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7 Father’s Day Gifts for the Off-Roading Dad

For off-roading, adventure seeking dads there is no better gift than the gift of off-road accessories and gear for their truck, Jeep or SUV. We’ve rounded up some fan favorites for this Father’s Day so that you can give your dad a gift he’ll really love. Also, there’s also no shame in buying yourself a Father’s Day gift; with all the hard work you do, you deserve it! Below you’ll find awesome gift ideas for every budget that are geared towards the dad who loves the outdoors and off-roading.

After you’ve checked out our list, be sure to contact Red Desert Off-Road or stop into our off-road accessory store in St. George to pick up your gift for Dad.

Tow Strap

You don’t have to spend a fortune to show your dad that you care this year. A well thought out gift that you know he’ll use when he’s out of the open road is one of the best gifts you can give him. One such gift that will end up running you only about $20 is a tow strap. It never fails that at least someone will get stuck on during an off-road excursion, so having a tow strap is a must. We recommend buying this tow strap from MadDog for when your dad is helping someone on the side of the trail.

Weatherproof Speakers

Everything is better with music. Ideal for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, or any 12-volt application, these speakers from BOSS are sure to be hit. Whether your Dad wants to jam out to the oldies or kick it with the latest music, these speakers are feature Bluetooth audio streaming, which will let him listen to music apps like Spotify or Pandora wirelessly. Even if he doesn’t appreciate your taste in music he’s sure to appreciate these bad boys.

Grab Handles

If you have ever gone with your Dad on one of his “outings” you probably have a pretty decent idea of how bumpy the ride can get. To give yourself a little more stability, get him Poison Spyder Front and Rear Grab Handles. These quality grab handles are a great way to hold yourself steady and any other passengers that may have come along for the ride. Want to know the best part? This Jeep off-road accessory in St. George is actually more of a gift for you than Dad, but that doesn’t mean he won’t love it!

Floor Mats

Getting dirty is the nature of off-roading, but that doesn’t mean your Dad wants the interior of his ride looking like he left the doors open while driving through a giant puddle of mud. Give the gift of cleanliness this year by purchasing some top quality floor mats to keep the inside of his Jeep or truck looking like new. We suggest choosing Mopar floor liners if Dad has a Jeep and Lund for truck owners. You can find both of these floor liners and more at Red Desert Off-Road.

Spray-On Bed Liner

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It doesn’t matter if your dad uses his truck for work, play, or a little of both, a spray on bed liner is a must if you plan on getting the most of your truck. This F-150 off-road accessory in St. George is the perfect way to say thank you to your dad for putting up with you during those rambunctious teenage years. If your dad owns a truck and doesn’t currently have or needs a new bed liner, give him the best and most trusted bed liner available: LINE-X. LINE-X isn’t just for trucks, it can be used in numerous applications for Jeeps and SUVs as well. Contact us today to get an estimate for spray on bed liners and any other F-150 off-road accessories in St. George.

Off-Road Lighting

It’s no secret that lights out on the trails are, well, non-existent. Since there is no light other than the stars, the moon, and hopefully some headlights giving dad the gift of off-road lighting is one way to make sure he’s safe out there. LED light bars or fog lights are a great place to start, but if you’re unsure of which off-road lighting solution would be the best you can check out our Interactive Garage or call us and we can help guide you in the right direction.

Nerf Bars

Another no-nonsense gift that Dad is sure to appreciate are Nerf Bars. Nerf bars are a fantastic off-road accessory for trucks and jeeps in St. George that will help your dad and other passengers get in and out of his truck more easily and with style. Don’t let your dad go without nerf bars this year on Father’s Day.
Still not sure what to get Dad this Father’s Day? We can help. Our experienced team of off-roading experts can help you choose the best gift for your dad based on his vehicle, his wants and needs, and style. Call us today, or fill out the form below with information about your dad’s ride and products that interest you.

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LINE-X Spray-In Bed Liners

Spray-in bed liners in Utah, also commonly called spray-on bed liners are a must if you plan on protecting your truck bed. While there are many popular bed liners available today, not many can hold up against the durable, everlasting capabilities of a LINE-X bed liner. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out this video from the guys at How Ridiculous, who spray everything from an egg to a watermelon with LINE-X’s spray-on formula and then drop it from a 150 ft. tower, in an effort to prove our truly indestructible LINE-X’s patented spray-on formula is. You can find the full article about the indestructible nature of LINE-X from Popular Mechanics, here.

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Getting Your Truck Ready for Spring

Winter is nearing its end (hopefully), which means that it’s time to perform some general maintenance duties to your off-road truck. During the winter months, our rides can take a beating, from freezing temperatures to bad roads, chances are your truck could use a tune up. Additionally, for many truck owners, the end of winter signals the return of the work season and if you haven’t’ done so yet, you may need to outfit your rig with some truck accessories in St. George to further protect and maintain your truck. The following guide can be used as a checklist to make sure that you’ve done all the basics required to get your truck ready for the next season, alongside some truck accessories you may want to consider getting to both improve the look and performance of your truck.

Get Your Truck Ready for Spring: Under The Hood

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Before diving into the washing and waxing portion of getting your truck ready for the warmer months, you’ll want to make sure that all systems are running smoothly, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Checking the oil. Even if your a change-the-oil-every-three-months type of person, one of the most important things you can do during this time of year is to check this vital lubricant. If it’s running low, top it off. If you’re in desperate need of an oil change either go to your local shop or do it yourself to save a few bucks.
  • Check your wiper fluid. For many of us, especially off-roaders, we need to make sure we have enough wiper fluid to get rid of dirt, debris, mud, etc, that seems to pile up the most during the spring and summer months, so make sure you have enough wiper fluid. You can also just put water in the reservoir, but general blue wiper fluid works better to keep your windshield clean.
  • Change the air filter. Protect your engine by changing out the air filter to prevent dust and other debris from getting into the combustion chambers of the cylinders. Similarly, changing your air filter reduces gas waste. You can find out more information about how to change your truck’s filters, here.
  • Go to a professional. If your truck’s been acting “funny” you may want to take it to a professional to see if there are any other issues going on As the old adage goes, “better safe, than sorry”.

Outside Maintenance

On the outside of your truck there will most certainly be items you need to check and/or change. A common St. George truck accessory that needs to be changed as the seasons do, are tires. Most truck drivers have opted for winter tires, so around this time is generally when you want to switch back to your spring or summer tires. If you need new tires, stop by our off-road accessory store in St. George to see the different tires we keep in stock. In addition to changing your tires this season, you’ll want to:

  • Check tire pressure and balance. If you don’t need to change out your tires, it’s important at this time to check the pressure and get them balanced if needed. Also be sure to check for wear and tear, such as cracks or threads showing; it’s never fun to have a tire blowout while on a job or out on the trails.
  • Replace wiper blades. Wiper blades are one of those St. George truck accessories that are usually forgotten about until it becomes a problem. Wiper blades get worn out during the winter months due to ice and snow and are a necessary piece of equipment during spring when you can never be sure what the weather may do.

Truck Accessories in St. George to Consider

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Once you’ve made sure that your truck is running properly and all the truck accessories you currently have are in tip-top shape, you may want to consider adding the following truck accessories if you don’t already have them or even think about upgrading if you do. These include:

  • Truck Bed Liner – Red Desert Off-Road is proud to provide our customers with only the highest quality truck bed liners created by LINE-X. This is an essential St. George truck accessory that you don’t want to go without.
  • Off-Road Lighting – High quality lighting for your truck is a non-negotiable. Not only does it keep you safe, it keeps other people on the road safe by being able to clearly see you. If your lights aren’t up to par, it’s time to upgrade them.
  • Tonneau Cover – In addition to having a durable bed liner, another smart truck accessory to have is a tonneau cover, especially in the spring when you don’t know if it wants to rain, hail or snow on any given day.

Looking for something else? Red Desert has a variety of truck accessories in St. George, so if you need something else for your truck, stop in and see what we have or contact us today.

Spring Cleaning Your Truck

Whether you’re having your truck professionally detailed or doing it yourself, you’ll want to start with outside cleaning and maintenance. Getting your truck professionally detailed will cost around $100 or if you plan on cleaning your truck yourself, follow these instructions, as provided by this article from Reader’s Digest, to have your truck looking like new after the long winter:

  • Start from the bottom. To get your truck ready for warmer months start by hosing off the salt from the trucks underside. You can either do this at home with a garden hose or go to a brushless car wash that includes “undercarriage wash”.
  • Wash and wax your truck. Use a liquid or powder cleaner for the body and for tar and harder stains on the finish, use a strong formula that’s designed to remove stubborn spots without destroying the finish. Don’t use abrasives like steel wool
  • Clean your tires. Once you’ve either changed out your tires and/or had them checked for pressure and balanced, you’ll want to give the a good scrub down. Use a tire and wheel cleaner to the surface. Once finished, apply the cleaner to wheels, allowing the solution to set for a few moments and then use a clean paintbrush to remove any dirt and debris that may be stuck. Then rinse and dry with a microfiber towel.
  • Clean the cab. One reason it’s important to wash your truck first is so you can spray the door jams out and let them dry before you move onto cleaning the interior of your truck. Truck accessories in St. George, like floor mats and seats need to be shop vacuumed in order to remove excess dirt. Make sure to remove floor mats to get any dirt that is underneath. Additionally, you’ll want to use a foaming fabric and upholstery cleaner for cloth seats, spot-lifter or stain-remover products for carpeting, and to finish up, use Armour All for any sensitive surfaces.
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How To: Get Your Truck Ready for Off-Roading

Whether you’ve owned your truck for a decade or have just become the proud new owner of a truck, if it’s your first time off-roading with your rig there are some things you need to do or rather check off your list, before you hit the trails less traveled. You may be wondering, if you really need to modify your truck to make it off-road ready and the simple answer is maybe. Depending on what type of truck you’re starting out with and what type of outdoor adventure suits your fancy, will determine the additional upgrades and St. George off-road truck parts you need. For example, if you just plan on taking a meandering journey through a relatively flat trail with minimal inclines, a.k.a easy, a good set of tires is probably the only off-road accessory you’ll need to add. However, if you plan on taking your ride up treacherous terrain and heart-dropping heights to seek stellar views and really see what your off-road vehicle and you are made of, you’ll want to add a few additional mods to your truck. This article offers information on the basic modifications you can add to your truck using St. George off-road truck accessories that won’t empty your pocket, as well as upgrades that can turn your straightforward pick up into a showstopping, trail-blazing machine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Not All Spray on Truck Bedliners Were Created Equal

You want your off road vehicle to play as hard as you do, but without the damage can could result. Many truck manufacturers will claim that their trucks were created for both smooth daily driving and off road adventures, however, few trucks come stock with the necessary features to handle the daily abuse that often happens with truck beds. This is why investing in a premium spray on truck bed liner is crucial to extending the life and look of your beloved off road vehicle. At Red Desert Off Road, we don’t mess around with subpar bed liners that will end up cracking after just a few years. As off road enthusiasts ourselves, we are proud to carry LINE-X Spray on Bedliners at our Southern Utah showroom which carry a lifetime warranty against any cracking, bubbling, and flaking

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