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Old 05-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Jeepin'-That's What I'm Talking About!

We're settled into our summer RV Park in SW CO and decided to test the new Jeep. We had a Saturn Vue until this year, the best TOAD I've ever had, but we couldn't go some places we thought we would like. So today we headed to Escalante Canyon and forded some creeks, climbed steep narrow rocky roads like mountain goats and had a great time. It don't get no better than this!
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4 X 4 are the best things to go site seeing b/c you never know when you will need that 4 WD or 4L. Off roading is always fun to do as well when you site see we tow a 4WD and we love it
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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It don't get no better than this!
Amen to that!
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Why do I want a JEEP as my next towed.

1: One of the easiest vehicles to convert to towed mode.

2: See above posts in this thread.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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Plus a jeep is a great investment. Resale prices around my area are crazy! We have 3 wranglers and the oldest one (93 yj) still KBB's at $4900, but it only cost $8700 new.
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Hello Golden and welcome to SW Colorado. Based on the fact that you where in Escalante Canyon i assume you might be staying in or around Montrose. if so on behalf of the Western Slope 4 Wheelers I invite you to join up with us and we will help you explore many trails and met some fellow RV's in the process. Checkout our website at www. WS4W.com or send me a private email for more info
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Hello Golden and welcome to SW Colorado. Based on the fact that you where in Escalante Canyon i assume you might be staying in or around Montrose. if so on behalf of the Western Slope 4 Wheelers I invite you to join up with us and we will help you explore many trails and met some fellow RV's in the process. Checkout our website at www.WS4W.com or send me a private email for more info
I'm going to look into that. I'll be in the area the last weeks of august.
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Love my Cherokee! I have been to a lot of places that others can't go and pulled a few that have tried. LOL.
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Just wondering... I've been off roading in a standard travel buggy since I was born (have had my own for about 10 years now) and was always told to never go out by yourself because of the possibility of breaking down, wrecking or getting stuck.

Does this not apply to Jeeping?
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Hello Golden and welcome to SW Colorado. Based on the fact that you where in Escalante Canyon i assume you might be staying in or around Montrose. if so on behalf of the Western Slope 4 Wheelers I invite you to join up with us and we will help you explore many trails and met some fellow RV's in the process. Checkout our website at www. WS4W.com or send me a private email for more info
You are correct, we are in Olathe (actually right now we are in East Oregon, but only for a couple weeks). Thank you for your kind invitation which I hope to accept shortly. I just this past week climbed Horseshoe, Hurricane and California passes with two of your proud members, the Williamses and they have encouraged me to join your group. After the exhileration of the ride with them we will look into it when we return.
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Just wondering... I've been off roading in a standard travel buggy since I was born (have had my own for about 10 years now) and was always told to never go out by yourself because of the possibility of breaking down, wrecking or getting stuck.

Does this not apply to Jeeping?
Having been a towing company owner, mechanic and a police officer I can say I am confidant in my driving skill and my vehicles ability to not break.
I have built my trial Jeep to go only where I know I will be ok. I do not "test" the limits of my vehicle or my abilitys more than 100 feet from house. its nice to have a second vehicle with you but it just isn't a absolutely nessesary to me.
Also I do carry Tools, Water, some parts and the Jeep is equipped with a winch and supplemental roll cage just in case.
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Just wondering... I've been off roading in a standard travel buggy since I was born (have had my own for about 10 years now) and was always told to never go out by yourself because of the possibility of breaking down, wrecking or getting stuck.

Does this not apply to Jeeping?
If you're out doing tough stuff yes it does, things happen to the best maintained and equipped Jeeps, our club (Creeper Jeepers, Durango) gets several calls a year to help stranded Jeepers who went out alone. On roads like the OP is showing us enough traffic goes by that I wouldn't worry about going out alone.

golden: For sure hook up with Catcoach and have his crew guide you over some of our more beautiful trails up in the La Platas.
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Good to know! I really like the idea of towing behind a jeep to do some off roading with & also have it to drive into town.
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Jeeps are great! had this one for 32 yrs. It's been following me since 1988.
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