It’s hard to believe that it was 10 years ago to the day that Cindy and I posted up our very first Jeep video on what was then, a relatively new website called YouTube.
The JK tailgate has 2 rubber isolators that were designed to apply pressure to the sidewall of your spare tire and help prevent it from jiggling around. Without them, the jiggling of your spare can and will cause damage to your tailgate. Click on the link below to see a short write-up on how to make your own spare tire isolator extensions and for cheap.
To make a trip like this ours, Cindy and I decided to expand on Jim’s original idea and make it so that all our destinations were connected by old stage routes and trails used by immigrant making their way out west and of course, the famous Pony Express. It would be a historic overland journey filled with adventures and libations and for this particular trip, it’d be one that’d start in the town of Tonopah and come to an end in Virginia City, almost 400 miles away.