As an avid Jeeper and video blogger Jake Wettern travels around in his Jeep Wrangler. Not only does he travel around in his Wrangler, but Jake also live out of it. He is currently on a 50 state road trip with his dog, Annie and vlogging almost every aspect of this journey in hopes to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to live their dreams as well.
In a recent episode, Jake heads to Garvin Industries to see the owner Ron Garvin and behind the scenes on how his rack was made. “I was waiting for the day to meet Ron for quite some time,” Wettern explained. “The rack holds almost half of the things I own and is a big deal. It was one of the last steps in starting the road trip.”
Jake Wettern meets Ron Garvin at Garvin Industries before taking a look behind the scenes at how his roof rack was made.
With all the travels and the 50 state journey ahead of Jake, the Rack at the time of his visit had seen over 10,000 miles. A rack is a crucial part of any overland build and provides addition storage for everything needed on the trip.
With hundreds of requests for free parts, Garvin selected Jake for a rack. “We sponsored the rack on Jake’s Jeep based on a few emails and the videos we saw,” Ron Garvin said. “I was really impressed with the quality and the amount of effort that Jake put into them.”
Check out the video above for a full view of Jake’s trip. For more information on Garvin Industries products be sure to check out their website and to follow Jake, Jade, and Annie be sure to visit his YouTube channel.