build, and we did a couple of other
videos with the other Jeeps. So again, subscribe, check out those videos,
they’re gonna be pretty cool. But we are setting up for camping. For tonight, we brought a bunch of gear out
here with us that are gonna make it a lot more fun and a lot more comfortable for us
to be out here that I thought a lot of you who use your Jeeps for camping might like
as well. So I’m gonna take you around and show you
what we brought. When I’m camping, one of my favorite parts
is the food and the drinks so, of course, you’re gonna have to have a way to keep everything
cold when you’re out on a trail during the day. And we’ve all had our big coolers full of
ice which ends up just full of water by the end of the day, and you end up with a soggy
sandwich. Well, the ARB Fridge Freezer is one way to
get rid of that. Now this isn’t gonna be for everybody, this
is an expensive item, but if you are somebody who does a lot of camping, a lot of overland
style offroading, you can’t keep ice for an extended period of time, that’s where this
is gonna come in. This is a really, really nice option. This is going to be the 37-quart ARB Fridge
Freezer, you can fit a ton of 12-ounce cans inside of this, you can fit all kinds of other
food, in fact, I’ll pop it open for you here. We have our sandwiches inside of here, and
like I said, you don’t have to worry about your sandwiches getting all soggy from melted
ice, and you have room for everybody’s food inside of this thing. As you can see, it closes nice and tight,
you don’t have to worry about it opening up, you’re not going to have to worry about anything
spilling. In fact, if you wanna really make sure it’s
not gonna bounce around on the trail, they even make a strap kit for this thing to keep
it nice and tight. If you wanna be able to pull it out very easily,
there’s a slide kit. You can get a couple of different accessories
for this. It’s a very, very nice unit. As you can see right on the front here, you
have an LED readout, all of your buttons, turn it on, adjust your temperature. You can even make ice in this thing if wanted
to. You can crank it down that low and it will
get that cold. But one of the smartest features of this is
unlike your regular fridge or freezer that draws a ton of power, this is going to only
use a very small amount of power, and it’s also smart so it will automatically turn off
if your battery gets to a low enough voltage. That way, you know you’re still gonna be able
to start your Jeep and you won’t end up with a dead battery on the trail. All you need to do to get this thing fired
up is plug it into any 12-volt power source. Of course, your Jeep has one right in the
back here, it makes it really, really convenient for you and it’ll start getting cold right
away. So like I said, we keep a ton of stuff in
here, got some fruit over here as well. And one of the other items that I really like
in the back here when we’re talking about food is the TeraFlex Tailgate Table. And this is the version with the cutting board. It’s available both with the cutting board
and without it, and you see the cutting board is right on here. And the cutting board is actually really nice
because you can move it around and bolt it into a couple of different locations so regardless
of what you’re using it for, you can move it and make it most convenient for you. And of course, you’re probably gonna have
a table or a picnic table or something like that when you’re camping anyway, but this
makes a really nice food prep station and it’s gonna be right near your fridge freezer
or your cooler, whatever you might have. This is one of those things that you really
don’t think about, but when you have it, you’re going to use it all the time. So that’s it for this stuff as far as the
food prep goes, but we do have a couple of other things that are gonna make your camping
experience a little bit more comfortable, so let me show you those. One thing you’re always gonna have a ton of
when you’re camping is gear, especially if you have a lot of people at your campsite,
like we do tonight, and being able to organize it is always a good thing. So what we have here is the Rugged Ridge Storage
Bag. Now this is gonna be something that’s gonna
help to organize your gear, it’s got a strap on it, you can just grab it out of the back
of the Jeep, take it right over to the campsite with you, and it is gonna help you organize
because on the inside it’s actually subdivided into four different quadrants here so you
can keep your stuff exactly where you put it. Got a little bit of a pocket up front here
that snaps closed as well. I mean, this isn’t gonna be a complete game
changer but it is going to help to organize some of your gear which is gonna make it a
little bit easier to get set up and get to the fun. Speaking of the fun, let me go around to the
side of the Jeep and show you one of my favorite parts. One of my favorite parts ever since we added
it to the website has been the Jammock 2.0 and that’s what my buddy Dan is hanging out
in. Dan, you look pretty comfortable. How are you doing? Dan: Yeah ,man, it’s comfortable. I’m relaxing, enjoying the trip. Ryan: Yeah, this is really one of my favorite
parts. This is a dual purpose item, this is going
to be pretty much a mesh top, a bikini top, whatever you wanna call it, it’s gonna be
able to live right underneath your soft-top or your hardtop and give you some shade when
you have those tops flipped down, but as Dan is demonstrating right now, this thing is
also going to be a hammock. So whether you’re camping, you’re tailgating,
you just want somewhere to hang out, you can hop up here and even if you’re a big dude…I
mean, Dan, how tall are you? Dan: I’m 6’5″. Ryan: Dan’s 6’5″ and he’s comfortable hanging
out in here. This thing is really a great dual purpose
item, and for the price it is a must-have if you’re a camper. Well, we have a couple more parts to show
you so I’m gonna hop down and get to it. One of the last items we brought with us today
to our campsite is this Mean Mother Maxi 4×4 3 Compressor and this is gonna be great for
those of you are doing a lot of camping or even just guys who do a lot of wheeling because
this is going to air up your tires very quickly, you’re not gonna have to wait at the closest
gas station pumping in quarters to air up your tires. You’re gonna be able to do it at your own
time and it’s going to do it, again, very, very quickly. So when you’re using a compressor for airing
up tires, it’s not so much about pressure as it is about volume, and this moves a lot
of volume at the pressure that you’re gonna be using it at, so you’re gonna be able to
air up even a big 35-inch, 37-inch tire really, really quickly. Now, this compressor does also have a unique
feature, this comes with a remote control. And you might be thinking, “Why do I need
that?” Well, you can actually hard mount this compressor
wherever you want, hardwire it in, and then use the remote to turn the compressor on and
off when you’re out at the wheel so you can get it up to the perfect pressure. So it comes right out of the box with a set
of alligator clips, you can just plug it in, use it how we’re using it today, or you can
do that hardwire mounting which is just a different option for you. But since we’re on a two-day wheeling trip,
we’re not gonna air up the tires tonight. What we are going to use it for this evening
is to have a little bit of fun. This does come with a needle so you’re gonna
be able to air up a ball, have a little bit of fun around your campsite before you hop
up into your tent. So I’m gonna air up this ball and then I’m
gonna show you the last thing that we brought with us, which is one of my favorites. My favorite piece of gear that we’ve brought
with us today is the Smittybilt Rooftop Tent that’s behind us. I’ve always thought that these things were
so cool, the way you can just pull them with one strap and boom, you have a tent and you
have a place to stay. This is going to mount on any roof rack that
you have over your soft top or your hardtop, or even one of those load-bearing roof racks
that you can screw directly through your hardtop for a really neat and clean design. This just mounts in four locations, pops up,
very easy to install, even easier to set up, and the thing has a ton of really cool features. So let me show when we get up there. So like I said, this thing is absolutely full
of features. You flip it open right away, you don’t have
to set up any sleeping bags, any sleeping mats. This has a foam-padded mat on the bottom of
it so you and the second person that’s sleeping in here with you because this can hold two
people, are gonna be really, really comfortable. This has a couple of spots to let air in and
out, all of these have screens that zip close and also other shutters that you can put down
over the top of them. Each one of the windows has a rain fly over
the top of it that again is very easy to set up, a couple of metal poles, it only takes
a second. It actually has sunroofs right in the top
here, so again you’re gonna get a ton of air that’s gonna be able to come in and out, and
you’re also gonna get a lot of light in here. But when it does become night time and you
need a little bit more light, this has an LED strip that’s built right into it, it just
Velcros right on and you can power it through any USB cellphone charger, any battery charger,
or run a cable right down to the 12-volt on your Jeep and power it that way. You have some straps that are built right
into the frame of this thing to help make climbing up and down the ladder a little bit
easier. And there are some accessories that you can
purchase on top of what you get out of the box that will make it even more useful, especially
if you have a big lift, you can get a longer ladder, and a few other things that make it
even nicer to use this when you’re out camping. So that’s the gear we brought with us on this
camping trip to make it a little bit more fun and a little bit more comfortable while
we were out here, and it’s some stuff that I think you guys who use your Jeeps while
camping might enjoy as well. Well, that’s it for me. I’m gonna go light a bonfire, cook up some
hotdogs and crack open a nice cold beer. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel
to check out great build videos and other great Jeep content.

51 thoughts on “The Best Jeep Wrangler Camping Mods and Outdoor Gear For Off-Road Adventures

  1. Great video. I am currently looking into buying a roof top tent to install on either my Jeep YJ or on my offroad sleeper camper trailer. So far the AirTop by Autohome is at the top of my list but that Smittybilt isn't far behind.

  2. I own the Smitty bilt RTT and the ARB fridge. They are both great for overlanding or just car camping! The RTT is super comfortable and easy to set up. I have the awning as well… I could live without it. It's nice for a changing room, but the design is poor (door behind the ladder) – the ARB is for real though. Expensive but worth it

  3. you could also get a yeti or rtic cooler. that keeps it cool for a couple days. but depends on the type of camping you are doing but they are a step above the regular coolers. also if you don't want a soggy sandwich put them in a ziploc bag. also also not all new jeeps have a 12v in the back.

  4. I'm shocked that those door step things weren't on here, like the ones that bolt onto the door so you can get at the roof rack a bit better.

  5. Being serious: Need a 5000 btu a/c slot for RTT. Most ground tents now have a/c slots. Camping has become more glamping and with "quiet" generators, many people bring window a/c's. I live in south mississippi (85 degs night in summertime) and wont be buying an RTT anytime soon unless it has an a/c slot. That way, i can get a full 12 months a year use vs just 4 months. And if im paying over $1k -3k on a canvas covered mattress, it better have a spot to put an a/c if I so well choose.

  6. awesome video bros, really well done. ryan seems like a genuine and likable dude. definitely gonna pick up every single one of these items once i get my new JKU rubicon next month.

  7. 2018 jeep fest in toledo ohio home of the original willys jeep and jeep wrangler.. Its a 3 day event hope to see all you jeep lovers there

  8. I like how everything can be "upgraded" like seriously the straps for the cooler were just tooooo much to include with the over priced ass cooler, and the fucking table gets a cutting board upgrade lol i mean come on its like they're trying their best to squeeze every dollar out of you.

  9. All you guys commenting on how expensive these things are and how pointless these things are probably don't own a jeep or never have been on a long camping trip.​

  10. I know this video was last summer, but I really hope someone is still paying attention to it. I see all these Jeeps with Safari racks on them and the majority are rated per their manufacturer as 300lbs, but the ones with tents have to be going over that rating as the tents are 150lbs. So who is full of it, the manufacturer or are those people who are putting tents and gear on top risking busting their racks?

  11. a good use, soft wrangler roof…………. tent rise so you could stand in wrangler bed……………. seats fold down flat, for beds .

  12. Or you can use dry ice which is much cheaper, lasts longer than water ice, and it doesn't make everything all soggy because it doesn't create liquid, when the dry ice melts it just evaporates. You can also get dry ice at pretty much any local grocery store.

  13. Any recommendations for a good roof rack for a 2018 2 door rubicon jl.. i want to get the tent but i dont have a roof rack..thanks

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