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2014 Trailer Life Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards Banks makes the grade again! Trailer Life Seal of Approval – Readers’ top pick in their third annual RV poll. Readers’ top picks in our third annual RV poll. One of the great things about RVers is a nearly universal willingness to share hard-earned RV know-how. Visit any RV park, and chances are, it won’t take long ... Read more about this post

Day 6 of Ultimate Adventure As we pulled out, we took one last look at Shaugn Reid’s over-easy (more like scrambled) K5, that had been extracted from the trail and was strapped to a trailer, ready to head home. In true Ultimate Adventure fashion, Shaugn, and his co-pilot, Mario, were hopping in with others and continuing on the trip as ... Read more about this post

Day 5 of Ultimate Adventure Day five, and we woke up feeling more chipper than in some time. Even though we’d only been on the trip for a workweek, we (like everyone else) were working day and night for many days prior to the trip; trying to get our vehicle ready, and trying to make up for the absence from ... Read more about this post

Day 4 of Ultimate Adventure A signature Pewe driver’s meeting spoke of a “short” road day that would take us across Iowa and towards Illinois. Of course, our short road turned out to be a cool 277 miles long—a good drive in any vehicle, but in a group of more than 20 beaten-on 4x4s…it was a long day of driving. Thrill-Induced ... Read more about this post

Day 3 of Ultimate Adventure We woke up the morning of Day 3 in a grass field owned by a past attendee of the Ultimate Adventure. After our first night of camping, most of the group was more relaxed, rested after a horrendous drive the prior day, and ready for a great day of wheeling near Waterloo, Iowa. by Jerrod Jones Illinois ... Read more about this post

Day 2 of Ultimate Adventure Rick had mentioned it the first day, but we thought he might be joking. He wasn’t really going to try to push the group of more than 20 vehicles nearly 700 miles in a single day, was he? Yep. by Jerrod Jones On the Road Again—Iowa or Bust Rick had mentioned it the first day, but we thought ... Read more about this post

Day 1 of Ultimate Adventure To prepare for any type of marathon, one of the first steps is to become capable of completing the journey. Exhausted, and It’s only 8am on Day 1 Story by Jerrod Jones To prepare for any type of marathon, one of the first steps is to become capable of completing the journey. Put all mental anguish, excitement, stress, ... Read more about this post

Getting There is Half the Battle Our turbocharged Wrangler Rubicon was ready for the 2014 Ultimate Adventure that started in North Platte, Nebraska, after working day and night to get it finished. by Jerrod Jones Towing With an EconoMind-Equipped Ram Dually Our turbocharged Wrangler Rubicon was ready for the 2014 Ultimate Adventure that started in North Platte, Nebraska, after working day and night to ... Read more about this post

Building the Banks Sidewinder Jeep for a 4×4 Marathon To make sure the rest of the Banks ’05 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited would hold up to the Petersen’s 4 Wheel Off-Road’s Ultimate Adventure, we had to get our turbocharged Jeep ready for a true off-road marathon. To make sure the rest of the Banks ’05 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited would hold up to the Petersen’s ... Read more about this post

Becoming the Official Turbocharger of Ultimate Adventure 2014 With a Sidewinder Jeep turbo kit already finished & 50-state certified, Banks was looking for not only the ultimate torture test, but also a great way to show off-road enthusiasts how useful a turbocharger can be on a modified 4×4 As Banks Power expands its lineup of equipment for gas-powered vehicles, a number of 50-state emissions-legal ... Read more about this post