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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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A mud path with the tire tracks from a dirt bike imprinted in it. A mud path with the tire tracks from a dirt bike imprinted in it.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
July 6, 2020
A QUICK 5 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR OFF-ROAD DRIVING

Off-road driving is a fun hobby for many drivers. Such driving requires more than turning the wheel and seeking adventure. Knowledge of how to traverse unpaved roadways and having the proper equipment can help off-roading enthusiasts avoid pitfalls. Before you take out your ATV 'quad', UTV, dirt bike, or another all-terrain vehicle, be sure you are prepared for what may come your way. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A used carburetor on a concrete floor next to a screwdriver. A used carburetor on a concrete floor next to a screwdriver.
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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 Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
June 10, 2020
HOW-TO TROUBLESHOOT A FUEL SUPPLY / SYSTEM AND CARBURETOR PROBLEMS

When you go to start any small engine or motor, you expect it to start, and hopefully start after the first try. However, issues within the fuel system or fuel supply, as well as trouble in the carburetor can delay getting a task completed. The ROP Shop's Rugged U has several How-To tips for troubleshooting your problem.

Trailer with Jet Skis on it Trailer with Jet Skis on it
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
May 9, 2020
5 SIMPLE TOWING TIPS FOR THE AVERAGE JOE

Regardless of why drivers tow, it's important to keep certain things in mind before hitching up, especially for those drivers will little or no experience towing. Rugged U can help you out.

Snowblower on stand in garage. Snowblower on stand in garage.
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Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
March 7, 2020
5-POINT PRINTABLE SNOWBLOWER OR SNOW THROWER END OF SEASON CHECKLIST

When the last snowflake has fallen and you are ready to retire your snowblower or snow thrower to its storage place for the season this spring, do it the right way. To increase the life expectancy of your outdoor power equipment, follow these simple guidelines to protect both the body and the motor. You may only use it for a few months out of the year, but failing to prepare for storage and the next season can be a costly mistake. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A man riding a snowmobile through the snow. A man riding a snowmobile through the snow.
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Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
January 24, 2020
HOW TO PREP YOUR SNOWMOBILE AND NOT END UP FACE FIRST IN A SNOWDRIFT

From recreation to transportation, there are a lot of people out there riding a lot of snowmobiles. Safety is important to keep in mind when dealing with any sort of heavy machinery, from what you wear to how you ride, and at The ROP Shop we like to remind people that proper maintenance is a big part of that as well. Here are some specific things you can do to make sure you have fun, accident free outings on your snowmobile. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A man clearing a path through snow with his snowthrower. A man clearing a path through snow with his snowthrower.
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Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
January 15, 2020
A RUGGED SNOWBLOWER'S PRESEASON CHECKLIST

Whether you have a Snowblower or a Snow thrower, it is vital to keep it running in peak condition. Rugged U has provided a checklist of things to check and consider when maintaining your power equipment or replacing parts that tend to wear over the season.

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