2013 Gecko JKU Build / Rough Out Expo Trailer

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Hello out there. I suppose I will toss out my build story for the world to see :)

I have a 2013 that I picked up in Feb of 2013
SO, It's been a little over 2 years since I brought the Gecko home:

A few weeks later I found a deal on a bumper via Craigslist.

Shortly after that I tossed some Hellas and a Badlands 12K winch on; it was time to take it out and have fun:
(camping trip to Dictum Ridge GWNF)

Next, got some Rubi take offs and loved the look:
Earning it's keep:

About a year after getting the JKU i stumbled upon the gem of an expedition camping pop up camper. It was sitting in NC waiting to be used and loved. It was originally from CO. A small company that was only around for a short time made these "Rough Out Products" trailers. Made a deal and drove down to get the trailer:

To side track off the JKU for a second, here is how the trailer has progressed:
Here is pictures from the day i went to look at it:

I haven't done too much, just a little clean up and a few items that need to take the time to finally install..


Got a Lock'n'Roll hitch set up with swap-able ball coupler and a new drop leg that can bet removed too:

Have a solar set up with a few deep cells ready to install too

Last thing on the trailer:
Took her out:

My daughter had a blast:


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Back to the JKU

Next up is the Teraflex 2.5 and swapping out to 35s on 15s

Next the AEV rear carrier and bumper:

After that She really got rolling:
Gobi rack, ARB 2500 awning (ARB Plus screen room)

And now to add some Lumens and Limb risers:
42" bar and pods:

Rear 6" bars:

and now the new Rugged Ridge bumper/stinger and Smittybilt 10K x02 winch with syn line:

I ran some REI webbing on the first 15ft for abrasion protection

And due to my stock Battery letting me down a quick upgrade...

and then..........................................................

-----To be continued......