Beach driving

  1. anotherWS6

    anotherWS6 Banned

    First Name:
    Jebadiah
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JL Unlimited
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Location:
    Mohegan Lake, NY
    Posts:
    258
    Liked:
    142
    Never aired down, been to outer banks beaches 12+ times. Friends and family never did either. No issues.
     
  2. S2k Chris

    S2k Chris Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Chris
    Vehicle(s):
    AP1 S2000, JLU Sport S
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Location:
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Posts:
    332
    Liked:
    602
    You can get a decent little air compressor for <$100 from Viair and others on Amazon, you can bypass the lines.
     
  3. johnnymiz

    johnnymiz Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    78
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Location:
    Long Island
    Posts:
    195
    Liked:
    184
    to be honest, the only way you are going to get to really know the abilities of your jeep and you as the driver is to try things. this is how you will learn to sense when it is getting stuck and when it will pull through.
    yes, you may stick it.. but that's how you figure out what not to do.
    just remember 2 things always go in your rig when you go out on the beach.... a small shovel and 2ft long piece of 2x12.
    if you stick it, STOP. before your tires dig a deep hole, get out, put the board under the rig, jack on the board, jack up the truck and fill in the hole you dug. let some air out, and back up away from the pile of sand.... then give yourself a running start at the soft spot.
    i keep straps to pull other guys out. i always assume no one will be there to pull me, so i plan accordingly.
    at the beach, all you need is a board, a shovel, and your jack.
     
    Yngwie, MandKM, brazos and 1 other person like this.
  4. OP
    OP
    Rufus

    Rufus Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 2 door JL Sport 3.6 V6
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2019
    Location:
    NYC
    Posts:
    439
    Liked:
    323
    Is that the kind you have to hard wire or the kind I can plug in to the 12V outlet?
     
  5. S2k Chris

    S2k Chris Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Chris
    Vehicle(s):
    AP1 S2000, JLU Sport S
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Location:
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Posts:
    332
    Liked:
    602
    They have all kinds. The 12v ones will be slow, better are the ones with alligator clips to hook straight to your battery. Either way, fully removable, no wiring.
     
  6. johnnymiz

    johnnymiz Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    78
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Location:
    Long Island
    Posts:
    195
    Liked:
    184
    oh.. stay ABOVE the high tide line until you figure it out.
    don't be the dumbass who loses his truck to the incoming tide.
     
    BCool and aprez27 like this.
  7. shekmark

    shekmark Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLUR
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2019
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    Posts:
    290
    Liked:
    175
    Occupation:
    Yes
    Reigniting this thread. Sounds like the OP is talking about Island Beach State Park. Just got a beach pass for 2020 for Christmas. I’ve heard about the long lines at the air pumps so Iamlooking at portable air pumps. ARB portable is pricy. Smittybilt and Viair have some nice looking alternatives. Anyone have experience with any of these? Looking at Viair 400 and 440. Smittybuilt is cheapest.
     
    roaniecowpony likes this.
  8. Movenpuck

    Movenpuck Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2020 JLUR
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Posts:
    42
    Liked:
    28
    Yeah those lines are definitely long there. I found this thread while searching on the necessity to air down with stock tires to avoid those lines. Is the only way to get a beach pass at the gatehouse in person?
     
  9. Namib

    Namib Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLUR
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Posts:
    600
    Liked:
    1,845
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Beach driving in Africa (I grew up there)... non of these vehicles were aired down. Typically run for 20+ miles to get to the good fishing spots and even on the sand dunes you see in the back. Keep the momentum and stay smooth (acceleration and turns). Jeeps are also relatively light compare to the Land Rovers. We usually just air down if you really get stuck.

    Namib 2.jpg
     
  10. shekmark

    shekmark Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLUR
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2019
    Location:
    Manasquan, NJ
    Posts:
    290
    Liked:
    175
    Occupation:
    Yes
    As far as I know, yes you need to go there. I didn't see anything on the paperwork giving a web address.
     
  11. Movenpuck

    Movenpuck Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2020 JLUR
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Posts:
    42
    Liked:
    28
    Thanks for letting me know, see you on the beach brother
     
  12. JIMBOX

    JIMBOX Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    JAMES
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 HELLAYELLA JLU SAHARA/2016 "STINGER YELLOW" RAM
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2018
    Location:
    FERNLEY NV
    Posts:
    1,673
    Liked:
    1,572
    Can't help you with stock tires--

    I always run M&S, diff. MFG and my tires STAY AT 32/34PSI--ALL THE TIME--never let air out-

    MCEFenders-1-16-15014_zpse691df41.jpg
    Feb%202016%20023_zpsf0djuidr.jpg
    SUNP0122_zpscfb6dxtv.jpg

    I know, you can't compare M & S to A/Ts or stock JEEP tires, except KO's on RUBICON--but I never keep the stockers long enough to worry anyway !

    W.E.

    JIMBO
     
  13. miranda_majo

    miranda_majo Member

    First Name:
    Miranda
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Wrangler JL, 78 Corvette
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2019
    Location:
    Toms River, NJ
    Posts:
    17
    Liked:
    22
    Yes you have to go there. And be prepared with everything on the list IN CASE they inspect your vehicle.

    Driving your vehicle on the beach
    You can drive a 4 wheel drive vehicle on the beach, with a valid permit, to gain access to areas of the park where you are allowed to surf fish. The permit is designed soley to allow for fishing access. Island Beach State Park issued permits do not allow you to just drive around on the beach.

    thumb_drive.jpgA three day permit is $75.00 for residents ($90 for non-residents). It is valid for 72 hours, starting from midnight of the day of purchase. The number of three day permits that are issued is limited during the summer season. Annual permits are $195.00 for residents ($225 for non-residents). They are valid for one calendar year. They are valid from January 1 and run through December 31 regardless of the date of purchase.

    Along with a valid permit, if you want to drive on the beach to go fishing you are required to have the following equipment in your vehicle:



    1) Fishing equipment and bait and tackle for each person over 12 years of age;
    2) Tire gauge;
    3) Spare tire;
    4) Workable jack and board/support for jack in sand (3/4 in. x 12 x 12 in. plywood square minimum size)
    5) Tow chain or snatch line;
    6) Shovel;
    7) Flashlight;
    8) Fire extinguisher;
    9) Auto first aid kit;
    10) Litter/trash bag;
    11) Minimum of 1/4 tank of fuel.

    A current tide chart is highly recommended. Jumper cables for the vehicle's specific battery type are also recommended.


    You can obtain additional information about beach driving permits by calling the park at (732)793-0506.

    If you would like to learn more about driving a vehicle on the beach you should visit the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association website.
     
    Yngwie likes this.
  14. Movenpuck

    Movenpuck Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2020 JLUR
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Posts:
    42
    Liked:
    28
    Thanks for confirming

    I have most of the items and getting the rest soon.
     
    miranda_majo likes this.
  15. aprez27

    aprez27 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Andrew
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JL Wrangler Rubicon
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    Posts:
    226
    Liked:
    205
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Aired down and disconnected. Nice smooth ride. :like:


     
    miranda_majo likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page