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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Pretty cool idea for alternative way to carry wash down water.

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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I've got a crunched license plate bracket that says that will eventually get ripped off.

Seems like a good theory, but I wouldn't mount it there. Also it looks ugly as hell with all that shit hanging off there.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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That's pretty god damned cool.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Is it still considered open intox if the beer tap is on the outside of the jeep?
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Old September 17th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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7 gallons would not go far trying to clean off mud :)

I think his idea is innovative and simple. But impractical for winter and where he mounted those fittings will get them broken off trail-riding.
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I'm fairly certain his jeep will never be doing anything more difficult than driving down a dirt road after seeing some of his other videos. Cool concept though.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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Good for an impromptu wet tshirt contest out on the trails/campsite as well.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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Cool idea. I would be always worried about the pump though. Maybe some relocation for durability and it would be great.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #12
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Pretty decent idea for a mild trail rig. Using a shut off style spray nozzle, 7 gallons will go a long way.
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Cool idea. I would be always worried about the pump though. Maybe some relocation for durability and it would be great.
Seems if you had onboard air, you could just pressurize the tank instead of using a pump.

Every concrete truck on the road has an air pressurized water tank, but they are usually 100+ gallons.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #14
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Seems if you had onboard air, you could just pressurize the tank instead of using a pump.

Every concrete truck on the road has an air pressurized water tank, but they are usually 100+ gallons.
I think it would be harder to pressurize the plastic bumper.
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You could easily put a regulator on an air line and pressurize the bumper. The issue I see with that is, when the regulator fails, bye bye bumper.
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You could easily put a regulator on an air line and pressurize the bumper. The issue I see with that is, when the regulator fails, bye bye bumper.
his method of plugging the bumper would just blow out the plugs upon pressurization... from what I could tell.

It's a decent idea, but I probably wouldn't waste my time doing it for 7 gallons. If it was an expedition rig and could get up towards 20 gallons, then you're talking. but that is also about 80#s right?

Why not just fill the rollbar, and seal up the doors to fill them as well
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1) Those water pumps are durable. They service the water system in every RV and camper. I also had one on a boat for a hot water shower and it worked great. I think pressurizing the tank creates more problems than it solves.

2) The comments about "only 7 gallons" are off base. That is 10% of what I can run my entire RV on for 5-6 days including washing dishes, showers, general sink useage and flushing a toilet. Having that much water on hand to wash hands and general purpose is more than adequate for a couple days on the trail. I've had to use waterless hand cleaner many times and a half bottle of bottled water is more than enough to rinse your hands off.
Washing an entire jeep to make it mud free? No. But being able to spray off a muddy windshield or plastic side window would be great. More than once we've carried a 2.5 gallon jug of water for just that + emergency drinking water. (not that I would want to drink water stored in the bumper
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I am guilty of not actually watching the video, I did not know it was a stock bumper. I just figured someone enclosed a plate style bumper to hold water.
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