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Essential Off-Road Accessories for Jeeps

So you’ve done it. You went out and finally bought your very first Jeep. Congratulations!

Now that the hard part’s over, you may want to start (or have been) thinking about various off-road parts that you can outfit your Jeep with in order to make it a “machine” out on the open trails. Whether it’s the latest model right off the lot or a used model, we’ll help you discover what off-road accessories in St. George will help you to get the most out of your Jeep. Let’s take a look!

St. George Off-Road Accessories for Your Jeep

If you’re a first time Jeep owner, you may feel overwhelmed navigating the big wide world of Jeeps. Many first time owners can get caught up in buying all the gadgets and gizmos you just “have to have”. That’s not what the following list of off-road accessories is about. While we do want to make sure that your Jeep is souped up enough for the toughest trails and maybe even causes a few heads to turn when you drive it around the city, we also don’t think you should have to spend every last dime on your Jeep. This cohesive list, provides just the essentials for making off-road trail blazing even more exciting.

Lift Kits

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Adding a lift kit to your Jeep, is really the first step in modifying your Jeep so that it’s off-road ready. Depending on your desired style and lift, you can choose from 2.5” and up to 6.5” lift kits at our off-road accessory store in St. George. One of our favorite brands of lift kits for off-road vehicles is Rough Country. Rough Country lift kits allow you to run larger tires on your Jeep or Truck and offer a tougher look to any vehicle. Their quality performance at a fair price is just one of the reasons we are proud to offer these lift kits. Addition brands we offer include, Mopar, BDS Suspension, Pro Comp Suspension, Rubicon Express, Rancho Suspension, TeraFlex, and Skyjacker Suspension. If you’re not sure what lift kit will offer the proper clearance for the tires you want to “jack” up your ride or which type of lift kit will suit your style, one of our experts will help you in this process when you stop in at Red Desert Off-Road.

Bumpers

Though your Jeep may already come with both front and rear bumpers, you’re going to want to invest in some sturdier bumpers. The sad plastic, factory bumpers aren’t really good for anything, except for looks-which are mediocre at best. Once you’ve purchased your Jeep you’ll want to find some heavy duty bumpers from your local St. George off-road accessory store. Adding higher quality, durable bumpers to your new Jeep will protect you from potential collisions and the rough off-road terrain. Red Desert offers an online Interactive Garage, so that you can see how the bumpers will look on your Jeep. We offer the following bumper brands for Jeeps:

  • Addictive Desert Designs
  • ARB
  • Bestop
  • Fab Fours (Full Metal Jacket, Vengeance, Lifestyle)
  • Hanson Offroad
  • Poison Spyder (Brawler Lite, Brawler MID)
  • Pure Jeep
  • Rampage
  • Rough Country
  • SmittyBilt
  • TeraFlex
  • WARN

Tires

More often than not, if our customers are planning on taking their ride off-roading they want the tires that are going to be able to perform in some questionable situations (mud, sand, loose gravel, etc.). No matter if you’re in the market for 17” tires or 22” inch tires, it’s important to know what your end game is for your Jeep. If you plan on using your new ride as both a daily driver and off-road excursion wagon, you’ll want a less aggressive, street legal tire. If you plan on only using your Jeep as an off-road juggernaut, go for the more aggressive mud and off-road tires. An expert at our off-road accessory store in St. George can help you decide on the right set of tires and wheels if you’re ever unsure.

Fender Flares

If you’re planning on adding bigger tires to your Jeep, which is usually a must, Fender Flares will allow for even bigger tires, even with a lift kit. In order to accommodate the bigger tires, the fenders must be raised. Fender Flares are a both stylistically appealing and practical off-road accessory for your Jeep. We offer Fender Flares from Bushwacker, which offers a full line of fender flares. If you’re concerned about tire clearance you’ll want to go with flat style flares from Bushwacker. We also carry flares from Lund, Mopar, Poison Spyder Customs, Smittybilt, and Xenon.

Off-Road LED Lighting

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Even though the difference between factory lighting is night and day-literally, this is a mod that few people think to change, simply because they don’t know any better. However, once you see the difference between LED (Light Emitting Diodes) you’ll never go back to the dim lights that came with your Jeep. In addition to both the high and low beam being twice as powerful as factory lights, LED lights use only about half of the amp draw! Having lights that work this effectively is vital when off-roading on unknown terrain in the dark with the only other lights being stars. At our St. George off-road accessory store we offer LED Grill Mounts, Head Lights, Taillights, as well as Grill, Hood, and Windshield mounted LED lights. You can find more information about the brands and additional sizes and styles we carry, here.

Undercarriage Protection

Few things are worse than off-roading in the middle of nowhere only to have your fuel tank gouged out by some mutant boulder. For this reason, we couldn’t exclude Undercarriage protection. Even if you’ve outfiited your beloved Jeep with a 6.5” lift kit, you may still need the additional protection. This is one St. George off-road accessory that is always worth it. We carry a variety of undercarriage protection from both Mopar and Rancho Suspension which include everything from Differential Covers, Front Control Arm Skids, to Oil Pan Protection covers.

Winches

Last on our list of essential off-road accessories, but definitely not least, is a Winch. Winches are the off-roaders best friend and have been know to pull countless off-road vehicles out of “sticky” situations. One of the best winch systems that we carry at our St. George off-road accessory store is the Zeon system by Warn. We also carry durable winch systems from Rough Country, Mopar and Smittybilt.
If you’ve just purchased a Jeep or have had yours for awhile, come to our St. George store to find the essential off-roading accessories for your Jeep and more! Our expertly trained staff can help you pick out the most beneficial accessories for you and your needs.

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Winter Off-Roading 101

Off-roading in the winter is an entertaining and much needed distraction, especially if you suffer from “cabin-fever”. As a St. George off-road accessory store, we want to give our loyal customers what they want this winter. Below you’ll find all you need for off-roading this winter, from winter off-road accessories, tips and techniques, and even the best destinations to traverse this winter (like the 2019 Winter 4×4 Jamboree that you don’t want to miss).

Off-Road Accessories For Winter

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Tis’ the season to really show what your off-road vehicle is made of. Many 4x4s shine during the winter, but that doesn’t mean truck and jeep owners don’t want to soup up their ride even more! The following off-road parts will make driving your outfit, whether for work or play, a lot more fun:

  • Winter or Snow Tires – If you plan on trekking through deep and/or packed snow with your off-road vehicle one of the most essential and maybe more obvious off-road accessories, are snow or winter tires. Snow tires are designed with treads that are perfect for the snow and provide better traction and overall vehicle control during the colder months. Snow tires are created with a stickier and softer rubber compound than regular tires, meaning they are not meant to be driven on dry roads as they will wear down more quickly. Snow tires come in many different sizes and styles, with some brands being more expensive than others. In addition to snow tires, it’s a good idea to always bring along a set of snow chains, just in case.
  • Winch – When your off-road rig is armed with a winch you can tackle anything winter roads throw at you. These off-road parts in St. George are perfect for when you find yourself in a jam or need to help out your fellow off-roader. And technology and advances in the auto industry have made winches more durable than ever. You don’t want to explore unknown territories without this handy off-road accessory.
  • Snow Plow – For the diehards, a snow plow is one of the best off-road accessories you can equip your vehicle with. In today’s market there are many affordable snow plows that can be fitted to your 4×4. Come see what Red Desert off-road accessory store in St. George has in stock, we even install all of our off-road accessories.
  • Off-Road Lights – In winter out west, the days are shorter and it gets darker faster, so make sure you’re always prepared. In the dark terrain of off-road trails, superior off-road lighting can be the difference between you staying on the trail or not. Off-road lighting offered by Red Desert also allow you to see the path in front of you in all types of extreme weather.
  • Winter Covers – No matter what type of off-road vehicle your driving, you need to “cover-up” during winter. For trucks tonneau covers are the best option and Red Desert offers a multitude of various types in different material, depending on your truck’s make and model and your preference. For Jeeps, a hard cover is your best bet when choosing a quality hard top to cover Jeep. This will help to keep the snow out and make it easier to keep the interior warm in freezing temperatures.
  • Safety Gear – According to FourWheeler Network, putting together a safety/survival kit is easy. Your should include the following, plus anything else you feel is necessary for your safety and survival, “A basic kit should include: a first aid kit, a blanket, a signal mirror, candles, nylon cord, glowsticks, sunblock, lip balm, a whistle, protein bars or MREs, matches, a flashlight, water, a change of clothes, and flares. Other items that should already be in a well-equipped 4×4 are a GPS, a cell phone, a CB radio, a windshield scraper, a tarp, a ham radio (license required), and jumper cables. It’s also worth spending the additional money for a quality first aid kit-a few cheap Band-Aids and a couple aspirin just don’t cut it.”

Techniques For Off-Roading in Winter

When your driving through snow or on ice, there are some various techniques that can get you out of precarious situations. The following information is basic and was gathered from an article directed towards off-roading enthusiasts who are driving 4×4, by DrivingFast.net. These techniques will allow you to enjoy your off-road adventures this winter, without getting stuck (too much):

  • High Range is for cruising, Low Range is for control.
  • When driving on winter roads, use a higher gear than normal for even more traction.
  • Raise the suspension if necessary to avoid grounding down into deep snow.
  • Engage drift locks on slippery roads
  • Keep your speed down, no need for high-speed driving on winter roads.
  • Keep traction control systems on unless they become a hindrance.
  • Pay attention to weather forecasts and be prepared for winter storms by packing the right winter off-road truck accessories and safety gear.
  • Always leave additional room for braking.

Winter Off-Roading Destinations

There are many destinations for the off-roading enthusiast to enjoy during the winter. One of them being the 2019 Winter 4×4 Jamboree held in Hurricane, Utah (2 hours from Las Vegas). This event showcases world-class rock crawling, alongside spectacular views of Pine Valley Mountain, Zion National Park and more! Online registration for the 2019 Winter 4×4 Jamboree ends January 2, 2019. Sign up or learn more about it here.

Other destinations you may want to checkout this season include:

  • Big Horns Mountain, Wyoming – A sister range to the Great Rockies, Big Horns Mountain is located in central Wyoming. During the winter, this range is covered in a thick layer of snow, which is perfect for winter recreational sports. Make sure you have an off-road vehicle with high clearance for this drive.
  • Rubicon Trail – Noted as one of the most challenging off-road trails in America, the Rubicon trail which can be accessed via Lake Tahoe, also has some of the heaviest snowfall in the Nation. Tourists and residents alike enjoy winter sports in this area, however the challenging Rubicon Trail can be treacherous for anyone without a four wheel drive off-road vehicle.
  • White Mountains, New Hampshire – If you plan on heading back east this winter, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are part of the Appalachian Chain and cover almost a quarter of the state. During the winter months, this mountain range, specifically Mt. Washington has some of the most severe weather in the country. But for off-roaders, the severe weather this mountain range boasts is part of the appeal.
  • Wasilla, Alaska – If you want an experience you’ll never forget this season, head up to Wasilla, Alaska. Wasilla is home to Iditarod champions and you can follow the trails as you wish. Plus, you’re close enough to Anchorage to enjoy the city life, while still being able to charter unknown territory out in the wilderness of Alaska.

If you need to get your rig outfitted for your next winter adventure, stop by our off-road accessory store in St. George. We have exactly what you need to hit the open road.

Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers & Why You Need One

Don’t let the name confuse you, if you’ve ever ridden in a car or truck chances are you’ve seen a Tonneau cover on the bed of truck.

Tonneau covers are a simple aftermarket accessory for your truck that offers many benefits. Designed to protect your cargo from the elements, Tonneau covers can also increase your off-road or daily drivers aerodynamics. An added bonus to purchasing a quality tonneau cover to protect your cargo is that it adds a sleek design element to the bed of your truck. Find out why and what kind of tonneau cover you need for your truck below.

Why You Need A Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are so essential to protecting and securing your cargo, that this truck accessory should be required on all trucks, alas they are not. But lucky for you, Red Desert Off-Road sells top quality Tonneau covers for any make and model of truck. Here are some of the benefits that a quality cover can offer:

  • Protection Against The Elements – Even if you have your truck bed lined with the best of the best truck liners, like LINE-X, you can’t always protect your cargo from damage from the elements, like wind, rain, snow or even the sun. For example, how irritating is it hauling groceries, furniture, or anything really in the rain or snow, only to have it soaking when you bring it inside or worse fly out because it’s so windy! With a Tonneau cover, you’ll never have to worry about that again. Additionally, if you don’t have a truck bed liner installed in your truck, this same damage can ruin your beloved ride even after just one year, sometimes even less.
  • Protection Against Theft – Truck beds have been known to become a type of “catch all” for everyday items like coolers, tools, rope, flashlights, ladders, etc. When your truck isn’t protected by an off-road truck accessory like a Tonneau cover this can seem like an open invitation for people to come and steal your stuff. Avoid this by getting a cover for your truck bed today.
  • They look good – Let’s face it, no one wants to put something that is unpleasing to the eye on the truck they use as their daily driver or for off-roading excursions. Keeping this in mind, Tonneau cover manufacturers have designed a multitude of handsome looking covers that fit every budget and style. You can check out what type of covers are offered for your truck, here.

Types of Tonneau Covers For Your Truck

Now that you’ve seen the irrefutable information regarding why you need a Tonneau cover for your truck, let’s take a look at the types of Tonneau covers or rather the materials you can choose from when selecting the right cover for your off-road truck.

  • Hard Cover – Usually made out of metal, fiberglass or plastic a Tonneau hard cover acts as an extended trunk for your truck bed. These covers can be painted to match the color of your vehicle and some are even retractable! For the most part, high quality Tonneau hard covers are designed to offer unparalleled, durable protection while remaining light enough as to not weigh your rig down.
  • Soft Cover – Designed from a fabric type of material such as vinyl, Tonneau soft covers are versatile and usually come with a rubberized coating to protect water and other elements from seeping through the fabric. Depending on the type of brand you choose for your cover, you may be able to snap the cover on and off or for even more added convenience, roll it back to reveal the truck bed. Soft covers are a great option for people who want to save money, but still want to protect they’re truck. However, a soft cover won’t protect your items as much as a hard cover Tonneau cover will, especially from would-be thieves.

If you’re ready to outfit your truck with the latest Tonneau covers from Red Desert Off-Road come see us today! You can also contact us at anytime for any questions or concerns you may have about purchasing a Tonneau cover.

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Off-Road Jeep Accessories You Need

Jeeps have become increasingly popular in recent years with the growing interest in outdoor activity participation. This is especially true in regions like the North West United States, in Alaska, or even regions of Canada. When you are out in the wilderness or a cold tundra or climbing in mountainous areas you and your jeep need to be ready for any obstacles you may find yourselves facing.

 

Here’s a list of 9 Jeep accessories that all, Jeep owning, outdoor enthusiast’s should have.

 

Lift kits (It’s a necessity)  

When you are out and you run over some steep bumps and rocks, lift kits are a great help when it comes to going into rough territory. It keeps your undercarriage from getting ruined as well as preserving the lifespan of your skid plate.

If climbing rocks is your main interest then look to “Rough Country X Series” suspension which comes in a 4” and a 6” lift. This lift gives you a ton of clearance and great suspension. Both, to help you handle the toughest of terrains. This suspension also goes well with a set of “ 20” BFGoodrich – KM2” tires which are strong and durable tires that are perfect for off road conditions. These would be a great addition to your list of Jeep Accessories.

 

Spare Tires (Gotta Have it!)Jeep Accessories

This particular accessory is a “no brainer.” A good spare tire is not an option.  All drivers should have a spare tire when owning a vehicle of any kind. You may be out climbing in the back hills over sharp rocks or you may be driving your child to school in your hometown. Either way, if you blow a tire, you should always have a spare in your arsenal of jeep accessories (Jeep et al.). It is recommended that you make sure your spare tire is part of the “set” that is on the car. Really, all cars come with a set of five tires, not four, and with the exception of the ridiculous “donut spare”, they all match and should throughout the lifetime of your Jeep.

When it comes to Jeep tires it comes down to what you are trying to achieve. If you plan on climbing rocks and really getting your Jeep dirty, you’ll more than likely want to have a lift kit between 2”-6” as well as a set of larger tires. It all depends on your preference.

You never know when you will be needing one, this is a great item to have in your pool of Jeep Accessories.

 

LEDs (Perfect for camping.)Jeep Accessories

LEDs are a perfect addition to your Jeep’s accessories. You never know when you’ll end up out in the wild for longer than you anticipated. You’re out having the time of your life, climbing rocks, and the next thing you know it’s dark outside! You suddenly find yourself needing light. Our website offers LEDs for all front sections of your Jeep whether it be headlights, hood mounted lights, grill mounted lights, or even windshield mounted lights.

Note: We also offer both types of LEDs; Projection and Reflection.

 

Jeep Tops (Absolutely Necessary!)

While it’s true that a Jeep owners won’t always have a top on their Jeep, it’s a necessity to have a top for your Jeep when you need it.  If you plan on going out riding during the winter months you’re going to want a top on your jeep in order to stay warm and out of the snow and rain. We offer hard, soft, and even mesh tops for all seasons. Our tops will fit all of your Jeep needs. We offer brands such as Smittybilt, Bestop, Mopar, and more  (“Jeep Parts And Accessories”).

One of the best parts about a Jeep roof top is their storability. They are easy to install and remove and can be stored with ease along side the rest of your Jeep Accessories.

 

Floor Liners (For the “messy” outdoors.)

Floor liners are key when it comes to keeping the inside of your vehicle in tip top shape. Interior vehicle messes come in many different forms. There’s the daily dirt of everyday suburban living, as well as, the dirt and mud covered great outdoors. And, it just so happens, we carry all of the different floor liners you’re going to need for every single situation the interior of your Jeep may encounter. At Red Desert Off-Road you will find many options including carpet floor liners, vinyl floor liners, and all weather floor mats. The brands we carry are Mopar and Lund, both of which are great brands to choose from. Good floor liners will also add years to the interior carpet in your Jeep by keeping all the grit and dirt off the carpet.

 

Winch (Gotta have it!)

A winch is a key tool you can use to get yourself, your less experienced friends, and of course your Jeep out of a rough situation. Winches are available for just about every Jeep on the market. You will have no problem finding exactly what you need here at Red Desert Off-Road. We offer excellent brands such as Mopar, Smittybilt, and WARN. All of our brands have a wide variety of prices that fit any budget.

 

Gas Can

Having an extra gas can for emergencies is crucial for when you are driving far distances into rugged territory. You don’t want to be caught with and empty tank of gas and wish that you had that extra one. This is why having an extra is so important. Luckily, gas cans that are compatible with jeeps can be obtained through brands like Smittybilt and RotopaX.

 

Seat Covers

As well as protecting your seats from the elements and whatever dirty and grime you drag into your Jeep, it also allows for a way to highlight your personality.

We sell a variety of different seat covers that are durable and stylish enough to fit the needs of an urban trendsetter to the rugged outdoor adventurer.

 

Skid Plates (Excellent protection)

Skid plates are a fantastic tool in you set of Jeep Accessories. When you’re out on the trail up in the mountains going over rocks and streams the skid plates will keep your undercarriage safe. We have all types of skid plates depending on which part of the undercarriage you are trying to protect. Our brands we carry are Rancho Suspension and Mopar.

 

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Bedliners Vs. Bed Mats: Which One Should You Get?

If you’ve owned your truck for even a short period of time you know how quickly the bed of a truck can develop scratches, dents, and other damage from the elements, along with hauling any type of cargo. Due to the ease in which truck beds manifest damage, many truck owners buy some sort of protection for their truck bed, either in the form of a bedliner or bed mat. Since all truck bed protection accessories are designed with a durable surface created to protect and dissuade cargo from moving, choosing between a bedliner and a bed mat can sometimes be confusing.

Below, you’ll find relevant information regarding bed mats and bedliners and the advantages and disadvantages that each offer.

Truck Bed Mats

Truck bed mats can be defined as mats that are designed to fit in the bed of your truck constructed from material such as plastic, rubber or carpet. Well executed truck bed mats can offer long lasting protection from the elements and help to reduce cargo from shifting around. Additionally, truck bed mats are easy to clean as they can be removed relatively easily. Generally speaking, since truck bed mats were only created to protect the bed and not the sides of the truck bed, mats are usually more affordable than their truck bedliner counterparts. The simple design of a truck bed mat makes for a hassle-free installation and removal process. No matter the make or model of your truck you can have a truck bed mat customized to fit the specific dimensions of your truck.

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Truck bedliners are becoming more and more popular as people are beginning to see the numerous benefits of a bedliner. For truck bedliners, you have a couple different options; spray-on bedliner or a drop-in bedliner. Each of these bedliners has its own set of pros and cons as you’ll soon find out.

Spray-On Bedliners

Spray-on bedliners are becoming more popular with the off-roading community, as many truck drivers are seeing the numerous benefits that a spray-on bedliner can offer. One of the biggest reasons for so many choosing to have a spray-on bedliner as opposed to the other options available, is because it is able to protect the bed of the truck while still maintaining and preserving the contours of the truck. Spray-on bedliners are also ridiculously effective in preventing scratches from cargo, oil and other chemical spills, along with elemental damage from harming the metal of the truck. Plus, unlike any other type of bedliner, you never have to worry about rust or water damage impacting the bed of your truck. The only real disadvantage of a spray-on bedliner is the price. However, many people are willing to spend a little extra upfront if it means higher quality protection and value retention for their truck.

Drop-In Bedliners

Just like spray in bedliners, drop-in bedliners offer a truck bed full protection, including the bottom all three sides and usually the tailgate. Drop-in bedliners are typically made with plastic or a thermoplastic/rubber composite blend. These type of bedliners are fitted for specific makes and models. Drop-in bedliners can be drilled in place or installed via adhesive strips, depending on you preference and where you get your bedliner. The main disadvantage with these types of bedliners, as well as mat bedliners is the potential to succumb to water damage, especially if not installed properly. Like truck bed mats, drop-in bedliners are fairly easy to remove.

What Bedliner Is Right For You?bedliner

Knowing the various advantages and disadvantages of each type of liner, can assist you in making the right decision for your needs. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which of these bedliners is the best choice for you.

  • How big is your bedliner budget? Are you on a tight budget?
  • Are you planning on selling your truck in the future?
  • Do you care if your truck bed gets damage from cargo, chemicals, or the elements?
  • Do you need your entire truck protected or just the bottom?

Ordinarily, if you are working with a tight budget and aren’t too concerned about the sides of your truck bed, a truck bed mat is the best route to go. Although, if you don’t mind making an investment up front, you will reap the rewards of an actual bedliner. Spray-on and drop-in bedliners are in about the same price range, so the decision to get a spray-on or drop-in bedliner is usually based on personal preference. Do keep in mind though, if you go with the drop-in bedliner, you do run the risk of potential water damage, rust, and corrosion developing underneath the bedliner, as more often than not they lack a watertight seal.

Why a Quality Spray-On Bedliner is Worth Every Penny

Knowing that the only real disadvantage of a spray-on bedliner is the price, let’s explore why it does demand such a higher price than the alternative truck bed mat. Spray-on bedliners are:

  • Tough and Durable – If we’re talking LINE-X spray-on bedliners (which we are). You’ll be equipping your truck bed with a higher tensile strength that the competition just can’t match. This means you’ll have unsurpassed protections against gouges, rips and tears.
  • No Lost Cargo Space – With no cargo space lost, camper shells, 5th wheel hitches, tie downs, utility boxes, bed lids, etc. still have an excellent fit since LINE-X precisely molds to the contours and design of your truck bed.
  • Sound Dampening and Impact Absorbing – Less road noise? No rattle? Yes, please! Spray-on bedliners offer a sweetly quiet ride compared to an unprotected or even drop-in bedliner protected truck bed. Spray-on bedliners from LINE-X can also protect cargo from shifting about thanks to the optimum thickness and texture impact-absorbing surface provided by the bedliner.
  • Permanent Bond – Spray-on bedliners permanently bond to your truck bed leaving you with a factory-eque finish that contours around every angle and curve to preserve your precious cargo space all the while creating a watertight seal.
  • Value Added – Professionally applied LINE-X Spray-On bedliner contains durable polymers that were engineered to withstand years of heavy duty hauling in the scorching heat or the frigid cold. An added bonus to these bedliners is that they add value to your truck , along with its resale value at trade-in time.

To find out more information about how to get your truck fitted with a top of the line spray-on bedliner from LINE-X contact us today. We’ll discuss what options are best for you rig and get the liner installed for you in no time at all.

 

Do I Really Need a Bed Liner?

bed linerThe short answer is, yes, you do need a bed liner for your truck. And while we could stop there, it’s important as a truck owner that you know the benefits of each type of liner and what type of bed liner is the best option for you. It doesn’t matter if your truck is your daily driver or your off-road rig that only sees the trails every other weekend, you don’t need us to tell you that a durable bed liner is a vital asset to equip your truck with.

There are various types liners to choose for the bed of your truck from spray-on bed liners to drop-in bed liners, and even bed liners made from carpet, wood or rubber. In the industry, the most trusted bed liners are spray-on bed liners, but let’s take a look at the different types before you make your final decision.

Spray-On Bed Liners

Spray-on bed liners are some of the most durable protective coatings you can furnish the bed of your truck with. Designed to provide an air tight seal, spray-on bed liners don’t allow for the regular wear and tear usually attributed to the elements, everyday chemicals, and cargo in the bed of your truck. Spray-on bed liners are aso wicked effective for protecting your beloved outfit from other types of damage like rust and corrosion. Though we may be little biased, we believe spray-on bed liners are superior to any other type of bed liner available on the market.

Drop-In Bed Liners

A drop-in bed liner is just what it sounds like. A material (usually plastic) is form-fitted to adhere to the bed of the truck and then “dropped” in to cover the truck bed. Once it is properly fitted to the truck bed, the drop-in bed liner is then bolted in.Though drop-in bed liners are generally less expensive than spray-on bed liners, they require a lot more maintenance. As the years pass, your drop-in bed liner may loosen or shift its position, leaving you with a only partially protected bed. Additionally, drop-in bed liners are not known for being air-tight like a spray-on bed liner.

The Other Guys

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to drop-in or spray-on bed liners, there are options available. Though many are of the DIY persuausion, you can choose to furnish your truck bed with a protective bed liner made from carpet, wood, or rubber. However, these “bed liners” only provide a semi-protective surface and shouldn’t be used for long time periods, as both carpet and wood have a tendency to grow mold and/or rot from too much exposure to moisture.

Bottom Line

If you plan on driving your truck and transporting any type of cargo or exposing it to the unpredictable elements of the great outdoors, you need a bed liner that is going to last as long as the lease to your truck is. Browse LINE-X’s selection of spray-on bed liners if you’re looking for a bed liner that carries a lifetime warranty against cracking, bubbling, or flaking as long as you own your truck.

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Underrated St. George Off-Road Accessories

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to talk about a few of the most underrated St. George off-road accessories. This unconventional off-road accessory list first appeared in Popular Mechanics “10 most Underrated Off-Road Accessories” back in the summer of 2017. While lift kits, tires, wheels, and winches are the foundation of what we carry at our off-road accessory store in St. George, the following off-road accessories are noteworthy additions to have with you for whatever you may find out on the trail.

Folding Shovel

You may not consider this your typical off-road accessory, but a folding shovel is your number one tool if you find yourself stuck out in the middle of nowhere. If you need a shovel that will fit in smaller spaces go with a folding shovel, for a shovel that’s heavier duty go with a short D shovel.

MAXSA Innovations 20333 Escaper Buddy Orange Traction MatSt. George Off-Road Accessories

Traction ramps are one of the most underrated, yet invaluable off road accessories you can have with you when you’re hitting the trails. These handy little traction mats will help you get unstuck without the help of another vehicle, if for some reason you find yourself on a low traffic off-road trail. Just as the Popular Mechanics article states “ There’s a reason you see traction ramps mounted to the roof racks of expedition vehicles—they work.”

48″ Hi-Lift Black Cast and Steel Jack

Cheap jacks just won’t cut it on the open trails. Not only is the quality steel jack durable, it also has multipurpose uses, It can be used as a hand winch, spreader, or clamper. The Hi-Lift (originally called the Automatic Combination Tool or Handyman Jack) has been one of the most popular tools for 4WD enthusiasts since the hobby began.

Slime 40026 2X Heavy Duty Direct Drive Tire Inflator

Another important St. George off-road accessory to have on hand is an air compressor. Any veteran of off-road trailblazing knows that after a long day on “the roads less traveled”, i.e., rocks and dirt, you’ll need to put some air back into your tires. Keeping an air compressor like this one that is powered by your truck or another 12 volt power source is one of the smartest things you can do.

 

Craftsman Tool BagSt. George Off-Road Accessories

The more extreme the trail, the more likely things are to loosen, fall off, and in some cases, break. For these reasons, it’s always a good idea to have some type of tool bag readily available. Additionally, it’s essential to pack vehicle and terrain specific gear. It doesn’t hurt to carry engine oil, a multitool, a tire-plug kit, and a container of WD-40. It might also be wise to bring along various sizes of rope, wire and tape.

You can find the complete list of underrated off-road accessories, here.

For additional off road accessories to complete your rig, stop by our off-road accessory store in St. George today. We can get you outfitted with right lift kits, tires, wheels and more!

 

Off Road Trails

The Top Five Off-Road Vehicles for 2018

Do you dream of off road adventures, free of paved roads and never ending horizons? Do you need a vehicle that is rugged enough to handle unknown terrain and conquer unforeseen obstacles? Even though it’s common knowledge that today’s 4x4s don’t pack quite the same punch as their predecessors did 10+ years ago, today’s models will still allow you to enjoy the road less traveled-and in style, no less. The five off road vehicles we’ve rounded up can be found on countless lists all over the internet. We decided to stick to just five of the best options available (and yes, that includes the infamous Jeep Wrangler) because at the end of the day it’s about quality, not quantity.

 

Colorado ZR2Off-Road Vehicle

A smaller substitute to the Ford F-150 Raptor (another awesome off-road vehicle), the Colorado ZR2 is just one of the many special editions created for Chevy Colorado. Designed for the Raptor and Tacoma TRD crowd, the ZR2 features a wider wheelbase, upgraded suspension, electronic locking rear and front differentials, and driver controlled traction control. This capable midsize off-road truck has an available Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine,standard 3.6L V6 engine with best-in-class horsepower, as well as hard-core gear and segment-exclusive components.

Starting price for a 2019 Colorado ZR2: $42, 500.

 

The Ram Rebel

off road vehicle

mo Photo courtesy of ramtrucks.com

 

As the most capable member of the Ram 1500 family, the Ram Rebel means series business. The Rebel has a distinctive front grille, that incorporates a dynamic hourglass body design, with steel bumpers and black inserts for an overall aggressive concept. This beast of an off road vehicle, offers a full frame with independent front suspension and a solid rear axle – to handle any off road terrain. Air suspension in all four corners supplies better highway gas mileage and unsurpassed off road ground clearance.The Ram Rebel is offered in either a crew or quad cab design. Both options possess standard V6 power (with optional V8 engine), skid plates, and 33 inch Goodyear tires.

The 2019 Ram Rebel cost? $44,695

Land Rover Range RoverOff Road Vehicle

Since the original model’s first debut in England in 1970, the Range Rover has continued to seamlessly combine luxury and off-road capability throughout the years. Choosing a Range Rover as your off-road vehicle is a bit of an investment upfront, but definitely worth the extra dough in the end. Starting at $84,000 this sleek off-road king offers off-road enthusiasts pure off-road power and better fuel economy then past models. The latest models are constructed from weight-saving aluminum and come with smaller engines, thus making them more efficient on mileage. Other off-road features you’ll enjoy include,  2.93:1 low-range gearing, optional locking rear differential (great for climbing), adjustable and long travel air suspension, and a computer-controlled Terrain Response four-wheel drive system. Additionally, the Land Rover Range Rover can be raised on it’s springs for over a foot of ground clearance.

Toyota 4Runner TRD ProOff Road Vehicle

If there’s one thing Toyota excels at, it’s always offering the public an off-road vehicle that has outstanding off-road capabilities, the Toyota TRD Pro is no exception to this rule. Where the TRD lacks in efficiency as daily driver it makes up for in primo off-road features, such as the Fox Racing shocks you’ll find in all 2019 models.

The TRD model comes equipped with Toyota’s Crawl control (off road cruise control)which  make this a mountain climbing juggernaut. The taller Eibach coil suspension adds an extra inch of wheel travel, which can make all the difference. Being able to tackle desert trails and climb mountains, makes the reasonable starting price of $43, 000 totally worth it.

 

The Jeep Wrangleroff road vehicle

As one of the most iconic off-road vehicles in America, no list would be complete without the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is one of the most affordable, adept, and most fun off-road 4x4s, and is a great option for many motorists who may wish to make modifications in the future. (stock Jeeps can still handle off-road trails).

Most off-road enthusiasts opt for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which features “rugged 33-inch tires, an 84.1:1 crawl ratio and easily accessible switches for engaging 4×4 capabilities, the Rubicon is tailor-made for all kinds of boundary-breaking experiences”.

Jeep has created a more urban friendly design with their fourth generation models, delivering comfortable handling and better visibility, including blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alerts.

A 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will only set you back about $41, 445.

St. Jude Fundraiser

Protecting What Matters Most

This September, Red Desert is proud to be part of the LINE-X family as we partner with St. Jude to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer, by donating $10 to the St. Jude Foundation for every LINE-X truck bed liner sold between August 27- September 30.  

Last year LINE-X was able to raise $103,590 for St. Jude’s, this year we hope to top that! Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for the kids at St. Jude’s and we are asking for your help to meet this goal.

There are many ways to show your support for St. Jude’s by making LINE-X your preferred truck bedliner. Already have a bedliner, but still want to donate? This year we are giving our preferred customers a few different options to make a difference in a child’s life. You can either text to donate or purchase a promotional item online to show your support and help save a child’s life.

The stakes are higher this September. Whether it’s providing the best protection for a customer’s truck or helping children battle cancer, you can be a part of something special this month. We hope that you’ll join us.

To donate directly to St. Jude’s, text LINEX to 626262, 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude’s.
You can also show your love for the brand and support the kids of St. Jude by purchasing Special LINE-X/St. Jude Merch during the fundraising period. All proceeds of St. Jude branded items will go directly to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Other LINE-X apparel will also be available for purchase.

Visit LINEX.com/GiveToStJude to learn more and get involved

St. George off-road accessory store

Illuminate The Trail With Premium Off Road Lighting

At Red Desert, we know that no two off-road vehicles are created equal, this is why we provide premium options for off road lighting, for every trailblazing vehicle. From Trucks and Jeeps to motorcycles and ATVs, illuminate the trail with these state of the art lights designed by leading industry juggernauts. Not sure what lighting system will look best on your rig? Check out our Interactive Garage, enables you to see how any of these lights would look mounted on your Southern Utah off-road vehicle.

Heretic StudioOff Road Lighting

Based just outside of Salt Lake City, we are honored to work with our fellow off-road lighting in southern Utah enthusiasts, Heretic Studio to bring design conscious, premium off-road lighting to our customers. Choose from Heretic’s Wraith Series light bars for your off road jeep or truck or the RZR 1000 Custom LED headlights for an upgraded look and performance lighting. Just a few top of the line products you will discover created by Heretic Studio, include:

  • Quatro LED Light
  • 10”, 20”, 30”, 40”, and 50” Heretic Light Bar (Wraith Series)
  • Can Am Maverick X3 Shock Tower Mount with LED Light Bar
  • LED Halo Kit for RZR 900S/1000
  • Polaris RZR XP1000 / 900S Headlights
  • Polaris General 1000 Headlights
  • Yamaha YXZ Headlights
  • Polaris RZR 1000/900s Headlight/Tail Light Combo

Baja Design

With LED Light Bars that can be used as high power fog lights, for off road driving or regular daytime driving, Baja Design offers off-roading lighting for adventure enthusiasts from all walks of life. Red Desert happily supports Baja Design by offering their one of a kind light systems, as an option for our customer’s off-road lighting needs. Find exactly what you’re looking for, from some of the following quality products created by Baja Design:

OnX6 LED Light BarOff Road Lighting

Available in six unique configurations (OnX6, Hi-Power, Racer Edition, Arc Series, Arc Series Racer Edition, and Dual Control Series), this light bar also comes in 10″, 20″ 30″ 40″ and 50″ sizes.

LED Auxiliary Lights

Designed to fit all types of vehicles, Baja Design offers 12 powerful LED lights that can be mounted on bumpers, other light bars and the roll cage of your southern Utah off-road vehicle.

Infrared Lighting

These military infrared LED lights are available in 850nm and 940nm and are perfect for enhancing night vision effectiveness, hunting and security by providing a dynamic covert IR light source.

Lifetime LED

Backed by their famous lifetime warranty, all of Lifetime LED’s lights are created to take a beating and stand the test of time-just like your off-road vehicle. We know that you will boldly take your off-road vehicle to places that no man has been before and you need effective lighting to take you there. Lifetime LED carries a variety of off-road lighting options, such as:

  • 6” Single Row LED Light Bar
  • 7.5” Amber/White LED Light Bar
  • 13” Light Bar 24 LEDs
  • 20” Mini Light Bar, 54 Watt
  • 20” Brightest Phantom LED Light Bar
  • 40” Phantom Sun 588W Light Bar
  • 50” RGB LED Color Changing Light Bar
  • 4.5” Round Lifetime LED Lights
  • Color Changing LED Light Strips

Rigid Industries

We are proud to carry Rigid Industries off-road lighting for our customers at our Southern Utah Off Road showroom. Below are some of the high caliber series created by Rigid Industries to take your vehicle to the next level:

AdaptOff Road Lighting

Introducing the world’s first ever off-road lighting products that actually change to adapt to the conditions instantly. Select from 8 different beam patterns in a single fixture including, broad short distance to focused long-distance. Adapt series light’s also include RIGID’s new Active View™ Technology, which adjusts the beam pattern as the vehicle’s speed increases or decreases.

E Series Pro

One of Rigid’s most versatile off-road lighting series, the E Series Pro has gone through recent branding enhancements, along with several upgrades to improve both the look and performance of the series. The new blacked out circuit board design gives the lights a more sophisticated edge than ever before.

D Series Pro

An excellent choice for when you need a powerful light in a small space. These professional grade lights are versatile enough to be used for handlebar lights on motorcycles or atvs, flood lighting, reverse Truck lights, and more.

Other Series we offer:

  • Radiance Plus Curve
  • Midnight Edition
  • SAE Compliant
  • Reflect
  • Ignite
  • A Series
  • SR Series Pro
  • Site Series
  • UV Kits
  • Trolling Motor Mounts
  • Flashlights and more!

For more information on Off-Road Lighting, be sure to contact us! We’d love to help you get set up with the high quality, performance lighting and other accessories that your off-road vehicle deserves.