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Mammoth Boulder Wheels Giveaway

ExtremeTerrain Boulder Wheels GiveawayExtremeTerrain is giving away a set of Mammoth Boulder Wheels for your Wrangler!  Stand Out On The Trail With A Set Of Boulder Wheels!

MALVERN, PA (April 24th, 2015) - ExtremeTerrain has partnered with Mammoth on their latest awesome giveaway! The Mammoth Boulder Wheel Giveaway will give one lucky winner a free set of 5 Mammoth Boulder Wheels. This is one of the best ways to upgrade the style of the Jeep Wrangler. The aggressive 5 spoke design is a twist on a classic design, and looks great on any Jeep. Whether it’s a daily driver or a dedicated trail rig, these wheels will be sure to turn heads. The wheels come in two different styles and three different colors, so there’s a combination for every Jeep.

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Regular to Rugged Giveaway!

Rugged Ridge Prize Package

ExtremeTerrain is giving away a Rugged Ridge Prize Pack worth $500

MALVERN, Pa (March 12, 2015) - ExtremeTerrain is very excited to have partnered with Rugged Ridge for their latest giveaway. The Rugged Ridge Prize Pack Giveaway includes some awesome Jeep accessories, both stylish and functional. A 13.5’’ LED Light Bar, grab handles, front seat protectors, and front and rear floor mats are all included. With $500 in merchandise, one lucky winner will get to take their Wrangler from Regular to Rugged!

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Giveaway: Mammoth Jeep Upgrade Giveaway

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ExtremeTerrain has partnered with Mammoth 4x4 for our next big giveaway!

ExtremeTerrain and Mammoth 4x4 are very excited to work together to give one lucky winner a complete Jeep upgrade. The winner can be either a Jeep TJ or Jeep JK owner and will receive a lift kit and a wheel and tire kit including control arms and lug nuts; everything you need to upgrade your Wrangler. In total that is around $2,500 in parts! In order to enter, participants should fill out the entry form on ExtremeTerrain.com. Contest ends October 31, 2014.

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ODYSSEY® Battery Search App Now Available for Android® and Apple® Mobile Devices

Quickly finds the right battery models for vehicles

READING, Pa. (Nov. 27, 2012) – EnerSys®, manufacturer of the ODYSSEY® battery, introduced the ODYSSEY® Battery Search App, a free download for Android® and Apple® mobile devices. It enables quick identification of the correct ODYSSEY® battery model for many different vehicles, and also helps to locate the nearest dealer or to make a purchase from the ODYSSEY® Battery online store.

“The ODYSSEY® Battery Search App is a great tool for anyone looking to find and purchase the best battery for a vehicle,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialty and UPS markets at EnerSys®. “Not only does the app find the battery you need, but it also makes it easy to buy the ODYSSEY® battery online or find a local dealer that has ODYSSEY® batteries in stock.”

The ODYSSEY® Battery Search App identifies the appropriate battery model for the year, make, model and engine type of the vehicle specified. It also enables the user to purchase the recommended battery through the ODYSSEY® Battery online store, or to locate nearby dealers that carry the battery with the Dealer Locator. Additionally, the results may include any special installation notes for the battery.

The Dealer Locator lists nearby retailers and their e-mail addresses, website URLs, phone numbers, distance and location.

For more information about the ODYSSEY® Battery Search App, visit www.ODYSSEYbattery.com.

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15 TIPS ON USING MVUMs.

3.  Most forests have a separate map for each ranger district. On the map, roads stop abruptly at district boundaries. When a trail crosses from one district to another, it is very easy to get confused or lost. A prime example of this is Moon/Gamble Gulch and Pickle Gulch (See both of these trails in our new Northern Colorado book coming in May.) In the real world, these trails are intertwined. Unfortunately, the Forest Service has a different map for each area. To maintain our sanity, we found it necessary to piece together the two maps like a giant jigsaw puzzle.4.  The maps are very large and hard to handle. They tear easily and fall apart quickly.5.  The maps are updated every year. Make sure you have the latest version.6.  Some of the mapping was done with aerial photography, not actually tracked with GPS on the ground. We found a few roads on the maps overgrown and impassable. One example is F.S. 413.1 in the Moon/Gamble Gulch area. It narrowed to a single-track trail even though the MVUM showed it as a 4WD trail. The south end of F.S. 252 in the Miller Rock area had the same fate (see our new Northern Colorado book).7.  If and when the Forest Service finishes placing new route markers in the field, the numbers are still not likely to match the MVUM exactly. For example, often on the MVUM the Forest Service puts a decimal point on a primary route, e.g. 413.1. 8.  Newly placed route markers often do not include the decimal fraction and appear simply as 413.9.  Seasonal trails are highlighted with a wide gray line. A separate chart listing each seasonal trail shows the exact dates each trail is open. If a trail is not highlighted it means the trail is open all year. No chart is used if all seasonal dates are the same. In this case, you have to look very hard at the bottom of the map to find a single line stating this.10.  Seasonal opening dates are not always adhered to. Sometimes wet weather or trail damage can delay opening, as happened on Kelly Flats in 2010. Often these closures are listed on the respective Forest Service Websites. If you have a long drive to the trail, look online or call ahead to be sure the trail is open.11.  MVUMs do not show every existing road, just legal forest roads. It is very confusing to encounter roads not shown on the map. County roads are shown with a light gray line, making them appear less important, when in fact they are usually major roads.12.  Laws for county roads are usually enforced by the local sheriff and not forest rangers. Typically, unlicensed vehicles are not allowed on county roads, but in some cases, enforcement is minimal and violations are common. Don’t assume since others are riding on a particular road that it is legal.13.  Some very famous 4-wheel-drive trails (like Pearl Pass near Crested Butte) are county roads, not forest roads. Learn to recognize county roads when reading a MVUM, since different laws and closure dates may apply.Some forest roads, like Gillespie Gulch in the Boulder Ranger District, are shown as open on the MVUM. The Forest Service doesn’t mention that gates on private property block entrance to the trail at both ends. Apparently, you are allowed to drive Gillespie Gulch if you drop your vehicle in by helicopter.14.  Long before a MVUM is published, the Forest Service usually maps out other alternatives. Typically these are available online for public review. At some point, the Forest Service may share with you the alternative that is most likely to become final. FunTreks is sometimes forced to use the best alternative to select trails for upcoming books. For example, we’ve been using “Alternative G” for trails in the White River National Forest. This alternative shows that Lime Creek and Wearyman Creek trails will be closed when the new MVUM is published. Therefore, we did not include these trails in our last Colorado book, despite the fact that the trails remain open at the present time.15.  Printed MVUMs are free at ranger district offices and most can be downloaded from ranger district Websites. A full size map is too large to print on a standard printer, but you can screen capture smaller areas and print individual trails.

Click here to see a listing of all National Forests that have issued MVUMs.Visit FunTrek to see a complete listing of all Colorado MVUMs by Ranger District.Visit FunTreks Guidebooks for more 4x4 and SUV Trail Guides

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