John Craddock Ltd Magazine (May 2022)

Off-roading in the Mojave Desert

There is no better off-roader than the Land Rover. Whether you’re crossing the desert or crossing the forest, the tried and tested Land Rover will help carry you through even the toughest terrain. But sometimes you find a landscape that challenges and pushes the Land Rover to the limit. It’s times like these that a few select Land Rover accessories and spares can make all the difference. The Mojave Desert is such a place. 

At 25,000 square miles, the Mojave isn’t the biggest desert in the continental United States, nor is it the hottest. However, few landscapes have captured the imaginations of filmmakers and artists the same way the Mojave has. Maybe because of that or the hard terrain, the Mojave has become a hub for off-roaders and adventurers.

To make the journey easier, we’ve put this list together of 5 Must-Have accessories. Remember, for an efficient driver crossing the Mojave will take 3 – 5 days. If you’re planning on doing some off-roading it could take even longer. 

3 Must-Have Accessories For Crossing The Mojave Desert in the Land Rover Discovery

A Good Set of Spare Tyres (is Not Hard To Find)

The first entry in this list is a spare tire or 4. The truth of the matter is that every driver should carry one spare tire in their vehicle at any time. It’s just good practice. When you’re crossing the desert, this good practice becomes an absolute necessity as you really do never know when your trusty tire is ready to give up the ghost, and you don’t want that to happen when you’re 200 miles away from the nearest town, it’s 100 degrees, and you’re starting to run out of water. 

At John Craddock, we carry a wide range of tires, including Pirelli, BF Goodrich, and Goodyear, as well as a range of others. With John Craddock, you can easily find the tire for your Land Rover that suits your needs and budget. 

A Jerry Can… Because It’s The Mojave

The Mojave isn’t the biggest desert in the United States, but it’s still very possible to find yourself caught in a bad situation. To minimize the risk of such an event, we thoroughly recommend you pack a spare jerry can full of gas in your Land Rover before you head into the heart of the desert. 

At John Craddock, we carry a wide range of jerry cans, meaning that you can find both the color and volume that suits you best. 

A Camping Chair To Take The Heat Off 

We’re just going to come out and say it: sitting on the hard floor sucks. Being on the floor in any situation sucks, but when you have to sit on the floor it’s all the worse – especially if you’ve got bad knees. At this point, I can imagine that some of you are thinking that sitting in your car is perfectly okay, and you’re right… For about five to ten seconds. 

After ten seconds, you quickly realize how hot the inside of your Land Rover really is when you don’t have the air conditioning on and the breeze on your neck to cool you down. After that, you quickly realize just how much you wish you could just sit outside. 

It’s because of this reason that we’ve gathered together a range of first-class camping chairs – especially our range of ARB camping chairs. ARB is renowned internationally for the quality of its products, and its range of camping equipment (and particularly its chairs) is no different. 

Land Rover Spares and Parts From John Craddock

For over fifty years, John Craddock has been selling only the best Land Rover parts and accessories to honest Joes like you. Today, thanks to our world-class service and a keen eye for quality suppliers, we have become one of the most trusted suppliers of automotive parts in the UK and the largest independent supplier of Land Rover parts and accessories in the world. That means we can find whatever it is you’re looking for and get it to you quicker than a Dodge Viper breaks down after 50 miles.

For more information about our range of Land Rover spares and parts, contact John Craddock today. 

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May 2022

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