Jeep

My luck ran out, kind of

 

While sitting at a red light on my way back to work from lunch today, another driver failed to stop while approaching me from behind.

The good news is, I don’t believe either of us was hurt. The other driver is fine. My neck and back are a bit sore, but I’ll see how I feel in the morning before bringing a doctor into it. (I’m no ambulance chaser, after all.)

Aside from a scratched wheel, I think Smokey is OK. Her tailgate rattles a bit more now, so I’ll pay a visit to the mechanic soon to sound the proverbial ship.

Still, given the damage the other vehicle suffered, it could’ve been much worse.

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Lighten up!

As promised, here are some nighttime images of my new KC Hilites Cyclone bumper-mounted LED reverse lights.

KC Cyclones alone

OEM reverse lights

KC Cyclones from 25 feet away

Watch for more clips and a full trip report from our latest outing in the days to come:

 

 

It cracks me up!

Does anything truly epitomize the Jeep life more than those annoying dings and cracks in your windshield?

A quick glance at Smokey’s windshield reveals no less than 20 imperfections, ranging from minor dings to some serious starred cracks. My current glass has been the exception, surviving a couple of years. I’ll typically go through at least a windshield per year, sometimes more!

What’s your Jeep glass experience been? Share your story in the comments below.

A brief, but much-needed outing

Saturday found us at the Canadian River, where a number of friends were spending the weekend camping and wheeling. It was great to see everyone, and spend just a little time playing in the hills overlooking the Canadian River.

Watch for a video synopsis, coming soon, and head over to our YouTube channel (SmokeyTheJeep) to catch a couple of highlights from the trip.