This ever changing 2015 JKU started as a show build for SEMA a couple years ago. Mark (Sarge) Schleipfer’s had a dual purpose when building this JK. Sarge originally wanted to showcase MTX audio products in this JK at SEMA and then quickly repurposed it as a prerunner/chase “truck”. Fast forward to present day and with a lot more upgrades, Sarge now has a self-sustaining overland rig with a shower! Sarge’s friend, Todd Douglas from Desert West Outdoors made the build all happen from the initial concept.

Within that last couple of years Sarge’s JK has evolved into a well-equipped Overland JK that is a home away from home. Sarge’s first upgrade for overland travel was the KC M-Racks that carries his Kayaks and other gear for his long-haul adventures. The KC-Macks has integrated scene lights which helps light up camp where ever it maybe. Sarge also added rear facing chase lights for when he wants to use his rig as a chase truck.

To further his night travels, Sarge’s JK lights the way with Pro6 light bar, KC FLEX LED Quad pillar lights and KC Gravity® LED Pro 7” Headlight. The ICI Magnum front bumper nicely integrates with KC FLEX™ 20″ light bar and the KC Gravity G4 LED fog lights. From there, Sarge’s overland rig is setup with KC Cyclone Rock Light Kit should he need to traverse some rocky terrain.

To ensure creature comforts of home, Sarge collaborated with To Extreme Off-road trailer and hooked it up with 23 Zero Overland Tent, Outdoor Road Shower, Samlex America Solar Products, KC Cyclone work lights and additional accessories (see below).

Vehicle:

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JKU

Body Protection:

  • Innovative Creations Inc. (ICI) – Magnum Front/Back Bumpers, Side Steps and Grill
  • Artec Industries Rock Fenders

Roof Rack:

  • KC M-Racks for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited
  • Integrated C-Series Area LED Flood Lights
  • 2” C-Series Area LED Flood Lights
  • 28” Multi-function rear facing chase LED light bar

Lighting:

  • KC Gravity® LED Pro6 LED Light Bar
  • KC FLEX™ LED Quad Combo Beam System
  • KC FLEX™ LED Light Bar 20in
  • KC Gravity LED G4 Jeep JK Led Fog Pair System
  • KC Gravity® LED Pro 7″ Headlight DOT Jeep JK 07-16 Pair Pack System
  • KC 2″ Cyclone LED Light 2 White installed under the hood for work light, 1 Red for 3rd brake light, 2 Amber for front turn signals, and Rock Light Kit

Wheels, Tires & Suspension:

  • 17in Black Rhino Tanay
  • 35in Kanati Trail Hogs
  • Rock Krawler JKU 3.5” Flex System

Recovery:

  • Bulldog Winch
  • Factor 55 Winching Accessories
  • EVO MFG Hi Lift Jack and Spare Tire Mount

Interior:

  • PRP Driver and Passenger Seats
  • MTX Audio Pods and Subwoofers
  • CO2 Powertank
  • Dometic Refrigerator
  • Superchips Programmer
  • Daystar Lighting Management System
  • Rugged Radios 2 way radio and intercom
  • Matworks Floor Mats
  • My Medic First Aid Kit

Trailer:

  • To Extreme Off-road Trailer
  • 23 Zero Overland Tent
  • Retrax Trailer Bed Cover
  • Timbren – Trailer axles
  • Daystar Cam Cans
  • Whistler Inverter and Portable Charging/Jump Packs
  • Samlex America Solar Products
  • Indura Power Batteries
  • Outdoor Road Shower
  • Bolt Lock Locking/Security Products
  • Max Hitch Coupler

Featured Products & Gear

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Pro6 LED Light Bar

Pro6 LED Light Bar

Pro6 LED Light Pods

Pro6 LED Light Pods

Rear Chase LED Light Bar

Rear Chase Light Bar

Cyclone LED Light Disc

Cyclone Disc Light

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By Published On: May 10th, 2021Categories: Builds, Camping, Off Road, Overlanding, Vehicles0 Comments

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