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I helped a stranded Wrangler out last weekend and the driver suggested I post this. Every year or so, I replace my belt and hoses. The belt and hoses I take off usually have a lot of wear left in them. I take these as spares. I put them in an old military surplus bag to protect them. Then I take my spare off and stuff them under the mount. I put the spare back on and they are out of sight and out of mind, unless I need them. Because, I hate walking out.
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No way! I do the same thing with my condoms!
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No way! I do the same thing with my condoms!
No kidding! Do you turn them inside out or can you just wash them out and re-lube? Do you use Amsoil, Royal, Mobil 1, or other?

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No kidding! Do you turn them inside out or can you just wash them out and re-lube? Do you use Amsoil, Royal, Mobil 1, or other?
How to reuse a condom??......Turn it inside out and shake the F*&k out of it!!!!

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I'm confused too. You put the spares in a bag, and you take the spares and stuff them under the mount? Still in the bag? What mount?


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I helped a stranded Wrangler out last weekend and the driver suggested I post this. Every year or so, I replace my belt and hoses. The belt and hoses I take off usually have a lot of wear left in them. I take these as spares. I put them in an old military surplus bag to protect them. Then I take my spare off and stuff them under the mount. I put the spare back on and they are out of sight and out of mind, unless I need them. Because, I hate walking out.
They have doctors for things like this.
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Wouldn't it be more cost effective and equally as safe to just buy a spare of each one and keep the new one in the "safety kit"? If you say there is plenty of life left in the hoses/belts being removed then you would save tons of money and be equally prepared in an accident. Of course, you should check the parts on your vehicle at the recommended service intervals but if they don't need to be replaced, I couldn't justify buying new hoses and belts "just because". More power to you for spending the extra coin each year but many people on here buy new parts to keep as spares in case of breakage on the trail.

Could I take the donation of your used (newish) hoses/belts once they get rotated out?
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I think he went back to swimming in Kool-Aid.
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I never really thought about it, but if you have the stock spare tire mount there is plenty of space on the back side of the wheel to store small items...depending on the wheel your using.
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Wow I missed this trainwreck derailing. So y'all want it added to the index.

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are you saying you take the old ones off but hold onto them in a bag in case the new one on the Jeep breaks you still have a "used" backup so you don't get stranded?
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I'm confused too. You put the spares in a bag, and you take the spares and stuff them under the mount? Still in the bag? What mount?
1) He's puts the used belts and hoses in a (weatherproof?) bag.

2) He removes the spare tire, sticks them in the cavity of the spare tire carrier and puts the spare tire back on to trap them in there.

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I think he went back to swimming in Kool-Aid.
yeah....I was loopy when read this one, but was still fun to poke at. Hope he didn't get scared off.

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Wink Being prepared.

Don´t be too hard on the dude, guys.
Maybe he is a boater.
As replacing a perfectly good part with a new one before it shows wear may seem excessive to most, it is a common thing to do if you are relying on those parts for your safety.
Example: If going far out to sea in a boat (or other places where a breakdown could get critical), it is a good idea to swap something like your working generator assembly for your spare, to make sure it works and that you have a working spare.
Most parts on a Jeep (or trips in the US) will not require this kind of preparation.
Worth a consideration though.
Is your recovery gear in a good condition?
Do you carry enough bits and pieces to make your field repairs?
Even though his approach is radical on a Jeep, at least he is trying to be prepared.
Many Off-Road´ers out there are so badly prepared that they rely on others to nanny them back home.
Be prepared, be gentle, but carry a big stick.

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Don´t be too hard on the dude, guys.
Maybe he is a boater.
As replacing a perfectly good part with a new one before it shows wear may seem excessive to most, it is a common thing to do if you are relying on those parts for your safety.
Example: If going far out to sea in a boat (or other places where a breakdown could get critical), it is a good idea to swap something like your working generator assembly for your spare, to make sure it works and that you have a working spare.
Most parts on a Jeep (or trips in the US) will not require this kind of preparation.
Worth a consideration though.
Is your recovery gear in a good condition?
Do you carry enough bits and pieces to make your field repairs?
Even though his approach is radical on a Jeep, at least he is trying to be prepared.
Many Off-Road´ers out there are so badly prepared that they rely on others to nanny them back home.
Be prepared, be gentle, but carry a big stick.
Yea. It wasn't the point....it was more the way that it came across as a first post. I mean- most of us here know about the basics of recovery and trail etiquette. Just seemed strange to me anyway......kinda like the way that Corey sometimes just blurts out stuff, and leaves you going "Um.....okay?"


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I think he went back to swimming in Kool-Aid.
and don't forget...he hates to walk.
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My guess is he was a boy scout at one time.

Motto- be prepared.

Works for belts, hoses, condoms, ...
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