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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question mobile video or wheels?

Alright I need some thoughts from you and or the mrs. We got the jc to get my wife out of being a minivan mom. She is turning 30 and I attempting to dress the commander up a little. Got the front windows tinted, added factory fogs, getting sunroof put in monday. Anyway she really likes her new ride. She wants to get a dvd player put in b4 our family vacation in summer. It would be for the kids and me since she gets car sick in the back. We also have spoke about putting aftermarket wheels on it. do I bite the bullet and spend $2400 on wheels and tires or go with $1000 on mobile video?
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

Go for the video. Works great to keep the rug rats occupied. The wife and kids will be happy, you can enjoy the video, and dream about the wheels.
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

I say to do some shopping for lower priced mobile video and do both. I have seen some at places like SAM'S CLUB that have 2 7" screens and they are just over $200.

If I had to choose between one, keep the factory wheels and keep the kids entertained.
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

I have also chosen the route of the portable DVD player for my daughter's use, and like it over a factory package for a few reasons:

1. Can be removed and taken into a hotel or wherever - both for security and so that it can be watched.

2. MUCH less money than the factory alternative.

3. My daughter can change DVDs and press "Play" all by herself - it's hands off for Mommy and Daddy.
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

I agree - go with the Video. I have two little ones and it is invaluable on long trips. The only downside is that they want to watch it every time you get in the car. It's tough having to listen to "Elmo in Grouchland" every morning on the way to work, when I'd rather be blasting the satellite radio!

I'll never understand paying $2500 for new wheels, when the ones that came on the Jeep are pretty sharp-looking, and the upgrade is purely asthetic (in most cases). I'd get the video, then use the extra money to go on a nice road trip to Disneyworld. You're kids will be entertained the entire trip!
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

Allright i'll play the avodocate. Get the rims and tires. 85 percent of the commander owners will keep the stock rims and tires on it. Your will be set apart. Nothing nicer than seeing a tastefully done commander rollin on the streets. My thinking on the dvd player. I have one in my shed I never installed. Many parents are getting away from training their children and teaching them daily. Most will let tv's and video's do it for them. When I'm on the road with my daughter their is nothing better then showing her neat sites, scenic views, a talking to her. I think the Dvd is a quick fix to peace and quite, however it may have long term effects. Growing up on family vacation, their was nothing better then family interaction. maximo
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

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Growing up on family vacation, their was nothing better then family interaction. maximo
Like "Be quiet, adults are talking!" or "Stop touching your brother!" or "Don't make me come back there!"
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

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Like "Be quiet, adults are talking!" or "Stop touching your brother!" or "Don't make me come back there!"
Hahahahahahahah!!!


I am stuck myself between both demons.
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

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The only downside is that they want to watch it every time you get in the car. It's tough having to listen to "Elmo in Grouchland" every morning on the way to work, when I'd rather be blasting the satellite radio!
Kids wont wear the headphones?
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Re: mobile video or wheels?

Right, make them wear headphones.
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