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Fall 2014
Also This Issue:
Moab Adventure Center page 28
New Products page 46

Keep Your Tools Secure & Weather Protected
with Dee Zees New Padlock Tool Box
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DEE ZEE ...................................................................... 8
CARGO EASE ........................................................... 10
FISHING NEWS & NOTES ......................................... 56
EDITORS LETTER ........................................................ 4
TRUCK REVIEWS ...................................................... 12
SWEEPSTAKES ......................................................... 31
SUV REVIEWS ........................................................... 16
CAR REVIEWS .......................................................... 34
NEW PRODUCTS ....................................................... 46
INDUSTRY NEWS ....................................................... 60
FALL 2014
Truck Reviews pg. 12
Editors Letter
heres a nice fall breeze blowing
and guess what that means? Yes,
its SEMA time again! The SEMA
Show takes place November 4 - November
7, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For those of you who may not know,
the SEMA Show is the premier automotive
specialty products trade event in the world.
It draws the industrys brightest minds and
hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas
Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA
Show provides attendees with educational
seminars, product demonstrations, special
events, networking opportunities and more.
SEMA Show 2013 drew more than 60,000
domestic and international buyers. The
displays are segmented into 12 sections, and
a New Products Showcase featured nearly
2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and
components. In addition, the SEMA Show
provides attendees with educational seminars,
product demonstrations, special events,
networking opportunities and more
Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only
event and not open to the general public.
Are you a fan of mountain biking? If so,
youll definitely want to be sure and read the
piece on the Moab Adventure Center. The
Moab Adventure Center has been gearing up
to outfit the demand for mountain bike trail
riding thanks to Moabs new mountain bike
trail building boom. Nearly 30 new trails
or extensions of existing routes have been
blazed over the past 18 months.
Make sure that you check out all of the
new products in this issue as well as the
new trucks, cars and SUVs. Also, pass along
your issue when you are finished and share
Sportsmans Gear magazine with friends and
Until next time,

Becky J. Beall
hieves, rain, extreme sun, snow and
random debris. None of these are
good for your tools. A truck tool
box keeps each of these enemies from doing
their worst to your gear. And, your tools are
guarded from busting in the bed when you
make screeching stops, sharp turns or quick
starts. Running water is prevented from
getting into the seams of your box. Imagine
a tool box that keeps everyone from getting
in. even MMA fighter Myles Jury.
Dee Zee j ust r ol l ed out a new
professional-grade Padlock tool box. And,
its not your regular tool box. Its made of
non-rusting aluminum with a rubber gasket
that keeps rain and snow from getting in,
while your padlock keeps everyone else
from getting in.
Their biggest product launch in their
history, Dee Zee enlisted MMA fighter
Keep Your Tools Secure & Weather Protected with
Dee Zees New Padlock Tool Box
Dee Zee leads the industry by introducing an innovative padlock tool box.
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Myles Jury to kick off a teaser, online and
social media campaign. The campaign
features Myles testing the strength of the
toolbox which he cant break with his
penetrating punch or kick!
Can I hit this as hard as I want?
MMA fighter Myles Jury has just stepped
up into the bed of a rugged looking black
Ram truck and is eyeing the new Blue Label
Padlock Tool Box from Dee Zee. He has
recently traveled to the manufacturers home
base of Des Moines, Iowa to take part in a
video promoting the newest storage option
from the leader in truck accessories.
Next on the scheduled shot list is a close-
up of Myles punching the lid of the tool box.
It has to look real but Myles is wondering
about the stability of the product. Dont
worry, Myles, they tell him. You cant hurt
that thing.
For the next 15 minutes, the camera rolls
as Jury unloads a series of rights down on
the Brite-Tread lid. The only evidence of the
contact are the water droplets, added to the
lid for effect, launched into the air with every
Enlisting Myles Jury for this project was
a stroke of genius. He carries himself on an
unassuming 5 11 and 155 lbs. frame but
those in the know understand how he got
the nickname Fury. Hes used to being
underestimated even though hes currently

15-0 and fights
in the highest level of
the sport.
Much in the same way, Dee
Zees professional grade Padlock Box
doesnt look like a world-beater. It boasts
the classic shape crossover tool boxes have
shared for decades. Look closer, though, and
youll quickly learn what makes it special.
Start with the aluminum. Dee Zees
experience with Brite-Tread is unmatched in
the industry and theyve beefed up the latest
offering by 20%. You can choose from the
classic aluminum finish or texture black.
Once you get inside the box (no easy
feat unless you have the key) the tell tale
Dee Zee attention to detail reveals itself.
Automotive grade rubber bulb seals protect
everything inside from everything outside.
Even the tool tray has been enhanced.
Smaller tools can be accessed from the steel
tray powder coated with their unique NRT
rust inhibiting protection.
Whats missing from this tool box is what
sets it apart. Paddle handles. You wont find
them here. No more buttons or handles to
bind up, no rods that can get
bent, and no springs to break.
Instead, Dee Zee borrowed a page
from their heavy-duty job site boxes and
implemented security only a padlock can
And this isnt some hasp like the one
keeping the doors locked on your grandpas
shed. Once the padlock is in place, thats it.
Only the bottom edge and keyhole are visible
from the outside making it impossible to cut
or break. A Master Lock No.5 or any 7/8
to 1 shackle height lock will work.
For added convenience, the locking
mechanism was designed to also use BOLT
brand of locks allowing you to use your
ignition key to open the box.
Dee Zee has ramped up Padlock Box
production to meet demands for their
innovative toolbox. You can find them as
well as the entire catalog of products at
major automotive retailers across the
country. For more information call 800-779-
2102 or visit
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argo Ease has been thinking
inside the box since 2008. An
IOS certified company, Cargo
Ease prides itself on innovative designs
and improved functionality to the same ole,
same ole, of pull out slides. Cargo Ease has
quickly become the most complete supplier
of pull out slides on the market today. With
slides available in both steel and aluminium,
capacities from 500 lbs to 3,000 lbs and
extensions from 70% to 100%, Cargo Ease is
sure to have a slide to fit your needs.
Over the years Cargo Ease has patented
and brought to market new and innovative
products starting with brake and ramp
loading systems. The brake
system stops the slide
s i m p l y b y
releasing the
handl e.
A handy feature if youre off road and on
an incline. The ramps tuck under your deck
when not in use, pull out and adjust from
side to side if you need to load your slide.
The ramps are part of the slides frame
work so you will never lose your ramps
again. Another cool patent pending option
that Cargo Ease has is fold down side rails.
Simply fold the rails down when you need
to maximize your surface area. And, please
dont forget the worlds strongest tie down
system. When you need to secure your
Cargo, nothing does the job better than the
Cargo Ease tie down system.
New this year is Our Pullout Aluminium
Slide or OPA Slide. 600 lb capacity, low
profile design, light-weight and incredibly
smooth-handling make this slide a great new
addition to the line. Also, new our Extreme
side rails and Camouflage side rail options.
Both options are great to customize your
slide and really make your slide yours. And,
last but not least, our new interior LED light
option. Who hasnt had to get gear out of
the back of the truck at nigh? Let the Cargo
Ease LED light option help you out of a dark
If you are an outdoorsman, looking for
a sliding cargo solution for your vehicle,
consider Cargo Ease. After all,
thinking inside the box
is what we do
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Truck Reviews
ince its launch as a stand-alone
division of Chrysler Group LLC
in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has
steadily emerged as an industry leader with
one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and
commercial vehicles in the industry.
The br and cont i nues t o i nves t
substantially in its hard-working products,
infusing them with great looks, refined
interiors, durable engines and features that
further enhance their capabilities.
In order to be the best in this industry,
it takes a commitment to innovation,
capability, efficiency and durability, said
Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO -- Ram
Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. The
proof is in our trucks.
Ram now offers the most fuel efficient
pickup truck ever at 28 mpg and best-in-
class one-ton towing capability of 30,000
pounds, in addition to owning many of the
most prestigious third-party endorsements in
the industry, added Hegbloom.
The light-duty, full-size pickup truck
segment has evolved from brute capability
and acceptable efficiency to an engineering
and execution that combine desirable size,
configurations, capability, refinement,
technology and quality, and now most
importantly outstanding fuel efficiency.
For 2015, Ram is the only brand to offer
pickup truck buyers best-in-class 25 mile
per gallon (mpg) gas engine fuel economy,
a segment-exclusive 28 mpg EcoDiesel
engine, best-in-class 30,000-lb. towing and
an astounding 850 lb.-ft. of torque. From
a capability standpoint, Ram Trucks have
successfully separated themselves from the
Ram Truck Focuses on Building the Best Pickup
Trucks and Commercial Vehicles in the Industry
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Truck Reviews
MC recently introduced the 2015
Sierra Elevation Edition, a new
entry to the sport pickup truck
market. The Elevation Edition, which goes
on sale later this year, offers a combination
of style and content unavailable from
competitors in the sport truck segment.
Much in the same way the Sierra
Denali and Sierra HD Denali models raised
the standard for premium pickup trucks,
the Sierra Elevation Edition will surprise
and excite customers shopping for a sport
pickup, said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice
president, Buick and GMC. With its striking
looks, sophisticated connectivity features and
legendary capability, the Elevation Edition
raises the standard of what a sport pickup
truck can be.
Built on the strong foundation of the
standard 2015 Sierra 1500 double-cab
pickup, the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition
incorporates a body-colored grille surround,
color-keyed door handles, mirror caps,
side moldings and front and rear bumpers
designed to give Elevation a sporty
monochromatic appearance.
Elevation models also feature premium
headlamps with distinctive light-emitting
diode, or LED, lighting, fog lamps, and
black-painted 20-inch aluminum-alloy
All Sierra Elevation Edition models
are equipped with remote keyless entry,
power mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet,
and LED cargo box lighting. Advanced
connectivity is included with every Elevation
Edition, as a 4.2-inch Intellilink color audio
system and Bluetooth phone connectivity
are standard. Elevation Edition models also
feature OnStar with 4G LTE Connectivity,
which provides an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for
up to seven devices.
The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition is
offered with two- or four-wheel drive. A
4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine is standard
equipment, and delivers 285 horsepower,
305 lb-ft of torque, and EPA highway ratings
up to 24 mpg. A 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter
EcoTec3 V-8 is optional.
The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition will be
available at GMC dealerships by the end of
Sierra Elevation Edition Raises Bar for Sport Trucks
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SUV Reviews
2014 Toyota Highlander
Fuel Economy: 19/25
Class: Small SUV
Base Price: $39,640
2014 new Highlander features
All-new exterior with three-row seating
for up to eight.
Increased cargo capacity.
Three power train choices: a fuel-
efficient four-cylinder engine, a powerful
V-6 with a new six-speed transmission,
and a V-6-powered Hybrid Synergy
Entune Audio with Bluetooth phone
and streaming music and touch-screen
Integrated backup camera.
STAR Safety System, includes Enhanced
Vehicle Stability Control, Traction
Control, Anti-Lock Brake System,
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution,
Brake assist and Smart Stop Technology.
Adjustable height power rear liftgate and
flip-up rear hatch window.
Eight-way power driver seat.
The all-new Highlander is a dynamic,
stylish SUV and its quality craftsmanship
and the fact that it will be exported to
the Russian and Australian markets is a
testament to the hard work and dedication of
our team members, TMMI President Norm
Bafunno said.
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4
Fuel Economy: 17/20
Class: Small SUV
Base Price: $29,270
With its unique combination of off-road
heritage, capability and design, the Toyota
FJ Cruiser maintains a loyal following. Fully
capable of traversing Californias famed
Rubicon Trail, the FJ Cruiser is also well
suited for everyday driving, offering plenty
of utility for all types of activities.
The FJ Cruiser borrows design cues from
Toyotas famed FJ40 4x4 utility vehicle,
sold in the U.S. from 1960 to 1983 and now
sought after by collectors. The thoroughly
modern FJ Cruiser updates the classic theme
in a contemporary way. The front grille with
two round, five-inch headlights recalls the
FJ40s frontal styling, and other heritage
design cues include the hood and fender
contours and a rear-mounted and exposed
full-size spare tire with an off-center license
plate mount.
The FJ Cruiser design offers plenty of
functionality. The side access doors open 90
degrees in clamshell fashion for easy rear-
seat ingress and egress. A swing-up glass
hatch is incorporated into the side-hinged
tailgate, opening independently and also
useful for accommodating longer items.
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The angular wheel arches open to provide
maximum clearance for the FJ Cruisers
large 32-inch tires at full suspension
deflection. The arches are edged by flexible
fender flares that resist damage during trail
driving and also from opening doors of
adjacent parked vehicles. Three wiper arms
provide nearly complete coverage of the
wide windshield. FJs elevated air intake and
protected electrical components can keep out
water up to 28 inches deep.
Once again, there will be a special edition
Trail Teams Package FJ Cruiser, which will
be available early next year. Details will be
released at a later date.
Performance and Efficiency
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is powered by a
DOHC, 4.0-liter V6 engine that specifies
regular-grade fuel. This powerful, responsive
V6 incorporates dual independent Variable
Valve Timing with intelligence, (variable
phasing for both the intake and exhaust
cams) and produces 260 horsepower and 271
lb.-ft. of peak torque. The broad torque curve
facilitates easy cruising on or off-road. The
FJ Cruiser meets the stringent LEV II/Tier 2
Bin 5 emissions certification.
The 2014 FJ Cruiser is available in 4x2
or 4x4 configurations. The 4x2 model is
equipped exclusively with an electronically
controlled five-speed automatic transmission,
while the 4x4 model offers the choice
between a six-speed manual transmission
and five-speed automatic. The automatic
transmission varies the shifting pattern based
on road conditions and driver input.
A Flex Lock-Up feature allows the
clutch in the torque converter to maintain
a half-engaged position, enhancing fuel
efficiency and increasing the lock-up clutchs
operational range. The driver can manually
shift the automatic transmission using a
console-mounted, gate-type shift lever. The
gearshift position is also displayed in the
instrument panel.
With the optional Class Four receiver
hitch, the FJ Cruiser can tow up to 4,700
pounds (per SAE J2807 standards), enough
to take the fun with you, such as a pair of
watercraft, a powerboat, dirt bikes or even a
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4X4
Fuel Economy: 17/24
Class: Standard SUV
Base Price: $51,195
Jeep Grand Cherokee the most
awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has
long defined what a premium SUV should be
gets even better for 2014.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
completely redefines the premium SUV,
delivering consumers an unprecedented
combination of best-in-class fuel economy
and driving range, available clean-diesel
technology, a choice of leading powertrain
options, legendary benchmark capability,
world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road
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SUV Reviews
driving dynamics, and a host of advanced
user-friendly technology and safety features.
Wi t h t he new 2014 Jeep Grand
Cherokee, we have taken the industrys
most highly acclaimed SUV and elevated
it to an even higher level, said Mike
Manley, President and CEO Jeep Brand,
Chrysler Group LLC. Jeep has proudly
separated Grand Cherokee even further
from its competitors by enhancing its
unique elegance, efficiency, capability and
technological features. Consumers will
clearly find the new Jeep Grand Cherokee to
be even more of a pleasure to drive on any
and all roads, on the most demanding trails,
and in all weather conditions.
For 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers
an anticipated best-in-class 30 miles per
gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of a
new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine for
North America and a new eight-speed
transmission. The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel
V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of
more than 730 miles.
A new eight-speed transmission drives the
new EcoDiesel, as well as Grand Cherokees
3. 6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine now
expected to achieve up to 25 mpg highway
and more than 600-miles driving range and
its 5.7-liter V-8, now achieving up to an
estimated 22 mpg highway.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy
of three available 4x4 systems, Jeeps Quadra-
Lift air suspension system and class-leading
Selec-Terrain traction management system.
Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of
7,400 pounds, and an improved crawl ratio of
44.1:1 for 2014.
A new, refined exterior design complete
with available new bi-xenon headlamps with
signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL)
provides an even more premium appearance.
Interior luxury is achieved with premium
amenities including Natura leather, exotic
open-pore wood trim and new color offerings.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
includes even more safety and security
features more than 60, including Front Park
Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Crash
Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and
Selec-Speed Control as well as an array of
advanced user-friendly technology features
for North America such as Uconnect 8.4-inch
touchscreen radio with integrated climate
and infotainment controls, a 7-inch customer
configurable multiview display cluster,
Uconnect Access Via Mobile and cloud-based
voice texting.
Built in Detroit, the 2014 Jeep Grand
Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited,
Overland and Summit models.
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SUV Reviews
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited FWD
Fuel Economy: 21/28
Class: Small SUV
Base Price: $26,200
The Hyundai Tucson, known for its
combination of style and function, adds
even more value in 2014 with advanced
2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II Gasoline
Direct Injection (GDI) engines, enhancing
torque and engine responsiveness. With GDI
standard on Tucson, like its big-brother Santa
Fe, every Hyundai CUV now features this
performance-enhancing technology. Tucson
is the first Hyundai to receive the 2.0-liter
Nu GDI engine in the United States. It will
be applied to other models later in the 2014
model year.
Tucs ons new GDI engi nes ar e
complemented with all-new standard
SACHS Amplitude Selective Damping
(ASD) for optimum ride, handling and
driving comfort. 2014 Tucson also adds
a host of available new refinements,
including Hyundais Blue Link safety,
service and infotainment telematics system,
two-stage reclining rear seats and third-
generation navigation with a larger seven-
inch touchscreen display and HD Radio
technology. The 2014 Tucson will be
available at Hyundai dealerships in fall of
New for 2014
Performance Enhancements
New 2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II
GDI inline four-cylinder engines replace
Multi Port Injection (MPI) engines
Standard SACHS amplitude selective
dampers for better ride quality
Entry-level Tucson GLS with 2.0-liter Nu
engine now available with AWD
Safety and Technology Enhancements
St andard Bl ue Li nk and Hyundai
Assurance Connected Care on Tucson
Third generation navigation with larger
seven-inch touchscreen and HD Radio
Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone
4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen audio
with rearview camera
Interior Enhancements
Two-stage reclining 60/40 split rear seats
Standard tilt and telescopic steering
Floor console mounted rear vents
Standard-steering-wheel mounted audio
and cruise controls
Cupholder illumination
New interior colors, beige and brown
Exterior Enhancements
New projector headlights with LED
LED taillights
Shark-fin antenna on Limited trim
Roof side rails with panoramic sunroof
New 17-inch (standard) and 18-inch
(optional) alloy wheel designs
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SE
Fuel Economy: 21/26
Class: Small SUV
Base Price: $29,965
Tiguan R-Line model added to the lineup
VW Car-Net connectivity option widely
available across trim lines
Introduction of Fender Premium Audio
System on R-Line and SEL trims
Content added across the Tiguan lineup;
Keyless access with push-button start,
Climatronic automatic air conditioning,
MDI with iPod cable, and rearview
The Tiguan R-Line joins the expanded
lineup of R-Line models. This performance
and appearance package adds aggressive
styling and a sport suspension. The exterior
is further enhanced with 19-inch aluminum-
alloy Mallory wheels, an R-Line roof spoiler,
body-color side skirts, and R-Line badging.
The interior receives R-Line front door
kickplates, a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped
multifunction steering wheel with paddle
shifters, black headliner, and stainless steel
pedals. Additionally, the Tiguan R-Line
offers Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs
and leather seating surfaces.
Overall, there is added value across
the Tiguan lineup with enhanced SE and
SEL models, as well as a new SE with
Appearance trim line. The SE adds heated
seats, leatherette seating surfaces, and an
MDI with iPod adapter; the SE with
Appearances added features include Keyless
access with push-button start and a rearview
camera; and the SEL adds the Fender
Premium Audio System.
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Moab Adventure Center
he Moab Adventure Center has
been gearing up to outfit the
demand for mountain bike trail
riding thanks to Moabs new mountain bike
trail building boom. Nearly 30 new trails
or extensions of existing routes have been
blazed over the past 18 months.
Weve seen a steady increase in riders
this year, partly due to the news getting
out that a number of new trails have been
established around Moab, explains Jamie
Pearce, Manager of Moab Adventure
Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.
com/). Were here to help with suggestions,
logistics, gear and outfitting as needed. We
can also take riders on guided small group
mountain bike adventures.
Claiming that it takes more than a week
to ride all of the trails here, Trail Mix, the
organization behind the commitment to
increasing excitement levels for mountain
bikers, says there are now trails for all levels
so the whole family can enjoy a two-wheel
vacation based in Moab.
Trail Mix is an advisory committee
to Grand County, Utah, that builds and
maintains trails, mostly on Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) land. The name comes
from The Mix of non-motorized trail
users: hiking, biking, equestrian and skiing,
explained Sandy Freethey, Grand County
Trail Mix Chair.
Typically the organization builds about
25 miles of new trail annually after a three-
to-12-month BLM approval process. On
average, a mile of trail is built in up to two
weeks. It may take longer when grip hoists
to move large rocks or bench cutting are
involved. Trail Mix prides itself on building
trails quickly and for less money than in
other areas. The work is done with two paid
workers and two or more regular volunteers.
We get a lot of trail built utilizing
volunteers who come to town in the spring
and fall from various colleges, youth
groups, Outward Bound and Boy Scouts.
These groups help us build for a day and are
gone. But with 10-15 hands the trail building
moves forward quickly, said Freethey.
The International Mountain Bicycling
Association (locally the newly formed
Moab Mt. Bike Association) was active this
summer involving local bikers in work party
weekends building new trails in the LaSal
Mts. working with the Forest Service. They
had a great turn out of 25- 30 people for
those weekend builds.
Freethey lists some of the major the new
mountain bike trails created in 2013-2014
in and around Moab:

Dead Horse Point West Side Trails:
Crossroads, Whiptail, Prickly Pair, Twisted
Tree. In 2013 the trail system was doubled in
length. Dead Horse Point State Park now has
17 miles of singletrack. The Park is located
approximately 30 miles from Moab.

Amasa Back Area: Captain Ahab and
HyMasa. The Amasa Back Trail is a jeep
trail that climbs about 1,000 feet to a mesa
top overlooking the Colorado River and the
Kane Creek Anticline. A short bike ride from
town, this trail is challenging and fun for
experienced mountain bikers.

Klondike additions: Alaska, Homer,
Nome, Jurrasic, Inside Passage, Chilkoot
Pass, Mi ner s Loop, Di no Fl ow N.
Extension. The Klondike Bluffs Trail
represents a step up in terms of exertion and
skills required, but is still enjoyable for fit
novice mountain bikers. The route follows
a jeep trail across Moab Member slickrock
imprinted with fossilized dinosaur tracks.
The jeep trail terminates at the boundary
of Arches National Park, where a short
hike leads to the top of the bluffs and an
impressive viewpoint.

Moab Brands: Sidewinder, Escape,
couple of short spur connector trails. Take
U.S. 191 North about 8 miles to the Bar-M
Chuckwagon; turn right to enter the Bar-M
private parking lot. Choose from a variety of
family and novice-friendly trails over varied
terrain. There are some moderately difficult
single track and slickrock sections as well.

Navajo Rocks: This is off Hwy 313; the
first 7 miles are complete; another 9 miles
are planned, all providing an intermediate
ride with aerobic climbs, heart-skipping
descents and moderately smooth cross-
country travel. An average grade is about 6%
with 5 or 6 stretches exceeding 15%.

Moab Adventure Center Provides Advice, Gear and Guides
For Taking on Moabs New Mountain Bike Trails
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Klonzo II: South Unit: Roller Coaster,
The Red Hot, Midway, Hot Dog, Houdini,
Zoltar, Top Spin, Carousel, Wizard, Gypsy,
Magician, (and coming soon the new
Gravitron Trail off of Wahoo). The trailhead
for the Klonzo Trails is on the Willow
Springs Road approximately 12 miles north
of Moab. This trail system currently has 7
trails mostly for intermediate skill level.

Gold Bar Rim - aka Blue Dot: The
BLM has this trail to build. There will be
some changes and short re-routes around an
archaeology site and one re-route for a better
line to the old Blue Dot, hopefully done by
the end of the year. Technically its not legal
to ride yet with a surface all slickrock along
shallow drainages.

Moab, Utah has become the undisputed
hub for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue
of its beautiful red rock terrain, views that go
on forever and trails that range from beginner
to advanced and suit all riding abilities. The
Moab Adventure Center offers professionally
guided Moab mountain biking tours on all of
Moabs classic rides.
Recommended for t hose new t o
mountain biking or mountain biking in the
Moab area is the Courthouse Loop ride or
the Canyonlands Sunrise ride. For a more
intermediate experience, check out the
Klondike Bluffs or Deadhorse Point Intrepid
Trail rides. http://www.moabadventurecenter.
Through the Moab Adventure Center
visitors may combine half, full and multiple-
day activities in the Moab region. Theres a
10 percent discount when combining three or
more full- or half-day activities in a package.
Moab Adventure Center can also arrange a
variety of basic-to-luxury lodging options
and suggest dining venues.

About Moab Adventure Center
Moab Adventure Center is a division of
Western River Expeditions (http://www., an adventure travel
company headquartered in Salt Lake City,
with operations and offices in Moab, Utah
and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the
largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its
programs are available from March through
The Moab Adventure Center is located at
225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532.
For information and reservations please
call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The
center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail
space selling adventure related gear and
clothing as well as souvenirs.
Diamond Tread Dog Box
from Dee Zee Mfg.
Renegade XT
from Cross Tread
DiabloSport Trinity
from DiabloSport
Portable Refrigerator/Freezer
from Nautical Air
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Super Protectant
from Prolong Protectants
Evolution Complete Brake Kit
from PowerStop
Electric Turkey Fryer
and Seafood Kettle
from Masterbuilt
Handsfree Car Kit w/ Adapter
from Wagan Tech
12V LED Spotlight
from Motor City Automotive
Hallmark Cutlery Bundle Pack
from Hallmark
Tail Decker
The Original Hitch-Haul

from Masterbuilt
Custom Tool Box
from K&W Manufacturing
Portable Searchlight
from Golight, Inc.
Wheel Simulator of Your Choice
from Jae Eagle
Motor Head Grill
from FABgrills
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Tool Box
from Phoenix USA
Matrix Angle
from ATS Design
Vehicle Leveling Kit
from Lynx Corporation
from Firestone
4600 Series
from Bilstein
Fog Lights
from KC HiLites
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Car Reviews
2015 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0T Quattro S
Fuel Economy: 24/33
Class: Sub Compact Car
Base Price: $32,900
The all-new 2015 Audi A3 model line-
up offers new innovative technologies and
the detailed craftsmanship found in larger
flagship Audi sedans. Premium standard
features such as leather seating surfaces,
power panorami c roof, Bl uet oot h
t echnol ogy wi t h audi o st r eami ng,
SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD radio,
power drivers seat, split folding rear
seatback and Audi pre sense basic. The
A3 line-up will also come equipped standard
with the Audi signature Singleframe grille,
bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights.
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All A3 models offer available features
including MMI technology, 4G LTE
connectivity, full LED headlights and a
Bang & Olufsen audio system. The new
A3 family will feature the most advanced
version of Audi connect, including picture
navigation, read-aloud news headlines,
Facebook and Twitter alerts, access
to more than 7,000 Web radio stations,
personalized RSS news feeds and more.
Also available in the A3 family is Audi
drive select, this system allows the driver to
adjust throttle response, shift points, and the
electromechanical steering effort. Similar
to other Audi models, Audi drive select has
four settings that include Auto, Dynamic,
Comfort, and Individual.
2014 Fiat Abarth
Fuel Economy: 28/34
Class: Mini Compact Car
Base Price: $22,195
Track-tested, turbocharged and twin-
intercooled 1.4-liter MultiAir engine
provides the Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth
Cabrio with 160 horsepower, up to 170
lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a race-
proven five-speed manual transmission
Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio (500c) features
a clever open-top design for a high-
performance four-passenger cabrio
Abarth-tuned performance hardware
delivers world-class ride and track-ready
durability with a lowered ride height,
beefier suspension, larger brakes and
wider tires
Continuous improvements: revised
passenger seat sits 1 inch (25 mm) lower
for increased headroom and now offers
seat memory and arm rest
Both Abarth models include a segment-
exclusive full-day Abarth Driving
The Fiat 500 Abarth brought world-class
performance and precision, purposeful and
aggressive styling, high power-to-weight
ratio and limited-production volume to the
small-car segment in North America. Adding
even more excitement to the small but
wicked lineup, in 2013 the Fiat 500 Abarth
Cabrio (500c) arrived, harking back to the
open-air track cars of the 1960s. The Abarth
models provide one of the most visceral
driving experiences in the industry, inspired
by the racing traditions that made Abarth a
success on international racetracks.
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE
Fuel Economy: 25/36
Class: Compact Car
Base Price: $19,995
The Jetta remains Volkswagens best-
selling car, three years after the sixth-
generation car was introduced to the U.S.
market as a 2011 model. But Volkswagen
never rests on success and is continuously
striving to make its vehicles even better. The
2014 model Jetta is proof of this philosophy.
Under hood, the 2.5-liter five-cylinder
engine in the SE and SEL trim lines has been
replaced by a new 1.8-liter turbocharged
and direct-injection four-cylinder engine,
carrying the EA888 Gen 3 designation. The
engine makes 170 horsepower (the same
as the 2.5) and 184 pound-feet of torque (7
lb-ft more, delivered lower in the rev range).
Equipped with an automatic transmission,
it also has an EPA estimated fuel economy
figure of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg
on the highway, an improvement of 5 mpg
on the highway over the outgoing 2.5-liter
engine. The new engine runs on regular
unleaded gasoline.
VWs engineers also made some other
significant mechanical improvements for
2014. On the cars fitted with the available
1.8T engine, the hydraulic power-assisted
rack-and-pinion steering has been replaced
by an electric-assist system, in line with the
TDI and GLI models. All 2014 Jetta models
now have a multilink rear suspension,
replacing the previous torsion-beam layout
on the 2.0L S, 2.5L SE, 2.5L SEL, and TDI
Clean Diesel models.
Inside, the Media Device Interface (MDI)
cable has been relocated from the glovebox
to the center console, while SEL, TDI with
Premium, and TDI with Premium and
Navigation trims receive a rearview camera.
The SE with Connectivity and Sunroof
adds Keyless access with push-button
start. A navigation system and automatic
transmission are now standard on the SEL
2014 Nissan Versa
Fuel Economy: 26/31
Class: Sub Compact Car
Base Price: $16,890
The second-generation Nissan Versa
Sedan, now in its third year, continues to
redefine entry-level car value. It combines a
sophisticated exterior design, well-appointed
interior and exceptional room for five adults
including more rear legroom than many
mid-size sedans.
The 2014 Versa Sedan is again built
on Nissans front-wheel drive global V
platform, which utilizes nearly 20 percent
fewer platform components and weighs
around 150 pounds less than the previous
generation B platform. The standard
second-generat i on 1. 6-l i t er HR16DE
4-cylinder engine includes a range of
cutting-edge technologies, such as a dual
fuel injector system that allows a wider
injection of fuel, with the smaller nozzles
delivering a finer spray (approximately 57
percent finer than the previous generation
single injector designs particle size) to
help achieve more complete combustion.
The engine also utilizes a twin Continuously
Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system
mounted on both intake and exhaust ports
(conventionally mounted only on the intake
port), similar to the system used on the
flagship Nissan Maxima. The engine is rated
at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.
The available next-generation Xtronic
CVT transmission utilizes an auxiliary
gearbox using planetary gearing, helping
enhance efficiency. It also features a
transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader
than those of conventional CVTs and even
typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.
Fuel economy with the CVT transmission
is rated at 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway
and 35 mpg Combined; 27/36/30 mpg with
the 5-speed manual transmission; and
26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic
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The 2014 Versa Sedan is available in four
models S (5-speed manual and 4-speed
automatic), S Plus CVT, SV CVT and SL
CVT. Versa is also available in a 5-door
2012 Versa Hatchback version.
2015 Nissan Altima
Fuel Economy: 27/38
Class: Midsize Car
Base Price: $28,150
Since its total redesign for the 2013 model
year, the Nissan Altima has become one of
the nations top-selling vehicles embraced
by owners for its premium exterior and
interior design, rewarding driving experience
and innovative, driver-focused technology.
Altima also offers efficient 38 miles-per-
gallon fuel economy (2.5-liter engine) and an
array of seven high-value available models
that meet a range of customer needs and
As in previous years, its dynamic
performance is provided by a choice of a
182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline
4-cylinder engine or 270-horsepower 3.5-
liter V6, with both engines matched with a
smooth, efficient Xtronic transmission. The
4-wheel independent suspension features
Active Understeer Control for refined feel and
responsive handling.
The 2015 Altima offers a premium interior
design that looks and feels a class above,
with standard NASA-inspired Zero Gravity
front seats, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone
System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and
an Advanced Drive-Assist Display in the
center of the instrument cluster that integrates
key information right in front of the driver.
Altima SL models include standard leather-
appointed seating and Bose Premium
Sound System with nine speakers. Altima
also offers available NissanConnect
Navigation and Mobile Apps. The system
includes in-vehicle smartphone integration for
Android and iPhone operating systems, a
7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM
Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (fuel
prices, movie times, stock updates, weather)
(SiriusXM subscription required, sold
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera
Fuel Economy: 19/27
Class: Mini Compact Car
Base Price: $84,300
Since its introduction nearly 50 years ago,
the Porsche 911 has provided the ultimate
pairing of performance and practicality
among the worlds sports cars, a vehicle that
can be driven daily on the road and enjoyed
during weekends at track events. Now, the
newest version of the iconic Porsche sports
car is introduced in the dynamic form of the
new Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911
Carrera S.
In short, the seventh-generation Porsche
911 is longer, lower, has a wider front track
and is loaded with new features: a new rear
axle design to improve dynamic precision
and stability, a new electro-mechanical
power steering system, Porsche Torque
Vectoring (PTV), enhanced Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM) and
enhanced dynamic engine mount technology
created for the last generation 911 GT3. The
result raises the bar in driving dynamics
with even more sure-footed tracking and roll
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The new Porsche 911 Carrera and
Carrera S exemplify the automakers
commitment to the Porsche Intelligent
Performance philosophy - improved
performance on less fuel with increased
efficiency, reduced emissions and reduced
mass. Nearly 90 percent of the seventh-
generation 911s components are new or
significantly redesigned. The seventh-
generation launches in the form of the
991 Carrera and 991 Carrera S, which will
begin a new model cycle replacing the
previous 997 models throughout the 911
2014 Toyota Prius c
Fuel Economy: 53/46
Class: Compact
Base Price: $21,765
Available in four trim levels, the 2014
Prius c offers desirable standard and
available features at a compelling value.
Standard equipment includes automatic
climate control, a full color TFT Multi-
Information Display and remote keyless
entry with illuminated entry. The tilt-
t el escopi c st eeri ng wheel feat ures
integrated switches for audio, climate and
Bluetooth hands-free phone capability.
The 2014 Pri us c meet s t odays
expectations for onboard infotainment with
a USB port and available Display Audio
system with Navigation and EntuneApp
Suite. Toyotas Entune multi-media system
functions through select smartphones to
bring applications such as Bing and
Pandora into the vehicle audio display.
It also features real time information such
as traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and
The 2014 Prius c offers three audio
system configurations. A base audio
system features either four or six speakers,
depending on the model, and includes
an AM/FM CD player with auxiliary
audio jack, USB port, hands-free phone
capability, and music streaming via
Bluetooth wireless technology.
The Display Audio with Navigation
and Entune App Suite has six speakers
and augments capability with a 6.1-
inch touchscreen, SiriusXM Satellite
Radio capability (with 90-day All Access
trial), HD Radio, and advanced voice
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New Products
All Star ASL Make Every Cast Count
The new All StarTM ASL series features
components found in competition-ready
equipment and a willingness to tackle the
toughest tournament challenges.
The feel of subtle bites are amplified
because the high-modulus Nano Fibers run
the length of the rod, reducing weight and
increasing sensitivity.
With 10 technique-specific actions, All
Star ASL rods feature titanium-framed
guides with hardened titanium inserts. An
exposed FujiTM ACS (casting models) and
VSS reel seat (spinning models) add a solid
foundation for reels while a high-density
EVA split-grip handle gives anglers hands
comfort all day.
Four spinning offerings include rod
lengths from 6 feet, 6 inches to 7 feet, 6
inches. Each rod is technique specific with
models that include Topwater, Spinnerbait/
Jig, Worm and Drop Shot. Six casting
models are available in lengths from 6 feet,
6 inches to 7 feet, 6 inches. Techniques for
casting models include Topwater/Jerkbait,
Spinnerbait, Crankbait, Jig, Worm and
Featuring an MSRP of $149.95, the
All Star ASL series delivers the durability
anglers expect from All Star and is available
exclusively in Academy stores across the
For more information, please visit Pure
Fishing at
LML SPADE Tuner - The Best Tuner on
the Market for your 2011-2015 Duramax
Awesome power without the need to remove/
replace the factory exhaust
The SPADE s er i es ( St andal one
Programming And Diagnostic Equipment)
makes the highest quality tunes on the
market available in a simple to use OBD
style flash tool. The tunes represent the best
in drive-ability, reliability, and power. The
SPADE system is the first hardware to ship
pre-loaded with tunes of this caliber. No
emailing, laptops, or learning curves needed.
Updated tuning files in the event of hardware
upgrades can be sent remotely making the
SPADE tunes field upgradeable. The SPADE
is meant for truck running stock exhausts
Leading the Way in Performance Tuning
for DPF equipped Duramax Trucks!
Since the shooting of our video weve
gained access to even more tables in the
LML file. This is good news for you! We
were able to add nearly 35HP to the Sport
econ and Race tune while lower EGT and
soot accumulation. The tow tunes now
benefit from greater operating efficiency
under load indicated by lower EGTs and
slower soot accumulation.
1. Optimized Stock -Power delivery
smoother than stock with near stock
out put - Refi ned t i mi ng t abl es for
l ower EGTs and hi gher effi ci ency.
New Products
2. Heavy Tow Tune (+40)-Built for towing
loads from 8000lbs to gross vehicle weight.
3. Light Tow Tune (+55HP)- Built for
towing loads under 8000lbs.
4. Sport Econ (+110)-High performance
street tune designed to balance performance
and reliability- Throttle sensitivity increased
for less throttle input, quicker shifting and
less average RPM in daily driving situations.
5. Race Tune (+135)- This tune represents
the maximum effort a Duramax engine
equipped with a stock turbo and stock
injectors. A FASS 150 lift pump and gauges
are highly recommended.
Tow tunes are designed to easily manage
EGTs and transholding capacity under load.
Expect EGTs near stock, with slower soot
accumulation than stock. Use the strongest
tune you feel comfortable with for best
mileage while towing.
Sport Econ and Race Tune are strong
tunes designed for unloaded driving. They
offer the driver the sensation of driving much
lighter vehicle while improving mileage,
throttle response, and of course peak power
over the GM stock offering. These are
without question, the best LML tunes on the
market. They offer better throttle response,
high peak power, lower soot accumulation,
and better shift quality than the competition.
If you want a strong, clean truck then this is
your last stop!
ENDEVR: StrengthTape
Durable athletic tape provides support
for up to a week while allowing for a full
range of motion. Official kinesiology tape of
Ironman provides support & stability for
muscles, joints and tendons without limiting
range of motion. AllSport adhesive
delivers sticking strength up to 7 days in
any climate, including water. Breathable
cotton fabric lifts the skin microscopically
to cool muscles, flush fluid from injured
areas & relieve pressure from swollen areas.
StrengthTape Rolls 5 meter length rolls.
StrengthTape Kits pre-cut for specific
applications: Ankle + Foot, Knee, Shoulder,
Elbow + Wrist, Back + Neck, Muscle.
Available in 8 different colors.
Available at:, StrengthTape.
com, and
Price: Roll - $19.95 / Pre-Cut Kit - $6.95
Abu Garcia Revo Beast Wins Best
Freshwater Reel Award
The Abu Garcia Revo Beast has been
awarded the Best Freshwater Reel Award at
the 2014 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. The
new reel tests the limits of what is possible for
a baitcast reel.
The Beast was born for throwing big baits.
Whether its a heavy schooling rig, large
swimbait or other big lure, the Abu Garcia
Revo Beast excels. Wrestling big fish from
heavy cover is in its DNA. Armed with a
22-pound max drag and deeper spool for extra
line capacity, the all-new Abu Garcia Revo
Beast will change the way anglers fish.
The reel is equipped with oversized,
ergonomic handles and EVA power knobs to
harness the muscle of this powerful reel. Even
the Beasts exterior is tough with its Titanium-
coated sideplates that provide increased
scratch resistance and sleek finish.
An X-Crftic alloy body gives the Beast
a durable corrosion-resistant framework to
complement the lightweight, well-balanced
platform. The Beast is equipped with the
Carbon Matrix drag system for smooth,
consistent drag pressure at any drag setting.
The Duragear brass main gear and
D2 Gear Design extends gear life, and
maximizes performance when it matters most.
Even the line guide is Titanium coated to
reduce friction. The Infini II spool design is
among the smoothest in the industry.
Whether cranking the depths on Lake
Amistad or flippin standing timber in South
Carolina, the Beast remains smooth from
cast to crank with seven stainless-steel High
Performance Corrosion Resistant (HPCR)
bearings plus one roller bearing and 7.1-to-1
gear ratio, while the Infinii brake adjusts for
a variety of baits or wind conditions.
Tipping the scales at just 9.35 ounces, the
Beast has an MSRP of $349.95 and will be
unleashed in the fall 2014.
For more information, please visit www.
Berkley Inshore Rods
Giving the Salt a Run For Its Money
Few things break down rod components
quicker than saltwater. Berkleys all-new
Inshore rod series is designed with blanks
and components built for the rigors of the
saltwater environment. The new series
delivers to the dedicated inshore angler
durability and actions for all inshore species.
The Berkley Inshore rod is unmatched
in its class for strength and sensitivity. The
series is constructed of a 100 percent carbon
fiber (a 24 Ton Modulus Graphite) blank,
Fuji guides with ceramic inserts and an
ergonomically shaped reel seat for maximum
comfort and control. The split grip handle
design is constructed with durable rubberized
cork handles and extended foregrips for
empowering the anglers fight with often
oversized saltwater game fish.
Four casting rods are available in actions
from medium-light to medium-heavy and
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lengths of 7 feet to 7 feet, 6 inches. Seven
spinning rods are available in lengths ranging
from 6 feet, 6 inches to 7 feet, 6 inches and
actions from medium-light to medium-heavy.
Berkley Inshore rods have an MSRP of
For more information, please visit http://
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Maui Jim, the company that created its
sunglasses to combat the effects of the harsh
Hawaiian sun, annually introduces new
sunglasses with features that are specifically
designed for outdoor sports enthusiasts.
All Maui Jim lenses feature patented
PolarizedPlus2 lens technology that cuts
99.9 percent of glare and 100 percent of
all UV rays on both sides of each lens. A
distinguishing feature of all Maui Jim lenses
is the rich and vibrant colors that come to life
through their lenses, like youve never seen.
The company uses three rare earth elements
and other treatments to white-balance their
lenses so colors remain pure and true.
Additional sun protection is provided by the
patented bi-gradient mirrors that are darker
at the top and bottom of each lens, so the
lenses essentially squint for you. Maui Jim
lenses offer scratch-resistant protection and
use waterproof and oleophobic coatings to
shed water and repel grease and smudges.
All Maui Jim sunglasses have been awarded
the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin
Cancer Foundation, recognition that the lenses
provide safe and effective sun protection
against UV rays and are an important part
of an effective defense program against skin
cancers of the eye and eyelids.
For more information, please visit www.
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Larson Electronics Manufactures New
Explosion Proof LED String Light Set
with Five Lamps
With over 40 years as a leader in the
industrial and commercial lighting industry,
Larson Electronics continues its commitment
to providing high grade lighting equipment
to specialty markets with the release of
an explosion proof LED aluminum string
light set. This string light set is suitable for
exposure to vapors and dusts and ideal for
use in confined spaces such as fuel tanks and
grain storage areas.
The EPL- SL- 5- 5X- FL1524- LED
hazardous area LED string light set
from Larson Electronics is U.L. Class
1 Division 1 & 2 approved. The 2 long
15 watt LED tube lamps on this light set
provides higher quality light than higher
wattage incandescent light and more light
than previous fluorescent lamp equipped
models. This five lamp string light set
comes complete with a 35 long 12/3 SOOW
backbone for long range and convenient
operation. Each lamp on this hazardous
location area stringer features a rugged,
non-sparking aluminum casting and unique
rod cage and produces cool, glare-free,
shadowless light that improves safety in
hazardous locations and maximizes lighting
efficiency with built-in metal reflectors.
5 feet of 12/3 SOOW cable between each
junction provides sufficient space between
lamps, with a 10 whips terminated in an
explosion proof plug. Each lamp is equipped
with 2 of 16/3 SOOW between the lamp
and the junction. The high light output,
good light color and evenness of coverage
makes these string lights ideal for a wide
variety of close quarter work and inspection
activities. These lamps are universal voltage
and can operate on a range of voltages from
110 volts to 277 volts. The lamps have no
ballast, which reduces lamp weight, has an
impact resistant tube shield with specially
designed annealed glass, and an aluminum
hook for easy overhead mounting. This unit
incorporates five 15 watt LED drop lights
connected in series and is suitable for use
in areas where petrochemical vapors and
various dusts are present.
We have r edesi gned t hese hand
lamps by using a molded T connector
to connect each hand lamp instead of an
aluminum junction box, Rob Bresnahan
with said. This
improvement has made out hand lamps
lighter in weight and easier to manage. Each
molded T connector has an integrated eyelet
making it easier to hang each connection
above the ground.
Larson Electronics produces an extensive
line of LED light towers, portable power
distributions, explosion proof lights for
hazardous locations, portable work lights
and industrial grade LED area lights. You
can view Larson Electronics entire line
of lighting by visiting them on the web at
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Fishing News & Notes
lats fishermen only need to check
out one place in Key West for the
best access to the islands plentiful
bay the IBIS BAY Beach Resort! Guests
with flats boats have direct access to the
resorts private boat ramp, which happens
to be the only boat ramp on the bay in Key
West. It puts flats fishing just outside the
door for anyone who stays at the beautiful
trendy resort, and there are even special
Fish Camp rooms with maritime decorations
and outdoor cleaning stations perfect for
guests who enjoy casting a line on the open
Over the last two years the resort has
seen a multi-million dollar renovation that
includes redesigned rooms, new furnishings,
new landscaping, and the opening of the
fresh-as-it-gets Stoned Crab restaurant
that specializes in stone crab dishes. IBIS
BAY has quickly become a favorite among
travelers and locals and is already having a
big impact on the local community through
the many events and fundraisers it hosts. As
Key West Flats Fishing is Just Outside Your Door
When You Stay at the Ibis Bay Beach Resort
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the islands only beach resort to embrace
Key Wests Cuban history, IBIS BAY stands
alone as both a resort and a destination.
Owner Chris Holland is all about authentic
travel, and he has fused the islands classic
1950s style with 21st century comforts to
create a fun, unique Key West destination.
We dont want to be the Ritz Carlton,
Holland emphasized, and have that hotel
chain sameness because its so boring!
Were looking to provide travelers with a
unique experience that allows them to enjoy
the Key West of the 1950s while utilizing the
advantages of modern technology to ensure
a pleasant and fun-packed stay. The Fish
Camp and our exclusive private boat dock
are tailored specifically to flats fishermen,
and only flats boats can get into the water
on our beautiful shallow bay. Ibis Bay is
basically an untapped fishing spot, so the
amount of wildlife here is truly incredible
and can make for an amazing day or
weekend trip for flats fishermen.
The on-site Stoned Crab restaurant offers
a true boat-to-table seafood experience with
daily deliveries of fresh stone crab, lobster
and other locally caught delicacies that
go right from the restaurants dock to the
kitchen. Located on the property of IBIS
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BAY, the restaurant has been a big hit with
locals and visitors who love dining on the
freshest seafood in town.
People say that Key West is like no
other place on Earth, and IBIS BAY Beach
Resort is like no other place in Key West,
Holland said. Since I took over the Blue
Lagoon and turned it into IBIS BAY weve
made incredible improvements and progress,
creating a truly unique destination that has
everything a traveler could ask for, from the
gorgeous beaches and ocean views to the
updated rooms, friendly service and stellar
dining. Whether youre going on a family
vacation, a honeymoon retreat or a weekend
fishing trip, Ibis Bay is the place to stay!
About IBIS BAY Beach Resort:
I BI S BAY Beach Resor t ( www. embodies the very best
of Key West and offers guests a vacation
experience like no other. With a full deck
of options for active adventure-seekers,
Hemingway buffs or travelers who want
to fit in with the locals, there is something
special for every guest. Featuring classic
Key West architecture and design, 600 feet
of beautiful private beach, a 20-foot poolside
movie screen for outdoor movie nights and
The Stoned Crab restaurant, IBIS BAY
Beach Resort is more than a resortits a
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Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Colorado Sport
With a pair of mountain bikes mounted
and a weekends worth of gear stowed,
Chevrolets Colorado Sport concept is ready
for adventure. It was unveiled recently at
the State Fair of Texas, demonstrating the
lifestyle-oriented versatility of Chevys all-
new midsize pickup.
Its not just mountain bikes, but just
about any passion you can name, from
kayaking, fishing, dirt bikes and more,
said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing
manager. Its a truck for those who need the
versatility of a pickup to support their work
and lifestyle interests, but dont need a full-
size truck to do it.
The 2015 Colorado is available in
extended- or crew-cab models, with a choice
of a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.6L V-6 engine.
The Colorados V-6 is the segments most
efficient, with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on
the highway (2.5L 2WD models), and the
most powerful, at 305 horsepower (3.6L). It
also boasts the segments highest trailering
rating 7,000 pounds, when properly
The Colorados interior is tailored to
meet the needs and expectations of todays
midsize truck customers. With a quiet
cabin and interior designed for thoughtful
functionality, the Colorado offers features
common to cars and crossovers, including
Chevy MyLink with a built-in 4G LTE
Wi-Fi hotspot and segment-first applications
of Lane Departure Warning and Forward
Collision Alert.
At the back of the Colorado, proven
Chevrolet truck features offer conveniences
not found in competitors vehicles, including
an easy lift-and-lower tailgate and rear
bumper assist steps, which eases cargo
The Colorado also offers the innovative
and adjustable GearOnTM Accessory
System that allows customers to stow larger
items such as bikes and kayaks above the
bed, leaving room for smaller gear, such
as coolers and tents, inside the bed. The
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GearOnTM System is at the heart of the
Colorado Sport concepts package of
lifestyle and personalization accessories.
Additional accessories on the truck all
available from Chevy dealers include:
Assist steps
Cargo rings
Splash guards
Tiered storage
Bike rack
Cargo divider
Wheel lip moldings
Accessor i es wer e at t he hear t of
Colorados development, giving customers
options to match its capabilities with
i nt egrat ed funct i onal i t y and desi gns
to complement its distinctive styling.
GearOnTM accessories are designed,
engi neer ed, t es t ed and backed by
Chevrolet, and many can be ordered with
the vehicle and included in the price. The
cost of added accessories can be factored
into financing for the Colorado, and all
vehicle accessories are covered by the
new-vehicle warranty.
The Colorado Sport also wears unique
concept wheels that are being evaluated for
future production.
Prices for the 2015 Colorado start at
$20,995 for a four-door extended cab model
with a 200-horsepower four-cylinder engine.
Chevrolet supports Colorado owners with
two years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes
first) of scheduled maintenance.
Editors Note: The Manufacturer s
Suggested Retail Price includes destination
freight charge but excludes tax, title, license,
dealer fees and optional equipment.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is
now one of the worlds largest car brands,
doing business in more than 140 countries
and selling more than 4.9 million cars and
trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers
with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature
spirited performance, expressive design, and
high quality. More information on Chevrolet
models can be found at
Hunting Seasons Starting Soon: Hunters
Urged to Stock up on Non-Lead Bullets/
American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a
leading bird conservation organization,
recently urged hunters who are beginning to
plan for the many different fall and winter
hunting seasonssome of which start in
Septemberto protect the environment and
non-target wildlife by voluntarily switching
to non-lead ammunition.
Hunters have historically strong outdoor
ethics, and as more and more of them are
learning how lead bullet fragments left in gut
piles or lead shot scattered on the ground can
poison and kill scores of animalsincluding
Bald Eagles, California Condors, hawks,
ravens, and others--they are voluntarily
switching in ever-greater numbers to readily
available, lead-free alternatives, said
George Fenwick, President of American Bird
ABC i s encour agi ng t he hunt i ng
community to switch from traditional lead-
based ammunition in favor of non-lead
alternatives because millions of birds are
poisoned every year following ingestion
of either shotgun pellets mistaken for grit
or seeds, or lead particles left in gut piles
following hunts. Among the birds most
impacted are Bald Eagles, hawks, vultures,
California Condors, and Mourning Doves.
Accordi ng t o Ed Cl ark, Presi dent
and Co-founder of the Wildlife Center of
Virginia, one of the nations premier
wildlife rehabilitation facilities, There is
an overwhelming amount of evidence that
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shards of lead from spent bullets can kill
non-target wildlife when it is available to
scavengers. As many as 60 percent of all
Bald Eagles admitted to the Wildlife Center
are suffering from lead toxicosis as their
primary or secondary problem. We often
recover lead shot and fragments of lead core
This is not a new problem, Clark
continued. It is just that the technology to
easily identify the problem has only been
available in the last few years. The question
is not whether or not lead is causing the
deaths of eagles and other wild animals; the
real question is, what are we going to do
about it? Hopefully education will move
us in the right direction, but if that doesnt
work, regulations are just over the horizon.
Non-lead ammunition can be more
expensive, but claims by some that this is
prohibitive for hunters have been shown to
be vastly overstated. For example, the cost of
most premium lead and non-lead ammunition
is now about the same according to Cabelas,
one of Americas leading outdoor outfitters.
According to user reviews on the companys
website, many hunters are so satisfied with
the performance of the non-lead ammunition
that they say they will never go back to the
old lead versions.
Fenwick and Clark agree on several
fundamental actions that can be taken
by many to reduce the lead poisoning
problem: increased voluntary use of non-
lead ammunition; proper disposal of
carcasses shot with lead ammunition;
and the continuation and even escalation
of education programs to the hunting
community on the lead poisoning issue.
Some lead-free ammunition still costs
more, but we can expect the price to continue
to come down as production increases to
cope with higher demand. And when taken
as a total percentage of the cost of going
huntingwhich includes permits, gas,
sometimes lodging, and other suppliesthe
extra cost of non-toxic ammunition is very
manageable, said Fenwick.
Increasing demand for non-lead shot
following a 1991 ban on using lead shot
for waterfowl hunting has caused the price
to drop to levels comparable to that of lead
shot. The lead ban was implemented U.S.-
wide by the federal government and was
prompted by studies that found that lead shot
was poisoning and decimating waterfowl
Let Taste Buds do the Touring in Albany,
When it comes to exploring southwest
Georgias culinary scene, let your taste buds
do the talking with a tour around Albany,
located about an hour off I-10 and only 30
minutes from I-75, an ideal resting place
or stopping point when en route to/from
Savannah and Charleston or even Florida.
Home to Stewbos Restaurant Group,
several standout haunts, each serving up
a specialized cuisine in a one-of-a-kind
ambiance, tempt even the pickiest palates
and will have you craving a return visit.
Pub-style Harvest Moon, is the go-to for
a slice of famous Harvest Pie pizza, piled
high with pesto, grilled eggplant, portobello
mushrooms, tomatoes, tri-colored bell
peppers, spinach, parmesan and mozzarella
cheeses. Here youll also find an assortment
of more than 50 craft and import beers, with
evening musical entertainment served on the
side Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
For fresh seafood flown in from Florida,
head to The Catch youll feel like youve
stumbled upon some secret hideaway
where only those in-the-know go, since the
restaurant lacks a splashy sign out front
and is instead marked by a discreet silver
fish. Panko-crusted grouper, crab cakes and
Red-tailed Hawks are some of the many birds that can be poisoned and killed by lead
ammunition used in hunting. This problem is easily solved by switching to non-lead
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shrimp and grits rank as the most popular
menu items.
Another option? The elegant Henry
Campbells Steakhouse a popular choice
for special evenings that is known for its
extensive wine list and high quality fare and
whose menu favorites include filet, rib-eye
steaks and pan-roasted Chilean sea bass.
Where to stay? Merry Acres Inn was
recently named one of Georgias Top 10
Southern Hospitality Hotels for 2014 by
Convention South Magazine, and is also
home of the Manor House Pub. Here visitors
and locals alike gather to savor a nightcap
and relax on the patio with friends. Or, rock
the night away with live music on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Insider tip: While the Pub
offers its own menu of tasty bites, you can
also order from the other restaurants in the
Stewbos Group and have fare delivered and
served to you at the Pub. Merry Acres offers
shuttle service to and from all the Stewbos
Save some room a new restaurant will
be added to the Stewbos collection soon.
For more information, please visit Albany
Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.
The Catch reels in repeat customers with fresh seafood flown in from Florida.
Credit: The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau

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