After a day of off-roading, mudding or camping wouldn’t it be nice to hose off your vehicle, gear or wash your hands before heading home? Ed over at the Wrangler forum came up with a creative mod that adds a pressurized water tap to his Jeep Wrangler.
While looking for a concealed place to store the water, he discovered that the rear stock bumper was hollow but had some drain holes on the bottom. After plugging those with stainless steel bolts and adding a fill hole on the driver’s side, he ended up with a reservoir that holds about 7 gallons.
To pressurize the water and deliver it to the tap, Ed installed a Shurflo pump which is commonly found on RVs and has many practical features. It runs off your battery and turns on and off automatically when the tap is opened based on water pressure – no need for an extra on/off switch. It self-primes and shuts off when you run out of water so the motor doesn’t get damaged. And 3.2 gallons per minute at 55 PSI is more than enough for quick clean-up jobs.
Finally, he designed a black panel with orange lettering that matched his exterior color scheme to attach the tap with additional holes for an air hose and gauge that will be hooked up to an air compressor in a future install.
For more photos and step-by-step guide, see Ed’s thread on Wrangler Forum.