Build of the Week - Evolving Overland JKU

Week Ten

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.

Build Gallery:

Build Picture #1 Thumbnail
Build Picture #1 Thumbnail
Build Picture #1 Thumbnail
Build Picture #1 Thumbnail
Build Picture #1 Thumbnail
Build Picture #1 Thumbnail

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

Recovery
Bulldog Winch
Factor 55 Winching Accesories
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

Products in this build:

Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on our awesome new weekly builds.

Submit Your Build

If you want us to feature your build in our Build of the Week series, just click Submit Your Build and fill out the form and we'll get back to you!

Join or start a conversation: