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10 DIY TIPS FOR GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE
How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
June 10, 2021

A garage door is one of the most vital parts of a home, but it's frequently overlooked when it comes to upkeep. Taking the time to properly care for your door will yield extremely beneficial results, such as saving time and money on repairs and energy bills. Since managing an overhead door isn’t a difficult task, it isn’t always necessary to call a garage door specialist for such repairs. There are numerous maintenance and troubleshooting steps to invest in a long and issue-free life for the biggest door in your house. Here are a few simple do-it-yourself solutions from The ROP Shop's Rugged U...

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5 TIPS ON HOW TO USE A STRING TRIMMER LIKE A PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPER 5 TIPS ON HOW TO USE A STRING TRIMMER LIKE A PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPER
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Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
May 27, 2021
5 TIPS ON HOW TO USE A STRING TRIMMER LIKE A PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPER

Over a decade ago, The ROP Shop was founded on the knowledge and principles of a professional landscaping company that had been in business for over two decades. Since then, our knowledge and expertise has only grown. If you want to learn a few tricks to maximize your string trimmer use, you’re in luck! Our pros will help you avoid scalping, scarring, and shredding so you too can use a string trimmer like a pro.

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Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
May 19, 2021
WHICH DRIFT TRIKE IS BEST FOR YOU?

If you’re looking to get into drift triking but don’t know where to start, we’re here to help. Before you purchase or construct your first trike, think about where you’ll be riding and how you want your drift trike to operate. Will you be riding uphill, downhill, or on flat stretches? Keep reading to find out which type of trike you might need. The ROP Shop's Rugged U is here to help you stay rugged...

A small dog lays in the grass with a ball in it's mouth. A small dog lays in the grass with a ball in it's mouth.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
April 28, 2021
PROBLEMS THAT CAN LEAD TO LAWN DAMAGE

A beautiful lawn is a goal for many homeowners. Some homeowners may find those lovely lawns may last momentarily, only to disappear when damage (be it pest-, weather- or child-related) sets in. While well-established grass can be resilient, even the most well-maintained lawns can be vulnerable. Preventing damage first involves getting to the root of the problem when it comes to lawn care. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A custom bike built by CraV.co using The ROP shop Drift Trike Kit A custom bike built by CraV.co using The ROP shop Drift Trike Kit
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Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
April 21, 2021
DRIFT TRIKES 101

Drift trikes are tricycles specifically designed with a low center of gravity. They’re meant to cling to the road in the same way skis have traction in snow or skateboards grip pavement. The back wheels are treadless and encased by a friction-reducing material such as PVC, while the large front tire where the brake is located is heavily treaded. This allows the front part of the trike to retain traction while the back half loses it, causing the back to ‘drift’. The ROP Shop's Rugged U is to give you the beginner basics on drift trikes...

Image of a carburetor being worked on. Image of a carburetor being worked on.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Pressure Power Washer and Pump Maintenance Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks Custom Street Legal and Golf Course Fleet Driven Golf Carts - Gas or Electric
April 20, 2021
HOW TO CLEAN A CARBURETOR IN JUST 8 STEPS

Carburetors are used on nearly all models of internal combustion engines. But did you know that it’s also the most commonly faulty component of all small engines? The carburetor is where the gasoline and air combine for combustion, powering the motor. The problem arises when an engine rests for an extended amount of time without being used, and the fuel starts to decay. If you spend the time to clean your carburetor but fail to replace the fuel in the tank, you’ve wasted your time. Follow Rugged U's 8 simple steps on how to clean your carburetor.

Tree ready to be planted by caring people. Tree ready to be planted by caring people.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
April 10, 2021
PRINTABLE TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING AND WATERING GUIDE

We tapped into the professional minds at Outdoor Concepts to get the best practices for watering and planting a new tree or shrub. This helpful information sheet is printable and can be used over and over. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
April 1, 2021
PRINTABLE GRANULAR FERTILIZER PROGRAM SHEET

Our friends at Outdoor Concepts shared their fertilizer recommendations so that we could share them with you. Take a look and see if this printable granule fertilizer sheet can give you a greener lawn. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A man surfing the web for a replacement Power Pressure Washer Pump. A man surfing the web for a replacement Power Pressure Washer Pump.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Pressure Power Washer and Pump Maintenance
March 25, 2021
PRESSURE POWER WASHER PUMPS - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO FIND YOUR CORRECT REPLACEMENT

So you’re looking for a replacement pressure washer pump? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Match our extensive knowledge with our affordable prices and great selection, and you won’t find a better place to shop for a new pump. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to pick out the correct replacement for your washer.

A man spraying his deck with a power pressure washer. A man spraying his deck with a power pressure washer.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Pressure Power Washer and Pump Maintenance
March 24, 2021
HAVING PRESSURE WASHER PUMP ISSUES? START TROUBLESHOOTING HERE.

Having some issues with your pressure washer pump? Check out our list of tips and tricks below to get your power washer back up and running. These troubleshooting tips are great for both newly installed pressure washer pumps as well as older ones that may be giving you problems.

A man working on a riding lawnmower. A man working on a riding lawnmower.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
March 23, 2021
RUGGED U's PREPPING YOUR LAWNMOWER OR LAWN TRACTOR FOR SPRING

Well folks, it’s almost that magical time of year when the snow melts and things start to turn green. Before your lawn needs its first cut, make sure your trusty mower is rugged and ready for the spring season. Check out our list of preparation steps from The ROP Shop's Rugged U.

A family rides ATVs down a dirt path through the woods. A family rides ATVs down a dirt path through the woods.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
March 22, 2021
PREP YOUR ATV AND UTV FOR THE SEASON

Many take to the trails on the back of their favorite ‘toys’ that have been gathering dust in the garage all winter long. Before you head out on a dusty...or muddy trail, be sure to give your ATV, UTV or dirt bike a good inspection. Failing to replace worn or faulty parts, could lead to bigger problems down the road. The ROP Shop's Rugged U can help you out.

Family is hanging out around a street legal custom golf cart Family is hanging out around a street legal custom golf cart
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Custom Street Legal and Golf Course Fleet Driven Golf Carts - Gas or Electric
March 21, 2021
GOLF CART MAINTENANCE AND BUYING TIPS AND TRICKS FOR STREET LEGAL AND COURSE DRIVEN CARS

Excited about the possibility of buying your first golf cart? Whether you’re wanting a golf cart for cruising the fairways or a street-legal one to drive around town and save on fuel, there are a few things you should consider before your purchase. Cut down on wasted time and energy and save yourself some frustration by researching the maintenance different carts will need. The ROP Shop's Rugged U is here to give you a few tips and tricks to help you through the process.

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